1. Britta gets up early in the morning and make her way along the trail towards the thundering Pleasant Falls. She holds her breath, and splashes into the startlingly cold water to wash her hair and swim around to get rid of all her sleepiness.
2. Next, she smoothes out her quilt and props her embroidered pillows up in an orderly way. Then she climbs down the ladder to the kitchen to see what's for breakfast.
3. Singing her favorite song, "the hills are alive," Britta trips lightly into the barn and clambers up the red ladder to the chicken loft. The chickens are usually pretty happy to see her because it means they'll get their food soon. They chirp joyfully and hop around while she collects their eggs in a basket.
4. Britta's least favorite part of her chores is finishing her proper school homework. It takes her a long time to write the assignments, and usually she'd much rather be outside running around the meadows and building fairy houses.
5. Britta has the responsibility of picking up the mail from the Post Office for the family. She always holds on tightly to the letters as she skips home, so that they don't blow away in the wind.
6. Once she gets home, Britta pulls out a pad of stationary and writes back to any letters she got from her pen pals. Her letters from Rebecca are always the most interesting because Rebecca writes about llamas and gardens, which Britta likes to hear about.
7. Britta grabs a fishing rod from the cabin closet and trudges up and over the bridge to the treehouse, where she climbs up the branches and balances on an edge of the railing to send the line down into the river. Then she waits and sings songs to the fish, trying to get them to bite her bait. Once she has collected two or more fresh fish, she puts them into her grandpa's fishing basket and brings them back to the cabin to be roasted for dinner.
8. It's Britta's responsibility to keep the weeds out of the small garden patch. She sometimes pulls them out with her hands, and other times she uses a trowl to dig them out when there are particularly stubborn ones.
9. Mrs. Larson leaves a pile of dishes with a bar of soap and a wash cloth near the cabin door, and once Britta has finished with the weeding, she carries the pile down to the river and scrubs them vigorously. Then she dries them off and lugs them all back to the cabin.
10. Britta's last chore is her favorite. In fact, she doesn't think it's a chore at all. She would play dolls out in the woods all day every day if she could! She brings her dolls to the fairy hut in the small meadow, and they have special visits with each other that no one else can hear but Britta. (And sometimes a mouse or two that scampers by.)