Amanda Owen

Amanda Owen is a shepherdess, wife and mother living on a 2000 acre hill farm in Ravenseat, North Yorkshire. She and her husband Clive manage their flock of 1000 sheep, nine children, 120 cows, eight horses, seven dogs, pigs and chickens between them. Amanda makes for an unlikely shepherdess. She grew up in urban Huddersfield and has no family link with the land, but found herself drawn to life as a shepherdess. The day she first visited Ravenseat a bond was forged that would last forever.

Amanda Owen, The Yorkshire Shepherdess, first rose to fame when she and her family appeared on three seasons of ITV’s The Dales where their lives were watched by millions of hooked viewers. Amanda then began to share further insights into her unusual day job via Twitter and now has a dedicated following of more than 15,000 followers. Amanda is a Top Ten best-selling author, having released her first book in 2014. This followed with a return to the Top 10 with the paperback release in February 2015. Her second book, A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess, was published in May 2016 and reached the number 2 spot in the Sunday Times best-seller list.

It is a funny, heart warming insight to her transition from a Huddersfield townie to a hill shepherdess. Her first book was in the Sunday Times Top 10 Bestsellers list for an honest 5 weeks. Graffeg published Amanda’s first calendar in 2014 and have now released her 2016 calendar along with the official Yorkshire Shepherdess notecards and a beautiful pack of Greetings Cards.

The calendar has twelve picturesque snapshots of Amanda’s day-to-day life, with monthly captions about what goes on on the wind beaten but glorious life at Ravenseat. All of the images in the calendar are taken by Amanda herself, she is a keen and very talented photographer. Amanda says, ‘I hope this calendar will offer an insight into our experiences across the course of the year, following the natural cycle of the seasons and how they shape our working and day-to-day family life’.

The cards feature photographs of life on the farm, with captions from Amanda written on the back.

Amanda was voted Yorkshire Woman of the Year in June 2015.

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