Chapter 11 (Part 1): The Ugly Ger’s Farming Story

“Feeling nervous?”

Butcher Liu joked while tying up the little piglet with Liu Ama, glancing at Li Changfeng at the street corner.


Li Changfeng looked at the dreary street corner, feeling a mixture of anticipation and anxiety. He wondered what Xu Qing would be like today. Would Xu Qing be dissatisfied after seeing him?

Liu Ama gave Butcher Liu a slap without any mercy. “What nonsense are you spouting? Instead of wasting time with such gibberish, shouldn’t you be thinking about selling the piglets and buying a big pig to butcher and sell?”

Butcher Liu took the slap lightly and walked over to Li Changfeng, standing next to him with a mysterious expression. He said, “What are you nervous about? Only I have the right to be nervous at this moment!”

Li Changfeng turned his head and glanced at Liu Ama, who was busy tidying up the shop, unaware of the conversation. Then he faced Butcher Liu, who was grinning proudly.

“Weren’t you nervous when you had the blind date with Liu Ama?!” Butcher Liu and Liu Ama had known each other since they were young. Liu Ama had taken the initiative to propose marriage. They grew up together in the same village, but Butcher Liu always thought Liu Ama wouldn’t like him. So he never went to propose marriage, but instead, Liu Ama impatiently proposed to him!

For this matter, Butcher Liu had been proud for most of his life. What could be better than having the person he loved actually like him back!

Butcher Liu had been waiting for Li Changfeng to say this. He leisurely took out his smoking pipe, loaded it with tobacco, and said, “You don’t know, right? If a ger invites someone to his house to propose marriage, it means he has feelings for that person!”

After blowing out a puff of smoke, he continued to enlighten Li Changfeng, who had a look of astonishment on his face, “His concern is whether you can take a liking to him, not whether he finds you worthy here!”

After finishing speaking, Butcher Liu patted the dazed Li Changfeng on the shoulder and turned to help Liu Ama with the things.

“If a ger invites someone to his house to propose marriage, it means he has feelings for that person!” These words seemed to circulate repeatedly in Li Changfeng’s ears, making his head feel dizzy.

The thought of that slender figure having feelings for him filled his heart with joy. Could it be…?

A pair of hands suddenly slapped his shoulder. “Kid, what are you daydreaming about? Look! They’re here!” Li Changfeng quickly looked towards the street corner and indeed saw a pair of figures, one tall and one short, approaching from a distance.

The tall one was, of course, Xie Ama. He had been giving Xu Qing instructions about the matters to pay attention to during the blind date all the way. Xu Qing was feeling drowsy in the carriage, so he hadn’t been paying attention. And now, as Xu Qing looked at the tall figure standing in front of Butcher Liu’s shop, his heart pounded “thump thump,” completely oblivious to Xie Ama’s words.

It wasn’t until they stood in front of Li Changfeng that Xie Ama stopped chattering. “You must Li’s second son, right? My maternal family is Luo’s family from Jixiang Village! According to seniority, you should call me Xie Ama!”

Li Changfeng quickly greeted Xie Ama as a junior, “Xie Ama, greetings!” He knew about Xie Ama. Xie Ama was the eldest brother of Luo’s family and had a fiery temperament in his youth, scaring off anyone who dared to propose marriage to him. It was the Xie family from the neighboring village who came to propose marriage and eventually married him. Xie Ama’s gentle temperament was a stark contrast to his personality!

When Xu Qing first saw Xie Ama, he was completely fooled by his appearance.

Xie Ama looked at the tall Li Changfeng with satisfaction. Not bad, he had a good physique and knew how to be polite. Then he glanced at Xu Qing, who was staring at him, and discreetly tugged at Xu Qing’s sleeve, conveying a meaningful look. After that, he began asking Li Changfeng about his family background. Li Changfeng restrained himself from looking at the spot where Xu Qing stood and respectfully answered Xie Ama’s questions.

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Xu Qing didn’t have that awareness, his eyes fixed on Li Changfeng. He felt that Li Changfeng had a good appearance, a pleasant voice, polite manners, and although he was honest, he had his own thoughts. Such a person suited him well and was suitable for living together.

