An Evening with Amanda Owen: Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess

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Sandford Orchards

Commonmarsh Lane

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We are delighted to be hosting this frank, funny & informative new show with Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen.

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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 working as a freelance dairy milker and alpaca shearer, she eventually settled down as a shepherdess at Ravenseat, one of the highest and most remote places in England, where she’s raised a flock of 1000 sheep and a family of 9 children with husband Clive. It's a life that has almost gone in today's modern world, one ruled by animals and the four seasons.

Accompanied by some of Amanda's wonderful photography, we’ll experience the highs and lows of the farming year, which in 2018 included the extremes of the Beast from the East and one of the hottest summers on record. Ravenseat is a tenant farm and may not stay in the family, so when Amanda saw a nearby farmhouse up for sale, she knew it was her chance to create roots for the next generation. The old house needed a lot of renovation and money was tight, but with her usual resourcefulness Amanda set about the work herself, with some help from the family, a visiting plumber and a travelling monk. It's fair to say things did not go according to plan.

We’ll hear how Amanda juggles life as a shepherdess, home renovator and mother to nine children, with life as a best-selling author and being taken to the nation’s hearts with the Channel 5 hit series ‘Our Yorkshire Farm’. Funny, charming and filled with unforgettable characters!

Event 7.30pm Ticket £16 includes new book.

Bar & pizza available from 6pm, call Sandford Orchards to prebook on 01363 777822 www.sandfordorchards.co.uk

The Cider Works, originally built in 1935 for the Creedy Valley Cider Company, is the oldest working cider mill in the country. This beautiful historic building has been the beating heart of Devon cider for nearly a century, and Sandford Orchards are extremely proud to have restored it to its true purpose.

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