Mother Nature continues her onslaught on the Kilcher homestead, using a variety of weapons. Otto, Charlotte, Jane, Bonnie, and August scramble to save a hay barn. Atz Lee and Sr. begin building Atz Lee's new cabin.
Still reeling from the earthquake, the Kilchers rush to make headway on time sensitive projects. Otto, Charlotte, and Eivin travel to rescue a family relic. The first fishing trip of the year leaves Eve and Jane lost at sea.
With Otto’s surgery looming, the rush to complete projects becomes urgent. The herd’s food supply is threatened. Atz Lee and Jane reunite after a month apart when he brings her to his new homestead for the very first time. She’s less than impressed.
After years of procrastination, Otto goes under the knife. While Charlotte waits, Jane is left to take care of the farm and delivers her first calf alone. Eivin and Atz Lee scout the Head of the Bay, but their findings won’t ease Otto’s concerns.
With Otto recovering from surgery, Levi comes to Alaska to lead the annual Spring cattle drive with Eivin. Otto’s unwillingness to step aside puts him in danger. Atz and Atz Lee are forced to test their survival skills in the Alaskan backcountry.
It’s Thanksgiving on the homestead and the Kilchers gather for dinner at the old Family Barn. Recognising that the homestead is a community, this year it’s all about showing thanks to friends and family that have helped out this past year.
It’s life and death as Otto once again puts his recovery at risk to help save a paralyzed cow. Jane and Atz Lee put their differences aside to prepare for winter, and Atz Senior prepares for a very special visitor- his daughter singer-songwriter, Jewel.