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1) Farmer boy
Nine-year-old Almanzo lives with his family on a big farm in New York State at the end of the nineteenth century. He raises his own two calves, helps cut ice and shear sheep, and longs for the day he can have his own colt.
During their first four years of marriage, Laura and Almanzo Wilder have a child and fight a losing battle in their attempts to succeed at farming on the South Dakota prairie.
Almanzo Wilder celebrates his birthday by breaking in a pair of calves and sledding on his new sled.
After moving from Malone, New York, to Spring Valley, Minnesota, in the 1870s, fourteen-year-old Almanzo Wilder, who would grow up to become the husband of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and his family must decide whether to stay out west or return home to the life they have always known.