David’s trying to decide whether to cut the hay. He is clearly still tense after his row with Elizabeth. David tells Josh that they’ll pick up the new puppy on Tuesday, emphasising that it will be a working dog and not a pet. Josh wants to take a day off school to help David at the Three Counties show, but David refuses. He’s doesn’t mind doing the show, but he could do without Open Farm Sunday.
Shula and Caroline are out on a hack; Oliver’s too busy planning next Sunday’s puppy show to join them. Shula tells Caroline that the situation with Elizabeth hasn’t improved and it’s taking its toll on Jill. Shula’s concerned that, if Elizabeth carries on like this, the dispute could destroy the family.
Lewis and Elizabeth discuss ways to improve visitor numbers and go over the planning for Wine Week. Elizabeth also tells Lewis about Roy’s innovative ideas for the falconry, which would mean keeping Jessica and the birds for another year. Lewis agrees with the plan. Elizabeth admits that keeping the falconry is partly an emotional decision as Nigel loved it so much, and Freddie is very keen. Lewis tells Elizabeth that Freddie thinks he’s definitely going round to Brookfield to see the new puppy, but Elizabeth says he’s mistaken - she hasn’t promised anything.
WRITER: Adrian Flynn