After Gu Changzhou finished speaking, he really found a hoe and hatchet from the house with those hands that once carried the gun and went to weed the ground.
Seeing what Lu Qiming meant, he had no intention of helping.
This is their future home after all, not Gu Changzhou’s.
Jiang Miaomiao was embarrassed to watch, and dragged him into the small building to clean the residence.
The structure of the small building is very simple.
The entrance to the first floor is the living room, on the left is the utility room for farm tools, and on the right is the bathroom.
A small bungalow is attached to the back, which is used as a kitchen.
There are two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a storage room on the second floor.
Since they were not blistered, the furniture and appliances still kept their original appearance, but they were covered with dust.
But the house is not so lucky.
It was windy and rainy all day and no one maintained it. A large area of the roof tiles was lifted away. The rain and water leaked, causing the floor of a bedroom and corridor to become moldy and rot. I can’t help but say it. It looks very disgusting.
There were cracks in the wall, weeds got in through the cracks, and the creeper covered the whole wall.
In addition, electrical wires, water pipes, and solar water heaters are all damaged to varying degrees. They cannot be used directly, so they have to be replaced.
Lu Qiming looked around, compared to their previous small but clean home, and frowned,
“Can you accept this place?”
“Yes, why not? It’s great here.”
Jiang Miaomiao replied without thinking.
“Where is it?”
He can’t tell.
“As long as it’s my home, I think it’s good. Golden den and silver den are not as good as your own dog den. Isn’t that what you said? Okay, don’t waste time, hurry up and work.”
She smiled and stuffed it to him. A broom, I also found a rag, and began to practice hygiene.
This is a tricky task. Lu Qiming took the broom and turned it twice, without knowing where to start.
Glancing at the big rotten floor, he poked it with a broom and decided that it was all.
Clean up the rotten floor, and if you have the opportunity in the future, put on a new floor.
The broom couldn’t do the job. He found a shovel, awl, and hammer, and squatted upstairs and clinked.
Jiang Miaomiao wiped the table on the first floor, and finally wiped the table clean. There was a pounding upstairs, and a layer of dust was shaken, and it was dry in vain.
She wiped it again, and the dust continued to fall upstairs, unbearable, and ran up to ask what the other party was doing.
Lu Qiming heard her footsteps and glanced up.
“Come on? Just let’s help pry it together.”
She looked at the pile of tools and was confused, “How to do it?”
Lu Qiming taught her, “First, start with the skirting line, scrape off the glue with a spatula, and stain it red. Pry up from the gap a little bit to loosen everything on the side, and then you can take out the whole floor…”
He said it simply, but Jiang Miaomiao was not easy to do it at all.
The floor is stuck very firmly, and it takes a lot of effort to pry it up.
The tools are so sharp that they will get stuck if you are not careful.
She squatted in a corner, holding an awl in both hands, trying to get the floor out.
Accidentally, the awl dropped out of his hand, poked his finger, and the bright red blood leaked out.
She conditioned her finger into her mouth.
Lu Qiming did it very well. Suddenly found that there was no movement behind him, he stopped and asked:
“What’s wrong? Are you injured?”
She held her fist in the injured hand and hid the wound in the palm of her hand. , Got up and said: “You get it first, I’ll go to the toilet.”
Lu Qiming put down his tools and walked over to block her in front of her. He held her hand involuntarily, broke his fingers, and saw the marks on it.
“No?” He raised an eyebrow.
Jiang Miaomiao bit her lip and tried to hide her hand back.
“It’s just a small injury. I have a band-aid in my bag. If I put one on it, it will be fine.”
Lu Qiming thought for a while, letting go of her and said, “The wound is easy to get infected. Bring the dog to play downstairs.”
“This is my house. How can I not clean up my own house? I can’t live in peace at that time.”
“Well, when you are infected with tetanus and lie on a hospital bed to die, you must be very happy when I go to take care of you. Feel at ease.”
“…you crow’s mouth.”
Lu Qiming smiled and rubbed her hair.
“Didn’t you like to be lazy before? Now I am not happy to make you lazy. Let’s play, I can do this job alone.”
Seeing him so determined, she nodded.
“Then be careful, don’t hurt your hands.”
“You think everyone is like you.”
Lu Qiming laughed, and went back to get busy.
Jiang Miaomiao went downstairs, found a band-aid and put it on himself, and turned around in front of and behind the house with meat, always feeling too boring.
Gu Changzhou is cleaning the grass in the rice field, Lu Qiming is tearing down the floor, she is not doing anything?
