The bear cubs sell for so much that Buck is able to get the Baxters everything on their list, and a little bag of silver and copper, to boot!
The Forresters are acting weird towards Penny now, though, and he figures they believe Lem.
They decide they can go to the Christmas service and festivities in town this year, since they've got some extra moola.
Jody makes his Ma a necklace out of bright red Cherokee bean seeds for a Christmas gift, and hides it in his room. Aww! How sweet!
Penny and Jody go deer hunting to get some venison to trade in town, so Ory can buy some fabric.
She wants to add a panel to her old wedding dress, so it'll fit well enough to wear to the festival.
While they're hunting, the dogs find a deer trail, but refuse to follow it. What's up with that?
Penny was furious, till he found out it was Flag's trail.
They do shoot some deer, though, and as they prepare to go trading, they decide they'll only make it a day-trip, and not spend the night at Grandma Hutto's, since she and Ory don't get along. (Understatement of the century.)
The family gets all dressed up to go into town, and when they get to the store, Mr. Boyles is dying to hear news about the flood.
Ory buys ingredients for a fruitcake, but they're out of the fabric she wanted. The black alpaca wool they have is nice, but too expensive. Alpacas are just so cool, aren't they?
She sends Jody outside so she can buy him a gift, and then she goes over to Grandma Hutto's alone, to wait for them.
Penny doesn't want her to have to do without a new dress, so he buys her the wool after all—enough to make a brand new dress! How romantic!
Then he and Jody head over to Grandma Hutto's, where Ory and Grandma are arguing about whether women should wear frills. Seriously?
Penny calms them down, and they eat dinner and discuss their Christmas plans.
Before they leave, Penny warns Grandma about Lem. Good idea—that guy definitely has some anger management issues.