Born Muddy! 2 becomes 3 for Sophie and Ed

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Sophie and Ed montage

Mud lovers Sophie and Ed welcome baby E into the locked down muddy world on their Lincolnshire farm.

When we first caught up with muddy matched couple Sophie and Ed back in June, the pair were fast closing in on their 7th wedding anniversary together with big plans afoot for the arable farm they call home – and work – in Lincolnshire.

They had met whilst online dating with Muddy Matches in 2011 and had shared many a muddy experience – their first date was at a dog agility competition – before getting engaged after just 9 months of knowing each other, such was their strength of bond.

Their muddy love story, connecting over a shared love of horse riding, had inspired many a feel-good moment in lockdown.

Sophie had promised us that she’d spend her locked down time on furlough bringing their dream ‘farm themed’ garden to life having rebuilt, and redecorated, the old farmhouse. She talked of woodland walkways in an area overgrown by trees, wheelbarrow planters, old metal buckets and ‘pulling down an old chicken shed to open up the space’.

Life was simple as a two.

“Ed drives the tractors; I take him food! Ed mows the grass around the horses’ paddock, and I look after, and ride, his horse!” Sophie tells us, contented.

Roll on 9 months, and a muddy revisit to see how their relationship has bloomed in the next phase of lockdown brings welcome surprise.

“Unfortunately, the farm themed garden we had planned to complete during lockdown have fallen by the wayside because we’ve been rather busy!” Sophie tells us.

Busy is indeed the word as she introduces us to baby E – their first born – born muddy just 6 weeks earlier, in February 2021. A locked down little bundle of joy.

The pitter patter of tiny wellies in Sophie and Ed’s little corner or rural Lincolnshire can’t help but put a smile on faces.

“She has already had a ride in a tractor and met her pony, who she will hopefully enjoy riding in the future. So, plans for the rest of the year are introducing her to all the family and when we can.

“And more tractor rides.”