I have always lived by the motto of, "better to have tried and failed, than never tried at all". After working in an office for most of my adult life, buying the smallholding in 2006 was the catalyst to start to branch into something new. I've had a passion for creating things, and I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by inspiration.
I now try and balance looking after the kids, the animals and making beautiful things for others to enjoy. I'm very lucky and I count my blessings every day.
I can't do any of this without the help and support of those in the family. Lyndon definitely is the shepherd, looking after the sheep and doing all the hard work round the farm (and there is never a shortage of that). Working full time as well, he is a bit of a 'super dad', but don't tell him I said that!
The kids get to grow up in a lovely farm and sacrifice their time with us when we have to 'sort the sheep out' on evenings and weekends. Although lambing is the hardest time of all, with many nights their sleep is disturbed when we are checking on the ewe's in the middle of the night.