Old farming images reap escape from modern life
The mythical idea of farming from days gone by takes us back to more serene times - a time before driverless tractors, says Victoria Mary Clarke
The other day I got given an 'Irish Farmer' calendar for 2017. It is full of hot, young, semi-naked farmers cavorting in hay barns, and striking flirtatious poses with cows and sheep and pigs and bits of rope and a certain amount of mud.
At first I was intrigued, especially by the cheeky chap on the cover (Mr July) who is topless and positioned coquettishly between two goats.
After lusting after quite a few of the farmers, I was aware of a developing sense of guilt, almost as though I had been fancying priests.