The shepherdess and her spouse Clive have planned to move to another farmhouse a mile away from where they currently live in the Yorkshire Dales.
The mum-of-nine told The Home Page: “Each of the buildings on the farm are named after people who are long gone, but whose memory lives on and it’s important to keep the heritage of the place going.
“A house is a house,” she added.
“But living somewhere wild, like here, really shapes your character.
“You are facing a battle against the elements here which makes you more independent, and it gives you the freedom to be yourself.”
The Poet Laureate Has Gone to His Shed, 19:15 Saturday 10 July on Radio 4 and BBC Sounds