As Li Changfeng continued answering, Xie Ama became more and more satisfied. Finally, Liu Ama couldn’t bear it and pulled him aside. “Alright, enough already. Let’s leave some room for these two young people to talk. Come, let’s have a chat ourselves.”

After Xie Ama left, Xu Qing gently sighed in relief as he looked at Li Changfeng in front of him. “Haha, were you scared?”

Only now did Li Changfeng look at Xu Qing squarely, feeling somewhat nervous. “No.”

Xu Qing was wearing a light purple outfit today, and the purple color added a touch of elegance to him. Combined with his education, he appeared like a refined young man. Very few people in these villages had the opportunity to receive an education. It cost two taels of silver per year, including the cost of books and ink. Not every family could afford it. Even in the Li family, they only allowed the third son, Li Laosan, to receive an education.


Greetings from the translator

UPDATE: After hearing the concerns of my beloved readers, I have changed the format back to the regular ones. Thank you for your feedback 😀


  1. Just need a bigger font I think

    1. Thank you for the feedback 🙂 I’ll choose bigger fonts for the next chapters. Are they too small?

      1. too small if you read on portrait via mobile, you can zoom but it’s a bit uncomfortable to read since you will have to keep moving it around.

        It’s actually fine if you read on Landscape, I’m just not used to it.

    2. Juliene Sobreira says:

      Não tem como traduzir no meu celular com este formado a partir do capítulo 11 😭
      Mesmo assim obrigada pela tradução!!!!

  2. jess duckin says:

    thank you for the chapter.

    i think the money given to XQ is incorrect amount, supposed to be 15 not 50.
    I checked previous chapter and the raw.

    also some suggestion, would you prefer using Ger to differentiate between ger and men, instead of using brother?

    as the story progress, there will be more Ger character in the story, and you’ll be confused with whose the man and the ger.

    1. Hello Jess, thank you for your suggestions. I’ll fix the amount. Also, what you said makes sense with using the term ger. Sure, I’ll use it from now but keep the “Brother Qing” pronoun coz “Ger Qing” sounds … odd? Lol 😂

      1. An0n says:

        The correct term would be Qing Ger cause mtl puts the title first but in raws the title would be behind the name. Hope that helps if you are gonna change the format. Also there are some female pronouns when Aunt Xie is referred to.

  3. Andra says:

    Awesome. I like the direction in which this story is developing. Ah, the beginnings of love, so sweet.

  4. Andra says:

    Thank you so much for the chapters.

    1. Thank you, dear ☺️

  5. Unique says:

    Thank you ❣️

    1. No, thank you for your support ☺️

  6. Ty says:

    thanks for the updates. I dont have problem with the new format.

    1. Awesome! Thank you for the feedback ☺️

      1. Andra says:

        I agree with Ashen Fox about the font.

  7. sissilia says:

    I use a phone so the writing is small but it’s readable I am ok with it👍
    That dish seems really tasty 😋 I really want to eat it 🤤
    Thank you for the update ❤️💯

  8. Jay says:

    A bit small font in mobile, but readable. Thanks for the translation.

    1. Thank you, Jay. The font size will be bigger from chapter 12 and onward ☺️

  9. Rani says:

    Hi, I’m from INA! Previously I read this novel using google translate automatically but since chapter 11 I can’t read it anymore because google translate can’t help me anymore! I really like this story it’s so beautiful! Please help me read it again like before!I will not copy your work!

    I just enjoy reading it

    1. Hello Rani. Thank you for your comment. The reason I changed the format was because aggregator sites were stealing my translation and posting things like “read this novel on this website for faster releases.” The audacity! That’s why I had to change the format. I hope you understand 😔

    2. Mithie says:

      I’m brazilian and I also used google translator to read this novel. I can’t read it anymore😞

      1. I apologise for the inconvenience. It’s just that the aggregator sites being annoying and I had to result to this. Maybe you could try the mtlnovel where you can find the raw chapters? 😔

  10. sadiewoods9 says:

    This story already absolutely hits my favorite tropes- farming, gers, having a space ability, growth economically and as a weak to strong or ugly to pretty sense, etc. I really can’t wait to see where it goes!

