The Banished Villainess' Husband - 19
“Fran! Fran! Let’s make cheese!”
Now that we finished the house renovation and built the barn, we could have a cow.
This is probably the reason Lana said it.
If we have a cow, we can get milk.
I’m not opposed to having a cow either.
“And butter! And Yogurt! And béchamel sauce!”
“Why don’t we just start with getting a cow? Do you know how to make it?”
“The other day, Regulus gave me a recipe book!”
Her eyes sparkled.
They’re so adorable that I want to stare at them forever, but I had a bad feeling about them this time.
Don’t tell me…
“Please make me an automatic dairy production machine.”
“I would probably need a large dragon stone to make it.”
“Don’t worry, I already ordered it in advance.”
“Right. I’ll make one.”
“Yay! As expected of Fran! I could always count on you!”
Damn, she’s cute.
This is why falling in love is a weakness.
But I’ll do it, anyway.
“Can I borrow your book?”
“Sure! No problem, thanks! The large dragon stone will be here soon!”
“Okay… but don’t we have to get a cow before we can do that?”
“Yeah! Tomorrow we’ll go to town! We’re about to run out of food and the fields aren’t ready to harvest yet.”
“Maybe we should go shopping soon.”
I want some seed to sow in my newly plowed field!
Lana was very energetic today.
No, it’s good that she’s in good spirits. But I can’t help but worry she’ll get overwhelmed and get sick when things get settled?
Nope, there’s nothing better than being healthy.
It’s time for Carleigh Nii-san to arrive.
Regulus mentioned he’s currently doing business with the Drutonil family, and he’d like to talk soon.
Maybe tomorrow we’ll run into each other.
Hahaha, or not.
I was laughing inside and had no idea that I would want to punch myself the next day.
“Hey, both of you! How are you two getting along?”
“Carleigh-san, long time no see!”
A mysterious wink.
The sultry voice and pose.
Carleigh Nii-san appeared dashingly from the box carriage and greeted us with a smile that wasted on him.
Haa… I want to punch him.
“I heard what both of you are up to! You are teaming up with Regulus developing something unusual with a bang!”
“Hahaha, it’s all thanks to Fran’s talent.”
Ah, she’s in her ojou-sama’s mode.
I remembered that Carleigh Nii-san was a noble.
I totally forgot about it.
“Right? I always thought Fran was a genius!”
“Hey, can you stop yelling in the middle of the road? And while you’re here, help me to restock the food.”
“Hmm, the way you’re begging isn’t cute at all! Do it again!”
“Carleigh Onii-chan, please buy Fran many ingredients for our meals~”
“(I wonder if Fran is more flippant or more susceptible to desperation?)”
“That’s more like it!”
Carleigh Nii-san is too easy~.
I think I got myself a pretty good deal—
“Lana and I are going to buy a cow.”
“Oh, you guys finally decided! Hahaha! It might not be much, but it started to look like a farm!”
“Please don’t say that. I’m starting to regret this.”
The land where our house is originally was an abandoned farm.
Somehow, it feels like the farm has been rebuilt.
From chickens to horses.
And now we are going to get a cow.
Besides, a large area can be used for farming and the nearby river provides a place to fish.
Wait, doesn’t it sound like a great farm?
I earned money from the dragon stone tools’ blueprint and some scrunchie, soap, and hair dryers I’ve sold.
“And the new bread that Miss Elana created! The idea of using wheat for baking bread is too good to be true! I’ve tried the sample, and it’s delicious! Regulus is also interested in opening a specialty store. He’d really like you to do it!”
“Ah— I’ve heard about it.”
“I’m looking forward to it! The menu is still under development, right? If you need someone to taste test the menu, I’m available.”
“Nii-san! We’re here to buy cows!”
We got carried away…
But we can talk about it another time!
I was sticking around Lana’s side like a suspicious person.
“Haa, that was loud….”
This will probably lead to Lana getting dragged off to discuss the bakery project with Regulus and Kurou-san.
“By the way, could it be that the bread made from the wheat is knowledge from Lana’s previous life?”
“Yup! As well as the refrigerator and washing machine!”
“The wheat bread we’re developing after this….”
“It’s not my invention. It kind of pains me to take credit for it.”
“Why? It’s good. If Lana hadn’t taught us, we would never have found out how delicious it is.”
I can’t go back to life without knowing such delicious bread.
And… I don’t want to go back to a life where I don’t have Lana by my side.
When I look to my side, I can see her beaming smile looking up at me.
Yeah, I want to protect the smile on her face.
“You know what?”
“When I can produce cheese, I’m going to sell it to the bakery. I like to sell the sandwiches, you know, the one I liked in my previous life.”
“Not the kind they serve at tea parties and parties, but the one with more filling.”
