The one thing I'm not quite sure about is whether the dragon is the one threatening the farm, or if the people threatening the farm want Anya to kill the dragon in return for a rebate.
Hey, thanks for the reply! I was struggling with this same issue when I was creating these. I ended up deciding to just post them here and see what other people thought. :)
The latter is the accurate situation, sort of: Anya's father got conscripted and is fighting in a far-away place, and the local tax authority managed to negotiate a tax exemption for families who sent someone to war. However, several months later, a new tax authority has been assigned to the town, and his first order of business is to cut the tax exemption and charge people back taxes for the period they had been exempt. He's actively trying to sell Anya's farm to some well-to-do associates of the Tsar. The old tax authority informs Anya that if she can get half the owed sum within 30 days, she can prevent seizure of the farm. The problem is, the amount of money she needs is astronomical for a rural peasant farmer (the new tax collector is trying to force them out, so he's inflated what they owe), and all hope seems lost until an imperial herald rides by and and announces that a dragon (very rare) has been spotted in the area, and the bounty offered by the Tsar is more than enough for Anya to pay off the tax collector. As capturing this dragon is Anya's only way to get the money she needs, she hinges all of her effort into it. But then, the dragon is not only nice, but vulnerable and lost and in need of help, and she knows if she turns it over to the Tsar, he'll kill it.
But I can't put all that into a logline. :P