Meet the Farmers

A Rollercoaster of a Year – with Tom Carlisle

Today we’re heading to the Yorkshire Dales, to near Skipton to speak to sheep and beef farmer Tom Carlisle who keeps 650 ewes, 30 suckler cattle and 2 pygmy goats on 420 acres of land. He’s also recently diversified into glamping pods. On Instagram he is known as ‘dalesfarmer’ and you may know him for his quite fantastic lamb national reels. Tom married his wife Aimee a little over a year ago and they have had a rollercoaster first year of marriage which we go into in the episode, including the birth of their son William and hearing about Aimee’s breast cancer diagnosis. 

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Show References

Image credit: Tom Carlisle

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