Amanda Owen is a shepherdess, farmer’s wife, mother to nine children, a passionate photographer and a Sunday Times bestselling author. Amanda and her family live a life that has almost gone in today's modern world, one ruled by the seasons and her animals. Home is Ravenseat, a 2000 acre hill farm at the head of Swaledale in North Yorkshire, one of the highest, most remote places in England.
Amanda's first book 'The Yorkshire Shepherdess' was published in April 2014, offering an honest, inspiring account of her transformation from Huddersfield townie to rural sheep farmer. The paperback of her second book 'A Year In The Life Of The Yorkshire Shepherdess', published in spring 2017, headed straight to number 2 in the Sunday Times charts, spending 5 weeks in the top 10.
A 2017 calendar of Amanda's photography is now available and she also has her own weekly column in the Sunday Mirror. Having previously featured on The Dales and Ben Fogle's New Lives In The Wild, Amanda recently appeared as a regular contributor on ITV1's 'Countrywise' and will be a guest on R4's 'Museum of Curiosity' later this summer.
You can find out more about Amanda’s day-to-day family life and the joys and challenges of farming on her popular twitter feed @amandaowen8.