On a remote little farm, a retired couple named Jan and Bill—Mom and Dad, to their dogs—have a pleasant, quiet home. To the casual observer, life on the farm may seem calm, predictable, and even a bit boring. But when strange events make their way to the farmhouse door, things can get interesting in a hurry. And when you stir in a diverse group of people and places, sometimes you get a delicious dish, and sometimes you get fireworks.
One Christmas Eve, a starving bloodhound appears on their doorstep. Mom and Dad immediately take him in and care for him, and when they find his owner has passed away, the dog gets renamed Hero and joins the family, along with Buddy, Gypsy, and Pumpkin. Then, when Mom and Dad discover the new kindergarten teacher at the nearby school has a stalker, they rush to the rescue. Meanwhile, two very different pairs of young people experience of the beginning of serious love and commitment. The farm may offer a quiet visit or tumultuous occasion, but as long as the animals and people are safe, fed, and sheltered at the end of the day, it’s a good day.
This narrative follows events in the lives of an older couple living on a farm as their home becomes the center of a variety of dramas small and large.