Amanda Owen has detailed what happens when an animal dies on her farm and how it affects her nine children.

The star of Our Yorkshire Farm has been sharing life on Ravenseat Farm in a Channel 5 series, propelling Yorkshire shepherdess Amanda into the public's conscience.

The 46-year-old and husband Clive, 66, have shown that their children all have their own parts to play in keeping the farm running, and that includes when there is heartbreak.

Amanda wrote about how the kids coped when there was a fatality among the animals in her 2019 book, Adventures Of The Yorkshire Shepherdess, especially as the children create their own bond with the animals.

Amanda Owen has detailed her life as a Yorkshire shepherdess
Amanda Owen has detailed her life as a Yorkshire shepherdess

In one section, Amanda writes about her son Miles, who has the farm's hens under his responsibility as well as a flock of sheep.

She said that Miles wants to become a full-time farmer when he is old enough and follow in the footsteps of his father.

He did suffer heartbreak though when one of his sheep tragically passed away.

Amanda wrote: “Miles, who was born in 2006, is like Reuben in that he doesn’t like school.

“But unlike his older brother, he’s discovered a new interest, girls.”

She continued: “He’s a real ladies’ man. With his wide brown eyes peeping out under his foppish fringe, he is bound to charm.

“He loves animals, nature programmes and the countryside."

Amanda added: "Every year we replenish our ageing flock of hens with end-of-lay hens destined for processing.

“Miles takes them under his wing caring for them in the barn until they become acclimatised to the weather at Ravenseat and can become free-range.”

Amanda Owen's son Miles is heartbroken after finding one of his sheep had died
Amanda Owen's son Miles is heartbroken after finding one of his sheep had died

She then detailed how Miles reacted when he discovered one of his sheep had died.

Amanda wrote: “He also has hit his own flock of sheep, a dozen Texdales (Texel/Swaledale crosses).

“He lambs his little flock himself. Everything is timed carefully to make sure that his sheep’s due dates coincide with the Easter school holidays.”

Our Yorkshire Farm star Amanda Owen’s son ‘heartbroken’ over sheep death
Miles manages his own flock of sheep on the farm

She recalled: “He gets to see it all, and he was heartbroken when one day he went outside to feed his sheep and found one had escaped and got into the feedstore, overindulged, become bloated and died.

“It’s entirely his flock and he makes decisions about who he keeps and who he sells just a hint of guidance from Clive.

“He is quiet, sensitive and knowledgeable and lives for the day when he can farm full-time.”

*Our Yorkshire Farm is available to watch on Channel 5.

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