A newlywed couple’s plan to ditch big city living for a simpler life in Nebraska doesn’t go as expected.
After weeks of researching soil revitalization and coming up with a wonderful plan to make their farm successful, Rio and Mike are forced to find a new strategy when the weather forecast is not in their favor. As Mike tries to focus on addressing the dead soil, Rio attempts to connect with new neighbors at the Bowman’s potluck but ends up spicing up her romantic relationship with Mike instead.
Mike attempts to fit in with the Coffee Boys in order to get rid of his old nickname, “Short Shorts,” by trying to prove to them that he’s a “true farmer.” Meanwhile, Rio finally gets Constance to open up to her, and she discovers that Constance has a liking for Rudy.
Rio has trouble adjusting to social and cultural differences between New York and Nebraska, resulting in a few awkward encounters. Through their wild chase to catch an unwanted predator that is after their chickens, Mike and Rio soon convince Rudy and Beau to step out of their comfort zones by getting them to express their feelings.
Rio and Mike come up with ways to make money to afford a new water heater. Mike decides to sell their chickens’ eggs at the local farmers market. Rio tries to find new clients for therapy.
Mike and Rio enter the best hen competition at the county fair with their prized chicken to prove themselves to the community. Sparks fly between Rudy and Constance. Kay and Beau struggle with some marital issues.
Mike and Rio host the town’s Huskers kickoff party, but no one in Bucksnort believes they can pull it off. Rio loses Portia, the pig that’s been selected for the lucky pig race. Beau and Kay frantically try to hide the fact that they’ve split up.
Mike and Rio attempt to reignite their love life, after getting pressure about it from Beau. Constance and Rudy grapple with how to unveil their relationship to Constance’s son.
The ladies head to Omaha for their annual exams, but the trip quickly goes off the rails. Kay is jealous of Beau’s new dating profile. Mike, Rudy and Beau bond when an accident leaves them stranded in a tree.
Mike decides to get back into journalism by reinvigorating the town newspaper, but ends up causing quite the stir when he discovers some town secrets and rivalries. A vindictive neighbor keeps Rio from playing the Maiden of Bucksnort.
Mike and Rio first met on Halloween years ago, so now Mike loves to commemorate the holiday by scaring the wits out of Rio all night. Unbeknownst to Mike, Rio actually hates the scares but is afraid to tell Mike. When Rio turns the tables on Mike and tries to scare him into ending Scare Night, Mike gets bitten by a bat and the night escalates from there.
Donna springs a last-minute trip to Nebraska on Mike and Rio, which she claims is to relax. Donna steps into competitive mode to get Mike and Rio to help in the harvest. Constance’s son is driving her crazy, so she pawns him off on Rudy.
Mike and Rio get a taste of the parenting life when they are forced to take care of Portia’s six piglets. Kay and Beau may have found common ground during the annual euchre tournament party.
Rio tries to help Kay get over jealousy of her sister Stacey. Rio learns that Mike and Stacey used to date; Rudy and Constance want to take their relationship to the next level.
Mike and Rio are thrilled about having their first Christmas alone as a married couple, but a wrench is thrown into their romanticized holiday plans as they are interrupted by crisis after crisis; Kay invites Beau home for Christmas.