This story takes place in the early 1900's,on a farm near the Wabash River in northeastern Indiana. Gertie and her older brother, Bruce, are called upon to help around the farm and the house. They also find time to have adventures, some a bit dangerous. Travel back to a time when foods were canned at home, butter made in a churn, eggs collected warm from under the hens and food kept cold in water in a pit under the well house. Join them as they ride in the family's new Model T, learn to bake a cake, attend the Bluffton Street Fair and travel with their family to Eastern Pennsylvania on a train. This book gives a look at a close family in which the members care about each other and sit down to meals together.