Tom visits Brookfield with some burgers. He gives David and Ruth a hand moving some ewes so that David can spread slurry. It’s bad luck, on top of their yield problems with the dairy herd, but David acknowledges that with the beef and sheep doing okay. There’s something to be said for mixed farming – just like Phil used to say. David sounds out Tom about Oliver’s idea for a local badger vaccination scheme for TB. David has agreed to raise the proposal at the NFU lunch. Tom is in favour.
Pat can’t stop thinking about Rich – a part of John still out there in the world. Knowing Sharon gave him John’s name makes Pat feel a bit better about her; Sharon really must have loved John after all. Tony agrees. Now they just have to hope that one day he’ll come and find them. Pat pulls herself together when Helen comes in to show her the new artwork for Ambridge Organics. Pat and Tony approve it. Tom remarks that Elona’s husband has moved in next door. Pat says that having family around you is all that matters. Tom knows it’s not been a brilliant year, but tells his mum they’re all together and they’re going to have a great Christmas.
WRITER: Graham Harvey
DIRECTOR: Julie Beckett