Romantic dates in Hawaii with your own personal chef and sunset massages sounds nice and all, but let’s be real — sorting livestock and fixing fence is a lot more telling of a person and, potentially, the compatibility of a couple.
CTV has announced a new reality show, Farming For Love, a series that will show five Canadian farmers on their quest for love, and we can’t wait to see what the show has in store to put the potential mates to the test.
Considering we, RealAgriculture, arguably have the best and broadest audience comprised of farmers from all walks of life and agriculture professionals, who better to weigh in on the show and what classic farming scenarios would serve as great date ideas?
We posted the question over on Twitter and received not only some practical and comical date ideas, but also real farming couples’ first-hand accounts of love on the farm… some of which are also quite comical — and true.
Almost every date I’ve been on has involved a parts run. That’s for when we feel like getting fancy and going to the city. Nothing like bringing a greasy hydraulic hose in while doing your best not to get it on your best jeans.
— Simon Ellis (@FarmLifeMB) March 31, 2022
The crop check trick, “Honey let’s go for a drive and get an ice cream.” turns into a day long journey checking fields for bugs, storm damage and weeds.
The gate date, “Let’s go check some cows, you can ride shot-gun” means you get the gates, all the gates all the time.
— Shanyn Silinski (@MysticShanyn) March 31, 2022
If there isn’t an episode sorting livestock, there’s no point to the show.
RealAgriculture’s, Lyndsey Smith, joined in on the fun and seemed to strike a cord with our followers, make sure you go check out the replies here and prepare to be smiling and nodding the entire time.
— Lyndsey Smith ?? (@realloudlyndsey) March 31, 2022
Among the suggestions and tales of dating on the farm, a few also graciously shared some cute couple pictures from.. where else, but the combine.
Combine dates are always good. Or scouting fields in the side by side on a nice warm nite are always enjoyable. pic.twitter.com/FEcvDISMu6
— Ron Krahn (@RonKrahn) March 31, 2022
We may have to wait a while to see what transpires from the show, as CTV just announced its casting call for the reality series. Eligible farmers can apply at ctv.ca with the caveat being that they are looking to cast farmers and ranchers based out of British Columbia.
Until the show goes live, we’d love to keep hearing your farming date ideas, or just seeing all the great farming couples across the nation that make the long days and inevitable frustrations a little more bearable.