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Family of nudist farmers reveal: 'The cows watch us ploughing in the nude!'

Farming and nudity aren’t words that you’d often put together – until you meet the Woods family who regularly strip off when they're going about their agricultural duties.

'Farming is hot work, the less you wear the better,' says Colin Wood, as he rides a tractor (wearing nothing but green wellies) on the family beef and arable farm in a village near Doncaster.

For Colin, 64, his wife Carol, 60, their daughter Angela, 35 and son Tom, 38, naked farming is, quite simply, a way of life.

Angela says: “I’m sure people think it’s odd to be naked in front of their parents, let alone farming too.

"But in my opinion clothes are only there to keep you warm, so as soon as it’s hot enough we take them off – whatever we are doing.

"To me it's perfectly normal. I find it weird that people equate nudity with sex.”

And so far there have been very few mishaps with the nudity on the farm.

Colin explains: “There are a few things you simply can’t do naked – like crop spraying as you need to wear protective clothing.

"And obviously if I’m in an area with lots of nettles and thistles then it makes sense to wear clothes.

“But otherwise I don’t see the harm in it. The farm is tucked away so it’s not as if I’m going to offend anyone.

"We’ve had a couple of funny incidents though, when naturist friends were staying and we went for a walk and decided to sunbathe in the field.

"I looked up and saw the cows wanted to come and see what we were doing, and then they sort of charged across the field to have a better look.

"My friends were a bit wary, but I stood up and they stopped, and then just stood and watched us!

“On another occasion a cyclist was watching me so intently from the road while I was doing the combine harvesting in the nude that he nearly fell off.”

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