About Sally 


Sally is probably the shortest farmer in England.

She lives on High House Farm in Northumberland with her husband Steve, two children, 200 sheep, Mavis the sheep dog, a fat pony and two farm cats.

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

Her book


Sally's book "A Farmer's Diary: a Year at High House Farm" is published in hardback, paperback (from 5 March 2020), audio and kindle. Find them at all good bookstores. 

Filled with grit and humour, newborn lambs and local characters, this is the perfect book for anyone who has ever wondered what it's like on the other side of the fence.

Visit the farm

High House Farm is in Matfen, Northumberland. 

There is a real ale brewery, wedding venue, beautiful farm walk and wonderful bar and tea room on site. Brewery tours are available.

Farm tours are available

Please click here to find out how to visit. 


Read the blog

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.


Paperback is out from 5th March 2020!

The paperback version of "A Farmer's Diary" will be published on 5th March 2020, and will be available in all good bookshops. 

The kindle and audio versions are available where ever you buy your audio and e-books. 

"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

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