Amanda Owen made an appearance at the Hay Festival of Literature & Arts in Wales which finished this weekend. Whilst there the Our Yorkshire Farm presenter revealed her parenting style led her to have a brush with social services.
The 47-year-old has nine children with her husband Clive, spoke about how she isn’t a ‘perfect’ mother and that she tries to instil lessons in her children about their ‘own perameters’
She said: “I don’t see myself as a perfect parent… I got a yellow flag from social services… I believe there is a happy medium whereby you do let the kids climb trees.
“Yes, they haven’t got harnesses on or hard hats, but I believe there are some lessons to be learned that don’t necessarily result in instant death but actually learn your own parameters”, the Mail Online reports.
The Yorkshire Shepherdess did not discuss the reason why she had been in contact with social services. She features on the popular Channel 5 show Our Yorkshire Farm, which follows her, husband lives and their children, Raven, 21, Reuben, 18, Miles, 15, Edith, 13, Violet, 11, Sidney, ten, Annas, eight, Clemmie, six, and Nancy, five, as they run their farm up in the Yorkshire Dales.
Amanda was at the show to promote her latest book, Celebrating the Seasons which is a mixture of her own photography along with recipes that you can cook with veggies and meats that are in season at each point in the year with some anecdotes and musings from the Yorkshire farmer as well.
Last month, Amanda Owen had a busy morning when she shared with her thousands of followers the moment she helped deliver new life into the world in the form of a Clydesdale foal up on Ravenseat Farm.
Feature Image Credit: Channel 5