Gate escape! Hilarious video captures woman battling to shut two farm gates as they keep blowing open
- Farmer Pam Parker was visiting her sheep during the middle of Storm Brendan
- As she tried to close the metal gates leading to a field the wind blew them open
- CCTV of the scene showed how difficult it was for Mrs Parker to succeed
- Mrs Parker said she had to laugh at herself having seen the footage online
This is the moment a woman’s determined battle to close two farm gates descended into slapstick as she was repeatedly thwarted by strong winds.
Pam Parker, 38, was trying to close the gates at Auld Mills Farm in Dumfries but strong winds brought by Storm Brendan kept blowing them back open.
CCTV footage caught Mrs Parker as she struggled to close one side gate – only for the other side to fly open.
Pam Parker was struggling to close the seven-bar galvanised steel gates at her farm in Dumfries and Galloway when the strong winds caused by Storm Brendan kept blowing them open
Every time Mrs Parker got close to closing one of the gates, the other side would fly open
The farmer from Dumfries spent more than two minutes battling the conditions before success
But determined Mrs Parker refused to give up, battling the wind for nearly two minutes before getting them to shut on January 11.
The owner of the farm Tommy Lockhart, who shared the footage, can be heard saying: ‘What a legend’ when Pam eventually managed to close the gates.
Mrs Parker and husband Andrew, 40, are both horse racing photographers but rent land at the farm for some of their 100 head pedigree Dutch Spotted sheep flock.
Mrs Parker, who lives near Dumfries, said: ‘The video was taken during Storm Brendan two weeks ago.
‘We rent some land on the farm where we keep our sheep.
‘I was there visiting the sheep. When I arrived I opened the gates and pinned them back but when I tried to shut them the wind just kept blowing them.
‘I faffed around for a couple of minutes and then I realised the camera was pointing right at me.
‘I was thinking this is ridiculous, I tried a few times to get them shut but once I had closed one side I wasn’t fast enough closing the other side.
‘When my husband put the video on Facebook he thought I would kill him, but I saw the funny side, it is hilarious.
‘I thought I might as well laugh at myself.’