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Farmville Walkthrough and Guide by Freyashawk Created on 13 July 2010 Last updated on 13 April For details on how to search for specific information in any of my Guides using the most popular web browsers, please visit: http://harvestmoonforever.blogspot.com/2010/02/internet-shortcuts-to-find-information.html I created a site for Farmville at: http://farmvillefreyashawk.blogspot.com Introduction Farmville is one of many Farming Simulation games on Facebook but possibly is the most popular. Celebrating its first year Anniversary, it has developed enormously since its inception. As an online game, new options are added and Limited Edition items are subtracted from the game constantly. A notation usually appears in the Market in the description of any Limited Edition item to let you know how much longer it will be available. Some Limited Edition Items have been included in this Guide for reference purposes even if not currently available. As of February 2011, many new options have been added to the game, including a Greenhouse where hybrid Crops can be created and a Duck Pond where Ducklings can be hatched. The Orchard is an option that was introduced near the end of 2010 and which allows a player to group 20 Trees and to harvest them instantly for 'Mystery Seedlings'. Watering Cans can be purchased or given as Gifts by Friends and Neighbours. A total of 10 Watering Cans is required to bring the sapling to maturity and discover its identity. Special Holiday Buildings have been released for all the major festivals, including Hallowe'en, Christmas, New Year and Valentine's Day. These are construction projects unlike the Buildings that are sold as Decorations. Initial Walkthrough You can enter into the World of Farmville in one of two fashions. You either can go directly to the Game and allow the Application to run or you can respond to a Request from another Player to become his/her Neighbour. In responding, the Application will ask for permission to run. You then will be taken to your Farm and given a little Tutorial. In terms of actual farming, the options are very simple at the start.. You arrive in Farmville with 200 Coins and 5 Farmville dollars with six tilled plots. One plot is filled with Eggplant and another with Strawberries ready to be harvested. Strawberry and Eggplant in two other plots are 50% grown. It costs 15 Coins to till one square. You will obtain 35 Coins when you harvest the Strawberries and 88 Coins when you harvest the Eggplant. You then will have a total of 323 Coins. After plowing the two squares that become fallow land after harvest, you will have 293 Coins. You now should go to the Market to purchase four Seeds to plant in your four remaining tilled squares. Your choices at Level 1 are: Strawberries, Eggplant, Wheat, Soybeans and Peanuts. If you are determined to increase your Levels and unlock more Seed types as quickly as possible, you may choose Strawberries as the fastest growing Crop available at the initial Level. It takes only 4 hours to mature, selling for 35 Coins and giving you 1 XP. The price of a Strawberry Seed is 10 Coins. You therefore have more than sufficient money to plant Strawberries in four squares. In order to gain more Experience immediately, you may opt to till more squares before you even go to Market. Your first objective obviously is to harvest the Eggplant. You then should till a few more plots and go to the Market to buy seeds. There is an advantage if you spend all of your Coins in your first farming effort as, when you run out of Coins, the game will give you a 'first-time user' bonus of 300 Coins as well as allowing you to reach at least Level 3 in your first session. In the lower right corner of your Farmville screen, you will see six boxes with icons. At the outset, these six boxes represent fewer options than they will as your Level increases. The first box is an arrow and this represents a multi-tool. It is the one that you use to move items or harvest Crops and other items, including Trees, Animals and Animal Barns that are 'ready'. As your Levels increase and more options are unlocked, you will be able to access a variety of choices here, including Multi-Tool, Move Tool and Recycle. The second icon is a hoe, and obviously this is the tool to use in order to till plots on your field. The hoe must be used to create NEW squares of tilled soil, but you can use the multi-tool to re-till existing plots after harvest. When your Levels have increased, this option will be expanded to include Tractors and other Mechanised Ploughing objects. The third icon represents a delete tool. You can delete tilled ground if you wish to put it to a different use. Items on the other hand should be sold instead of deleted if possible. When you reach Level 20 and unlock the Co-Op Option, the Delete Tool will be moved to the first Box and the third box will be designated for Co-Op Farming. The fourth icon depicts a show ribbon and this is where your Awards will be displayed. When you reach Level 10, you will unlock Collections and this box will be shared between your Awards/Ribbons and your Collections. More of that later. The fifth icon is the Market where you purchase items, including Seeds, Trees, Animals, Buildings, Decorations, Upgrades to your Farm and Vehicles. The sixth and final box is your Inventory Gift Box, where Gifts that have been sent to you are kept until you either use or sell them. The goals of the game itself are to generate more players and to persuade them to spend real money on virtual items. The goals of a player are to obtain as many upgrades and items as possible and preferably to do so without being forced to spend real money. The creators of any of these online games try to strike a happy balance between the two conflicting goals by allowing you to send and receive free gifts as well as rewarding you for your accomplishments on your farm. If you are going to spend real money on the game, do so judiciously by buying items that you cannot gain through other methods. The greatest temptation to invest real money in the game probably is the availability of the Limited Edition items. These can be extremely attractive and they are marketed aggressively. Players who otherwise might not be inspired to pay $10.00 to Zynga to purchase a virtual building or decoration may do so in a sort of desperation when told that only a few hours remain before the Item no longer will be available. The Gift Option is at the very centre of any Facebook Game. It is the incentive that draws new players into the game and keeps existing players interested. In Farmville, as in most of the Games on Facebook, every player ostensibly has the option to send one Gift per Day to as many other Players or Friends as he/she wishes. In the case of Farmville, you actually may be able to send a Gift every three Hours. Another section of this Guide deals with Gifts in some detail. Time Limits for Crops Farming in Farmville and other Facebook Farming Simulation Games is time-specific where Crops are concerned. Unlike Harvest Moon farming, Crops in Farmville are not season-specific, but there is a limited amount of time that they can be expected to survive once they are ready for harvest. There is a Limited Item in the form of the 'Unwither Ring' that when placed, will prevent your Crops from withering but the cost of this Limited Item is 250 Farm Cash, the equivalent of $40.00 and as a Limited Item, it is offered only a few Days before it disappears from the Menu at the Market. Although you may lose quite a few 'valuable' Crops in Farmville without the Unwither Ring when you are unable to log into Facebook