A mother of seven, farmer’s wife and Swaledale shepherdess will be sharing her experiences of Yorkshire life at The Station in Richmond next month.
Amanda Owen, who has featured on ITV’s ‘The Dales’ will be giving two talks on Friday 11 April, as well as signing copies of her autobiography, “The Yorkshire Shepherdess”.
Amanda, now familiar to millions of viewers, lives a life that has almost vanished; an existence ruled by the seasons and her animals at Ravenseat, a 2000 acre hill-farm at the head of Swaledale in North Yorkshire.
In ‘The Yorkshire Shepherdess’ she describes how the rebellious girl from Huddersfield, who always wanted to be a shepherdess, achieved her dreams. Full of anecdotes and unforgettable characters, the book takes us from fitting in with the locals to fitting in motherhood, from the demands of the livestock to the demands of raising a large family in an isolated rural area.
The event has been organised to raise funds for The Station charity. Amanda will speak at 7pm and again at 8.15pm. Tickets cost £5 and include light refreshments. Tickets are available from Castle Hill Bookshop and The Station.