This field belongs to Jim! Farmer carves his name in giant letters on snow-covered field with a slurry spreader

Posted on 12:26 AM by Sameer Shah

Just looking after a farm in bitter winter conditions must be hard work.

But a Scottish farmer has used the snowy weather to liven up his normal routine - by carving his name - Jim - in huge letters on his snow-covered field.

The farmer, whose full name is Jim Clark, said he decided to leave his signature on the field for a 'bit of fun'.

The huge letters - around 150ft high - are best seen by planes flying thousands of feet above West Shawtonhill farm in South Lanarkshire.

Jim, who has been farming there for over 20 years, said: 'I felt it was good someone in the countryside could show we still had a sense of humour.

'I was going to write my whole name but as Jim took three spreaders full of slurry I decided that would have to do.

'I've never done anything like that before but when I saw the snow I had the idea.'

Jim spent an hour carefully etching his name in the snow using a slurry tanker to carve out the three giant letters.

And the 50-year-old's handy work has not gone unnoticed.

Flying instructor Colin MacKinnon was holding a flying lesson 1,500ft in the air when he spotted the bold letters and could not resist taking pictures of the unusual view as he flew over.

After landing, the pilot tracked down farmer Jim to compliment him on his artwork.

The 47-year-old said: 'I've heard of 'Lucky Jim' before but never 'Mucky Jim'.

'You can tell the changing seasons from the work the farmers are doing in the fields.

'You can see lots of things from the sky but I have never seen someone write their name in a field with a muck-spreader before.

'The first time we saw it we were about 1,500ft in the air and came down to about 1,000ft to take the picture.

'You can see it for miles and miles. The letters are huge.

Jim added: 'You can read it from the road as well as the air and a few of my neighbours had seen it from the roadside.

'My son David was gobsmacked when he saw what his dad had done.

'Some artists use brushes, I use a slurry tanker.'

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