to play the game, the cost of the item is rather steep. I certainly could not afford one myself. As previously indicated, Farming is not season-specific at all and some Crops are available on a permanent basis. Others are associated with special Limited Edition Themes and will be removed from the Market when the time period given to the Theme expires. Currency in Farmville An explanation of currency in general in Farmville and the prices at the Market may be useful at this point. There are two kinds of currency in the form of Farm Cash and Coins. Both can be earned through your actions in the game itself, but it is easier to earn Coins than Farm Cash. You will earn Coins each time you harvest a Crop, Fruit Tree or Ranch Product. Farm Cash is earned ordinarily only when your Level increases. You will earn 1 Farm Cash for each increase in your experience Level. There are items at the Market that can be purchased solely with Farm Cash. In some cases, especially if the Item is Farm-related, such as a Storage Building, the same item will be offered with a price in Farm Cash and a price in Coins but this is not often the case in Farmville and seldom the case where luxury items are concerned. Most of the Limited Edition Buildings and Decorations can be purchased solely with Farm Cash. It is Farm Cash that provides a method for Zynga to make a pretty profit from their Free Game. Likewise, some of the Rare Animals can be purchased solely with Farm Cash. Some farm buildings can be purchased in skeletal form for a specific number of Coins or as finished buildings with Farm Cash. When purchased in skeletal form, you will be given a specific list of items that you must obtain in set quantities in order to construct the building. For example, there are a number of buildings that can be used for storage of items as well as other buildings. At present, there is a Limited Japanese collection at the Market that includes a Japanese Barn. You can buy the skeletal version of this Bar or the finished building. The prices are as follows: Japanese Barn Limited Unfinished Time Left: 9 Days Cost: 5000 XP Gain: 50 Sell for 250 Coins* *This is the price you would obtain if you sold the Japanese Barn in its original unfinished form. Japanese Barn Limited Time Left: 9 Days Cost: 50 Farm Cash Capacity: 20 items Sell for 6000 Coins Note that the Japanese Barn as a Limited Edition item no longer will be available in the near future. It is used simply as an example of a dual offering. A Note about Storage At the start of the game, you will not have an option to store items, apart from the items that NEVER have been removed from your Gift Box. Once you choose to 'Use' any Item, you may be unable to replace it in the Gift Box, although any Item that has not been placed should return to the Gift Box by default. It does not always work this way, however.. You therefore should be careful not to 'Use' items that cannot be placed on your Farm. For example, although the Horse that you will be given as a Reward by Farmville fairly early in the game can be placed on your Farm even if you do not own a Stable, the Wandering Stallion cannot be accepted if you do not have a Stable to house him. A Stable in Farmville is one of the Buildings that must be purchased in skeletal form and then built. Incidentally, there is an Award given by Farmville when you have a specific number of 'unique' items in your Gift Box. As one of the objects of the game is completion of all Goals such as Ribbons, you may wish to leave items that you do not need desperately in your Gift Box until you have won the Ribbon. Shovels and Cellar A fairly new option that exists in Farmville, and one welcomed by virtual packrats, is the Cellar. With nothing more than Shovels, you can dig yourself a Storage space underground. Shovels appear in the Free Gift Menu and can be sent to Neighbours and Friends. The underground storage differs a little from ordinary building projects and resembles special Limited Edition buildings in that the number of Shovels you have used will determine your rating vis-a-vis your Neighbours AND will allow you to obtain Gift Items that are rewards for specific totals. As with many useful options, however, there is a Level Requirement to purchase a Storage Celler for 1 Coin. You must have reached Level 16 in order to begin the construction of a Cellar. Ranch Animals In Farmville, unlike Farm Town, another Facebook farming simulation game, you can harvest Ranch Products from Animals without housing them. You therefore can place any number of Cows, Sheep and Chickens and other Ranch Animals on your Farm without purchasing a Barn or Chicken Coop. There are advantages to the purchase of Ranch buildings, however. When any animal is unhoused, you must 'collect' from it individually. This is not a problem in the beginning but as your Level increases, you will find it very time-consuming. Farmhands are helpers that can be purchased or obtained as Rewards. Farmhands when used will harvest product from EVERY unhoused Animal on your farm instantly, but will not harvest from ranch buildings. There is a similar option in the form of Arbourists for Trees that are not collected in an Orchard. Chickens and Chicken Coop As far as a Chicken Coop is concerned, each Farm is limited to a single Coop but the purchase is very straightforward. The price is: Chicken Coop Cost: 5000 Coins Harvest in 1 Day XP Gain: 50 Sell for 250 Coins Chickens are one of the items that can be sent to Facebook Friends and Farmville Neighbours as a Free Gift. You are limited in the number of Gifts that you can send to a single individual in the course of one day. As a rule, you can send only one item to any person each day but there are some exceptions. Whether they are true exceptions or glitches are unknown but it often is possible to Accept a Gift and then send a Thank You Gift to an individual even if you previously sent him/her an item on the same day. As soon as you can afford to do so, you should purchase a Chicken Coop. 20 Chickens can be housed in a Coop, but that is not the primary reason why you should have one. After all, you could allow your Chickens to roam freely throughout the Farm. The reason why you should invest in a Coop is linked to your Neighbours and their capacity to visit you to help you on your Farm. Note that you can purchase and own only one Chicken Coop but there is an option to expand it. The description of the Chicken Coop includes information about Mystery Eggs: 'Every now and then your chickens will lay Mystery Eggs. The more Chickens you have in your Coop, the more likely you are to find Mystery Eggs when you collect Eggs from your Coop everyday! More Chickens of a particular colour means a higher chance of getting that Colour of Mystery Egg! Be sure to check for Mystery Eggs every day!' A Neighbour who feeds your Chickens during a visit to your Farm may be able to find a Mystery Egg while doing so. This in no way will lessen your own chances of finding a Mystery Egg when the Coop is ready for harvest. Feeding a Neighbour's Chickens Once each day, a Neighbour can visit and expect to obtain an option to fertilise your Field. Five bags of Fertiliser will appear on the left side of your screen. Click on a tilled square to fertilise it. When you have used all five of the bags, you may receive an option to feed your Neighbour's Chickens if he/she has a Chicken Coop. A bag of Chicken Feed will appear in the top left corner of your screen. When you click on it, the game will scroll to the location of the Chicken Coop. Although you earn Coins when you help neighbours and sometimes ribbons and awards as well, one of the best reward potentially