Ruth and David are picking out lambs for market. Ruth has noticed a problem with a scratching ewe. David will keep an eye on this. Shula arrives and helps David, just like old times.
Discussing the new road with Shula, David says that Charlie might know something. Shula wonders if Justin Elliot's involved. David mentions Ruth's visit to Jennifer, who acted awkwardly. Shula says that doesn't mean she knows anything. They discuss who's going to the meeting and also Open Farm Sunday. They're going all out to show off Brookfield as a model of a modern family-run business.
Peggy's upset about Tom leaving for Canada and shocked that she didn't know. She realises that Tom has made it difficult for Pat and Tony and sympathises. Pat's upset that she can't speak to Tom. He has a job at an organic pig unit in Ontario, but hasn't left an address. Peggy realises he has no plans to come home soon, having sold the businesses.
Tony's angry at being expected to keep things going for Tom and astounded that Tom wants them to involve Rob. Peggy respects Rob's professionalism but Tony is adamant the pigs are going. Pat protests. If the pigs go then Tom will have nothing to return for. She couldn't bear to lose another son.