Couple Who've Lived Basic Farm Life Still Madly In Love After 40 Years
Whether you met your significant other on Tinder or you just love uploading sickeningly sweet snaps of your relationship on Instagram, there's no denying that technology often plays a huge part in modern relationships.
However, one couple have proved that sometimes the simple life could be the key to a long-lasting happy relationship.
Steve Green, 90, and his wife Jeanie, 76, married 40 years ago after meeting on the farm Steve's family has lived on since the 1940s.
Jeanie said: "I was living next door and Steve had seen me and wanted to ask me out so he sent his brother to ask me.
"It was love at first sight for both of us and within three months and ten days we were engaged and married.
"I married the local farmer, which was fantastic, and we've never looked back."
The couple have lived without the luxuries of modern life as they cook all their meals from scratch, even including their own fruit for jam, they chop their own logs for fuel and they've never used the internet.
Their only treat? That would have to be the fish and chips they enjoy on a Friday night, which is something we can all appreciate.
Jeanie continued: "We've worked together every day for 40 years and we hardly have a cross word.
"It just works. We love the land and we love one another."
Steve and Jeanie wed at nearby St Mary's Church, before they celebrated with afternoon tea for 50 guests at a local tea room.
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They even found fame after appearing on Channel 5's The Yorkshire Vet, where they regularly receive visits from vet Peter Wright, who's treated their farm animals since 1982.
Peter said: "Farm folk like Steve and Jeanie are dying out - you don't get people like them on farms any more.
"It's incredible they are still going 365 days a year. They're very happy.
"If everybody could lead as simple life as them the world would be a much better place."
In fact, after gaining somewhat of a cult following, the couple will now star in their very own episode, which will see them renew their wedding vows in a ceremony on the farm, before they head off to relive their honeymoon in Whitby.
While they have been offered huge sums of money for their 40-acre farm from developers, the duo remain adamant that they'd never sell.
"Money means nothing to us," said Jeanie.
"It's all go. At our age people ask us why don't we retire but we never will.
"We're happy because we're together and because of our life on this farm. We'd never sell up.
"Steve may be 90 but he's not going to retire. Working the farm keeps him young."
Jeanie added: "We are happiest with our life and the simplicity of it. We wouldn't want to change anything."
Featured Image Credit: Channel 5
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