is an item known as a Mystery Egg. If, while feeding a Neighbour's Chickens, you find a Mystery Egg, it will be sent to your Gift Box. When you find it there, choose the option to 'Use' it. You then will be able to place it on your field in the same manner as you place any item. Click on it then to 'Open it'. Mystery Eggs can hatch Chickens, XP or Coins. They can hatch unusual and valuable Chickens apart from the ordinary White Chicken that you can receive or send as a Gift. The Need for Neighbours Facebook was created for global social interactions and all Facebook games are created to promote this. Whenever you play any game on Facebook, you will be prompted again and again to invite friends to join you or, in the case of any Farming Simulation game, to become one of your Neighbours. Neighbours can make a significant difference in the quality and even substance of the game. In Farmville, there are a number of options that will be unlocked only if you manage to obtain a specific number of Neighbours. There is nothing particularly sinister in this, although I would urge gamers not to spam all of their friends by inviting them to play Farmville. Try to send invitations only to friends that you believe actually might enjoy the game. Although you can play Farmville in isolation, you will have more fun and a wider variety of experiences if you have Neighbours. You can invite any Facebook Friend to become your Neighbour and indeed, there always is an option to invite any Friend to participate in any Facebook game. Although I dearly would love to have more Neighbours, I personally am reluctant to bombard 'Friends' with invitations to join me in games on Facebook unless I feel they would enjoy the experience. I do have Friends who never would play a farming simulation game even at gunpoint. I would not annoy those friends with pointless invitations. Facebook Games are very aggressive in their strategies to encourage you to obtain as many Neighbours as possible and Farmville is no exception. You can send one Gift per day to any Facebook Friend, whether or not that individual is involved with Farmville. Accepting a Gift will make the person a part of Farmville. Are there any reasons why an individual should not accept a Gift or invitation? I do not believe there are any negative effects whatsoever. The game will not contact you without your permission. If you find that you do not care for it, you can ignore it forever. Accepting an Invitation to play and to become a Friend's Neighbour can benefit your Friend enormously even if you never play the game at all. Certain significant options are unlocked only if you possess a specific number of Neighbours, are willing to invest real money in the game (or wait patiently for a long time while you increase your income through gameplay). Expanding your Farm and obtaining a Dairy Barn for your Cows are two options that require specific numbers of Neighbours. You can perform a kindness to any Facebook Friend simply by agreeing to try Farmville and accepting your Friend as your Neighbour. When a player has Neighbours, he/she will be given the opportunity to visit their farms daily to perform little tasks and reap rewards. It is fun to see how other players have organised their Farms. Furthermore, when you are given a chance to feed a Neighbour's Chickens, you have the opportunity of finding a Mystery Egg. Mystery Eggs can hatch into rare and valuable Chickens or give you XP or Coins. It is one of the most delightful rewards of visiting Neighbours. You may find a Mystery Egg if you have your own Chicken Coop and collect the Eggs that your Chickens have laid, but the type of Mystery Egg that can be generated is based on the varieties of Chickens that are living in the Coop. The fact of the matter is that players who have high levels of experience are more likely to have rare Chickens in their Chicken Coops. It therefore is very much worth your while to visit all your Neighbours regularly to feed their Chickens. As previously discussed, there are two requirements for the option to feed a Neighbour's Chickens. First of all, the Neighbour MUST have at least 5 tilled squares of land that have not been fertilised as the first option that is generated by the game is that of helping your Neighbour by fertilising five of his/her Crops. The game accepts an empty tilled square for this purpose so a good Neighbour always should till as many squares as possible, even if he/she does not have time to plant Seeds. Once you have fertilised five squares, the option to Feed the Chickens will appear, but only if your Neighbour has a Chicken Coop. I advise all players to invest in a Chicken Coop as early as possible in the game so that they can participate in the Mystery Egg option and allow their Neighbours to participate. There are Level Requirements as well for every action to be performed on a Neighbour's Farm. For example, if a Neighbour has a Flower Stall filled with Flowers he/she is willing to 'Share', you will only obtain the option to take Flowers if you have reached Level 12. If your Neighbour has a Market Stall where a specific Crop is being 'Shared', you will obtain the option to take the Crop only if you have reached Level 15. Your own efforts to play the game therefore will enhance your ability to benefit from your Neighbours' efforts. Sometimes, when you visit a Neighbour, you will be given a little task to perform even before you are asked to fertilise the Crops. The task can be performed instantly and will result in a reward in the form of Coins. Unlike Animal Crossing, where you must pull up the Weeds on the land physically, one by one, in Farmville, any request to weed your Neighbour's land or chase away Raccoons is performed painlessly and instantly with a single click of the mouse. Even if you have not obtained a specific Friend as a Neighbour in Farmville, the game will consider any Friend who has played Farmville as a potential Neighbour and will give you the option to visit him/her in order to perform these tasks. If you are looking for Neighbours, you are ore likely to have success in an invitation to some one who currently plays the game than some one who never explored it. When you have Neighbours, provided always that they are willing to 'share' and 'publish' their Farmville accomplishments, you will be given a chance to obtain bonuses from them. The bonuses that you gain in this fashion usually are not large sums but every coin counts. Invitations Posted to a Facebook User's Wall You can invite a Friend to become your Neighbour in a couple of different ways. You can send the individual a Gift, which will alert the person to the fact that you are a player of Farmville. This is the least aggressive method. The second is to send an invitation to become your Neighbour. The Invitation when sent in this fashion will go into the Friend's list of Requests. The most aggressive 'in your face' way of asking a Friend to become your Neighbour is by allowing Farmville to post a Request on his/her Wall. Farmville periodically will choose Friends at random and give you a prompt asking if you wish to post the Request to the person's Wall. Many people would find such a Post rather annoying, even embarrassing. I would not recommend it unless the Friend in question is very open about the games he/she plays. There are quite a few Facebook users who play games but who would rather not advertise the fact! Lost Animals One of the better options shared by Neighbours is the ability to adopt 'Lost Animals'. While playing Farmville, the game may announce that a Lost Animal has wandered onto your farm. You will not be able to adopt this Animal yourself, but you