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An Afternoon with Amanda Owen
Sun 27 Nov 2022
In this warm-hearted and informative show, Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen shares memorable moments and charming stories from her remarkable farming, family life in North Yorkshire. It's a life that has almost gone in today's modern world, one ruled by animals and the four seasons.
We’ll hear how Amanda grew up in Huddersfield, but was inspired by James Herriot’s books to leave her town life behind and head to the countryside. After a period of milking cows and working as a contract shepherdess and alpaca shearer she eventually settled down in Swaledale, living and working in one of the highest and most remote places in England, where she has been for over 25 years.
Accompanied by some of Amanda's wonderful photography, we’ll experience the joys and challenges of remote farming life, from lambing and shearing in spring to haymaking in summer and feeding the 1000-strong flock in mid-winter. We’ll hear how she juggles life as a shepherdess and mother to nine children, with life as a best-selling author and her many TV appearances on shows such as The Dales, New Lives in the Wild, Springtime on the Farm and Our Yorkshire Farm. She'll also share some of her gorgeous photography showcasing the famous Swaledale landscape she writes about, with its sweeping moors, rare wildflowers and captivating wildlife.
Warm, witty and filled with unforgettable characters, ‘Celebrating the Seasons' will delight anyone who has dreamt of a new life in the country and enjoyed following Amanda's story so far.