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Series 1 · Episode 5
Paul visits the neighbour's bush food orchard, then goes olive picking & takes freshly pressed oil back to the farm. Later, the pressure's on as Paul competes in a regional Oyster Shucking contest. Are his chef's skills up to the challenge?
Series 1 · Episode 6
River Cottage Australia land-holder Paul West is keen to restore the gully which acts as a natural watercourse on his farm – but it’s almost totally overgrown with blackberries. Paul learns he can hire a herd of hefty eaters to deal with the problem – but will they have the appetite for such a massive job? Meanwhile, Paul hatches a plan to create new life at River Cottage with the help of Ron - his brand new rooster. At the same time, he has a tough task to perform – Big Boy the pig is ready for the butcher, but is Paul?
Series 1 · Episode 7
The local CWA ladies have a big job for Paul – and there might be a sweet reward in return. If he can help them paint their headquarters, they’ve offered to share some of their cake–making secrets with him. How will his Hazelnut Loaf cake stand up against some of the finest in the district? Back on the farm, Paul’s been collecting old chook feathers - but what on earth for? Could there be something fishy going on? And as we head to the coast nearby, Paul learns that there’s more to seaweed than meets the eye. Not only is it good for the garden, he has an idea for a crispy new recipe.
Series 1 · Episode 8
It’s been nearly four months since Hugh returned to River Cottage in the UK to let Paul to go it alone. But now he’s back, and he’s amazed at what he finds. Where there used to be rundown enclosures and sheds, there are now homes for chickens, ducks, pigs and a dairy cow. The vegetable beds they laid out together are now a mass of leafy winter greens, and the citrus grove is thriving. They decide to harvest what they can as a starting point for a huge community cook-up they’ve got planned. But they’ll need more food to feed the hungry throng. At the beach, Paul instructs Hugh in the fine art of beach-worm catching – but will they be able to catch the bait, let alone enough fish for a feed? And as they prepare for their final feast, the pair reflect on the journey so far. The seeds of River Cottage Australia have well and truly been planted, and the future looks bright indeed.
Series 2 · Episode 1
Paul is about to experience his first summer on the land. Will he have enough water and produce to keep the farm thriving during the dryer months? He has big plans to increase his livestock but he quickly learns you can't control nature.