Tuesday, 3 May
Stella confides to Jolene she’s thinking of getting a dog – she has ‘empty Bungalow syndrome’. Pip joins them full of the news that Brookfield has finally settled on cattle mattresses. It will save them having huge amounts of straw bedding. Stella guesses this means her ‘muck for straw’ deal is off. She’s happy though; she’s not keen on muck spreading as a method and can easily find another buyer for Home Farm straw. A result!
Later Pip informs Stella there’s unrest among some residents about the proposed movement of slurry from Brookfield to Home Farm. They agree it won’t cause any of the potential problems raised at parish council, but Pip reckons some in the village will need convincing.
Adil agrees to a bonus payment for Ian, but when he finds out about Tracy’s recent Grey Gables bedroom misdemeanour, he tells Oliver she doesn’t deserve an extra payment. Roy apologises to Adil for his recent rudeness, and is forced to take back his declaration that he wouldn’t work for him and has no loyalty to Grey Gables. He’s heard about the job opportunity and would like to be considered. Adil promises to add Roy to the list of interested candidates.
Jolene brings biscuits in a gesture of support for the staff. Sad Tracy’s grateful. Roy mentions a farewell for Kathy on Thursday when they have the hotel bar. Jolene agrees wryly to supply some old photos she’ll get from Kenton. Oliver hopes he and Tracy can still be friends. Tracy tells him he’s sacrificed friendship for money. She needs nothing from him.