Tom is sorry that he can’t spare the time to help with silaging at Brookfield. Busy as ever, he reels off a formidable list of Sunday tasks. David understands and isn’t too worried as he’s already got Oliver and Eddie lined up.
Pat gently tries to persuade Tony that it’s time to let Tom and Helen have their heads with the business. She’s afraid that, if they don’t, Tom may walk away. Tony softens, suggesting they employ a relief afternoon milker, leaving Tom free to follow up other projects. Relieved, Tom thanks Tony, who jokes that he still wants sole use of the big chair in the office.
Although Ruth and David don’t want to be intimidated by the anonymous calls, Ruth jumps every time the phone rings. As the only witness to the attack, David assures her that he won’t let Adam down. On a brighter note, they hold a gathering to celebrate the inauguration of the new slurry tank. David and Ruth acknowledge that it has played a part in saving the Brookfield herd. Bert is downcast about another cricket defeat, but manages to wield the champagne nevertheless, and a bottle of milk is cracked over the tank. Back at the house, to Ruth’s alarm, Ben goes to answer the ringing telephone. She grabs the phone from him and braces herself.
WRITER: Nawal Gadalla