Women in agriculture from across the UK have shed their clothes for a charity calendar.
Nicola de Pulford, author and photographer, travelled to farms to capture shots for the calendar series; two separate calendars are produced annually.
In a statement to That’s Farming, she said: “They [the calendars] are published from my farm in Devon and these are the twentieth editions.”
The calendar series has raised over €110,000 for charities to date. Each year, a charity is supported, and this year’s proceeds will go to Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline. “Anyone who contacts me and is involved in farming in some way, gets to be in the calendars, age is no barrier.”
“The oldest man was 73 and a lady of 63, so far. All the models also get paid, but they don’t usually know this when they apply.”
“The idea came from me and we started before the WI in 1999 and it was because farming in the UK was in such a bad state at that time due to the European export ban.”
“I thought if they won’t have our agricultural products, they can have our boys, the first calendar was male-only." the calendar creator concluded.
The calendars – cost £7.99 (approximately €9.35) plus p&p - are available to purchase here or by post, to Painsford Manor Farm, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7EE.