Jiang Miaomiao caught a glimpse of a pond not far away, and there were still fish in it. But because it hasn’t been cleaned for too long, the water plants grow overwhelmingly, and even the surface of the water can’t be seen clearly.
She found something to do, ran home to find a rake, came to the pond, and hooked the water plants up with the rake.
It looks easy, but it’s actually quite physically demanding.
The aquatic plants are all connected to the roots, and there are several trees in one hook. They are very heavy, and they won’t be able to pull them up without a little effort.
At this moment, Jiang Miaomiao is very thankful that he has gained a little weight and has also developed some muscles in the rescue team.
Otherwise, with her physique that was struggling to catch chickens before the end of the world, it is estimated that she could be pulled down by the water weeds.
Jiang Rourou was bouncing around, and occasionally came to help her, biting the nail rake to help her pull it together.
I don’t know how long it took, most of the water weeds were cleared, and someone behind her suddenly smiled and said,
“Second brother, are you free for lunch now?”
She looked back in surprise and saw Lu Qiming.
“Did you make lunch?”
“Yeah, I wanted to ask someone what they want to eat, but she was not good, so she let her rest and she had to run to wave her nine-tooth rake.”
Jiang Miaomiao smiled and wiped it. To put the sweat, raised his finger to the pond.
“There are a lot of fish in it. I have seen more than a dozen fish. The biggest one is almost meaty.”
Lu Qiming nodded while looking at the surface of the water.
“In the future, I have time to get them out to make dried salted fish. Let’s eat first.”
She was already hungry because of the exhaustion of doing farm work. She put down the rakes and walked home.
Halfway through, I thought of a person, looked up, and saw Gu Changzhou still standing in the field weeding.
The sun is blazing, and the sun hurts people’s faces.
Jiang Miaomiao stopped and patted Lu Qiming’s arm.
“Did you make his meal?”
“…I’ll do something more, what’s left of the ingredients we brought?”
Lu Qiming said, “He is in his 50s. If you are hungry, you will naturally find something to eat, and you need to worry about it?”
“What this means, even if we do a long-term job, we still have to take care of the food? Not to mention that he doesn’t need any money and does nothing for nothing.”
Jiang Miaomiao said . When I went to cook, I was held back by Lu Qiming.
“Don’t bother, he eats it.”
“Didn’t you say that he didn’t cook his meal?”
“Aren’t you out if you save two bites? Besides, your dog should have lost weight long ago. Give him his meal. “
He would rather be hungry than let her cook for Gu Changzhou.
Why didn’t he eat enough?
Jiang Miaomiao was dubious, went back to the small building to see the food on the table with his own eyes, and made sure that the portion was enough for everyone, and then walked to the back door to call Gu Changzhou to eat.
The question is…what should I call him?
Not good, too alienated.
Old Gu? They are not so familiar.
Gu Changzhou wanted her to call her father, but she wouldn’t call it if she was killed.
After struggling for a long time, she leaned on the door frame and shouted:
“Hey! Let’s eat! Take a break!”
Gu Changzhou stopped, looked at her in the distance, waved her hand, and signaled that she knew.
A few minutes later, he came outside the small building, took off his muddy shoes, washed his feet with well water, and walked barefoot into the living room that had been cleaned by Lu Qiming.
Jiang Miaomiao had already filled the meal and greeted him:
“Sit down and eat.”
He sat down slightly restrained and picked up the chopsticks. Before eating, he heard a chilling sentence next to him.
“You eat less, we have to rely on this grain to last until next month.”
Gu Changzhou: “…”
Jiang Miaomiao smiled dryly, “Don’t listen to him, eat whatever you want, and work if you don’t have enough.”
Lu Qiming sneered, “That’s right, then you should eat more, after all, the dozens of acres of land and the hundreds of fruit trees on the mountain are waiting for you to take care of.”
Gu Changzhou has been tanned these days, listen. When he said so, his face was as black as charcoal.
Jiang Miaomiao was worried that the two would fight, and hurriedly urged.
“Eating and eating, the soup is going to be cold.”
Lu Qiming really has a set of work, all of which takes a little time, not only finishes the floor, cleans the hygiene, but also makes two dishes and one soup.
A plate of fried pork with potato chips, a plate of garlic eggplant, and a bowl of seaweed egg drop soup.
Jiang Miaomiao drank some soup and was about to compliment him. Gu Changzhou suddenly said,
“The soil in those fields is very fat and it’s a pity to grow rice. Do you think about what you want to grow?”
She has no idea about this. , Shook his head.
“What is suitable for planting?”
