River Cottage Australia

November 2017

Season 2 Episode 3

3.0 6 x
Paul gets some goats but the going gets gruff when he tries to milk them for the first time. His cheese making skills get challenged by local friend Erica when they enter into the secret world of cheese making. The big event of the month is the Bega Show is just around the corner and Paul is relying on his friend Tabitha to give him some tips for his showgirl hens but are they going to be up to scratch? And could Ron the Rooster be a suitable replacement?

Season 2 Episode 2

3.0 4 x
Paul has learnt how to be a dairy farmer the hard way. It’s time for Paul to make another tough lesson. How will he cope saying goodbye to another farm favourite?

Season 2 Episode 1

3.0 5 x
Time has passed and the seasons have changed at River Cottage Australia. Paul West is about to experience his first summer on the land. Will he have enough water, food and produce to keep the farm thriving throughout the dryer months?

Season 1 Episode 8

4.0 6 x
It’s been nearly four months since Hugh returned to River Cottage in the UK to let Paul do 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 starting point for a huge community cook-up they’ve got planned. But they’...

Season 1 Episode 7

3.0 9 x
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 me...
October 2017

Season 1 Episode 6

3.0 7 x
River Cottage Australia land-holder Paul West is keen to restore the gully that 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 ...

Season 1 Episode 5

3.0 6 x
Paul's dream is to one day make River Cottage Australia self-sufficient, and he's well on the way. With his own herbs, vegetables, eggs and cream from Bessie the cow, he whips up his first ever 'all from the farm' meal. But not all is going so well. Flies are a constant issue, especially in Paul's country kitchen. She meets a local sustainable farmer who introduces him to an ingenious all-natural solution. Down by the coast, it’s Oyster Festival time. Paul tries his hand at the oyster shucking ...

Season 1 Episode 4

Expired 4.0 6 x
With a malfunctioning water tank and no dams to rely on, Paul is suddenly faced with a farmer’s worst fear: a critical shortage of water. His cows, pigs and veggies all depend on a steady supply, so Paul enlists the help of a local farmer to see if they can tap on old spring on the property. Meanwhile, as Paul settles into his new rural community, he discovers one of the joys of country life – the local food swap. Armed with seafood he’s foraged nearby, Paul scores a boxful of unusual fruits, v...

Season 1 Episode 3

Expired 4.0 6 x
With his cows, chooks and veges thriving, Paul decides it’s time to explore the nearby coastline and discovers an abundant source of seafood delicacies. He meets a local lobster expert, and together they catch a crayfish brunch. Paul introduces him to a deliciously different way of eating them. Back on the farm, Paul’s busy building a pig pen, before taking delivery of a small herd that will hopefully one day feed him. Before that, he prepares a pork dish using one of the tastiest and most unde...

Season 1 Episode 2

Expired 4.0 6 x
With Hugh back in the UK , Paul finds himself alone at River Cottage Australia – but not for long. He’s about to welcome a new best friend to the farm, Digger the Border Collie pup. With his new mate nipping at his heels, Paul sets about getting his winter vegetable crop fed, and that involves an organic fertiliser recipe that makes use of some of the farm’s most unwanted products. It’s Festival time in the local village of Central Tilba, and Paul’s keen to make an impression with his cooking s...