The heartwarming story of the ups and downs of life on a farm, from much-loved shepherdess Emma Gray
On New Year's Day 2012, Emma Gray's long-term boyfriend broke off their relationship, leaving her heartbroken - and bewildered. But that was just the first setback the year was to offer: it was followed by the tragic death of her beloved old collie, Bill, and then a serious accident - breaking her back when her quad bike overturned.
Her isolated existence - four miles from the road and the nearest neighbour - no longer looked such a good or sensible idea. Could she recover from these physical and mental blows? And even if she did, could she make a proper living for herself at Fallowlees farm?
Moreover - and the question on everyone's lips - could the woman dubbed 'Britain's loneliest shepherdess' ever find lasting love?
My Farming Life tells the story of how Emma picks herself up from these setbacks to become one of the country's most successful breeders and trainers of Border Collies, and how Emma - surprising herself as well as her friends and family - finds love and lasting happiness where she least expects it.
Emma Gray is a young shepherdess who has lived on the National Trust farm Fallowlees in Northumberland for ten years, joined by her husband Ewan and their baby Len. She is a record-breaking trainer of sheepdogs, and competes in trials with her own dogs. Emma has starred in ITV's celebrity shepherding contest FLOCKSTARS, BBC One's COUNTRYFILE and BBC Two's THIS FARMING LIFE.