Jim Webber has been working the land in Dorset for 93 years, without taking holidays, but arthritis has forced him to retire.
Mr Webber told BBC news: “I’d do about 10 minutes and have to sit down – I couldn’t carry on. That wasn’t fair for the people I was working for.”
The keen gardener, from Stoke Abbott, said he now planned to focus on his own garden and sell some of his produce.
I have a feeling retirement isn’t going to last that long.