NOTE: I discovered some discrpencies with the rain situation between chapters 61 and 63. They will be corrected in the revision process. Sorry about that.
Nana and Fawn had survived the storm and got everything cleaned up. Jason had ridden over after the storm to see that the two ladies were unharmed and no damage had been done to the structures. Fawn was preparing to return to Pipestem.
Fawn looked around her room after Jason left. Her throat felt tight. She wanted to blame her watery eyes on allergies brought on by the storm, but she knew it was really that she didn’t want to leave Nana.
Although it was almost the end of June, there were still two weeks left of school due to a late frost that killed the first planting of crops. That delayed harvest until the middle of October when the weather would again be unpredictable. The children would be busy helping with farm work, thus canceling school until the crops were taken to market. She would stay with...