A Farmers Life For Me

Episode Guide

Series 1 Episode Guide

Making A Living From the Land

Series 1 · Episode 1

Nine couples must choose a plot of land and show how they would turn a profit. From ploughing to buying and housing livestock, this tough first challenge soon sorts the wheat from the chaff.

Pig Farming

Series 1 · Episode 2

Eight couples are left fighting for the chance to run their very own farm in Suffolk. Jimmy Doherty tests them in the competitive world of pig farming. They must learn how to groom and exhibit prize winning pigs at agricultural events.

Sheep Farming

Series 1 · Episode 3

The pressure is on for the seven remaining couples as Jimmy introduces them to sheep farming and sets a double challenge. The demanding mix of physical and business skills required to make the grade proves too much and one more couple is asked to leave.

Farmer's Market

Series 1 · Episode 4

Jimmy asks the remaining couples to go head to head at a farmers' market to see who can take the most money. But events take a very dramatic turn when one of the would-be farmers ends up in hospital unexpectedly and Jimmy must make a quick decision.


Series 1 · Episode 5

Jimmy's fledgling farmers are tested on their ability to make money from poultry. After a brief introduction to the industry, including mastering the techniques of turkey insemination, the remaining couples must decide which birds they want to rear.

Dairy Farming

Series 1 · Episode 6

The remaining couples are set the challenge of learning how to milk sheep and goats before turning their milk into products to sell at a local charity event. But Jimmy has a surprise in store when he reveals that they will have to work in teams.

Harvest Time

Series 1 · Episode 7

It is the semi-final and Jimmy Doherty decides to take his farming challenges to a whole new level. The three remaining couples must prove they can cope with large seasonal tasks when he gives them the biggest harvest of their lives.

The Final

Series 1 · Episode 8

It is the final. Nine couples of would-be farmers have been whittled down to just two by self-made pig farmer, Jimmy Doherty. He faces his toughest decision yet as he must announce who should have the chance to run their own 25 acre farm for a year.