Amanda has been seen by millions of viewers of ITV's The Dales living and working at Ravenseat, a hill farm of 2,000 acres which she shares with 900 sheep, seven children, four dogs and one husband. Not to mention chickens, pigs, cows, horses, an uncontrollable goat and a vole who has taken up residence in the living room. And she couldn't be happier.
Growing up in industrial Huddersfield, Amanda wanted nothing more than to be a shepherdess. In this delightful memoir she reveals how she achieved her dream. She was a broke but happy contract shepherdess when she fell for, and married, farmer Clive Owen at Ravenseat . . . Soon she was not only trying to fit in with the locals, but was fitting in motherhood too. Along the way, she and Clive have dealt with the tragedy of foot and mouth disease, the joy of breeding a champion tup, and the challenges of raising children in such a remote location. They live a traditional life ruled by the seasons, from the peace of winter, when they are cut off by snow, to spring's busy lambing season and the backbreaking tasks of summertime - haymaking and sheepshearing.
Funny, heart-warming and packed with unforgettable characters - both human and animal - The Yorkshire Shepherdess will inspire you to look at the countryside and those who work there with new appreciation.
A good read.
Farm life is presented realistically, both the ups and the downs.
I enjoyed the tales of family life very much.
A lovely book at a really excellent price. Delivered earlier than expectedPublished 6 days ago by Denise Jones
Having seen the series The Dales, and lived in Yorkshire myself for over thirty years, I was really keen to read the story of this family. Read morePublished 6 days ago by john i dangerfield
Having walked part of the Coast to Coast walk and noticed a hard copy of this book in a shop near Harrogate I decided to buy and download it. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Joan Hudson
Perfect, purchase arrived really early and in lovely condition thank you, super seller will use againPublished 10 days ago by lynda duncan
THis book made me laugh, cry and i could understand the up and downs in farming life. I wish i was half the women she is. My husban loved it to.Published 11 days ago by elaine mc