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Love stinks! Minnesota farmer creates manure valentine; Photo

This Thursday Feb. 11, 2010 photo made available by the Andersland family and taken by Minnesota Aviation, shows an aerial view of a a half-mile wide heart made out of manure 12 miles southwest of Albert Lea, Minn. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Andersland family - Minnesota Aviation, Darren Schone )
This Thursday Feb. 11, 2010 photo made available by the Andersland family and taken by Minnesota Aviation, shows an aerial view of a a half-mile wide heart made out of manure 12 miles southwest of Albert Lea, Minn. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Andersland family - Minnesota Aviation, Darren Schone )

ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) - Nothing says "I love you" like a half-mile wide heart made out of manure.

A southern Minnesota man created the Valentine's Day gift for his wife of 37 years in their farm field about 12 miles southwest of Albert Lea.

Bruce Andersland told the Alberta Lea Tribune that he started the project with his tractor and manure spreader Wednesday and finished Thursday.

His wife, Beth, says it's the biggest and most original Valentine she has ever received. She says some people might think it's gross but she says it's cute and "Why not do something fun with what you got?"

She says the heart would be darker except for recent heavy snowfall mixed with the cowplop, so the spreader ended up spreading manure and snow.

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Information from: Albert Lea Tribune, http://www.albertleatribune.com

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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