- Things have quieted down on the farm, now that it's January.
- The Forresters haven't stopped by to pick up their share of the bear meat, and Penny takes that as proof that they burned down Grandma's house—they're ashamed to show their faces.
- The Baxters spend their time preparing the fields for crops, and chopping firewood. Good times.
- One day, they see a wolf on their property, playing nicely with their dogs. They decide not to kill it, since it just seems lonely and harmless. But they don't dare tell Ory.