Amanda admitted the family had been reliant on tourists in previous years, which became an unreliable source of income due to several lockdowns.
She said: “I know a lot of people will think ‘Well, not a lot has changed with your life as a shepherd’ and while it may seem like in the countryside, the pandemic is so very far away but that’s actually not the case.
“In the first instance, we have diversified as a farm and we are very reliant on tourists.”
Amanda continued to the Mirror Online: “The first six months of the year is very hands-on with the sheep throughout the winter but, come the end of lambing season, we’re looking after people instead, shepherding tourists.
“Of course, that never happened last year – the people never came.”