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Inside the Country Life of Model Turned Organic Farmer Kirsten Owen

KIRSTEN OWEN’S conversion from high-fashion model to organic blueberry farmer had everything from blind luck to sheer happenstance behind it. “I had a fantasy about having a blueberry farm after I moved here, in 2002,” she says of her 56-acre patch of land in northern Vermont, from which she speaks via landline. “And then some land right next to me, which already had 250 young blueberry plants, came up for sale. I couldn’t resist.”

Billie Rose (left) layers a shearling Isabel Marant Etoile sleeveless jacket ($2,490; isabelmarant​.com) over a dusty-floral Officine Générale dress ($730; officinegenerale.com). Kirsten Owen (right) warms up with a quilted Weekend Max Mara coat ($1,075; weekendmaxmara​.com).Photographed by Alex Webb, Vogue, October 2020

This sylvan setup, a mere hour or so south of Canada, where she was born and raised, is a far cry from the life Owen led in her 20s and 30s, crisscrossing the

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Sid Owen refuses to let Loose Women viewers see his face

Sid Owen at the European premiere of Eddie The Eagle at Odeon Leicester Square on March 17, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Sid Owen at the European premiere of Eddie The Eagle at Odeon Leicester Square on March 17, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

EastEnders star Sid Owen admitted he didn’t want to show his face during an appearance on Loose Women due to the injuries he picked up after being hit in the face by a golf ball.

The 48-year-old suffered horrific injuries during a Thailand getaway earlier this year which left him needing surgery to rebuild his jaw.

Read more: EastEnders star Sid Owen’s face shattered after golfing injury on holiday

During a video interview on the lunch time panel show, Owen, appearing with screen wife Patsy Palmer, opted to show a photo of himself on his monitor rather than appear on camera himself.

Asked by the panel why this was, the Ricky Butcher actor admitted it was because his confidence was low

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