But Amanda admitted she can’t understand why so many people are interested in her life on the farm.
“The what happens bit is a mystery to me because I’ve got to say absolutely nothing happens,” she told Simon.
“I suppose in a way it is a kind and gentle soap opera but with no CGI graphics, no murder, no sex scenes, anything like that, it’s just countryside, it’s the outdoors, it’s a farming family, my farming family just going about our business.
“It’s down to earth, what you see is what you get. I can’t understand really, why it has become the phenomenon it has.”
The Poet Laureate Has Gone to His Shed is available to listen on BBC Sounds now.