    Formatting wise, this is fine but I’d prefer it just a bit bigger in font size. I’m on mobile and this is readable but at the minimum of what can be read comfortably. Do whatever you want though, it’s your site!

    Thanks for your hard work translating!

    1. Thank you for the feedback, Sadie 🙂 I’ll arranging the fonts for the chapter 12 and onward to be bigger.

      I mean, it is my website but the reason I started translating is to share with readers like you so, you guys’ opinions matter a lot ☺️

  11. Abyssflame says:

    The font is bigger so I don’t need to zoom on the laptop… Thanks for the chap! Btw.that plate looks absolutely delicious XD

  12. LilPotat says:

    Looks like the ending got cut for me. Im on ios and it got cut around “both the eldest and the second li” in the paragraph talking about how lucky the third son was.

    1. LilPotat says:

      Oof nvm. Didnt catch that the chapter was split haha

      1. Lol glad it worked out ☺️

  13. Hey there!
    I don’t have any knowledge how your site works, but I’ve seen other translation sites who are using a kind of font resizer which enables the reader to enlarge the font according to their requirements. Maybe you can implement something like this as well?
    Personally I was quite content with the previous chapters, even if the font was small I could still read it without a problem, worst case I could still use CTRL+ to enlarge it manually.
    Right now I don’t really know what to say, the chapter was split into two, but the point of splitting the image is a bit… well, it’s midway through the sentence/paragraph xD
    (Ask me, I was already ready to complain that half of the chapter is missing, since it ended in the middle of a sentence, until I checked the next chapter xD)
    Aside from that, thank you for your hard work, your translation is awesome 🙂

    1. Hi Kitten, thank you for your feedback. I was new to this website thing and trying to figure out how it works. I just wanted to translate but these tech things are annoying 😩

      I think some readers mentioned something about font before, so I made some changes in later chapters. If you could see how it feels in the next few chapters and let me know, it’ll be highly appreciated 😊☺️

      1. reporting!
        There are only those few chapters with “enlarged” font, and I made it through (just finished Ch. 15) It’s a bit irritating for me, since the enlarged font is a bit too big for me, but CTRL- solved that problem quite well, so I’m ok with it.
        Do I need to say just how much I love this novel already? I was hoping for an ancient china setting novel where MC was alone with his own home and ML returned as a soldier.
        Then your translation popped up!
        This kitten is happy 😀
        Yes, technical stuff is complicated. I understand that only too well.
        Generally I have to say: As long as the translation isn’t an unedited MTL, I’m already very happy. Your translation goes smooth and there are hardly any typos or weird phrasings, which makes me even more happy.

        But.. Can I smack that idiotic third brother? And the parents? Just because he’s a “scholar” (seriously, that guy got through the first exam and already thinks he’s half a prime minister?!), he’s pitting his older brother who brought him up, even stealing his fiance?!
        The fact that I saw several times “he felt bad for ML” followed by “he got upset at ML” really makes me want to smack him out of the country.
        And the parents are just as great. A measly 7 taels? Really? They didn’t protect ML at all, even allowed the marriage between the third son and ML’s fiance. While in fact they could have easily refused that marriage on the grounds of being the elders.
        The third son permanently shouting for ML to be thrown out of the family but the parents never said anything, only to get upset when ML agrees to the separation?
        And oh yes, conveniently having him provide for them after separation. What a beautiful dream. I hope MC will prevent ML from being cheated out of his underwear by this family.
        So far, the only decent person in the whole family, aside from ML is the fourth child.
        *sighs* Poor ML!

        Thank you for translating this novel!

  14. Rae says:

    With the new formatting, the end can’t be read as the last bit is cut off (on an iPad)

    Thanks for the translation ☺️

    1. Lol it’s a trick. It’s actually cut off right there on accident from my side. The next section starts where it’s cut off. Sorry bout that ☺️

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