can post the information on your Wall to give your Friends and Neighbours the option to adopt it. Lost Animals tend to be varieties that you cannot purchase at the Market. They include Llamas, Black Sheep, Ducks and odd varieties of ordinary Animals such as Groovy Cows and Party Ducks. You can collect Ranch Products from a Groovy Cow or Party Duck and a Dairy Barn will house a Groovy Cow or Pink Cow as easily as it houses ordinary Cows. It therefore always is a good idea to adopt a Lost Animal when you see an opportunity to do so. There are a couple of Animals similar to the Lost Animals that have specific uses in terms of Breeding. These are the Bull and the Wandering Stallion. A Bull, like any Lost Animal will appear on a Farm with a prompt to help it find a home by posting a message on your Wall. You cannot adopt the Bull who appears on your own Farm, but must wait to see a notice on another player's Wall. You can adopt a Bull even if you do not have a Dairy Barn, but you will not be able to use him for breeding. It is only if you have a Dairy Barn for your Cows that you will be able to introduce a Bull and possibly obtain Calves when you 'harvest' the Barn. When you adopt a Bull, you will receive a prompt that is a hint as to future rewards: You adopted the Bull! Special things will happen if you put him in the dairy barn. The Wandering Stallion is similar to the Bull in the effect that he can have on your Horses but he is a transient visitor at best and cannot even visit your Farm if you do not have a finished Stable. If you have a finished Stable, he will spend the night at least and will leave a reward of some kind. It may be a Foal or it may be some Coins. Gift Exchanges Another significant benefit of having Neighbours, apart from the Lost Animals they advertise or the ability to help on their farms is the ability to exchange Gifts on a daily basis. Officially, one free Gift can be sent to any Friend each day but the time period that must occur between Gifts usually is more like three hours. When you choose this option, you will be taken to a special Menu that lists the items that can be sent as Gifts. Here, your own Level of experience will dictate the Gifts that have been unlocked. Some Gifts are more useful than others. If you wish to help a Friend who is starting a farm, you probably should choose to send Animals or Fruit Trees rather than decorations. By accepting a Gift, a new player can obtain items he/she otherwise could not be eligible to have in terms of his/her own level of experience. Mystery Gifts are an interesting option for advanced players in that they can contain a wide variety of items, including XP, Farm Cash, Fuel or items that can be unlocked only at high levels of experience. When you receive a Mystery Gift, you will find it in your Gift Box. Choose the 'Use' option, then drag it to the ground anywhere on your Farm. Click on it to open it in the same manner in which you would open a Mystery Egg. Facebook Games generally are based on the concept of sharing and this is a positive social attribute. Even if the items are virtual rather than real, the idea of sending a Gift that a Friend may want or need for his/her farm is a method of outreach and communication. It may be partly selfish in that the Gift always is accompanied by a message requesting a Gift in return, but even so... Neighbour Requirements Two of the options in Farmville that are linked to the number of Neighbours you have are the ability to expand your farm and the ability to purchase a Dairy Barn. There are two options to purchase a Dairy Barn as follows: Dairy Farm Cost: 20 FC Harvest in 1 day XP Gain: 100 Sell for 500 Coins Dairy Farm Locked 8 Neighbours Needed XP Gain: 100 Sell for 500 coins 20 FC or Farm Cash is more difficult to obtain than 500 Coins. Each Level that you advance may be worth 1 FC but the primary method of obtaining Farm Cash is by purchasing it with real money. Coins and Farm Cash The values of Farm Cash and Coins in terms of U.S. currency are as follows: Farm Cash and Coins 310 Cash costs $50.00 240 Cash costs $40.00 115 Cash costs $20.00 55 Cash costs $10.00 25 Cash costs $5.00 70,600 Coins cost $40.00 33,300 Coins cost $20.00 15,800 Coins cost $10.00 7,500 Coins cost $5.00 5 Farm Cash therefore is worth $5.00 and 1500 Coins are the equivalent of 1 Farm Cash. The actual prices of the Dairy Barn in both cases are equal but you usually can earn 5000 Coins faster than you can earn even 1 FC. It therefore is to your benefit to obtain at least 8 Neighbours as quickly as possible in order to be able to house your Cows. Cows take quite a lot of space on your Farm if you do not have a Barn for them, although you can collect Milk from them individually in the same way that you can collect Eggs from Chickens individually. I do believe that the Mystery Egg option only is generated if you collect Eggs from a Chicken Coop but need to confirm that. Basic Farming Strategies Basic Farming Strategies in most of the Farming Simulation Games on Facebook are similar. Your primary goals are an increase in income and an increase in your Experience levels. Experience Points in Farmville where Farming itself is concerned will amount to 1 XP or 2 XP per Crop. Whenever you plough a new square of soil, you pay 15 Coins and earn 1 XP. Whenever you clear Withered Crops from any Square, you will pay +15 Coins and earn +1 Experience. Whenever you plant a Crop, you pay 10 Coins to do so, but will earn either 1 XP or 2 XP depending on the Crop itself. Whenever you harvest a Crop, you will earn NO XP but you will earn 1 Mastery point for any Crop that can be Mastered as well as the selling value of the Crop. Whenever you purchase any Crop at the Market, the selling value, growth period, XP Gain and the Cost of the Seeds is given. The trick always is to organise your efforts to coincide with your real-life schedule. In console farming games like Harvest Moon, you can play your game whenever you wish and time will stand still during your absence. Online games, especially those created for venues such as Facebook operate in real time and require your attention in real time. Crops in Farmville, once they ripen and are ready for harvest will last only a limited time before withering. The grace period during which they will remain fresh on the vine as it were is equal to the growth period. In other words, Crops with brief growing periods will wither faster than those that take a few days to mature. If you plant a Crop that takes only 4 Hours to mature, you must harvest it within four hours once it ripens. If you wish to make speedy progress in Farmville, planting and harvesting Crops that take only a few hours to ripen will raise your Levels fastest and give you quick profits but only if you remember to harvest the Crops in time! As far as XP Gain is concerned, the Crops that take less than a day to mature usually only give 1 XP. There are a few exceptions, however, and those that give 2 XP The Limited Edition Crop, Swiss Chard, for example, takes 14 hours to ripen but gives 2 XP. Ordinary Crops such as Peanuts that take 16 Hours to mature only give 1 XP. In fact, you will find that the benefit of growing Limited Edition Crops often is the better XP value of these Crops. XP points can be obtained when a Neighbour 'shares' an Award or accomplishment on his/her Wall. Installing the Zynga Toolbar allows you instant access to the Game Feed that includes all of the messages about Farmville that are published by your Neighbours on their Walls. There are many glitches and problems with Farmville, however, and the Toolbar, which ought to give you instant access to your Game, any Bonuses you have earned