Thu 5 March
Leeds Lit Fest presents
‘Amanda’s life is one of old-fashioned values, hard graft and plenty of love. She, like her life, is extraordinary’ Ben Fogle
Recently featured in hit TV series Our Yorkshire Farm, watched by 2.2 million viewers
each week, Amanda Owen - the Yorkshire Shepherdess - left city life behind to become
a traditional shepherdess on a remote hill farm, Ravenseat, high in the Yorkshire Dales.
Now a mum of nine (ranging in age from two to seventeen) and shepherdess to a flock
of a thousand sheep, plus a farmyard packed with an assortment of animals, life for
Amanda, her husband Clive and their ‘free range’ children is never dull!
A Sunday Times bestselling author, Amanda’s warm and entertaining books share the
daily ups and downs of farming beautiful but tough terrain, offering a unique glimpse
into a rural way of life unchanged for generations in this Dales community.
Now Amanda returns with a new book, Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess,
bringing readers up-to-date with life on the farm. From tackling the long, brutal winter
of 2018 to sharing a love of wild swimming with the children, it’s another memorable
time for Amanda and the family.
Ravenseat is a tenant farm, so when Amanda spots a nearby farmhouse up for sale it’s
the perfect opportunity for the family to put down permanent roots in their beloved
Swaledale. A full and eventful renovation project ensues, introducing colourful new
characters and more than a few hiccups along the way.
With Amanda’s trademark Yorkshire grit and good humour, this new chapter on life at
Ravenseat, where life is truly in tune with nature, will entertain anyone with an interest
in farming life, outdoor parenting or who has ever considered a move to the