He thought for a while, “How about peanuts? Sowing is right now, usually in more than three months can be harvested. The peanuts that are picked can be eaten, and they can be squeezed for oil. They are very versatile. Like rice. For the staple food of wheat and wheat, the government has sent people to cultivate fields in the south, preparing to engage in the American-style large-scale farm model. A few people manage thousands of acres of land, and the demand is not that big.”
Jiang Miaomiao heard him say this and gave birth. Interest, I forgot to eat.
“But how do you grow peanuts? I don’t know where to get the seeds.”
Gu Changzhou said, “If you decide to grow peanuts, I know a little bit, so I can help. I have channels for seeds.”
“Really?” Jiang Miaomiao said excitedly, “Thank you so much.” a. ” “
Lu Qiming interrupted dialogue duo, mocking said:”?? you are a soldier, understand peanuts kidding, “
Gu state is very calm.
“Before I became a soldier, I grew up in the countryside. My ancestors were farmers. Not only did I know how to grow peanuts, sweet potatoes, corn, and watermelons, I knew how to grow them.”
Jiang Miaomiao didn’t have much to say about the two people starting a farm. confidence.
After all, they all grew up in the city. They had only heard of and never done farming, and couldn’t find training courses to learn. It was not easy to cross the river by touching the stones.
Hearing Gu Changzhou’s experience at the moment, an idea immediately popped up and hit Lu Qiming with his elbow.
“We are short of someone with experience, should we let him be a partner?” The
latter objected immediately: “No!”
“But we don’t know how to farm.”
“If you don’t know how to learn, partner with him, be careful. There are no more deceived pants left.”
Thinking of the shameful experience back then, he couldn’t swallow his breath, and didn’t want to give Gu Changzhou even the slightest trust.
Jiang Miaomiao knew that he was minding this, so he picked up a bowl for dinner and pretended that nothing happened.
Gu Changzhou’s chopsticks stretched out to the plate, ready to pinch potato chips.
Hengkong suddenly stretched out his hand and snatched his dishes.
Lu Qiming issued an order to evict the guests.
“Are you full? Go away when you are full. Don’t stay in the way.”
Gu Changzhou: “…I have to work in the afternoon.”
He said it himself, and those fields and orchards are under his control.
Lu Qiming seemed to have completely forgotten what he said before.
“What are you doing? You don’t need to work, we are not without hands.”
He looked at Jiang Miaomiao, and had to stand up
and say : “Well, I’ll go back first, if I need to call me.”
Gu Changzhou walked out of the small Lou, sitting on the lid of the well, putting on shoes, drove out of the farm.
Jiang Miaomiao turned her head back with a dazed expression on her face.
“Why are you crazy?” You
want people to work, and you want to drive them away, fine?
Lu Qiming was satisfied with his decision.
The two chatted so happily, if he didn’t drive away, I’m afraid he would have to be an outsider.
“Eating and eating, after eating, let’s go catch fish in the afternoon, and grill fish in the evening.” It
stands to reason that there is so much work waiting to be done, so you should not be lazy in the afternoon.
But Jiang Miaomiao hadn’t eaten grilled fish for a long time. Hearing what he said, a rush of energy poured out of his tired body, and he quickly finished his lunch.
The quilt in the small building had long been moldy, so Lu Qiming threw it away and replaced it with the new quilt they brought.
Lying in bed for an hour in the morning, at two o’clock in the afternoon, the two of them carried the bucket, the fork with the fork, and the dog went to the pond mightily and started catching fish.
The last days are a disaster for mankind, but it is a paradise for water creatures.
The fry in the pond were still put down a few years ago, and no one has caught them, and each one grows bigger than a cat.
It lurks under the water and grass, eating grass and insects for a living.
Now that the water plants have been cleaned up by Jiang Miaomiao, the huge body has nowhere to hide, making it irritating to watch.
Lu Qiming exercised his good skills in catching fish on the island, took the harpoon to aim at the direction, threw it hard, and hit a big fish accurately.
The fish rolled in the water, slapping numerous splashes.
Jiang Miaomiao was about to catch the fish with him, suddenly felt a cold in the back of his feet, looked down, and his whole body stiffened with fright.
Lu Qiming noticed the change and asked, “What’s the matter?”
She was motionless, her voice trembling.
“Snakes… there are snakes…”
He looked back and saw a big black snake with a fleshy tail, slowly swimming past her feet in flip flops.
Without thinking about it, Lu Qiming stepped on it and twisted it hard.
The big black snake’s head was trampled on, and her body rolled frantically, and her tail caught Jiang Miaomiao’s tail, which was wrapped around her calf.
The cold temperature and the touch of the scales made her stand upright, screaming frantically and jumping away.
