Cameras follow hill shepherds Amanda and Clive Owen and their nine children as they endure a heatwave on their remote hill farm in the Yorkshire Dales. For Clive and Amanda, the race is on to make the farm's hay crop in the searing heat, while also entertaining their giant brood during the summer holidays.
The Owen family return in a new series that starts at Easter. As the nine children finish school, they have other lessons to learn on their parents' hill farm. Edith and Violet learn about the highs and lows of the lambing season, while Clemmie comes to the aid of a lamb with a broken leg. Reuben and Miles teach Sidney how to build a dog kennel for their runaway terrier.
As summer gets underway, the family's biggest priority is rounding up all 1000 sheep from the moors and getting them ready for shearing. However, gathering the flock is made nearly impossible when the quadbikes are stolen. Reuben steps in to help on his dirt bike, while Edith and Violet get an urgent crash course in sheepdog handling. Clive also organises a camping trip for the family.
The Owens gather hay at the end of summer, but a storm puts a stop to the harvest and they fear they will not have enough animal feed to get their livestock through the winter. Raven receives her A-level results, and Reuben undertakes his first welding project. Clive takes a trip to the local blacksmith, and the girls make a surprising discovery in the barn.
This third series begins as the family bids farewell to Raven as she leaves for university. Four-year-old Clemmy is also about to start school - but is less keen on leaving the farm, especially since it means less time with her beloved pony Tony. The family all has to pull together when Clive goes into hospital for hip replacement surgery, preventing him from working on the farm as winter draws nearer.
Amanda and the children prepare for the demands of breeding season in Autumn. However, with Clive recovering from hip surgery and Raven away at university, Amanda and the rest of the children face a particularly demanding set of challenges. The season provides a valuable sex education lesson for Violet and Edith. Reuben studies for his tractor-driving test, Clive buys a new bull, and Clemmy takes a ride on a miniature Shetland.
All nine children return home for Christmas. Clemmy has her hands full nursing a premature calf, while Clive has fixed up an ancient contraption to cook the festive roast. When an owl is sighted in one of the barns, the family comes up with a plan to encourage more birds to roost there. Miles rigs up a night vision system to keep an eye on their guest, while Sidney traps pests to lure it out.
The family has recently discovered that their home is more than 700 years old, which inspires Edith and Violet to search the barn for evidence of previous occupants. Clemmy helps Amanda to treat a ewe suffering from a nasty ailment, while the discovery of a collection of toy steam trains sparks a restoration project for Clive and the boys.
The family struggles through two devastating winter storms, during which 100mph winds batter the farm and more than a month's worth of rainfall occurs in the space of just 24 hours. While Clive and Reuben brave the elements to keep the animals fed, Amanda can do nothing to stop the livestock trailer being washed away downstream in a flood. Once the first wave of extreme weather is over, they face a heavy snowfall. On the plus side, this new turn in the conditions gives Miles the chance to practice snowboarding.
The family tackles life in lockdown, just as lambing season gets into full swing. Violet and Clemmy help to deliver some new additions to the flock, while Sydney heads out onto the moors on a mission to save a vulnerable newborn lamb. Amanda seeks to document their daily lives under lockdown with a video diary, enlisting the kids as camera crew - which results in an unusual toddlers' eye view of the farm. As the temperature rises in the spring, the family takes advantage of the good conditions to go horse riding and wild swimming.
There are new beginnings on the horizon for the Owen family as the children take on more responsibilities, and later they decide to purchase neighbouring derelict farmhouse that they are hoping to bring back to life. Elsewhere, eight-year-old Sidney is given a sheepdog puppy to train, and 16-year-old Reuben leaves school behind to start his dream job as a mechanic.
Clive decides to introduce a sheepdog puppy to the flock for the first time, and Miles and Sidney take on more responsibilities on the farm while Reuben is busy working full time at his apprenticeship. Disappointed to miss the renowned annual Muker Fell race, Clive and Amanda decide to host their very own competition on home turf, across three miles of Ravenseat's toughest moorland.
After months of working together on the farm, the children prepare to go back to school. Meanwhile, Clive and Amanda drive the family's herd from the moors back to the farmyard before the weather turns, and make an essential trip to stock up on a bumper crop of straw. When the weekend rolls around, the whole family muck in to clear out the barns at their new derelict farm.
The Owens help Swaledale Mountain Rescue conduct an essential training exercise to improve their lifesaving, searching and dog-tracking skills on their 2,000-acre hill farm. Clive and Amanda have volunteered their children to take part, by turning the drill into Yorkshire's biggest-ever game of hide and seek.
Autumn is a busy time for the Owens now they have bought an abandoned 30-acre farm with four barns and a derelict farmhouse, which requires renovation work by a specialist builder as it is a listed building set in a national park. Sidney continues training his sheepdog Nell, while Violet tends to nine-month-old calf Ciara, an animal she has hand-reared after its mother suffered an udder infection.
The Owen family try their hand at self-sufficiency with their very first dairy cow, and Reuben accompanies his mum and younger sisters to pick up Buttercup from a neighbouring farm. Back at the farm, the family take on the toughest job ahead of the imminent breeding season, rounding up the free-roaming ewes who have spread themselves across hundreds of acres of wild moorland.
It's Christmas at Ravenseat Farm, and all nine children are home for the holidays, and this year, the family are busier than ever with a lot of calves to deliver. Fourteen-year-old Miles and his younger brother Sidney are asked to relocate their flock of hens, and work is piling up in the cowshed as Amanda's prize heifer Lily May is due to give birth to twin calves.
Festive celebrations with Jane McDonald, and Amanda and Clive Owen and family from Our Yorkshire Farm. Plus, there are contributions from Julian Norton and Peter Wright from The Yorkshire Vet, and Friday on the Farm stars Rob and Dave Nicholson. As the people of Harrogate get their town ready for the Christmas festivities, cameras follow busy workers from the county doing their bit.