Ithyl Brown is a native of Caersws and bought Neuadd Fach, Llandinam in 1963. It is a 35acre smallholding, which is in the valley just off the main A470 road a mile from the village of Llandinam .
Lynda was brought up in Uxbridge in Middlesex, and came to live at Neuadd Fach with her sons David & Philip, when she married Ithyl in 1979.
In 1979 the farm supported a Dairy Herd. In 1982 sheep were added, and in 1986 a brand new building was put up to ‘loose house’ the pigs.
In 1998 the market for pigs collapsed and we were losing £10 a pig, and were in danger of losing the farm. In 1999, we persuaded the bank to lend us even more money to build a Baconry to process our pigs into Bacon, Gammon etc.
The Baconry was opened in October 1999, by our local MP Lembit Opik. We processed 2 pigs a week to start and employed 2 part-time people. Today we have 5 people working part time for us, and process 10 pigs a week.