Nobody could ever accuse Mr N of being a proper grown-up, so it stands to reason that he believes that one of the best reasons for having grandchildren is that you can enter with impunity those special farms designed as visitor attractions. Temple Newsam House, a Tudor mansion full of antique treasures on the outskirts of Leeds, has a working Home Farm attached to it.
Little B liked the tractors best.
This is an optical illusion - not a cruelly caged teenager. We can assure you that she is totally free-range.
On to the fascinating fowl and beautiful beasts.
Perhaps the most fun are the perky little pigs.
And the big dozy ones.
Phew - this farming's tiring work!