Claire Dunn had just completed her morning milking duties on January 1st, 2020, when her other half, Jamie Huey, surprised her with an ‘udderly’ romantic gesture, writes Catherina Cunnane.
The couple, who have been together for seven years, had planned to head away for the day. “Jamie told me to go on and get changed. He then phoned me and told me to come back outside again.” Claire told this publication.
“I was wearing a hat, so Jamie pulled it over my eyes, took my hand and led me over the yard – I had a small inkling! He told me to wait a few moments and then turn around.”
“And there they were, our two Jerseys that Jamie had bought me for my 18th birthday, that have a lot of sentimental value to us, and him down on one knee, which is something I will never forget!”
“The proposal was definitely one-of-a-kind. I had my ring picked, but I didn’t know how or when he was going to pop the question.”
“I was really shocked at how he did it, but at the same time, I am so proud of him!”
The Donegal natives first met at a young farmer’s disco at Portrush and both have a very strong passion for farming.
Claire assists with the operation of her parent’s suckler and sheep farm, and also works along with Jamie on his home farm.
“Jamie does some contracting, so I do the milking for him – I guess you could say we were just made for each other,” she added.
The couple have intentions to incorporate their interest in farming into their wedding. “We have a few agricultural-related ideas up our sleeve, but we have to work around the farming calendar, so we are planning for December this year!” Claire concluded.