A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess

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Pan Macmillan, Apr 26, 2016 - Shepherds - 320 pages
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The further adventures of Amanda Owen as she juggles farming life with the demands of family on her remote Yorkshire farm.From bestselling author Amanda Owen comes more tales of life at Ravenseat, the remote Yorkshire hill farm she shares with husband Clive, eight children and 900 sheep. In her new book she describes the timeless rhythms of a farming year and the constant challenges they face, from being cut off in winter to tending their flock on land that's so rough in places it can only be reached on horseback.Writing with her trademark warmth and humour, Amanda takes us into her life as nine-year-old Miles gets his first flock, Reuben takes up the flugelhorn and she gives birth to a new baby girl. Working with animals is never predictable and she is touched by the epic two-day journey of a mother sheep determined to find her lamb, and loses her wedding ring to a greedy calf who nuzzles her. Luckily, Reuben can be bribed to search through the calf poo until it's found! Funny, poignant and charming, this is a must for anyone interested in the countryside and those who farm it.

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User Review  - oataker - LibraryThing

Enjoyable account of events on her sheep farm at the end of the road in the Yorkshire Hills. Plenty of stuff about animal ailments, and about how they make a living on the farm. It seems to be all ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Amanda Owen grew up in Huddersfield but was inspired by the James Herriot books, amongst others, to work in farming. After learning her craft as a freelance shepherdess, cow milker and alpaca shearer, she settled down as a farmer's wife with her own flock of sheep at Ravenseat. Happily married and with eight children, she wouldn't change a thing about her hectic but rewarding life. Voted Yorkshirewoman of the Year by the Dalesman magazine, she is also the author of the top 10 bestseller The Yorkshire Shepherdess.

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