“What are you talking about!” Uncle Xie gave a rare stare, “Now our son has entered the door of the Lin family, and they treat him well, don’t mention those old events anymore.”
Xie Ama also knew this, “But how could I not talk about those things! If it weren’t for what happened to Xiao Yu… Alas,” the more Xie Ama thought about it, the more guilty he felt, he should not have agreed to that marriage in the first place.
“But that’s not what I said. If there was no such thing as that Ma Fugui, our son would not have met this marriage.” Uncle Xie didn’t know that as early as when his leg was injured, Lin Fangliang was thinking about Xie Yu. Translated on hololonovels dot com. If it wasn’t for Ma Fugui’s intervention at that time, Xie Yu might have entered the door of Lin’s house long ago.
“Knock, knock, knock.”
“Uncle Xie, I’m Li Changfeng!” Li Changfeng knocked on the door with a basket.
As soon as he heard the voice from the courtyard gate, Uncle Xie got up and went to open the door, “Changfeng, what delicious food did you bring us?”
As soon as Uncle Xie opened the courtyard door, he smelled a special fragrance, and when he saw Li Changfeng carrying a basket, he didn’t have to think to know that he was bringing them food.
Xie Ama listened to Uncle Xie’s loud words inside and couldn’t help sighing, this man has lived for so many years, but he’s still missing some brain cells!
“It’s just a new dish made by *Aqing. For you and Xie Ama to give it a try. I’m going back now.”
*(T/N: Putting the word “A” or “Ah” in front of a name is pretty much the same as the word “Xiao”.)
Li Changfeng handed the basket to Uncle Xie and said goodbye anxiously. Xu Qing was still at home waiting for him to eat.
“Go, go, you boy.”
Uncle Xie sniffed the contents of the basket intoxicatedly, and closed the courtyard door cheerfully. It’s been a long time since he has eaten Brother Qing’s craftsmanship.
The spicy tofu at the dinner table made both Xu Qing and Li Changfeng have a round belly. Before going to bed, Li Changfeng didn’t forget to scoop up a few bowls of beans and soak them. He didn’t enjoy soy milk as much as he wanted today, so he wanted to make more.
The weather was getting colder and colder, and the night came very fast. Half a month later, Xu Qing saw the first snow since coming to this world.
“Today, let’s light the fire for the kang and fire wall.”
That thing can keep you warm all day. Xu Qing was wearing a thick new cotton coat and wrapped himself into a ball, with his big belly protruding.
Li Changfeng touched Xu Qing’s slightly cold hand, pulled him away from the window, made lunch by himself, and removed the things that separated the kang and the fire wall, so that there could be heat.
When he was tired of tofu, Xu Qing came up with fried tofu. When he was tired of dried tofu, he made tofu soup. Now he doesn’t even want to drink tofu soup. During this time, Xu Qing always felt that everything tasted tasteless, and the pickled vegetables were no longer yummy.
Wait a minute! Xu Qing suddenly remembered something made of tofu, fermented bean curd!
Fermented bean curd is both an appetizer and a meal, so after lunch that day, Li Changfeng was given new instructions. He cut the unfinished tofu yesterday into small pieces, dried it a little, and found a small pot and marinated it with salt, set aside until the tofu is blue-gray, and then deal with it a little, and you get fermented bean curd.
Looking at the ten small jars placed inside the cupboard, Xu Qing was satisfied, these were all his rations!
“By the way, wife let’s choose a day to slaughter the piglet. It’s cold and snowing now, so there will be less hogweed, and the pig will easily lose weight.” Li Changfeng guessed that since the New Year is coming soon, it’s time to slaughter the 200-pound fat pig in the pigpen.
“Okay, you can choose a date and ask a few villagers to help.” Xu Qing moved his steps to sit in the warm main room. He felt tired when he moved, and his hands and feet were starting to swell.
Li Changfeng put Xu Qing’s leg gently in his hand and rubbed it slowly. Xu Qing had cramps a few times last night.
“That’s fine, I’ll ask Uncle Xie, Wei Lao Er, Uncle Wu and Brother Qiu to help, and also Xie Ama.”
