Clive and Amanda Owen live and work at Ravenseat farm near Keld deep in the Yorkshire dales. Hard-working and incredibly passionate about their work the 2,000 acres of exposed moorland farm is home to some 1,000 of their beloved Swaledale sheep as well as cattle, horses, pigs and chickens.
Living with them in this remote but beautiful part of Yorkshire are their eight children; Raven, Reuben, Miles, Edith, Violet, Sidney, Annas and new arrival Clemmie and together they work the farm, tend to the livestock and ensure that the farm runs as smoothly as it can.
Following on from her first and very successful book, The Yorkshire Shepherdess, Amanda has just completed the first drafts of her second book which is to be published next year, again by the publishers Pan Macmillan.
So I was delighted recently that following a visit I made to see Amanda and her family last year – which I posted about on my blog in a post called Reaching for Simplicity – she had asked that the publishers get in touch to see if I could go along and take some pictures that could be used for the new book.
So after a couple of visits down to the farm over the last couple of months to see the family again and to spend time with them and shoot a few pictures I’m pleased that I can show a few of my favourites from the visits below that I’ve edited. So keep your eyes peeled for the release of the new book sometime in the new year and my thanks go to Clive, Amanda and the kids for letting me spend some time with you all.
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