Friday, March 04, 2016

The Yorkshire Shepherdess - Amanda Owen

She is a bit of a tough girl this Amanda Owen.  This book talks about her life of growing up and deciding that she wanted to work on a farm.  After a series of jobs, she meets Clive, a farmer 20 years her senior and marries him and takes on a pretty big workload helping out on their sheep farm in Yorkshire.

As well as talking about farming she also tells us about raising her seven children and in most instances their pretty harrowing deliveries, many of them in laybys or in the ambulance.  Certainly it made me feel lazy reading about how busy her life is. 4/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

Her surname is Owen, and she is married to Clive. That isn't the actor, Clive Owen, is it?

I admire all farmers for their strength. It can't be an easy life, but it must be rewarding at the end of the day.