Of course, as parents, they needed to be aware of their children’s income so that the income could be brought into the family funds. However, by setting the rule like this the children would be able to earn in an approved way that wouldn’t be considered stealing money by not turning it into the family funds.
Also, by using this method, each family would be able to gain advantages for themselves, so all of them would be motivated to contribute and work hard. Meanwhile, Su Yongqiang would merely keep the money they turned in and save it for when there was something important at home that could be handled with money.
Su Yongqiang had also finished thinking it through and decided that he could afford to select the candidates after the new year. However, his own family were of course going to be included, so he had brought them over in advance and explained everything to them and informed them of what would be expected of them, such as signing the contract and so on.
“Alright, we’ll all listen to you father.” When the three brothers heard their father’s arrangements, they were all jubilant and there were no signs of dissatisfaction.
“A hundredfold compensation though? It seems that Aunt Tang isn’t looking to grow anything ordinary this time. When we’re choosing people, we definitely need to choose the ones who are trustworthy and won’t blab their mouths everywhere, or else we’ll be in trouble.” Su Laifu expressed his thoughts.
“You’re right. But since we’re making so much money in just two months, this kind of risk is expected. I think it’s worth it.” Su Laixi added.
Farmers worked their fields all year long, but how much money did they ever have to show for once the year was done? Here in Sujia Village a farmer probably wouldn’t be able to earn eight or ten taels of silver even working hard all year round, but this job was going to earn them that much in just two months, so it was normal for the job to have risks.
“En. Also we need to remember that if it weren’t for Aunt Tang then it would never have been our turn to receive such a good job. Father, you can rest assured that we will help you choose reliable people and not let her down.” Su Laiwang nodded along and added his own thoughts.
When Su Xue heard that she could earn money for her dowry her face turned very red, but there was also a shine of hope in her eyes. After all, if her dowry could be a little bigger before she married over then she would definitely be able to secure a better place for herself in her mother-in-law’s family.
From there, Su Yongqiang and his family all discussed about how to select people, what needed to be paid attention to, what needed to be done to keep it a secret, and so on. Their discussion even continued as they sat down for their meal.
Later on, after they tried the toffees and cheesecake that Su Tang had sent over, they were all immediately conquered by the taste. They all agreed that these foods were really delicious and even felt that it was no wonder they were so expensive.
Of course, while Su Yongqiang and his family were having a meeting, Su Yongshun and his family were also having a meeting of their own which had started shortly after he arrived home. Su Yongshun’s family had received the same gifts from Su Tang, but no one in his family had heard of Dessert Cafe before so they had no idea about how expensive the sweets were, they just felt they were very delicious. Of course, Su Yongshun still found his children and told them that soon they would be part of the effort to raise hundreds of thousands of seedlings, as well as what would be expected of them.
Of course, his whole family was only looking forward to this job. They all knew that this was an excellent opportunity, and they were determined to seize it and make as much money as they could.
While the two families were busy holding meetings to discuss the work and the steps needed to maintain secrecy, Su Tang herself was walking hand-in-hand with Su Nuo down the road toward toward Qinghe Town.
Because it was already New Year’s Eve, there was basically no one else on the road. Thanks to that, it was very obvious when they reached about halfway and found that Pengmo was waiting for them on the road with a carriage. Without any complaints, the two siblings climbed up into the carriage and then rode directly to the Song residence.
Today, Su Tang was planning to celebrate the Spring Festival with Song Yi, so she wouldn’t be returning until the next day, Of course, she had already explained this matter to Zhang Cuilan before they left, so the servants at home were all able to relax a little and enjoy the new year.
That night, Su Tang made a lively New Year’s Eve feast at the Song residence which included cakes and milk tea, and then accompanied Song Yi to play chess as they waited for the new year to arrive. Before long, Su Tang welcomed her very first new year in this time and space.
The next day, on the first day of the Lunar New year, Su Tang woke up from her kang bed in the Song residence, and when she opened her eyes she saw the large face of the orange cat hovering in front of her. The orange cat seemed to have fashioned a simple wreath of pink flowers and wore it on his head, and floating above were the words ‘Happy Birthday, Master!’
This scene was originally very cute, and it was all the more impactful seeing it first thing in the morning like this. Su Tang couldn’t help but reach out and pat the big fluffy head and say, ‘Thank you, my Divine Beast!’
Immediately, the ‘Divine Beast’ turned arrogant, ‘Hmph, meow!’
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