OUR Yorkshire Farm's Amanda Owen's neighbours reveal what it's like living next to a family of 11.
Patricia and Ronald Tyler have lived next to Ravenseat Farm for the past two decades and watched the Owen family's stock rise over the years.
The couple live in an old farmhouse that they purchased in 1989 ahead of their retirement.
Patricia and Ronald Tyler, aged 66 and 74 respectively, moved to the remote part of the Yorkshire Dales for a change of scenery after leaving the hustle and bustle of London.
Speaking about Amanda Owen and their big family, Mrs. Tyler said: "They are fantastic neighbours. They are there if we need them not intrusive.
"The gamekeeper lives near as well and they are all very good neighbours – happy and content."
Mrs. Tyler shared how peaceful the area was and while it still is, much has changed since the couple moved in to their cottage.
She explained how Amanda's rise to fame began after meeting Julia Bradbury.
"It all started when Julia Bradbury did one of her programmes down here and Amanda got to know her," she explained.
"Now that she's written her books and done everything people come down a lot now. It's almost like a pilgrimage."
"She (Amanda) has got a huge fan base. We get people who come down and if she is closed they will travel miles to get home and then come back the next day. I think people just want to see her."
Asked if they were fans of Channel 5's Our Yorkshire Farm, Mrs. Tyler added: "We don't watch it. It's too real for us. We already know everything that happens!"
The best part about living in the countryside is the natural elements and Mr Tyler explained that he has been nurturing a family of blackbirds in the log cabin over the last year and said: "After biting me a few times she now lets me stroke her.
"On the other hand you have to get ready for the winters, which we have learnt how to do now. One year we had eight feet of snow drifts. But as long as we can keep the power and water going it's not too difficult."
He added: "You definitely get an awareness of nature out here. You can't fight it, it's inevitable."
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