Sheep make a heart – level 3

03-09-2021 15:00

An Australian sheep farmer paid his own unique tribute to his beloved aunt. Due to pandemic restrictions, Ben Jackson was unable to attend his aunt Deb´s funeral that took place 400 kilometers away.

He scattered grain in the shape of a heart in a field, so that when he released his flock, thousands of sheep would come into the field and fill up the vast shape. After a few uneven attempts, his outline worked, and then he let the animals roam. In recent years, Jackson created a few other sheep artworks in the shape of symbols and logos, and his aunt had always been a fan of his creations.

Like many families separated during the pandemic, Jackson wasn´t able to say goodbye to a loved one, and he felt hopeless. He didn´t know what to do, and while feeding his sheep, he got the idea to make a massive heart for his aunt. He recorded the result on a video by drone and then sent the video to relatives ahead of his aunt´s funeral.

Difficult words: tribute (an act or gift that shows respect and admiration for someone), flock (a large number of animals of one kind), paddock (a small field where animals are kept).

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