Molly loves spending summers and Christmas vacations with her grandparents on their farm in North Dakota. In a time before video games, cell phones, and computers, her days are filled with helping to care for the cows, chickens, and pigs, and riding along as her grandfather hauls grain to the grain elevator. Farm life on the prairie is full of adventures such as being allowed to shift gears on the truck and learning how to catch gophers.
In the first of these two short stories, Molly goes with Grandpa to trap the fox living in the culvert as a favor to the local road crew. In the second, Grandma asks Molly to hang the wet laundry to dry on the clothesline on a winter afternoon. But what happens when Grandpa discovers that the "fox" is actually a family of skunks, and Molly finds that wet blue jeans freeze solid on a January day in North Dakota?
Told with the warmth that comes from the special relationship between children and their grandparents, Molly's stories are about coping with unexpected problems in creative ways. Along the way, she learns valuable lessons about the gift of humor-and the power of forgiveness.