Clarrie and Neil are relieved that Alf couldn’t make Baby Keira’s christening. Neil expresses his doubts about Keira being baptised before her parents are married but Alan’s delighted to see Emma looking so happy. Will and Nic are embarrassed that Mia won’t keep quiet during the service and Will apologises but both Alan and Neil tell him not to worry.
Ed encourages George to tell Clarrie about his Billy Goat Gruff scarecrow, and defends their decision to rival Nic and Will, insisting it’s what George wanted. George reveals that Will has made three goats, but Ed insist that they’re not trying to compete.
Neil hears from Alan about Will’s three goats and hopes Emma hasn’t heard, since he knows she’ll now want three as well. Alan is impressed by how the scarecrow competition has captured the village’s imagination.
Nic apologises for Mia’s behaviour in church. Ed seems fine but Emma’s clearly not, Ed explains to Clarrie that they’re both tired as Keira still isn’t sleeping well. Clarrie’s holding Keira but she won’t stop wailing. Nic takes over and seems to have the magic touch as Keira stops crying. Clarrie takes Keira back and suggests Nic gets herself a well-deserved drink.
WRITER - Caroline Harrington