Iolo’s Revenge: Sheep Farming by Happy Accident in Mid-Wales
In 2005 Diana Ashworth and her husband acquired a dilapidated farmhouse in a rural hamlet in Montgomeryshire. The plan was to turn it into an idyllic holiday home, but soon they found themselved drawn deeper and deeper into the life of the place and its people, working all hours to make the tumble-down house habitable, and somehow stumbling into hill farming along the way. This is their story. Written with an infectious warmth and humour, ‘Iolo’s Revenge’ is a hugely engaging account of the couple’s new life in the Welsh borders – a life embarked upon with gusto and generosity, openness and wonder, and interspersed with drama and a great deal of unintended comedy.