4-Miles of Sunflowers Serve as Memorial to Wife

August 19, 2015 02:35 PM

A Wisconsin farmer plants 400 acres of sunflowers near the highway as a touching and stunning tribute to his late wife.

Along a stretch of Wisconsin State Road 85 sunflowers can be seen for miles. They were planted by Don Jaquish in a 60-foot swath covering five farms and 400 acres total as a memorial to his wife Babbatte, who lost her fight with cancer last November.

According to KARE 11, neighboring farmers allowed Don to pay whatever he felt was right for rent to help memorialize Babbatte.

"She's always loved flowers, but sunflowers were her favorite," Don says.

The tribute can be seen driving southwest from Eau Claire, Wis. next to fields of soybeans and corn. Along with memorializing Babbatte the sunflowers will also go towards a charity in her name: Babbette's Seeds of Hope. The sunflowers seeds harvested from the fields will be sold at Valley Feeds in Menomonie, Wis. with proceeds going to the support of families with cancer and other illnesses.

For a better view of the sunflower memorial checkout the following video:

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