“Let’s see, you can put cream cheese, ham, lettuce, tomatoes, or even add potato salad, ham, and other things in between!”
Although I don’t understand much, I think Lana has many ideas. And somehow, it needs cheese.
I see. Is that why she kept mentioning cheese?
Hmm, I guess I’ll have to work harder then, huh?
“If you know so many recipes, wouldn’t it be more profitable to open your shop?”
“Well, actually, I’d like to open a farm café or something like that when our ranch is up and running.”
She had already planned it.
So, it was already decided to be a farm.
I wondered what all my resistance was about.
No, if Lana wanted to do it, that was fine.
“But if I do, I might need some coffee or tea.”
“Huh? Coffee is that bitter stuff, right?”
“Yeah, it goes great with sweet treats.”
“Eh? Are you going to serve sweets?”
“I would like to leave the bakery to Regulus-san. And I would like to start a café serving snacks, pastries, tea, and coffee.”
It didn’t feel right to me.
But Lana seems to be excited and happy about it, I guess we should do it.
Besides, the sweets….
“What kind of sweets do you like?”
“I’m not really—”
“What? You don’t like sweet food?”
“It’s not that I hate it….”
Sweets are a luxury item.
Especially since I have many younger brothers in my family.
With my Dad’s low salary, we could rarely afford to eat sweets.
I told them I didn’t like sweets.
That’s why my siblings would be able to enjoy the sweets without any worries.
I even did that to Lana without even realizing it. I guess I didn’t have to do that…
“I’m not sure if I’m supposed to eat it or not?”
“Eh, sweets are delicious! You’ve never had delicious sweets, have you? If you said it like that, I’m going to make you some delicious sweets!”
“It’s not that I never eat sweets, though? I do eat it at tea parties.”
“But the sweets I’ve tasted in my previous life are so much better! I read in the comics how to make it. I’m sure I’ll manage!”
Ah, this isn’t good.
The switch is on…
But I’m curious about what is considered delicious sweets in Lana’s standard.
“Welcome to our shop!”
As we walked along talking about this, we quickly reached the livestock shop.
Waz, who still watches over the livestock shop as a replacement for his father, who has a bad back, runs up to us as soon as he sees us.
Waz wanted to give her a scrunchie for his mother’s birthday, so he asked us for a barter. He may be small, but he’s good at what he does.
But he’s not as black-hearted as Regulus.
“Irasshai! What’s up? Are you here for the chicken feed?”
“Today, we want to see the cow.”
“Oh! You’re finally getting a cow, huh? This way.”
Yeah, but I also want to buy more chicken feed and hay.
We decided to purchase more.
Lana and I followed Waz to the pasture in the back.
The area was divided by fences, and there were cows, sheep, pigs, goats, horses, and chickens grazing in each section.
“Would you like a cow that can produce milk quickly? An adult cow would cost fifty silver coins. Goats are a little cheaper. They’re around thirty silver coins.”
“Do goats produce milk too?”
“They do. Their milk is lighter and thicker than a cow.”
“That’s the opposite of….”
“To be clear, the milk flavor tends to vary depending on their food. If you feed them green grass all the time, it will taste grassy and not so good.”
Ah, I see.
Lana looks like she’s thinking what I’m thinking.
“I recommend you to feed them with grains milled in the middle to make a thicker and tastier milk.”
“You’re really good at this.”
I never said I would buy a goat.
But when I looked at Lana, she was pretty interested.
The barn they built for us is quite large. Surely, one or two more goats won’t be a problem.
“Then, one male goat for grazing and one female goat for milk. And a cow.”
“There you go! The cow produces milk too, right?”
“I’ll get them all!”
I was afraid that with such a small body, he wouldn’t be able to bring in the cow or goats, but it was a completely unnecessary worry.
Waz called, “Sebas!”. A dog that looked like a corgi ran across the pasture.
Before long, a cow and two goats approached us from the other side of the fence.
“They don’t have names, so you’ll have to give them one. The breed is called Loronde and the females can produce milk even if they aren’t pregnant or calving. She is quiet and smart, so I would recommend her to people who are new to owning cows.”
“The goat is a breed called Cloud. This one doesn’t have a name either. This breed is stress-resistant and doesn’t like being grouped. But for some reason, when it comes to sleeping, they become clingy. They love heights, and you’ll find them climbing on the roof so be careful.”
Do goats climb on roofs?
When I asked him if they could come down, he said no with a big smile on his face.
No climbing, please!
“If you don’t mind, Sebas’ wife just gave birth to puppies. Would you be willing to take one?”
“Please! There are three puppies and I haven’t found a home for any of them yet. If I can’t rehome them, they’ll be thrown in the mountain.”
Are you abandoning them in the mountain?
That’s a little too much, don’t you think?