A lot of people find different and unique ways to celebrate the holidays. But one farmer in South Dakota used his tractor to make “snow art” — and what he created quickly went viral. Before he knew it, people across the country were applauding his Christmas spirit.
Dan Prunty is a farmer at the family-owned Prunty Farms, and he decided to celebrate in a rather unique way. “What do you get when you mix a Tractor, a Drone and 10″ of Snow?” he asked. “A TWO ACRE MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Hopefully, Santa will see it when he flies over on Christmas Eve!”
The family released a video, captured through a drone piloted by Prunty’s son Adam, which showed Prunty using his John Deere 6400 tractor. “I drove it first with the tractor, and then I had my dad drive it again while I filmed with a drone,” Adam explained. “I just kind of freehand-ed it.”
Originally, the video was merely a way for the Prunty family to send their Christmas wishes to their friends and family spread across the country. But it didn’t take long for the video to begin to get attention, and it soon went viral.
In Dan’s “snow art”, he had written “Merry Christmas” in beautiful lettering.
People loved his work.
“Thank you! I loved it!” one person wrote. “Very pretty writing! By a Deere tractor! Wow! Merry Christmas to you and yours!”
Others praised the Prunty family for using the phrase “Merry Christmas” instead of “Happy Holidays”, which many businesses use now to avoid offending any non-Christians during the holidays.
“It is a powerful statement for farmers, who are so often forgotten, to use the land they have to speak to the world,” one person said.
“Christmas is a celebration of Love and Hope,” another person added. “Sharing brings it’s message of happiness and peace. So be merry this Xmas. More power to you next time make it bigger.”
“It is so nice to hear MERRY CHRISTMAS why is everyone trying to change everything that is so important in our lives,” yet another person remarked. “I do hope everyone who reads these comments wishes everyone in their lives a very MERRY CHRISTMAS.”
It doesn’t seem that Dan Prunty tried to be political with his Christmas message — but other farmers have chosen to get political with their tractors. North Dakota farmer Gene Hanson wrote a message in his fields, spanning the length of two football fields, criticizing the NFL for the national anthem protests. “We stand for the National Anthem,” his message read.
What do you think of the “snow art”?