and the Game Feed, does not always function properly if at all! Nonetheless, the game is interesting enough to keep playing. Unwithering Crops If your Crops wither, there are a couple of ways in which to restore them. One is by purchasing 3 Unwithers for 30 Farm Cash from the Market. The Unwithers are found in the Upgrade section of the Market Menu. For 30 Farm Cash, you can acquire 3 Unwithers, each of which will Unwither your entire Farm or a Neighbour's entire Farm three times. For 30 Farm Cash, you could buy a host of other Items that are far more useful, permanent and valuable, so I do not recommend this investment at all! In fact, if you visit a Neighbour's Farm and find that ALL his/her Crops have withered, the game often will offer you a FREE chance to Unwither all of his/her Crops. If, therefore, you planted a large quantity of valuable Crops and somehow missed the deadline for harvesting them successfully, try to persuade a Neighbour to visit your Farm to see if he/she obtains the free option to restore your Crops to life. The default offer when you visit a Neighbour usually is to fertilise 5 Crops and then to feed the Chickens in the Chicken Coop. When only some Crops have withered on a Neighbour's Farm, you still will be able to fertilise the Crops that are growing currently so it is possible that the Unwither Option cannot be triggered unless EVERY Crop has withered.. Limited Items Limited Items, including Seeds, are Limited in the time period during which they will be available for purchase. Where items such as Buildings, Decorations and Trees are concerned, you will have access to them forever once purchased. Crop Seeds, however, must be used immediately so you will need to plant Limited Crops before they disappear from the Menu. Limited Items can have specific Level Requirements as well. Free Gifts List Free Gifts may represent the arteries of the System where any Facebook game is concerned as they are the conduit through which the makers of the game can persuade players to advertise it to others. Free Gifts can include desirable items that cannot be obtained by any other method, giving players another incentive to share their gaming experience with their Friends. There are two fundamental categories where Free Gifts are concerned. The first are Gifts that appear according to a set cycle. These will be listed first in the Gift Menu. They include Items for Limited Events/Contests such as the Tuscan Wedding, Building Materials and Collectibles. The second category are items that always appear in the Gift Menu but are unlocked at specific Levels. The 'permanent' items, with their Categories, include: Party Pig (Animal) Magnolia Tree (Decoration) Whitewash Fence (Decoration) Hanging Flower (Decoration) Black Iron Fence (Decoration) Small Hill (Decoration) Surfboard (Decoration) Double Surfboards (Decoration) Brown Goose (Animal) Gulmohar Tree (Decoration) Yellow Maple Tree (Tree) Chicken (Animal) Cow (Animal) Sheep (Animal) Rabbit (Animal) Banana Tree (Tree) Tamarind Tree (Tree) Duck (Animal) Goat (Animal) Date Tree (Tree) Horse (Animal) Olive Tree (Tree) Mango Tree (Tree) Azaleas (Decoration) Ginkgo Tree (Tree) Floral Containers (Decoration) Mangrove Tree (Decoration) Dutch Rabbit (Animal) Jacaranda Tree (Decoration) White Apple Tree (IPhone Exclusive) Rainbow Barrel (IPhone Exclusive) Mystery Gifts A Mystery Gift is a Free Gift that, when opened on your Farm, will prove to contain an Item that can range from Coins, to XP or rare Items that may or may not be available in the Market. A Mystery Gift is a good option when sending a Free Gift to a player at a higher level as he/she probably will have all the ordinary Items in the Free Gift List that would be most useful to a beginner, such as Ranch Animals and Fruit Trees. Among other Items, Mystery Gifts can contain: 1 Farm Cash Pinwheels (Decoration) Sell for 45 Coins Mandarin Tree (Fruit Tree) Breadfruit Tree (Fruit Tree) Bird Feeder (Decoration) Sell for 25 Coins Hot Air Balloon (Decoration) Sell for 0 Coins Greenery (Decoration) Duck Topiary (Decoration) Resale Value of Gift, Reward and Lost Animals Lost Animals tend to be unique varieties of Animals. In some cases, they are a sub-variety of an ordinary Animal, such as the Party Duck or the Groovy Cow. In other cases, they are unusual Animals such as Llamas. When you reach a new Level or win a Ribbon or Award, a Gift sometimes is placed in your Gift Box to celebrate the accomplishment. These items are linked to the actual Level or Award, unlike the Lost Animals which are a random Event. The resale value of some of the Gifts, Rewards and Lost Animals are as follows: Duck: 75 Coins Party Duck: 75 Coins Llama: 95 Coins Cow: 15 Coins Chicken: 20 Coins Sheep: 35 Coins Orange Tabby: 150 Coins Animals in Farmville fall into one of three general Categories. The first could be considered as Ranch Animals, but this Category would include Exotic Animals and any species that yields a product or income regularly. The second Category is that of Pets, and this definition in Farmville includes only those Animals who yield neither product nor income. Various breeds of Dogs tend to be the only Animals in the Pet Category. Other Animals that would be Pets in the real world, including Cats, should be defined in Farmville as Ranch Animals as a Cat yields a regular income whenever he/she is Brushed. The third Category would be Decorations. Although most Animals would not be defined as Decorations, the Carrier Pigeons would fall into the third Category as, although alive and indeed more mobile than most other Animals as they will fly without being prompted to do so, they do not yield Product, nor are they classified by the game as Pets. Let me hasten to declare here that Farmville appears to be strictly vegetarian in nature, unlike some Facebook Farming Simulation Games that force a player to fatten specific Animals for slaughter. If, therefore, a player is a vegetarian, Vegan or Buddhist, he/she should have no moral qualms where Farmville Farming is concerned. Ranch Animals, if they do not yield any specific Product, yield income through the act of interacting with them by Brushing them. Baby Animals, including Calves and Colts, will not yield Product but do yield income if you Brush them. Brushing follows a specific cycle in terms of time in the same fashion as any collection of Ranch Products. In the Animal List, I have included both the Yield of the Animal and the price of the Animal if sold. Where very common Animals are concerned, the two often are equal, but in most cases, the value of the Animal itself is greater than the value of its Yield. Special Limited Editions are listed in a separate Category, as they will not be available after the time period for their Edition elapses. Housing for Animals There is a large selection of Buildings in Farmville. Some are Limited Editions but others are listed without restrictions in terms of time. Buildings can be ornamental or have specific uses. In general, the Buildings categorised as houses or homes are decorative in nature. Your Character cannot interact with them except to move them or sell them. Other Buildings either are used for Farming, Animal Housing or Storage. In some cases, ownership of a Building with a defined use will unlock new options in terms of gameplay. An early case in point is the Chicken Coop which allows the game to generate Mystery Eggs randomly based on the types of Chickens that are housed within. It is for this reason that I advise players to purchase a Chicken Coop as early as possible in the game. Dairy Barn Housing for Cows The Dairy Barn serves as housing for any Cow in Farmville. Moreover, it will