Finally, the family packed up and left on their vacation. They had a wonderful time, but near the end, they remembered that they had forgotten to ask their neighbors to water their garden while they were away.

"Will our corn plants die?" Rachel asked, nearly in tears.

"I doubt it, Rachel," Ema said.

"Corn is a hardy plant," Abba explained. "Farmers who grow corn don't water it every day. They rely on rain and sometimes it doesn't rain for weeks during the summer. The corn grows anyway, just a little more slowly."