Meanwhile, as Su Tang was chatting with Mrs. Zhou and then rushing over to her farms by carriage, it could be said that those tenant farmers on her farms were like ants on a hot pan – scrambling around in a panic.
After all, Su Tang had bought these farms very quickly and with no warning. Most potential buyers would investigate and feel things out, so the tenant farmers would have some time to prepare themselves, but that hadn’t happened this time. Of course, it was because Su Tang had the orange cat who could directly tell her if a farm met her requirements or not. Thus, as long as the farm met her requirements she could just buy it. Moreover, after looking around for one day, she had decided to make her purchases that same day, and even finished up all the formalities the very next day.
In short, it was all very efficient, and with no nonsense at all the few farms changed hands overnight. After the land was sold, the brokerage office hastily sent some people to inform the tenant farmers that the land had changed owners and that they would need to discuss things with the new owner if they wanted to continue renting the land in the future.
As soon as the tenant farmers heard that the land they lived on had changed owners, how could they not panic? They were very afraid that the new owner wouldn’t be a good person and would want to make things difficult for them, or that they would want to raise the already very tough rent again. In short, they were all worried that things might be getting harder in the future.
Because they were worried, the tenant farmers were all very concerned about any news from the new owner’s side. Thus, Su Tang’s carriage hadn’t even arrived at the farm when they were spotted on the horizon and all the tenant farmers hurriedly came out to take a look at their new landlord.
Su Tang naturally had no idea what these tenant farmers were thinking about. Her hands were currently too full to pay much attention to her surroundings. Because Mrs. Zhou was traveling with her this time she couldn’t hide in her space and, as a result, Su Tang could only ride in the carriage normally. Thanks to that, she felt as if her bones were being jolted apart by all this bumping and jostling, so she was in a low mood.
A certain Divine Beast with no fear of death was rolling around in the carriage and laughing his whiskers off. Seeing this meow messing around like this, Su Tank just snorted. If she didn’t know she would be needing his powers soon she might have really tossed him out of the carriage and let this meow try to keep up with his stubby little legs.
While laughing his butt off, the orange cat had felt very awesome, but then when he sensed the way his master was looking at him he could feel a cold breeze running up his spine. Even if he was a Divine Beast, that chill was bone-deep. Ah, he was too careless! How could he have forgotten that his master was a dark loli?!
Meanwhile, this carriage was probably the best carriage Mrs. Zhou had ever ridden in, so she was still in high spirits when they arrived at the farm. Seeing this middle-aged woman who looked so spry, Su Tang could only lament: Indeed, the working people shouldn’t be underestimated.
At the same time, from outside the carriage, she heard Niu’er’s voice call out: “Who are you?”
Niu’er had driven the carriage up to the gates of the farm as instructed only to find a bunch of people waiting around and looking at his carriage, and he confusedly let out that question.
After all, Niu’er was aware that this farm had already been bought by Su Tang. Therefore, in his mind, the old owners should have already cleaned up and left. Thus, when he all these people here he naturally felt confused.
Su Tang and Mrs. Zhou also heard his voice outside. They exchanged glances and then Mrs. Zhou opened the carriage door directly.
When the door opened, Su Tang immediately saw a small crowd of about a dozen people all waiting outside. Although the Spring Festival was over and the weather had warmed up a bit it was still cold outside, but these people were all wearing thin and shabby clothes. Their cotton-padded jackets were covered in a checkerboard of patches and didn’t look very warm. The person standing at the head of the crowd was a young man who looked to be a teenager. His face was a little pale as if he had been standing out in the cold for too long.
“Are you the tenant farmers who live on this farm?” Mrs. Zhou reacted first. She sent Su Tang a brief glance before quickly opening her mouth to ask.
At the same time, the people in the crowd were also sizing up the two people who had stepped down from the carriage, Su Tang and Mrs. Zhou. Mrs. Zhou was a middle-aged woman who lived a fairly rich life at home, so her face was rudy and healthy and she was wearing a very thick brown cotton-padded jacket and a nice silver hairpin on her head.
Behind this middle-aged woman, they saw the girl who looked like a rich young miss. She was dressed plainly in muted colors, but the white fox-fur hat and cloak she was wearing looked very extraordinary. Her small and delicate face had a leisurely expression and she was obviously looking over at them while holding a small hand stove in her hands.
For a moment, the gathered crowd couldn’t tell who the farm’s new master was and they froze. However, finally, the leading young man stepped forward and gave a bow. He said: “Greeting the young miss, the madam. Indeed, all of us here are the tenant farmers who live on this farm. May I ask which of you is the farm’s new owner?”
When Mrs. Zhou realized they suspected that she might be the new owner, she hurriedly spoke up to clarify: “Wait, wait, I’m not the new owner. I’m just a broker from the Qingyuan County Brokerage Office. This person here, Miss Su, is the new owner of this farm.”
Since Mrs. Zhou had directly explained everything, the tenant farmers immediately understood that Su Tang was the new owner of this farm so they hurriedly moved forward to salute her.
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