Lucie was born and raised in Henfield, West Sussex. In 1989 Lucie left Plumpton College having completed a National Diploma in Agriculture. Various jobs followed, working as a shepherdess on a flock of 500 ewes in Wineham, vet nurse in Haywards Heath and at Bartholomews Chichester in animal feed sales, which lead to a position as Area Sales Manager for Rumenco. Lucie married Richard in 2001 and became fully involved with farm life at home in Eartham. They have two boys, Edward and Tom, and a vast array of sheep, dogs and poultry! Spare time is spent watching the boys playing cricket and rugby, as an advisory member of Chichester Young Farmers, looking after her pedigree flock of South Downs Sheep and enjoying country pursuits.