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Amanda Owen shares festive snaps from her family break

Amanda Owen has given a glimpse into her idyllic family Christmas, complete with snowy walks through the farm and writing letters to Santa in front of the fire. 

Mother-of-nine Amanda, 47, spent Christmas with her family on her 2,000-acre tenant farm Ravenseet in Upper Swaledale, sharing a series of festive snaps on Instagram.  

And while other kids were spending the festive season watching TV and eating chocolate, the shepherdess and her children were busy feeding sheep and gathering firewood. 

The family were seen taking walks through their fields together, horse riding and helping out their mum as she treated some of their sheep throughout the festive period.  

Mother-of-nine Amanda, 47, spent Christmas with her family on her 2,000-acre tenant farm Ravenseet in Upper Swaledale, sharing a series of festive snaps on Instagram 

Two of Amanda's daughters were seen on Christmas Eve writing letters to Santa in front of the fire

Two of Amanda’s daughters were seen on Christmas Eve writing letters to Santa in front of the fire 

On Christmas Day, Amanda took a walk took a snowy walk through their fields with daughters Nancy, Annas, Raven and Clemmy who were carrying sheep feed

On Christmas Day, Amanda took a walk took a snowy walk through their fields with daughters Nancy, Annas, Raven and Clemmy who were carrying sheep feed 

Noticeably absent was her husband Clive, 68, who was reported to be living apart from his wife this autumn. However he typically doesn’t appear on Instagram, so his absence does not mean he wasn’t there. 

On Christmas Eve, Amanda shared adorable snaps of herself taking a walk through her fields with daughter’s Clemmie and Annas as sheep mill around behind waiting to be fed by the girls. 

In another snap, the two girls were seen dressed up in white frocks throwing their letters to Santa into the fire ahead of Christmas morning. 

On Christmas Day, Amanda took a walk took a snowy walk through their fields with daughters Nancy, Annas, Raven and Clemmy who were carrying sheep feed. 

On Boxing Day the family were seen going for a winter walk before Reuben enjoyed a ride on Hazel the horse and the family enjoyed a meal of chips, stew and leftover turkey. 

Amanda's daughter Clemmy was seen during a snowy walk through their fields wearing an adorable reindeer themed woolly hat

Amanda’s daughter Clemmy was seen during a snowy walk through their fields wearing an adorable reindeer themed woolly hat 

On Christmas Day, Amanda shared adorable snaps of daughter Annas who who watched as she treated some sheep

On Christmas Day, Amanda shared adorable snaps of daughter Annas who who watched as she treated some sheep

In the days leading up to Christmas, two of the girls were seen mucking out the stable and collecting firewood for their family home. 

Amanda, who stars with her family in Channel 5 ‘s hit show Our Yorkshire Farm, opted not to post images of her husband Clive – who typically stays out of the spotlight more than his wife. 

The couple found their marriage under the spotlight this autumn after neighbours claimed she and husband Clive Owen, 66, had been ‘living apart for months’. 

At the time, she remained tight-lipped, apart from releasing a joint statement with Clive in which they said they had ‘stresses and strains’ like any other marriage. 

In another snap, the two girls were seen dressed up in white frocks throwing their letters to Santa into the fire ahead of Christmas morning

In another snap, the two girls were seen dressed up in white frocks throwing their letters to Santa into the fire ahead of Christmas morning

On Christmas Day, Amanda took a walk took a snowy walk through their fields with daughters Nancy, Annas, Raven and Clemmy

On Christmas Day, Amanda took a walk took a snowy walk through their fields with daughters Nancy, Annas, Raven and Clemmy

Amanda's daughters are pictured during a Boxing Day walk

Two of Amanda's daughters on their 2,000-acre tenant farm Ravenseet in Upper Swaledale

Amanda’s daughters are pictured during a Boxing Day walk through snowy fields in their 2,000-acre tenant farm Ravenseet in Upper Swaledale

The girls pose for photos on a snowy walk on the family's Yorkshire farm over Christmas weekend

The girls pose for photos on a snowy walk on the family’s Yorkshire farm over Christmas weekend

Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, Amanda said she doesn’t regret taking part in her BBC2 show, saying: ‘We are just a normal family dealing with everything life throws at us and the programme is life as it’s happening, whether there’s someone filming it or not and that’s what keeps everybody grounded.’ 

She continued: ‘It is hard work being a farmer and I will do everything it takes to provide for my family and that means having a lot of fingers in a lot of pies in order to make a living – you are damned if you do and you are damned if you don’t.’  

Amanda and her husband of 21 years Clive, released a joint statement in October saying ‘like any marriage we have our stresses and strains’ but added they always wanted to ‘show the reality of life on the farm’ through their TV shows and book deals. 

On Boxing Day the family were seen going for a winter walk before Reuben enjoyed a ride on Hazel the horse

On Boxing Day the family were seen going for a winter walk before Reuben enjoyed a ride on Hazel the horse

In a series of festive snaps Amanda posted a picture of one of her daughter's tucking into a plate of chips on Boxing Day

In a series of festive snaps Amanda posted a picture of one of her daughter’s tucking into a plate of chips on Boxing Day 

Mother-of-nine Amanda cooked a meal of chips, stew and leftover turkey on Boxing Day

Mother-of-nine Amanda cooked a meal of chips, stew and leftover turkey on Boxing Day 

She has previously spoken candidly on how ‘romance’ is not in her and Clive’s ‘make-up’ while revealing what she believes to be the secret to the pair’s 21-year marriage. 

When asked if she and her husband are romantic, the shepherdess told OK! magazine: ‘I don’t think either of us are! I don’t think it’s in our make-up.’ 

‘Everything we do is interchangeable,’ she said. ‘Clive will serve afternoon tea and change nappies, I’ll shear sheep and shovel s**t. It doesn’t matter who does what, we’re all on the same side.’

Amanda praised Clive for being a ‘hands-on’ dad, adding that ‘at certain times of year, it’s all hands on deck and all tasks on the farm are interchangeable. 



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