Celebrating the Seasons with the Yorkshire Shepherdess: Farming, Family and Delicious Recipes to Share (Yorkshire Shepherdess, 4)
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It's time the Owens were allowed enjoy Ravenseat in relative peace without constant scrutiny and sniping. Amanda shares funny and charming stories about life with her family and their many four-legged charges and describes their activities at Ravenseat, from lambing and shearing to haymaking and feeding the flock in midwinter. After working as a freelance shepherdess, cow milker and alpaca shearer, she eventually settled down as a farmer’s wife with her own flock of sheep at Ravenseat. After a period of milking cows and working as a contract shepherdess and alpaca shearer, she eventually settled down in Swaledale, North Yorkshire, where she has stayed for over twenty-five years, living and working in one of the highest and most remote places in England.
She vividly evokes the famous Swaledale landscape, from the sweeping moors to rare wildflowers and elusive hares glimpsed in the field. Voted Yorkshirewoman of the Year by the Dalesman magazine, she is also the author of the top-ten bestsellers The Yorkshire Shepherdess and A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess.Amanda Owen grew up in Huddersfield but was inspired by the James Herriot books to leave her town life behind and head to the countryside. I shall be keeping this book and not passing it on to friends, as I have done with previous paperbacks about the Yorkshire Shepherdess. It has played host to some of the best music acts such as Ozzy Osbourne, Kings of Leon, Stereophonics, Mcfly, Status Quo, to name a few.
She believes in using good, seasonal ingredients when it comes to feeding her family, and includes some of her favourite recipes here, from wild garlic lamb with hasselback potatoes to rhubarb and custard crumble cake and Yorkshire curd tart.Amanda is the mother of nine children, a passionate photographer and the author of the top ten bestsellers The Yorkshire Shepherdess , A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess , The Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess , Tales from the Farm and Celebrating the Seasons , which was shortlisted for Non-Fiction Lifestyle Book of the Year at the 2022 British Book Awards.
Bow out gracefully now before all the good things you and Clive have created are wantonly destroyed. 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. She and her family are the subject of Channel 5’s Our Yorkshire Farm and have appeared in ITV’s The Dales and in Ben Fogle’s New Lives in the Wild. Retreat to the countryside with shepherdess Amanda Owens as she recounts stories from her life on the farm, of raising nine children and cooking beautiful, seasonal meals - complete with the recipes for you to enjoy at home. 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.In the Sunday Times bestseller Celebrating the Seasons , the Yorkshire Shepherdess shares funny and charming stories about life with her family and their many four-legged charges and describes their activities at Ravenseat, from lambing and shearing in spring to haymaking in summer and feeding the flock in midwinter. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Lovely surprise opening up this book over Xmas, discovering many great photos of Ravenseat, the family, their activities and the area. Would love a book on the story of Anty John's now, its history, development, and renovation to a liveable condition.