Pigs are now ready for slaughter and Hugh intends to have a pork party to pay his new neighbours back for their friendship and invaluable help. Hugh also enlists one-time playboy Victor Borge and local butcher Ray Smith to help him deal with the meat.
Hugh meets up with local basket maker Malcolm Seal to try his hand at creating an eel trap. The Chideock Cider Circle enjoys the right to collect orchard windfalls and Hugh joins the September harvest in return for a taste of their infamous brew.
Hugh had thought his downshifting was progressing nicely. But his daily garden check reveals a pesky garden pest. The jam season is approaching, so it's off to Forde Abbey farm for a day fruit picking.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's dream of escaping the city sprawl and downshifting to rural Dorset is about to be realised. He has arrived at River Cottage, and his new life as a small holder, living off the fat of the land, lies before him.