Xu Qing nodded and agreed, “By the way, after that, send some to Xiao’er and Li’s house, as well as to Brother Xiaoyu.” This pig drank some spiritual springs when he was a piglet, and eating it is especially good for the body. They had to send some to Li family, otherwise it won’t be good. Little brother Li is still in town, and he came to visit Xu Qing some time ago.
“Okay, don’t worry.”
Three days later, Xu Qing and his family slaughtered the 200-pound pig, which caused a stir in the village. “How did your family raise it! It is so fat!” Wei Lao Er has never seen a pig that can grow this big in a famine year. Such a fat pig!
Li Changfeng looked innocent, “No, it eats whatever we eat in those days, how can it be hungry and thin! This is our food for winter months!”
“Tsk tsk, it seems that you kid is not only good at woodwork, but also capable of raising livestock. Look at your dog, chickens, donkey, tsk tsk, all of them are not small!” Brother Qiu is a skinny butcher, he does not do business like Butcher Liu, but has the skill of slaughtering pigs. As soon as this season comes, he will be asked to help with whichever family with slaughtering pigs, and by the way, he gets a small red envelope for good luck out of the process.
Li Changfeng smiled and didn’t say much. He buried his head and shaves the pig’s hair on the dead pig’s body. This pig is fat enough, and his wife will have plenty of meat to eat!
Although there are not many people, but the fat pig put people in a good mood. After a lively afternoon, the pig was all cleaned up. In the evening, those who helped have a few drinks together, and after a pig feast, they were excited and happily left.
After everyone was gone, Li Changfeng and Xu Qing also packed up and lay on the warm bed to rest, “Today everyone said that our fire wall and kang are good, do you think we should talk to Lizheng about this?”
Li Changfeng rubbed Xu Qing’s hair, and thought for a while after hearing the words, “sure, I’ll tell him in the morning.” Anyway, people already know it, so if you don’t say it, you might not know what Lizheng and the villagers think, it’s better to be direct and Just say it outright, so that others will not have anything to say.
The next morning, Li Changfeng went to Lizheng to talk about the kang, and after coming back for lunch, he took three pieces of meat to the town, first stopped by at the Lin’s clinic, then at Li Xiao’er, and finally went to Li’s yard. During this time, Li’s yard was quite calm, and they were happy to see Li Changfeng bring the meat. Their pigs were too thin, and they were a little reluctant to kill them.
Back home, Xu Qing and Li Changfeng boiled the lard and put it away, leaving only a few small pieces of meat for air-drying, and the rest was used to make bacon. The meat is marinated above the fire. When the time comes, take it down, and wrap it with something, put it in the store room, and there will be meat to eat when the spring comes.
Everyone in the village envied Xu Qing’s family for having big fat pig to eat and a house that has heating. The people in the village treated their family very kindly. If they can stay warm during the winter, the elderly and the children will not have any illness. In the previous years, there were children and elderly people who died because they could not survive the cold winter.
Xu Qing didn’t have time to pay attention to the voices outside. The baby was coming in a month and a half. During this time, Xu Qing was very irritable. He often had nightmares in the middle of the night, because he was afraid that he would not be able to give birth, or had a difficult labor, or giving birth to a little monster or something, after more than ten days, Xu Qing was haggard, and Li Changfeng was even more haggard.
After Xie Ama found out, he gave Xu Qing a quiet lesson. Li Changfeng didn’t know what Xie Ama said to Xu Qing. Anyway, since that day, Xu Qing had eaten and drank well, and there was no more nightmares.
One night after a month and a half, Xu Qing felt his stomach become very bloated and felt uncomfortable. Sitting was uncomfortable, and lying down was also uncomfortable. Slowly, fine sweat broke out on his forehead. Li Changfeng felt that something was wrong, but he did not dare to leave immediately. Translated on hololonovels dot com. He could only appease Xu Qing. Who knew that Xu Qing’s stomach pain was getting worse and worse, and Li Changfeng felt a faint feeling of sinking in his stomach. Thinking of what Xie Ama said, Xu Qing hurriedly asked Li Changfeng to go find Xie Ama.
“I, I may have to give birth, so go find Xie Ama.” Xu Qing can’t even say what hurts at this moment. Damn, it really is a thankless job to have a child!
Li Changfeng didn’t even have time to put on his coat, he ran out of the room with bare feet.
“What are you doing! Why don’t you wear clothes and shoes! It hurts!”
