Su Tang watched Luo Xingchen disappear into the kitchen, then turned back to the Zhou family that were still waiting and said, “I have something urgent here, so I’m afraid I don’t have time to finish things today. You guys go back and pack up your things to move over. Xiaocao can come and sign the employment contract tomorrow morning. We’ll talk about the specific wages then.”
Because she was anxious and worried about what happened at the workshop, Su Tang no longer had the time to take care of anything else, but she still mentioned the matter of the contract to the Zhou family. After all, if she was hiring someone, it was certainly necessary to sign a contract.
The Zhou family could also tell that something had happened on Su Tang’s end, so they nodded and agreed, then all left together.
Just as they were leaving, Niu’er arrived driving his carriage. Meanwhile, inside, Luo Xingchen quickly poured herself another two cups of tea, but then Su Tang stopped her there. It was still a bit chilly outside, so it wouldn’t be good for a woman to drink too much tea all at once.
When she saw that Niu’er was here, Su Tang hurriedly climbed up into the carriage, Luo Xingchen jumped onto her horse, and they all left in a hurry.
Ms. Zhang came out from inside Su Tang’s courtyard to politely send off the three members of the Zhou family who were still in a daze after seeing Su Tang’s sudden departure.
“It turns out that people can also live like this.” Zhou Xiaocao watched Su Tang’s carriage disappear and sighed. Her eyes flickered with yearning.
She and Su Tang both had their reputations ruined, but Su Tang could live a life like this and communicate freely with such an excellent young man. They were both the daughters of poor farmers, but Su Tang could be so confident and magnificent.
Zhou Xiaocao had always thought she was already a top-notch girl among the girls in Sujia Village, but now she realized that her vision had been too narrow.
She had felt that the cruel rumors and gossip from the other villagers were something insurmountable. But after seeing how Su Tang had already opened her own shop and was running her own business, she realized that this bit of gossip was nothing at all.
In the past, the villagers had all talked about the adverse fate of Su Tang and her brother and sent the siblings gazes full of sympathy, pity, ridicule, and mockery. But after Su Tang and her brother came back to build a house, everyone in Sujia Village changed their tones. Even the time that the siblings had been sacrifice to the River God had become “giving them a blessing” in those people’s mouths.
Su Tang clearly showed Zhou Xiaocao that if a person had enough ability, they could become your own patron and backer. Zhou Xiaocao clenched her little fists, and her eyes became determined. She suddenly knew what she was planned to do in the future.
Zhou Dazhu and Madam Yang also watched Su Tang ride away with the same sense of yearning as their daughter. In the end, they could only sigh. That girl was just too talented. Then they went back to Sujia Village together.
Su Tang and Luo Xingchen galloped all the way, and they quickly arrived at the newly built sauce workshop about half an hour later.
In the past there had only been a ruin here, but now there was a sturdy brick building and a huge water wheel standing next to the Qing River. The water wheel spun slowly with the flow of the river. Not far away from the water wheel, there was the workshop. It was an ordinary building built from brick with a large circular hole in the wall facing the river and the water wheel.
Currently, there were a bunch of laborers all standing around the site with helpless expressions. The huge meat grinder, which had finally been formally assembled earlier this morning, stood off to one side.
Jiang Hong was deep in discussion with the craftsmen and laborers when Su Tang and Luo Xingchen arrived.
“We built this building exactly according to the drawings you gave us. You didn’t say there would be such a thing like this or that it would need to fit inside such a small space. Now we can only tear down the wall to put it in, there is no other way.” One of the craftsmen spoke in a certain tone.
Su Tang had already learned about the situation from Luo Xingchen on the way.
In fact, it wasn’t anything that took too long to explain. Basically, the main building of the workshop, that was to say, the main factory building with the biggest size, was nearly completed and was just short of having the huge meat grinder inside.
Everything had been going well, but when the meat grinder was actually delivered, everyone realized that it was too big to be moved into the building that had already been mostly built.
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