Our Yorkshire Farm's Amanda Owen scolded by school as they spot something alarming in kids' water bottles

OUR YORKSHIRE Farm star Amanda Owen has revealed she was scolded by school after they spotted something rather alarming in her kids' water bottles.

The shepherdess is a busy mum-of-nine but wasn't impressed to get a call asking her not to send her children in with 'brown pond water'.

Amanda, 46, manages a working farm in Ravenseat, Upper Swaledale, alongside her husband Clive, 67, and their brood of kids.

She told the Sunday Express: "I got a phone call from the school saying that, 'The children shouldn't take in pond water in their drinking bottles'.

"I was like, 'It's spring water'.

Amanda explained: "It's a bit brown, so they obviously thought it was out of a river or something!"

On the challenge of running the farm with being mum to nine children, Amanda reflected: "I spend my whole life questioning what I'm doing and how things are.

"But then I instantly forgive myself. They're so happy, well-adjusted and taken care of.

"That means everything. I haven't got the tidiest house and I don't possess an iron.

"As long as they're happy, that'll do for me."


The Channel 5 star is mum to Raven, 20, Reuben, 17, Miles, 15, Edith, 12, Violet, 10, Sidney, nine, Annas, seven, Clemmy, five, and Nancy, four.

The shepherdess recently appeared on Channel 4's Steph's Packed Lunch and pointed out: "we don't like stereotypes", when the host complimented her on her "glamorous" appearance.

Steph McGovern, 38, commented: "Throughout it all you stay so glamorous.

"Which, always, I’m amazed about."

But quickly dismissing her compliment, Amanda revealed: "Look at my hands though Steph. Honestly, I’ve got iodine up my arm.

She went on to add: "Yes, we don’t like stereotypes – I think that’s the thing, you know.

"I mean yes, I’ve got a sheepdog, yes I’ve got a crook.

"Yes, I spend my time running around after sheep – but I can do other things too."

Emphasising her point, the animal lover went on: "I think that’s the name of the game – to be able to turn your hand to whatever comes your way."

Our Yorkshire Farm airs Tuesday at 9pm on Channel 5.

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