Barbara is invited to give a talk on self-sufficiency by one of the local Committees, hosted by Lady Truscott. The talk is an enormous success, and Barbara finds that she is in demand as a speaker.
Margot is very keen to make a good impression on Lady Truscott, and sends Jerry off to Fortnum and Masons for one of their pricey food hampers.
Meanwhile Tom is left on his own, trying to build the new hen house. When Lenin the rooster escapes he hops on a bus to Kingston with Tom in hot pursuit.