Our Yorkshire Farm’s star Amanda Owen might be feeling broody after realising their youngest child will begin attending school soon.
The mum-of-nine and husband Clive might not be done adding to their clan, Yorkshire Live reports.
Amanda and Clive are already parents to Raven, 20, who is studying bio-medical science at York University and Reuben who, after tinkering with the farm’s many machines, has just started an apprenticeship as a mechanic.
They have seven other children, who are sill at home in Ravenseat, including Miles, 15, Edith, 12, Violet, 10, Sidney, nine, Annas, seven, Clemmy, five, and Nancy, four.
Yet as second youngest Clemmy began school, the parents clearly felt the beginnings of an ’empty nest’ as just little Nancy was left to help on the farm.
Writing in ‘Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess’, Amanda had said: “I think I’m too old to have a tenth child. I don’t know, wait and see.
“There was never any family planning, so who knows? Don’t let anyone tell you what you can’t do.
“People are quick to say to a mum of nine, ‘You can’t do this, you can’t do that’…For some people, motherhood is always the way — they’ve got that broody feeling in them.”
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Amanda leads a busy life, constantly working on Ravenseat’s 2,000 acres as well as having a 1,000 flock of sheep to contend with.
The Yorkshire Shepherdess appeared on Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch to meet Britain’s youngest shepherdess, Esther Wittingham.
Amanda told the youngster: “We don’t like stereotypes – we can be young, glamorous and shepherdess.
“Just turn your hand to whatever comes your way – I’m still learning too.”
She made the host laugh as she confessed to hastily painting her nails on the way to the studio, admitting she’s not sure why she bothered.