The Ingalls family are in dire straits financially when Charles is temporarily laid off at the mill and they have no money coming in. Rather than rest on their laurels and feel sorry for hemselves, the whole family pitches in to help as Charles goes off in search of odd jobs, Caroline and Laura see to the chores and the ploughing while Mary takes some time off school to once again help out the local seamstress.
Harriett Oleson is really the catalyst behind the whole thing as she refuses any more store credit until the outstanding bill is paid and spreads the gossip near and far.
Excellent episode outlining strength and faith in adversity. Terrific work by all the actors involved in this one.