The harvest is a busy time, and Laura's father arranges to have a machine help with the work.
This is one of the later chapters, as the earlier sound clips have been lost. With positive feedback, I'll consider re-recording them, so you can enjoy the whole book.
Laura Ingalls Wilder on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Ingalls_Wilder
The Little House Books on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Little_House_on_the_Prairie_books
More about the American Homestead Act of 1862: archives.gov/education/lessons/homestead-act/