In the contemporary literature, the transition to retirement is still considered both for men and women as the strongest social attribution of age. On agricultural holdings retirement is characterized by farm succession. With the succession of the farm and retirement, there is, however, no distinct release from the previously performed paid work. The close link between working and living space remains. This work focuses on the lives of pensionreceiving female farmers. It shows how retired female farmers experience the combined working and living space, which changes arise in their daily structure after farm succession and how they experience aging and old age on a farm. The study focuses on the region of Southeastern Styria, which compared to other rural regions in Austria relatively late experienced structural changes, such as the mechanization of farms and the modernization of living spaces.In the theoretical part of this work, the structural transformation of rural areas will be presented and different approaches to the construction of ageing and old age, images of old age and ageing as well as stereotypes of older women and especially old female farmers will be dealt with. Old age and ageing is considered as a biographical process of increasing differentiation and heterogeneity. Directly linked to this, old age and ageing within farm structures is examined from a gender perspective and empirically investigated by guided interviews. The evaluation was carried out by using the method of structuring content analysis according to Mayring. It showed that the participation in the farm work is regarded as a matter of course also during retirement, and the acquisition of meaningful tasks is described as an important criterion for satisfaction. Being no longer under time pressure is stated as the biggest relief in the new phase of their life. They experience the process of ageing and old age as something irremediable and at the same time as a satisfactory stage of life.