A Blessed Daughter - Chapter 405
Chapter 405 Strengthening the shed
Yuan Wangyuan, Liu Yu, and Gao Wentian all echoed and praised Wei Ruo’s mutton soup and naan, saying that these were the most delicious mutton soup and pancakes they had ever tasted.
Xu Fengyuan didn’t speak, but his eyes fell on Wei Ruo from time to time, and from the way he ate the naan and soup, it could be seen that he was also very satisfied with the lunch.
Wei Yichen was also silent, his eyes were deep, and he seemed to have something on his mind.
Since that narrow escape, he has become deep, so neither Wei Ruo nor his classmates are surprised by his appearance.
In the end, several people ate up Wei Ruo’s pot of mutton soup, leaving not even a drop of soup.
The snow is still falling, and the surrounding snow is getting thicker and thicker, only the shed that Wei Ruo set up is an exception in this vast land.
After eating and drinking, Xu Fengyuan suggested: “Let’s get some more bamboo to strengthen this shed.”
Xu Fengyuan worried that as the wind and snow increased, the shed built by Wei Ruo might not be able to support it.
Lu Yuhong was the first to respond: “I’ll go with you.”
Yuan Wangyuan, Liu Yu and Gao Wentian seconded the proposal.
Then several people went to cut a lot of bamboo and reinforced the shed with ropes from Wei Ruo’s carriage.
Wei Ruo saw that several people had brought bamboo, but clumsily tied the whole bamboo to the shed she had already built, so she helped.
“Ruo’er, let’s do it.” Wei Yichen said.
“If you do this, it may cause the structure of the entire shed to be unstable, and the wind and snow may be stronger at night. If the shed collapses, it will be more troublesome, especially for you.”
Wei Ruo and Xiumei had carriages that could shelter them from the wind and snow. Even if the shed collapsed, it wouldn’t have any impact, so when Wei Ruo and Xiumei built the shed at the beginning, it was relatively simple and rough.
But now with Wei Yichen and Xu Fengyuan, their situation is different.
Speaking, Wei Ruoli took out the hatchet and split the light bamboo that was only as thick as a thumb into several equal parts, and then separated the green tough part of the outer layer of the light bamboo from the white bamboo fiber part of the inner layer.
Seeing this, Xiumei also came over, and neatly used a part of bamboo to build the frame on the side of the shed, and then took the bamboo she had just treated from Wei Ruo, and weaved the green and resilient outer skin on the frame.
Looking at the master and servant’s skillful movements and tacit cooperation, Lu Yuhong and others couldn’t help feeling ashamed.
These big men are not as good at working as the two women!
Lu Yuhong said anxiously: “Miss, otherwise, you command, and we will do it.”
Lu Yuhong also knew that the few of them did not know how to build a reinforced shed without Wei Ruo, but it was really impossible for the two girls to work with a group of big men watching him.
“Yes, Miss Wei, just let us do it. Although we don’t understand it very well, if you ask, we will do it.” Yuan Wangyuan seconded.
Wei Ruo stopped, raised his eyes to look at Lu Yuhong and the others, and was not polite to them: “That’s all right, you guys do it.”
Wei Ruo stepped aside, and Xiumei also stopped.
After Wei Ruo guided for a while, the few people understood, so Wei Ruo and the others continued to strengthen the shed by themselves, and brought Xiumei back to the carriage.
The interior of the carriage is very warm, with soft cushions on the walls and bottom, and a few fluffy cushions next to it, making it very comfortable for sitting or lying down.
However, Wei Ruo looked solemn at this time.
Xiumei worried: “Miss, what’s wrong with you? Is it because Mr. Xu…”
“What are you thinking? What does it have to do with him? I am worried that this heavy snow will bring great suffering to the people of Jiangsu and Zhejiang.”
“That’s right, last year’s heavy snow caused the people of Taizhou to suffer a great crime! In addition, a plague almost broke out at that time… I’m afraid the momentum of this year’s snow will be greater than last year…”
Speaking of this, Xiumei couldn’t help but become worried.
Speaking, Xiumei comforted herself: “However, the grain harvest this year is not bad, and the situation can be slightly better.”
Good grain harvest is not only a matter of being able to eat enough food. With surplus food at home, people can also buy more cotton-padded jackets and quilts, and can also repair houses, so that the impact of heavy snowfall will be less.
“In short, we need to be prepared.” Wei Ruodao, “I remember that I stocked up a batch of coal in a warehouse in Younan Villa.”
Because of last year’s situation, Wei Ruo also made preparations early this year. Although she doesn’t know whether it will snow this year or whether it will be as cold as last year, there is always nothing wrong with stocking up on more supplies to keep out the cold.
Xiumei nodded: “Yes, the entire warehouse has not been touched, and there is also a batch of warehouses in Xingshan County that have not been touched.”
“Cotton should also be in stock. When you return to the city, you can follow me to confirm the warehouse where the cotton is stored.” Wei Ruo said.
Outside the carriage, the six people outside were not lazy at all. Although they were not very skilled, they were very serious.
While working, Liu Yu couldn’t help asking Wei Yichen: “Brother Yichen, why is your eldest sister so good that she even knows these things. I just saw her skill at splitting bamboo, as if she has done it many times. “
Liu Yu chopped some bamboo and felt pain in the places where the fingers were under some force.
He is not a weak scholar. He usually practiced riding and shooting, and his hands also had some calluses, but there was a difference between the position where he used to practice force and the position where he used a hatchet to split bamboo.
Wei Yichen was silent for a long while without speaking.
“Brother Yi Chen?” Liu Yu called out.
“When my younger sister was recuperating in the country, she learned some crafts from the old people in the country out of hobby.” Wei Yichen replied in a deep voice.
“So that’s it, Miss Wei is really a knowledgeable person.” Liu Yu praised.
As he spoke, Liu Yu couldn’t help looking at Xu Fengyuan: “No wonder Brother Xu…”
In the middle of speaking, they realized that the atmosphere was not right, and the faces of Xu Fengyuan and Wei Yichen changed.
Liu Yu hurriedly shut up, swallowing all the words that followed.
Wei Yichen urged: “It’s getting late, we have to speed up.”
The others nodded in agreement, so they stopped gossiping and concentrated on strengthening the shed.
In the evening, the reinforcement work was basically completed.
The top of the shed was originally covered with criss-crossed bamboo and cloth, but now flexible bamboo strips are used to fill the gaps, increasing the load-bearing and overall firmness.
Two sides of the shed were sealed with flexible bamboo strips. On the other two sides, Wei Ruo’s carriage was parked on one side.
Due to limited time, it is not easy to seal the top and both sides.
In addition, they are still burning fire in the shed, so it is not good to seal off all sides, which is already very good.
(end of this chapter)