Barbara's life is chaos. A fun, insane drama from minute to minute. But ultimately , still chaos. She is bringing up her three boys John, Richard and Dennis in tough conditions, caught between two worlds. Barbara makes being a Traveller look really tough. As does her husband Porky's John who looks like a beast but has a heart of gold. It is extremely tough for him to get work or buy and sell scrap (his trade) from settled people. Of all the Dale Farm families they perhaps epitomise best the challenges. Their lifestyle and appearance are probably disarming if you don't know any Travellers, but their warmth and character are often intensely moving.