Tinker Jones is an expert craftsman in Walnut Grove who makes beautiful pots and metal toys for the kids. He's also mute but communicates through miming or on his little chalkboard. The Reverend from Mankato who preaches in their church once a month suggests they raise money for a church bell. The congregation can't agree how to make that happen. Tinker Jones saves the day with help from the kids of Walnut Grove.