We are Lisa and Marcus Preston, Holly and William. We have a mixed farm on Silsden Moor in the heart of Yorkshire. Our house looks old but we built it 19 years ago – we lived for 6 years in a caravan first. It took 15 years to get planning. Marcus has lived here all his life, his Dad farms next door to us.
Marcus’ Mum’s family farmed up past beautiful Settle and it is rumoured the family where mentioned as farmers in The Doomsday Book. My family farmed over the hill viewed from our house on Addingham Moorside, if you want a stunning walk there is a seat right on the top dedicated to Granddad.
Agriculture has changed massively in the last 30 years. It is not as simple as passing on the farm to the next generation. So, Holly is currently working for Arla, milk processors and William is a butcher. Farming is done early morning, nights and weekends. We live in a stunning location and we are happy to share it with you.