Ike and Mem are spending the weekend with their grandparents on the farm. There are lots of fun things to do there, such as riding the ponies and eating gooseberry pie; but there are also many chores. Ike and Mem get upset about the work Grandmother and Grandfather ask them to do. They forget everyone must pitch in if they are to get along. This is a tender and poignant chapter book about mistakes and consequences, and the importance of forgiveness.