Recently widowed Mattie Remmel who lives with her college student daughter, Shelly, on a farm in South Dakota hires a ranch hand named Dawn who settles in a tent on the property. They are joined by a 14 year old Native American boy named Elton who has run away from his home. This unlikely family courageously face the problems of farm life, machinery in need of repair, difficult people like the Pollards, and neighbors both boorish and tending to thievery. Dawn's former boyfriend finds her and tries to kill her but Elton kills him. Elton is scared and runs away. Shelly's insecurity sends her searching for love.
This report prepared by Coletta Ollerer