house one Bull as well. Bulls will not appear on the Menu at the Market and are Lost Animals that must be claimed. If you place a Bull in your Dairy Barn with your Cows, you can obtain valuable Bonuses, including Calves. The prices of the Dairy Barn are given in another section of this Guide. You are limited to one Bull per Barn. When you 'harvest' the Dairy Barn after a Bull has been introduced, you may find a Calf has been born. You will be alerted as follows: Congratulations! A Baby Calf is born! This little critter is already eager to explore the world on its own. Ask your friends to help? If you agree to 'Share' the information, any one with access to your Wall can adopt the Calf. Calves cannot be housed in a Dairy Barn, but need their own Nursery Barn. Nursery Barn A Nursery Barn can house both Calves and Foals. If you do not have a Nursery Barn, any and all Calves and Foals that you own will be doomed to eternal childhood and you will be doomed to brush each of them individually to collect any rewards. A Nursery Barn when purchased at the Market is a skeletal form, much like the Stable. You will need the following Materials to complete the Nursery Barn: 10 Bricks 10 Boards 10 Nails 10 Bottles 10 Blankets As with the Stable, there is no option to click on a button to 'Complete' the Barn instantly. You can purchase the Materials one by one, however, if you are impatient or receive them as Gifts from Neighbours if you can persuade yourself to wait. When you have a completed Nursery Barn, you will have a chance of obtaining an adult Animal from it when you harvest it. Whenever an Animal attains adulthood in your Nursery Barn, you will have an option to share a baby Animal of the same variety with your Neighbours. Note that an Animal who has achieved adulthood will NOT diminish the number of baby Animals in your Nursery Barn. In other words, when a Pink Calf becomes a Pink Cow, you still will find the Pink Calf in your Nursery afterwards. Stable Housing for Horses Stable Unlike the Chicken Coop and Dairy Barn, a Stable when purchased is unfinished. You are obliged to purchase the skeletal outline of the Building and then to collect the Materials necessary to complete it. There is no option to 'Complete' the Stable instantly by purchasing all required Materials at once, but you can purchase them one by one if you wish. Most players prefer to obtain the Materials as Gifts from their Neighbours. The price of the Horse Stable (unfinished) is: Horse Stable 5000 Coins The Materials required to complete the Horse Stable are: 10 Bricks 10 Harnesses 10 Horseshoes 10 Nails 10 Wooden Boards Each of these Items costs 1 Farm Cash, which means that, should you choose the 'Complete' Option to finish the Barn immediately by purchasing all Materials from Farmville, the total Cost for Materials would be: 50 Farm Cash Note that the Option to Complete the Barn will be available until you have collected all Materials, which means that you can choose to activate it at any point. The primary reason to own a finished Stable is in order to be able to collect the wandering Stallion. As with the Bulls, the Stallion is a random 'Lost Animal' generated by Farmville, but unlike the Bull who can be kept outside if you do not own a Dairy Barn, you will not be able to place the Stallion if you do not have a finished Stable. As a matter of fact, you will not be allowed to 'Help' the Stallion by bringing it to your Farm unless you have a completed Stable. If you have an unfinished Stable, the game may offer to give you some Materials,but I never actually received any. Even if you do have a Stable, the Stalliion will move on after a few days to wander towards other fertile fields. He is unique in this respect. Farmville's Description of the Stable is: If you have given the Wandering Stallion shelter for the night (or if you have a stallion in your stable), there is a chance your horses will produce a foal. Having more horses of a particular type means a higher chance of finding a foal of that type! You also have a chance of finding a useful item when you tend to your stables so make sure to check every day! Storage Buildings Barns, if not described for a specific purpose, tend to be Storage Buildings. Very often, Limited Edition Barns will be offered as part of a Theme. The Japanese Barn is one such Storage Building. Japanese Barn Limited Time Left: 9 Days Cost: 5000 Coins unfinished XP Gain: 50 Sell for 250 Coins Japanese Barn Limited Time Left: 9 Days Cost: 50 Farm Cash Capacity: 20 items Sell for 6000 Coins Game Description of Bamboo: Bamboo is used to build a Japanese Barn. You need a total of 10 Bamboo in order to build a Japanese Barn, along with 10 of each of the other components. You can get Bamboo as gifts or from the Market. Reed Thatch is used to build a Japanese Barn. You need a total of 10 Reed Thatch in order to build a Japanese Barn, along with 10 of each of the other components. The complete list of items for the Japanese Barn are as follows: 10 Bricks 10 Reed Thatch 10 Bamboo 10 Nails 10 Wooden Boards The 'other components' are basic Construction Materials that are used for any building project. If you are involved in the construction of more than one Building, whenever you receive any item that is a basic component, you will have a choice as to where to apply it. If you wish to learn how close you are to completion, click on the Barn and choose: 'look inside'. A Menu will appear, showing how many of each item you have collected with options to buy or ask for more from friends. The last option in the menu for the Japanese Barn allows you to 'Complete Now' by purchasing all remaining items required outright. This option does not exist with respect to a Nursery Barn or Stable, although you can purchase each Item required one by one. Each of these Items costs 1 Farm Cash, which means that, should you choose the 'Complete' Option to finish the Barn immediately by purchasing all Materials from Farmville, the total Cost for Materials would be: 50 Farm Cash Note that the Option to Complete the Barn will be available until you have collected all Materials, which means that you can choose to activate it at any point. The Option to 'Complete Now' only appears to exist with respect to Limited Edition Buildings such as the Japanese Barn and the Beehive, probably because some of the Materials for Limited Edition Buildings are exclusive to THAT construction project. N.B. The Japanese Barn and indeed, the Japanese Collection no longer is available and is used merely as an example here. Special Delivery Crates A new Free Gift was introduced in the latter half of 2010 in the form of the Special Delivery. Originally, this item was not available in the regular Free Gifts menu but it now does appear there. A Special Delivery is akin to a Mystery Gift but contains construction materials instead of other Items. It can contain any Construction Material for a Building as well as Shovels, Bees and Watering Cans. It therefore is far simpler to help Neighbours with their Construction projects than it was a year ago. Rather than being forced to choose a specific Item to send, you can send a Special Delivery and let the player open it when he/she needs construction materials for any project. The Special Delivery crate option has been simplified as well to allow a player to choose a specific total to open instantly rather than being obliged to open the crates one by one. New Options at Level 10 At Level 10, you will receive some new options to make Farmville more interesting. One of these is Crop Mastery and the other is Collections. Here is the description in the prompt that you will receive when you reach Level 10: You've just unlocked Crop Mastery! Now Harvesting a Crop will earn you a point towards that crop's mastery level. Master each of a crop's 3 levels for a special bonus! You can now find Collectibles while plowing, harvesting, fertilising, and gifting. Find all the collectibles in a SET and turn it in for a reward! Collections At Level 10, the Menu Box that displays the Icon of a Blue Ribbon will offer two different Menus. The first will be the Award/Ribbons Menu and the second will be the Collections Menu. The Game information about Collections states that: Find collectibles while Ploughing, Harvesting Trees and Animals and Fertilising Friends' Crops. Get Hints for where to find each collectible by mousing over its icon! If you are lucky enough to find a Rare or Uncommon Collectible, you can share it with your friends! Some collectibles can only be found from Gifts sent from your friends. Check back every day for new giftable collectibles! When you find all Collectibles in a Set, you can turn it in for a reward of XP, Coins and Fuel! Collections are divided into a number of different Sets. Each Set consists of 6 Items. Whenever you find an Item, you can publish the news to allow three of your Friends to 'collect' the same Item from your Wall. Whenever you complete a Collection Set, you will receive a Bonus and if you publish the news, your Friends can receive a Bonus as well. The Collection Sets are as follows: Gardening Tools Collection Country Kitcsh Collection Button Collection Bugs Collection Butterfly Collection Feather Collection Items in Collections tend to be linked to specific activities, based on fairly logical 'real' considerations. Bugs, for example, tend to be found when you harvest Fruit from Trees. Crop Mastery Crop Mastery is based on the number of Crops that you harvest. In some cases, you must achieve Mastery of a specific Crop in order to unlock a Crop at a higher Level. For example, White Roses cannot be unlocked unless you have full 3 Star Mastery of Pink Roses. One Mastery Point towards a specific Crop is obtained whenever you harvest that Crop. You can increase the number of points by 'using' a Bushel from your Market Stall. See the section that deals with Market Stalls for details. The Farmer's Market At some point in the early stages of your game, you may see the icon of a Bushel of the Crop you are harvesting float across your screen. When you reach Level 15 and this occurs, the game will prompt you to purchase a Market Stall. Without knowing what the purpose of this item is, you may ignore the prompt. In fact, the Market Stall option is quite interesting and it can be profitable both in terms of income and experience. A Market Stall can be purchased either with Coins or with Farm Cash. The prices of a Market Stall are as follows: Market Stall: 50,000 Coins Market Stall 20 Farm Cash The Farmer's Market You will not be able to purchase your own Market Stall until you reach Level 15, nor will you be able to accept Bushels from other players until then. Once you purchase a Market Stall, you can access the Farmer's Market through the Stall itself. The little tutorial that can be accessed at the Market Stall gives the following information: Each time you harvest a crop, you might find a bushel of that crop. When you find them, you get extra bushels for crop mastery! Crop bushes are used to speed up your mastery or XP progress, to unlock seeds that you can't yet buy in the market and to craft items in your Crafting Cottage. Coming soon! Bushels you find are stored in your Market Stall. You can spend your bushels to boost your productivity on the farm! First click your Market Stall and select Farmer's Market, then click the 'My Bushels' Button, and then click the 'Use' button under the Bushel. When you harvest a bushel, your market stall is set to sell those bushels for 24 hours. If you've mastered the crop, your stall will stay open longer. If you're already selling the crop, finding another Bushel will keep your stall open longer, too. From your own Market Stall, you can see the Bushels your friends are offering. You can take up to 3 bushels from each friend. Just click the 'Get Bushels' button and start shopping! In order to 'Use' the Bushel, you need to be growing the specific Crop and it needs to be ready for Harvest within two hours. Otherwise, there will be no effect whatsoever Market Stalls are used both to store Bushels of specific Crops and to offer them to visiting Neighbours. If any Neighbour takes Bushels from your Stall, you will be rewarded. You can choose the form your Reward takes. You will be offered 10 XP, 4000 Coins or 15 Fuel. (?) Whenever you harvest a Bushel of a specific Crop, it automatically will go into your Market Stall and the Stall will open for business for 24 hours. There are ways to extend the time that the Stall remains open, but 24 hours is the normal time period. Whenever you click on your Market Stall, you will have an option to access the Farmer's Market. Here you will be given the opportunity to see all the Bushels that your neighbours currently are offering. You can take three Bushels of any specific Crop from a Neighbour's Stall. These Bushels can be used or shared with Neighbours. If you opt to 'Use' a Bushel that you have collected, you need to be able to harvest the same Crop on your own Farm within two hours in order to gain the benefit which is an increase in the Experience earned from the act of Harvesting that Crop. For example, if you choose to 'Use' a Bushel of Rice, you need to have Rice that will ripen within the next two hours and be able to harvest it before the time limit expires. Rice ordinarily gives +1 XP. If a Bushel of Rice is in use, however, each Rice square that you harvest will give you +2 XP. Only one Bushel can be in use at any given point in time. If you have Bushels for more than one Crop that is ready to be harvested, you can use the corresponding Bushels sequentially. If you have not reached Level 15 and attempt to collect a Bushel from a Friend's Wall, you will receive the following prompt: Sorry! You need to get to Level 15 before you can visit a Farmer's Market and collect bushels! Would you like 20 XP from Farmville to help you on your way? You therefore can claim a little reward of 20 XP even if you cannot collect the Bushel posted on a Neighbour's or Friend's Wall. Garden Shed The Garden Shed gives you the opportunity to save Flowers that you harvest to use as Decorations on your own land. If you love beautiful Flowers, you will enjoy this option tremendously. Unfortunately, the price is steep unless you have 10 Neighbours. There are no Level Requirements for purchase of a Garden Shed, incidentally. The Garden Shed is described as follows: Garden Sheds save Perfect Bunches hat you find while harvesting flowers. Use them to make decorative flower bouquets to put around your farm or share with friends! Your first Garden Shed comes with 10 rare bouquets as a special purchase gift! The Garden Shed is a Building Item with two separate listings and prices: Garden Shed 10 Neighbours Needed Garden Shed 30 Farm Cash Originally, the storage capacity for the Garden Shed was 30 Bouquets but that has been increased recently to 100. There are financial rewards if you beautify your Farm by placing Bouquets on your land in the form of Awards. The Co-Op Option The Co-Op Job is another advanced Option unlocked at Level 20. The third box at the lower left corner of your screen will change from the Delete Tool to Co-Op Farming. From the game itself, here is the Co-Op Guide: Co-Op Guide A job is a task that involved seeding and harvesting a number of the specified crop within the time frame stated in