Lu Qiming kept stepping on it, waited for the snake to stop moving, raised his foot to check, and confirmed that it was completely dead, then said to her:
“It’s okay, it’s dead.”
Jiang Miaomiao was so scared that his face was full of tears, and he squatted. Crying in the grass.
Lu Qiming asked: “Are you really going to squat there? Snakes like grass the most, so be careful to get another one.”
She screamed and jumped into his arms.
He smiled and hugged her and touched her blasted hair.
“Well, well, snakes are dead, afraid of? You did not see the zombies so afraid.”
She pounding his fist, “is not the same thing!”
Lu Qiming beaten by her chest tightness, could not help but wry smile.
“If you hit it with the strength of hitting me, why would you be so scared that you are so scared?”
Jiang Miaomiao ignored him and adjusted for a long time before gradually returning to calm.
Lu Qiming plucked the snake with a stick, and said with satisfaction:
“This thing is quite fat, and it doesn’t look like poisonous, why don’t you take it home for the stew?”
Jiang Miaomiao didn’t dare to look at it, forbearance. He shook his head with disgust, “No.”
“Try it, snake soup is very nutritious.”
“Oh…take it away!”
Seeing her put on a face-off posture, Lu Qiming had to give up his plan and pick the snake corpse away. A bit of grass was thrown away.
Jiang Miaomiao eased his breath and went to watch the fish.
The fish struggled with a fork for a long time and was already half dead.
Lu Qiming went into the water to fish it up, and Jiang Miaomiao opened his mouth and scraped fish scales in the water.
He stood by and looked around, feeling sorry for the snake meat.
“They all swim in the water, and they all have scales. Why can’t you accept eating snakes? Don’t you want to taste the freshness?”
Jiang Miaomiao asked gloomily, “Do you like to taste the freshness?”
She grabbed a handful of fish scales and rushed over.
“The fish scales that have just been scraped off are very fresh, taste enough!”
Two hours passed in a blink of an eye.
Seeing that the sun was about to go down, I remembered that I had to grill fish, so I carried the bucket and went home.
The fish had to weigh seven or eight catties, and the bucket couldn’t fit it.
The head was stuck in it upside down, and half of the big tail was exposed.
The stove at home is a bit small, they are reluctant to cut it up and want to bake it whole.
So Lu Qiming picked up a pile of firewood and broken bricks, set up a stove in the open space behind the house, inserted the fish with a large steel fork, and set it up on the fire.
Jiang Miaomiao moved all the seasoning they brought to the side. While he turned the steel fork, she brushed up the seasoning.
The fish was too big and it took an hour to cook intermittently.
When the sunset clouds cover the sky, the aroma of grilled fish spreads across the farm.
Jiang Rou had been coveting meat for a long time, when they saw them put the grilled fish on the table, jumped up and down beside them, and couldn’t wait to taste it separately.
Jiang Miaomiao took the lead in picking up the chopsticks, took a piece of fish into his mouth.
Lu Qiming held the bowl and chopsticks and asked,
She closed her eyes and took a deep breath, then gave a thumbs up.
fish is fresh and tender, and the salt is just right, and the fish skin is grilled crispy and fragrant, which is better than what she had eaten in the restaurant before.
Lu Qiming was triumphant, like a pupil who found a dollar and gave it to the police.
Jiang Miaomiao’s blood boiled, “There are so many fish in the pond, let’s bake one a day, it’s so delicious!”
Lu Qiming: “…cough cough, let’s finish eating first.”
There is crazy growth in the small vegetable field next to it. Sweet potatoes, they pinched some tender leaves and fry them to serve as vegetables.
Grilled fish, sweet potato leaves, served with seaweed soup and white rice.
The first night in my new home was delicious and fulfilling.
The farm’s night is very cool, opening the windows is more comfortable than turning on the air conditioner.
There were too many mosquitoes. Jiang Miaomiao pulled out an old mosquito net from the closet. Lu Qiming knocked a few nails on the wall, hung up the mosquito net, and slept peacefully.
When I woke up the next day, the sun was already basking.
Jiang Miaomiao turned on the phone to check the time, and jumped in shock.
Lu Qiming was awakened by her, yawning, rubbing his chicken coop-like hair.
“What’s the matter?”
“It’s almost noon!”
“What does that matter? We don’t have to go to work.”
Yes, afterwards , she realized that she had resigned and lay back again. Decided to get up.
Now the two are completely self-reliant, and if they are always lazy, they might be really out of food.
“Get up and get up, don’t sleep.”
She pushed him as she put on her clothes.
Lu Qiming hugged the pillow and rolled, and said miserably:
“My head hurts, I feel like it’s going to explode. My waist hurts, my back hurts, my ankles hurt.”
