Takes place in a prairie farm somewhere in the midwest possibly southern Minnesota or northern Iowa taking place in the 60s. Animals inside, just a few animals not like a dairy farm. Barn looks old fashion. Family owns this farm. Have hens laying eggs in there, a horse or two. Looks run down, in poverty. Alyssa is the little girl. She is six or seven. She is just as pleased as peaches that someone is taking a picture. Someone is visiting or mom has a new camera. Pleased that someone is taking attention in her. There because she is playing, looks a bit shy. She might have food in her apron for feeding the geese. The goose's name is honker, and is a girl. Honker came to the door because the girl was there, wasn't doing anything in particular. Alyssa looks poor because of her worn shoes and stockings, yet she has pride in herself because of the bow in her hair. Alyssa has a mom and dad. Mom is in the kitchen cleaning whereas the dad is doing the best he can to make a living like working in the field and raising beef cattle. Alyssa has a lot of siblings and because of the large family she is pleased when she gets attention. She is one of the youngest in the family. Alyssa is just playing around outside, her parents trust her to be on her own. Older siblings are helping out dad and mom, but she is not old enough.