Xu Qing saw that the stupid guy jumping out like this. With such a heavy snow outside, he didn’t know if Li Changfeng would catch a cold!
Xie Ama and Uncle Xie were sleeping soundly. It is good to have a heated kang, and even if they cover with just one quilt at night, they will not feel cold.
“Knock, knock, knock, knock, knock, knock.”
A loud knock came from the door of the courtyard, causing Xie Ama and Uncle Xie to wake up immediately.
Listening to the urgent shouting, “Xia Ama! My wife is going to give birth! Xie Ama!”
Xie Ama hurriedly turned over and got up, “Hurry up! Brother Qing must have had contractions!” Uncle Xie didn’t hesitate, put on his clothes in three or two seconds, and followed Xie Ama with his things and went out.
“You kid is really good!”
As soon as Uncle Xie opened the courtyard door, he saw that Li Changfeng was in his undergarments and not even wearing shoes, so he was practically walking naked in the snow.
“Changfeng! Why don’t you wear a coat or shoes! Be careful, you might catch a cold!”
Xie Ama said worriedly, but Li Changfeng didn’t know whether it was cold or warm. He was both happy and flustered in his heart, “Xia Ama, my wife is going to give birth!”
“I know! Let’s go! Look at you in such a hurry, why did you run out without wearing any clothes or shoes!”
Thinking that Xu Qing is now alone at home, everyone didn’t even think about holding an umbrella, and hurried out despite the heavy snow at night.
“You guys go boil hot water, I’m going to see Brother Qing, Changfeng, don’t come in if you don’t need to!” Xie Ama told Uncle Xie and Li Changfeng before entering the room with the things he brought.
Xu Qing couldn’t scream in pain at the moment. Women would have a stomachache when they give birth, and the cervix was opened below, but the gers here gave birth through a red line in the lower abdomen. The worse the pain, the redder the line, meaning that the child is coming out soon.
“Be patient, it’s not too late with this much redness. I’ll ask Changfeng to cook something for you, you can eat first.” Xie Ama carefully checked the belly line several times, estimated the time, and felt that It was still early, so he wanted Xu Qing to eat something, otherwise he wouldn’t have the energy later.
How could Xu Qing know this. All he knew was that he didn’t even want to drink water, how could he still eat!
“I do not want to eat…….”
Xu Qing hugged his stomach with both hands and hummed weakly, Xie Ama said with a smile, “how can you not eat? It won’t be good later.” Then he opened the door and called Li Changfeng, “Go and cook something for your wife and let him eat first, preferably sugar eggs.”
Xie Ama knew that the situation of Xu Qing’s family was relatively good, and there must be some eggs, so he was not polite, and let Li Changfeng cook quickly.
Not long after, Uncle Xie brought the hot water to the door of the room. Xie Ama brought it in and wet it with a towel. When the towel was steaming, he compressed it on Xu Qing’s abdomen. Xu Qing didn’t feel the heat and pain, but felt that the previous stomach pain was much lessened.
“Don’t move, just stay still like this,” Xie Ama stopped Xu Qing from twisting his body, “Xie Ama, the egg is ready!” Li Changfeng’s call came from outside the door, and Xie Ama quickly responded. He opened the door and took the bowl.
“How is my wife?” Li Changfeng looked into the room with his head propped up, but didn’t see any big movement, so he asked Xie Ama.
“He’s fine, but you still need to clean up a room. After the baby is born, I’ll let Brother Qing to hold him.” Xie Ama remembered this, and told Li Changfeng.
Li Changfeng nodded quickly, turned around and went to work, Xie Ama closed the door and sat next to Xu Qing to feed Xu Qing, who was really hungry at this point.
There were six eggs in the bowl, and Xu Qing was full after eating four. “No, I can’t eat so much.” Xu Qing refused Xie Amo’s feeding. He really couldn’t eat any more.
“Okay, I won’t force you. You rest first. I guess it’s still an hour before the baby is born.” Xie Ama wiped the sweat on Xu Qing’s forehead with a handkerchief, and put the bowl aside. Sitting beside the bed waiting for Xu Qing.
Xu Qing was still nervous at first, but when this day finally arrived, he really didn’t know why, he calmed down quite a bit. Sooner or later, this day must come.
Translator: What do you think, is it gonna be a boy or a ger?