What's on Festival Programme Amanda Owen - On the Farm with the Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda and her family live a life that has almost gone in today's modern world, one ruled by the seasons and her animals. Home is Ravenseat, a 2000 acre hill farm at the head of Swaledale, one of the highest, most remote places in England. Amanda’s first book The Yorkshire Shepherdess is a funny, heart-warming and uplifting account of her transformation from Huddersfield townie to rural sheep farmer. Since then she’s penned A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess and appeared on numerous TV shows. Yet despite it all, life on the farm goes on unchanged, as challenging and inspiring as ever. Chaired by Helen Pryde, BBC Newcastle Book now Booking for this event has now closed.