Jack's wife is impressed by her neighbour's husband's amateur furniture making. She complains to Jack saying he should make a shoe box like the one Thomas Brown had made. Jack however is always working to keep his farm and animals in good condition and does not find time to do it. One day Jack goes to help Thomas Brown with a trapped cow. While Thomas Brown shows Jack his handy man work the cow dies. Thomas Brown's wife praises Jack's farm and Thomas brown forgets his handy work and takes better care of his farm.