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About Sally 

Sally is probably the shortest farmer in England.

She left her city career to live on High House Farm in Northumberland with her husband Steve. Now they have two children, 200 sheep, Mavis the sheep dog, a fat pony and a farm cat.

She helps manage the farm, looks after the sheep, and in her spare time has written two books. 

Her book

Sally's latest book "What the Flock" is available for preorder at

 It is published on 7 July 2022.


Sally's first book "Diary of a Pint-Sized Farmer: A Year of Keeping Sheep, Raising Kids, and Staying Sane" is published in hardback, paperback, audio and kindle. You can buy Sally's book at all good bookstores (and Amazon of course). 

Visit the farm

High House Farm is in Matfen, Northumberland. 

High House Barn is based on our farm and includes a gorgeous glamping site, restaurant and tearoom selling delicious home made dishes, plus a real ale brewery. High House Barn is licensed for weddings and has a beautiful back drop to many ceremonies and receptions. 


Read the blog

Sally left the most boring corporate job in the world, to live and work on an isolated farm. From stock sales to lambing sheds, and out in the fields in driving snow and hot summer days, Sally reveals the highs, lows and hard, hard work involved in making a living from the land.

Read her latest blog posts and follow her story.


My next book "What the Flock" is now available for preorder 

"Full of passion for the realities of life lived knee-deep in the countryside" -  Daily Mail

"From financial struggles to arguing with vegans, Sally Urwin’s new book lifts the lid on farming....A Farmer’s Diary combines humour and the stark reality of modern farming, often in the same anecdote" - The Guardian

"With her witty humour and candid descriptions, its hard not to fall in love with Sally" - The Countryman's Weekly

"Finds the fun in rural life" - Daily Mail


Preorder now!


My book What the Flock: Raising kids, rearing animals and other misadventures on our family farm will be published on 7th July 2022.  

Available in kindle, audio and paperback you can preorder a copy now by visiting

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