VIDEO: Berkshire Farm Girl captures moment angry man confronts combine harvester and risks his life in Newbury
Rookery Farm in Newbury had an unexpected trespasser on Saturday when a man wandered into a field that was being harvested to complain about the dust.
The moment was caught on video when Eleanor Gilbert's mother Sandy raced across the field to prevent the man from being injured by the huge combine harvester that was going about its business across the field.
Eleanor said: "The view from a tractor and combine can be poor in harvest, particularly in this dry weather, which is why he nearly got run over by the tractor."
The young farmer explained that it was all a bit surreal as she was being interviewed by trade magazine Farmers Weekly at the time and couldn't believe what was going on.
She tweeted about the incident, which happened on Saturday, saying: "Yesterday we had an angry member of the public jump out in front of the combine around the headland because his sandwich was covered in dust.
"He then came out again and stood in front of the combine. He was so lucky not to have been hit by a vehicle. Thanks mum for de-escalation"
Mrs Gilbert managed to get the man to move from the field and out of danger.
The video has since been viewed more than 455,000 times with many people commenting on the man's foolhardy action pointing out that if it wasn't for the farmers harvesting the wheat he wouldn't have a sandwich to eat in the first place.
Eleanor, who is a young ambassador for farming and is keen to spread the word about the industry, said: "We had had amazing support from the public this harvest, especially moving around.
The young farmer has written many articles on farming for Out & About magazine and Newbury Today explaining the process and the work farmers doing. At the beginning of harvest she asked for the public's patience as large farm vehicles took to the roads.
She said: "I write the articles to help people understand why things are done in certain ways.
"It would be good to get more people interested in farming rather than make them cross."