The Old Recipe is the twenty-fourth episode of the first season.

The Old Recipe
Season 1, Episode 24
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Air date May 6th, 2014
Written by DonaldDouglasandToby6
Directed by DonaldDouglasandToby6
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One morning the Pack were working on a signal gantry at Knapford. Oliver and Alfie were first digging the hole for the foundation to go, done by Patrick. "Wee!" cried Alfie and he spun around in excitement, "More help` means more dirt and more dirt means more fun!" "And more fun means less work," said Oliver politely, "So I suggest we work. Fun comes later." Alfie scooped up some dirt and put it aside. "What are we going to use this dirt for anyway?" muttered Patrick. "Well, apparently Abbey Elementary's holding some kind of garden club, and they need soil for their new garden," replied Oliver, "So I suppose they're using this." Patrick snorted. "Dirt's nothing. Concrete's what holds things together!" Isobella arrived with the workmens' tools. "Here you are," she muttered, "Though I doubt we need these yet. You're still digging the foundation!" "Well, yes. But it does take time," replied Alfie as they finished the first hole. Engines roared past with their trains, although they were warned with yellow flags by the track. Patrick snorted as he mixed up the concrete. "Stupid things. No respect for 

An hour later, Patrick had finished pouring the cement.


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