Carl might be on his way to the Big Pudding Can in the Sky
March 7, 1999
It's mid-June and it's time to make hay. After last year's disaster, Hugh's determined to get it right and calls in local farmer Paddy Rudd to advise.
Hugh decides to snoop on his main rivals; and makes a batch of ice pops to sell.
Hugh's latest money-making scheme: to breed the ultimate roast chicken.
After several days and sleepless nights, Hugh's first ewe finally gives birth to twins.
Hugh's spirits are raised by the news that huge shoals of cuttlefish are massing off the Dorset Coast. Scenting a free meal, he sets about designing a honey trap: a lobster pot fitted with a dummy female cuttlefish to lure in the eager males.
As winter draws in, Hugh has one major money-earner up his sleeve.
On his regular morning stock-check, Hugh finds that one of his old ewes has died.
Under the hot summer sun, the animals at River Cottage are giving Hugh considerable grief.
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