Hannah Dickinson farms with her father, Ivan Dickinson, and her partner Stephen Raven, in the heart of the Kentmere Valley. The farm's land extends onto the high commons that rise above the head of the valley, a full two or three hour walk from the farmstead.
We have spent several days with the Dickinsons on their farm - the first time we visited we arrived to find a dead calf's skin being fixed onto another calf. Since then we have been to sheep inspections and been on the farm for the scanning of ewes, and then for lambing, we have gathered the sheep in from the land beyond Kentmere Pike and over towards High Street, and have been at several shows where the Dickinsons have shown their sheep.
A number of our blog posts share our days with the Dickinsons, and our understanding of hill farming in Cumbria has been deepened by our many conversations and experiences together.
Image: Ivan and Margaret, Hannah and Stephen, and their children James and Matthew.