A pregnant Laura has a tough time caring for the Wilder farm when Almanzo and Charles are away on a delivery trip to Arizona; a drought and her duties at school doesn't help matters. Later, Laura has a heart-to-heart talk with Willie about responsibility and being a role model. Willie takes the discussion seriously, organizing the classmates to help manage the Wilder farm when Laura falls ill with heatstroke.
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Did You Know?
In the beginning of this episode, Laura (Melissa Gilbert) states "the baby isn't due for another four months". The real Almanzo and Laura Wilder's first child, Rose Wilder, was born on December 5, 1886, which means this episode would have been set in approximately late July/early August of 1886, several years later than dates mentioned in previous episodes. Also, Almanzo and Laura were living in De Smet, South Dakota when Rose was born and not Walnut Grove, Minnesota, where the Ingalls family moved in 1879. See more
When Laura is out in the field working, she faints and the water falls out the buckets she was carrying on her shoulders, in the next shot there is no water on the ground. See more
Laura Ingalls Wilder
I have enough to worry about than to worry that my father and husband could be massacred at any minute!