Thursday, August 18, 2005

Love is a Cornfield

AP - CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. - It sounds a little corny. A farmer looking for love has planted a personals ad, using corn stalks in a cow pasture. It reads: "S.W.F Got-2 (love symbol) Farm'n." Underneath is a 1,000-foot-long arrow pointing single white females to his house.
"It only took me about an hour — I did it with a corn planter in May," Pieter DeHond said Wednesday as he removed weeds from the 18-acre field. "I was just horsing around."
In place of a newspaper ad, DeHond said he decided on an impulse to use up the extra corn seed left after spring planting at his 200-acre Pleasure Acres farm in western New York.
"I wouldn't place a personal ad in the paper. To me it seems desperate," he added, laughing. "This is more of a fun thing. I put this out in a field where nobody could see it unless you flew over it."
The 41-year-old divorced father said running a business and looking after his two teenagers doesn't leave a lot of room for socializing.
His corn stalk appeal, featured this week in his hometown Daily Messenger newspaper, has already drawn quite a few phone calls and e-mails.
"I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't a little proud," DeHond said.

Yes, and I'm sure his two teenagers are thrilled.
How mortifying.


  • I love you for your ever so subtle Pat Benetar nod...

    By Blogger Stacy, at 6:50 PM  

  • He has such good writing, if you can call that writing. I think this story is pretty funny. I wonder if any women called. It looks like he ended up in the papers afterall.

    By Blogger TR, at 10:03 PM  

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