Lisa gets her first look at their dilipidated--and empty--farmhouse and is horrified. Oily Mr. Haney who previously owned the dump took everything with him including the bathroom fixtures and tries to resell them to Oliver. Eb one of Haney's workers is hired on as their farm hand. Lisa goes out to meet the locals most of whom have entered a pool wagering on how long the Douglases will stay. Lisa is ready to immediately return to New York but after a chat with Kate Bradley she decides to give farm life a try.