1. Anna rises early in the morning, and hurries down the road to the river for a quick wash. She soaps her hair with lavender soap from the general store and sings a little tune to keep her mind busy as she prepares for the day.
2. Her next chore is to make her bed. She takes all the pillows off, airs out her patchwork quilt and tucks the blanket carefully back underneath her mattress. Then she neatly puts her pillows back on top and places her dolls upright in front.
3. Anna then heads into the kitchen to mix together ingredients for fresh bread loaves and buns. She pours oats, flour, sugar, salt, butter, and other ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stirs vigorously. She then molds the dough into pretty shapes and patterns their tops with a knife. She dons her fuzzy red baking mittens and slides the bread tray onto a trivet on the fire.
4. While the bread is baking on the fire, Anna pulls out her knitting needles and adds a few more rows to a scarf that she is making for her papa. The yarn is fascinating to Nafy the cat, who bats at the yarn curiously and tangles herself up in it as it sways back and forth from Anna's needles.
5. Once she has made progress on her knitting project, Anna moves on to add a few patches to her quilt. She likes to sew, and makes sure that each patch is held with strong, small stitches that will hold for many years.
6. Collecting firewood a little tiring, but Anna knows how important it is to have enough wood to last the family through the winter. Each day she collects a few more logs to add to the wood pile so that when winter comes, they will stay warm and toasty inside by the fire.
7. Once she has added logs to the family's wood pile, Anna bundles a few piles of logs to sell at the food stand to townsfolk who will also need their fires to last through the day. She ties them together with strands of blue yarn and pulls them into town on a little wheelbarrow.
8. Anna dislikes doing the food rounds. Her job is to collect leftover, old food from each of the houses and dump it in a cart. She then brings the cart back to the farm where mother nature returns the vegetables to the earth so they can regrow.
9. A bunch of fresh mushrooms has sprouted in the marshy grass by the river, so Anna brings over a bucket to collect them before they get squashed by people walking by. These precious little mushrooms are particularly flavorful because the soil by the river has collected and stored lots of water from the river that nourishes them.
10. Finally, Anna makes sits down at the food stand to serve customers who need to buy food. She adds up their groceries, and bags them up so that they will be easier to carry. She always makes sure to be friendly to everyone who comes by, and to make sure that they are happy with what they purchase. A happy customer is the key to good business, she remembers.