After hearing the whole story, Su Tang only felt that life was actually quite magical. Of course, it wasn’t a bad thing that those two didn’t come to find trouble for her. Obviously, she would be able to deal with any trouble they might cause but, after all, she was currently busy coordinating things between the Su family and the Luo family and if those two had managed to mess things up for her it would have been quite annoying. After all, she had a personal stake in this business so she didn’t want any unforeseen accidents.
Right now, Su Tang felt her highest priority was to quietly raise up all the seedlings, transport them out without any accident, and then plant them on the farms without any hiccups.
Because of that, Su Tang didn’t take the initiative to do anything about those two women and instead just let the time pass quietly. Around the start of March, Su Tang took out some seeds she had bought directly from the space, gave them to Jiang Hong, and asked him to send them to the five farms she had bought before. She told him to show the farmers how to raise the seeds into seedlings for the farms and let them begin sowing them after the weather warmed up.
Also, since it was already the start of March, the first batches of seeds taken by the Su family had all basically been successfully raised and were ready for transportation and planting.
When they learned of this, the Luo family also acted very quickly. Before long, they sent many carriages to transport the seedlings away as well as money to pay for them. The Su family, having earned their first pieces of silver from this business, immediately became even more careful and dedicated while at the same time trying to grow as many seedlings as they could.
However, because Su Tang was so busy with the seedlings, Luo Xingchen’s Hand Operated Blender ended up being slightly delayed. But in the end, the craftsmen she hired had all mastered how to produce their respective parts and started making them in large quantities.
These craftsmen were basically scattered all over the place in different cities and towns, and none of them had any idea what the individual part they were tasked with making was for. They just accepted the money and made the part as instructed.
After these parts were finished, they were all sent to the farms Su Tang had bought before and stored there in warehouses. Su Tang’s plan was to wait until the land was planted with the tomatoes and chili peppers and then let the farmers assemble the Hand Operated Blenders whenever they were free.
Amidst all this bustle, Su Tang received another payment for the soap she had been producing, and this time it was more than five hundred taels of silver. She immediately turned around and put this money into the Hand Operated Blender parts as well as the purchase of some cattle and farm tools for the farms.
Time continued to flit by and, around mid-April, someone came to inform the Su family that they no longer needed to raise seedlings, officially ending the cooperation with the Luo family that had sent off a crazy money-making frenzy among the Su family.
In this past less than three months, Su Yongqiang and his family managed to earn a grand total of ten taels of silver. Meanwhile, the other families also made varying amounts, with the lower earners bringing back seven or eight taels of silver, and the highest earners taking in more than a dozen.
Once the Su family heard that there was no need to raise any more seedlings, they could all finally breathe a sigh of relief. Of course, at the same time, they felt a little lost. It had been really amazing to be able to earn so much money this way in their spare time.
By the end of April, all the farmers on Su Tang’s five farms managed to plant all the fields with tomatoes and chili peppers. Now they simply needed to keep an eye on the land and pay attention to fertilizing, weeding, and pest control.
And, after the Qing River had finally thawed near the end of March, Su Tang had once again started buying fish from the space in order to supply fish balls to Jiang He and Madam Qian’s noodle stall as agreed. Jiang He and Madam Qiang were relieved to find that, aside from Madam Qian needing to come and pick up the fish balls herself, Su Tang’s fish balls were exactly the same as they had been last year, regardless of taste or quantity.
Just as Su Tang had said herself, once she signed a contract she would definitely see it through until the end. At the same time, Jiang He and Madam Qian also took the initiative and began to study how to make their own fish balls. These days they would occasionally make a few fish balls and sell them together with Su Tang’s fish balls. Of course, the taste of their fish balls were naturally not as good Su Tang’s, but they were definitely making an effort.
Everyone was making progress, and Su Tang finally didn’t need to work like crazy every day and run around everywhere. Nowadays, aside from studying with Song Yi for a few hours every day, the rest of her time was spent living leisurely and occasionally making some food for Luo Xingchen when she was in a good mood.
During this time, Luo Xingchen followed Su Tang and tasted new things all the time. She got to eat Hot and Sour Grilled Fish, Boiled Fish with Pickled Cabbage and Chili, Chinese Dumplings stuffed with vegetables and meat, and many other delicacies. In short, there was a lot of delicious food, and for the foodie Luo Xingchen her three months in Qinghe Town seemed to fly by.
Finally, in May, the last of the seedlings raised by the Su family were transported to the Luo family farms to be planted, and Luo Xingchen had no reason to stay in Qinghe Town any longer and had to leave. After reluctantly saying goodbye to Su Tang, she left Qinghe Town and returned to the Luo family with plans to begin work on the workshop that would be producing their sauces.
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