I have had a fondness for stories set in Yorkshire and have read all the James Herriot books. We are such big fans that we named our son Tristan after one of the characters. When I discovered another Yorkshire author named Amanda Owen I knew I was in for a treat.
First I followed Amanda, aka The Yorkshire Shepherdess, on Twitter. The photos of the Yorkshire countryside, the sheep, cows, horses, chickens and of course Amanda, her husband Clive and their 9 children are beautiful. Her handle is @Amandaowen8 if you want to take a look.
All children are up at 6:00 a.m. and eat on the go, all have chores they do, automatically working as a team. Even the 7 year old goes out to gather wood and brings it to start a fire in the black range. No fire means cold baths. Yikes!
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading these 12 chapters broken down by each month’s events. Here is a great article from The Guardian and one from Country and Townhouse if you want to read more. If you enjoyed James Herriot then this will be your cuppa of tea. Fresh bread, cakes and stews are always on the menu so I thought I would share two freshly baked loaves I made this week.
Linking up with Joy’s British Isles Friday