NZ Screening date 18 February 2004
The full reality of what the girls have taken on is only
just starting to sink in.
The day kicks off with Lex proving that Pilates instructors
take second place to nobody when it comes to slick rugby moves
as she grabs a fleeing lamb with a superb flying tackle…Ongaonga
First 15 recruiters take note!
Presto’s intrepid trio of Kate, Jo and Kristy discover
just how seriously farming folk take dental care…too
many gaps in a sheep’s smile means it has a hard time
eating enough grub, and the job is to sort out which ewes
get to keep mowing the lawn and which ones win a one way sight-seeing
trip to the freezing works .
On Matt’s farm the dynamic duo of Lex and Lou have
a wee lamb very much the worse for wear, name him Moses, and
decide to do what they can to pull the little bloke back from
As the day winds down, the girls reconnect with one of the
things that make City life worth living, as Lou provides her
intrepid housemates with a well-earned pedicure as Kristy
pitches in with some farm girl funk.
The peaceful end to the day is rudely shattered when they
get a phone call telling them that they will be swapping farms
tomorrow…Matt’s no-nonsense attitude to farming
has his new recruits awaiting the morning with more than a
Before turning in for the night Lou pays a last visit to
Moses, the sick little lamb that she and Lex adopted earlier.
Morning comes and with it the sad news that the tiny lamb
didn’t survive after all, and Lou puts its remains on
a pile of similarly unfortunate lambs, known as the “Slinky
After this start it is a reflective Lex, Lou and Jo who head
off to Presto’s farm to get the day under way, just
as Kristy and Kate get to grips (literally) with a sheep and
its bearing. Kate convinces Matt to do something out of the
ordinary and try to save this ewes life, but the pain that
his “on-the-spot” surgery causes shocks the good
Samaritans…and then to top it off the ewe’s ear
gets a cut to indicate that she has suffered a bearing and
will eventually go under the knife anyway.
Over at Presto’s place the rest of the team are having
a much happier time as they are introduced to the mysteries
of calf feeding by Annie, Presto’s wife, although no-one
was warned about being bitten quite “there”…
Un-phased by the demise of Moses, Kristy tries again with
a new adoption, this time called “Summer”
Presto’s team of Jo, Lex and Lou have to weigh some
one-year-old bulls…Jo and Lou get the job of getting
them through the gate one at a time while Lex mans the scales,
and any lightweights will go to the stock agent. Lou tries
her hand with the drenching gun and makes it look easy, so
Lou has a go, with unfortunate results. With a wounded arm
to match her pride Lou takes a backseat while the others finish
Matt springs a surprise on Kate and Kristy when he tells
them about their new pet, a pig.
Lex, Lou and Jo are still trying to get the bulls to see
things their way, with mixed results as someone forgets the
cardinal farming rule about shutting gates, and then does
it again on a second gate…the bulls seize their chance
and try to show the City Girls who is Boss…Lex has a
close encounter with an angry bull but these girls don’t
take bull from anybody!
After a pretty testing introduction to rural life the City
Girls have earned a bit of a break, so Presto has allowed
Jo, Lex and Lou the afternoon off , to get ready for their
first social event…a trip to the Ongaonga pub. While
the others prepare themselves for this, Kristy and Kate make
the acquaintance of the newest addition to the household,
Matt’s pig, and the girls decide that no pig is complete
without a name, so Wilbur it is. Kate hasn’t quite realized
that Wilbur is not meant to be a pet, but rather is a banquet
in the making!
Andrew and Matt put Wilbur in a cage and hoist it on to the
back of the girls ute, the plan falls down a bit when Kate
and Kristy get back to the farm and have to enlist the help
of the already dolled up girls to get Wilbur down off the
back of the vehicle…happiness is somewhat lacking as
the farming gear is dragged on once again.
The operation goes smoothly…not! The girls get an ear
full of a genuinely stuck pig!
Changing back into the good gear the girls head off to their
first meeting with the local community, but not before checking
on little Summer, who seems to be hanging on where Moses gave
up (but sadly, once again not for long).
At the pub Lou leads the charge and soon the place is humming
as every male in the district seems to have stopped by tonight…coincidence
The evening closes with the girls arriving back at the house
having had perhaps one (or two, or five) too many, but a good
time was had by all.