Pa is having his fued with the Hoppers when they throw in a rock with a note asking for a truce. It seems they want their son, Clod, and Pa's daughter, Floral, to do some courting since they are past due to get married. Ma makes Pa agree to it and Pa doesn't like the fact that Floral could become a Hopper.
Pa tries his best to get rid of Clod Hopper and each time he fails and winds up getting the worst of the attempt. This goes on until Floral serves Clod some of her mom's special recipe biscuits. Clod bites into it and it's as hard as a rock and he calls them cannonballs. This infuriates Ma and she throws him out and tells Pa to start the fued again. Pa is delighted.