Come on Wayne what are you doing??!! we have to go train the calves!
oh my goodness okay!! you always ruin the fun
I love watching the birth of baby calves
Tell your father to come eat his food
Eldon why don't you ride the tractor since you been good all day
The main character is Eldon, a young boy that lives on a farm in Northern Minnesota. Eldon lives with his parents, his older brother Wayne, and his uncles, Uncle David and Nels. Inide the house, one room is shared with Eldon and his brother Wayne while the other room is shared with Uncle David and Nels. Downstairs there's his parent's bedroom, the kitchen, a dining room, and a living room that's also called the winter room because the family only spends time there during the winter.
Many people think that the springtime is a time of awakening while Eldon thinks that it's a time when everything smeels bad and is an awful mess. Eldon and Wayne don't work much during the spring because they only have to train the calves to drink from buckets. Uncle David calls this season the best time there is because he enjoys watching cows giving birth to their baby calves.
Summer is a time of work. Everyone's really busy around the farm at this time of the year. Execpt Eldon because he can't really start hard work on the farm yet. Eldon's dad takes the plowshares to town to be sharpened and he sometimes lets Eldon ride the tractor when the meal that Eldon's mom cooked up is made. This is also the only time that they can use the tractor.