Jiang Miaomiao became nervous.
“Is it tired or the sequelae of the operation?”
“No way, can I take a day off today?” It’s
all like this, of course he has to rest.
Jiang Miaomiao agreed and prepared to go downstairs by himself.
Behind him came his instructions: “Remember to wash off the pots and pans that I used yesterday, and wash my clothes and shoes. Clean up and make breakfast by the way. Yesterday’s meal was too spicy, so let’s have something light in the morning. .
Not demanding, make me a hand-made noodle…” Before finishing speaking, Jiang Miaomiao had already returned to the bed, grabbing his collar and grinding his molars and said:
“Get up.” He was so
sick that he was dead. Eating hand-rolled noodles is 100% pretend.
Lu Qiming looked at her pitifully.
“Didn’t you say you will take care of me forever?”
“You said you won’t lie to me for a lifetime, get up!”
In her posture like chasing ducks, Lu Qiming was coaxed downstairs, obediently washing dishes and cooking.
Jiang Miaomiao was not idle either, washed the clothes with well water, and swept the small building up and down.
The most leisurely thing is Jiang Rourou. I wandered around the orchard early in the morning. I came back just in time for the meal. I took a lunch break when I was full.
The two of them finished their work at home and prepared to do farm work.
Don’t care about the fish ponds for the time being, and the fields need to be cleared out to grow food.
The fruit in the orchard will mature for about a month, and it will be a long time.
So during this time, let’s settle the field first.
The two put on straw hats and carried hoes to get the weeds that Gu Changzhou didn’t finish yesterday.
Gu Changzhou didn’t show up for three consecutive days. On the fourth day, he drove to the farm and brought them a lot of seeds.
He said peanuts, sweet potatoes, corn, lettuce, leeks, carrots and potatoes.
He even brought a cage of chickens and a cage of ducklings, and several snakeskin bags to keep them in the shack.
There are so many things, Jiang Miaomiao didn’t know where he got them, so he didn’t dare to accept them.
Gu Changzhou sighed, and said, “It’s better to keep it, I will resign in a few days.”
She looked at him puzzledly, and Lu Qiming, who was washing his hair, also raised his wet head. .
“The new currency will be issued soon. I am going to start a company like before and do business on my own.”
He still can’t stand this mediocre and busy life. He is still far from retirement when he is in his fifties. It is better to take advantage of the recovery of society. Fight again.
Gu Changzhou has already contacted a few former friends and subordinates, preparing to open a restaurant in partnership.
People have been eating in the canteen for several years, and they should have longed for a richer diet. They hire a few cooks, find an empty storefront, and make a name for themselves before others discover business opportunities.
When you save a sum of money on hand, you can continue to expand into other industries.
If the two farms are well opened, they might become his supplier.
After hearing his plan, Jiang Miaomiao could only admire.
People in her 50s still want to start a business, and she is already planning to take care of her retirement in her 20s. It’s simply incomparable.
Lu Qiming shook the water on his head, his tone rarely peaceful.
“Work hard, you will definitely make a lot of money.”
Gu Changzhou looked surprised, “You…want me to succeed in my business?”
He shrugged and walked to Jiang Miaomiao’s arm around her shoulders. When we are too lazy to farm, we will run to you to eat and drink, surely you will not refuse?”
Gu Changzhou: “…”
Jiang Miaomiao laughed dryly, “Haha, he is joking, we can support ourselves
Yes .” He thought for a while, but relaxed.
“It’s okay, I will make good money, and you are welcome to come and rub me at that time.”
Gu Changzhou asked people to talk about business, and he was about to leave after unloading his things, leaving them with a lot of seeds, a group of screaming chickens and ducks, and Several planting guides and breeding guides.
Neither of them had any farming experience, so they didn’t dare to mess around casually. After feeding the chickens and ducks some water, they sat in the living room and studied those books.
Jiang Miaomiao went back to the time when he was learning to cook from the recipe.
Obviously I can understand every word, and the meaning of the combination is also understood, but after reading it, it is as if I haven’t read it, my head is still empty and directionless.
Lu Qiming was similar to her, closing the book impatiently.
“Don’t read it, try and say it.”
Anyway, there are so many mistakes, and there is a chance to start all over again.
They moved the chickens and ducks from the cage to the shed, sprinkled some feed, and then selected many different seeds, which were covered with wet paper towels according to Jiang Miaomiao’s previous method of planting bean sprouts.
A few days later, many small white buds emerged from the seeds.
The two raked a few acres of soil, sowed it, and then waited for them to grow expectantly.