Mitch - Mitch Kirby is a quiet and serious man. While Josh got his motherâs looks, he got his fatherâs disposition. The years have not been as kind to Mitch and his health has been failing of late. Thatâs why his boys have taken on more responsibility on the farm. He is a man of few words, but when they are spoken, everyone stops to listen. He worries for Josh that he will not find happiness until he lets go of his desire to chase Jamie.