A couple happily married for over 40 years have spoken out about their marriage and revealed their secret to a joyful life.
76-year-old Jeanie and 90-year-old Steve Green have met on Steve’s family farm and got married forty years ago.
“I was living next door and Steve had seen me and wanted to ask me out so he sent his brother to ask me,” Jeanie recalled.
“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.”
Despite having no access to modern luxurious and not much money under their roof, the couple has always been happy with their love for each other and content with their lifestyle.
According to the sweet pair, they have been chopping logs and selling them for fuel ever since. They never used the internet, always prepared their own meals, and mostly ate simple food that they could produce at their home.
“We’ve worked together every day for 40 years and we hardly have a crossword. It just works. We love the land and we love one another,” Jeanie added.
Speaking of the simple farmers, Peter Wright of The Yorkshire Vet said:
“Farm folk like Steve and Jeanie are dying out – you don’t get people like them on farms anymore. It’s incredible they are still going 365 days a year. They’re very happy. If everybody could lead an as simple life as them the world would be a much better place.”
Mr. Wright often visited the farm to treat the couple’s animals. Now, the couple also starred in their own episode that featured their wedding vows renewal and a ceremony at their farm.
Despite being offered a lot of money to sell their 40-acre farm, the duet remains determined not to give away the very things that make them happy – the farm and the simple lifestyle it comes with.
“Money means nothing to us,” Jeanie claimed.
“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.
“We are happiest with our life and the simplicity of it. We wouldn’t want to change anything.”
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