Although Fanny is a little girl who lives in the city, she is a frequent visitor to the Smith farm. While there, she takes other visitors to places around the farm tells them stories about the Smith family, their farm, and the animals she has come to know and love.
On the farm, she sees Nancy Goat, Prentice Hog, Horace Horse, and the donkey Donnell. She also gets to pay a visit to Alf the calf, Caren Crow, and Nip the dog. Fanny introduces young readers to Bobby Smith, Wiley Howard Owl, and lazy Esterleen, the twenty-year-old mule. With so many animals and sights to see, Fanny’s day on the farm is busy and fun!