On the homestead, a strong partnership is key. From having each other's backs during bear hunts and surviving fishing expeditions gone awry to providing backup on building projects, the Kilcher couples work together to ensure survival.
From chaotic calves to super bulls, the Kilcher's cattle is the lifeblood of the homestead. A bull survives a near-death experience while Otto transports a new bull to the head of the bay, and Atz Sr. gives Atz Lee and Eivin lessons in how to ride the range.
The Kilcher family shares what could only happen on the homestead, from fashioning a support bra for a milk cow to maintaining one-of-a-kind outhouses to fending off relentless attacks from a pesky porcupine.
From traveling to Shuyak Island to acquire meat to deploying an excavator to free themselves, the Kilchers show that maintaining a homestead isn't just hard, it's hardcore.