Our Yorkshire Farm Clive Owen was at his wits’ end as freezing conditions battered the farm of him and his wife, Amanda.
The smash-hit Channel 5 program follows the incredible life of Clive and his wife Amanda along with their nine children on their sprawling farm.
Clive and his wife Amanda were forced to find and feed their flock of sheep on foot after a heavy snow storm blocked their vehicles from going out.
The married couple raced in May to feed their sheep well under harsh conditions, which meant that the grass – the sheep’s source of food – was covered in snow.
“I can’t believe it’s the beginning of May,” observed the puzzled Amanda.
“It’s like the middle of winter. Basically, we’re feeding everything, making sure all the animals have places of shelter, but it’s really, really, horrible.
“It’s like, fair, proper, snow.”
Clive also expressed his dismay, saying that he was ‘fed up’ by the terrible conditions.
“We have to provide most of the nutrition for the mothers for the sheep so they can produce milk because there is no grass cutting,” Clive explained.
“Shelter is not easily available. It’s hard to feed sheep in this season because it all gets dirty very quickly – we put it on wet wet ground and they’re not eating as much as they should.”
He added: “So, everything is against us. It just makes it twice as hard for them and twice as hard for us.
“And we’re so fed up now. We need something back to normal.”
Amanda said: We are now approaching the end of lamb season. It doesn’t have to be completely white.”
Driving through the snow-covered field was especially difficult for Clive, who was still recovering after hip replacement surgery.
While they were worried about their sheep, Amanda looked at her husband and saw that he was struggling.
“It’s going hard isn’t it? I think you’re really in a quagmire,” she told him.
“I am.” Clive agreed.
As they continued to chat about options for searching for sheep, Amanda had a suggestion for her husband’s mobility.
“I think we need to ask Reuben to make you some snow boots,” said the Yorkshire Shepherds.
Clive laughed and admitted that his hip was hurting him.
“My new hip didn’t get the deal for it. Nobody told us about it,” he joked.
Amanda and the couple’s nine children took on additional responsibility at Ravenseat Farms, while Clive recovered from his operation.
Our Yorkshire Farm returns at 9pm on Channel 5.
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