the job. There are three levels of rewards in a job: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Medal rewards are based on how fast you complete the job, and give even more coins and XP. Gold is the most difficult of all but gives all participants a unique reward item. To help on a job, find a job on the 'All Jobs' List. You must be friends with the job initiator, not already be on another job and the job must not be full in order to join. If for some reason you want to leave a job, you can select 'Quit Job' at any item. If you signed on as a helper, your contributions will remain but you won't get a reward when the job is complete. If you are an initiator, you can only quit a job if there are no others helping. The Workshop Option When my Character reached Level 25, the following Announcement was made, requesting that I commit myself to a specific Workshop: Coming Soon! Sign up now! You'll get an awesome Limited Edition item! There will be three different Workshops as follows: Bakery Uses fruit and vegetable bushels to make pies and cakes Winery Uses fruits and grain bushels to make wines and juices Spa Uses flower and fruit bushels to make perfumes and candles If you sign up for the Bakery: Pumpkin Bread Bushels Needed: Pumpkins, Wheat Strawberry Shortcake Bushels Needed: Strawberries, Wheat Spicy Muffins Bushels Needed: Carrots, Peppers, Ghost Chili Pattypan Tart Bushels Needed: Pattypan Squash, Onion, Rice If you sign up for the Winery Sweet Sake Bushels needed: Rice, Cranberries White Sangria Bushels Needed: White Grapes, Sugar Cane, Strawberries Red Table Wine Bushels Needed: Grapes, White Grapes Fruit Wine Bushels Needed: Raspberries, Blueberries, Sugar Cane If you sign up for the Spa: Fresh Sachet Bushels Needed: Pumpkins, Cranberries, Sunflowers Floral Perfume Bushels Needed: Raspberries, Morning Glory Soothing Herbal Lotion Bushels Needed: Aloe Vera, Green Tea Relaxation Oil Bushels Needed: Blueberries, Morning Glory Specific Recipes are given in the next section. Walkthrough: Preparing for Level 25 As soon as you reach Level 25 in Farmville, you will be offered your choice of Crafting Buildings, which either could be perceived as small factories or cottage industries. The three that are offered are: Spa, Winery and Bakery. You will have been given a Market Stall long before you reach the point where you actually can USE the Bushels that you obtain when harvesting Crops. As you can store 100 Bushels, however, there is no reason why you cannot prepare for the moment when you launch your business at level 25 by deciding in advance which Craft to choose. Note here that the Tractor will be unlocked at Level 12, the Harvester at Level 13 and the Seeder at Level 14. These vehicles will allow you to till the land, plant Seeds and harvest them much faster than before, as with any basic Farm Vehicle, you will be able to work four plots at a time. To upgrade any Vehicle, you need to construct a Garage. Garages are unlocked only when you reach Level 22, but the basic Farming Vehicles should be sufficient until then. It is at Level 20 that the Co-Op Jobs Option is unlocked, allowing you to join other Players to band together to produce specific totals of one or more Crops to satisfy a requirement for an imaginary customer. Co-Op Jobs give you a number of rewards, including Coins and XP as well as adding to your Mastery of the Crops that you produce in the course of the job. Gaining Mastery of Crops increases your chance of finding Bushels whenever you harvest those Crops. Bushels are what you need to complete Recipes when you reach Level 25 and choose your Craft. With that in mind, knowing what Recipes will be available for each and the required ingredients may help immensely. At each Craft, three Recipes will be available at Level 1. When you choose the Craft, the game will give you the necessary ingredients to prepare one item. At Level 1, you will have two 'tables' or slots where Items can be prepared. Each time you increase the level of the Crafting Building, Slots or Tables will be added. The following are the Recipes for the three Craft options: Spa Cookbook, Level 1 Fresh Sachet Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Pumpkins 3 Bushels of Cranberries 1 Bushel of Sunflowers Floral Perfume Ingredients: 4 Bushels of Blueberries 4 Bushels of Morning Glories Relaxation Oil Ingredients: 4 Bushels of Blackberries 4 Bushels of Morning Glories Spa Cookbook, Level 2 At Level 2, the following will be unlocked: Petal Sachet Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Iris 2 Bushels of Sunflowers 1 Bushel of Peppers Devotion Perfume Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Blueberrries 3 Bushels of Lilacs 2 Bushels of Basil Energising Lotion Ingredients: 1 Bushel of Red Tulips 3 Bushels of Aloe Vera 3 Bushels of Blackberries Spa Cookbook, Level 3 Restoring Candle Ingredients: 4 Bushels of Green Tea 2 Bushels of Ghost Chilis 1 Bushel of Sunflowers Lily of the Valley Soap Ingredients: 1 Bushel of Lily 3 Bushels of Blueberries 3 Bushels of Morning Glories Spa Cookbook, Level 4 Iris Soap Ingredients: 2 Bushels of Iris 3 Bushels of Aloe Vera 1 Bushel of Sunflowers Pick Me Up Sachet Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Lemon Balm 2 Bushels of Coffee 3 Bushels of Basil Fresh Breeze Candle 3 Bushels of Lemon Balm 3 Bushels of Green Tea 2 Bushels of Ginger The Final Upgrade to Level 5 costs 1,000,000 Coins. It allows you finally to work with most of the flowers if you are a player who loves Flowers. Spa Cookbook, Level 5 Farmer's Frenzy Perfume Ingredients: 2 Bushels of Ginger 1 Bushel of Lavender 2 Bushels of Lilac 2 Bushels of Purple Poppies Daffodil Lotion Ingredients: 1 Bushel of Daffodils 2 Bushels of Aloe Vera 2 Bushels of Strawberries 1 Bushel of Lilies Spring Meadow Perfume Ingredients: 1 Bushel of Pink Roses 1 Bushel of Daffodils 2 Bushels of Lilac 2 Bushels of Morning Glories Winery Cookbook, Level 1 Red Table Wine Ingredients: 2 Bushels of Grapes 5 Bushels of White Grapes White Sangria Ingredients: 3 Bushels of White Grapes 2 Bushels of Sugar Cane 3 Bushels of Strawberries Sweet Sake Ingredients: 5 Bushels of Rice 3 Bushels of Cranberries Winery Cookbook, Level 2 Dry Sake Ingredients: 4 Bushels of Rice 2 Bushels of Green Tea 3 Bushels of Lilac Fruit Wine Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Raspberries 3 Bushels of Blueberries 2 Bushels of Sugar Cane Spicy Tomato Juice Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Tomatoes 1 Bushel of Pepper 3 Bushels of Carrots Winery Cookbook, Level 3 Blackberry Wine Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Blackberries 3 Bushels of Grapes 3 Bushels of White Grapes Raspberry Wine Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Raspberries 2 Bushels of Blackberries 2 Bushels of Grapes Strawberry Cranberry Juice Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Strawberries 2 Bushels of Raspberries 3 Bushels of Cranberries Winery Cookbook, Level 4 Herbal Elixir Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Basil 3 Bushels of Ginger 2 Bushels of Green Tea Blueberry Wine Ingredients: 4 Bushels of Blueberries 2 Bushels of Blackberries 2 Bushels of White Grapes Pumpkin Vinegar Ingredients: 4 Bushels of Pumpkins 2 Bushels of Acorn Squash 2 Bushels of Rice Winery Cookbook, Level 5 The final upgrade for the Winery allows you to grow and use Flowers. Rose Petal Water Ingredients: 1 Bushel of Pink Roses 1 Bushel of Lavender 2 Bushels of Morning Glory Flowers 1 Bushel of Sunflowers Melon Juice Ingredients: 1 Bushel of Yellow Melon 1 Bushel of Watermelon 2 Bushels of Carrots 1 Bushel of Strawberries Cucumber Wine Ingredients: 2 Bushels of Cucumber 1 Bushel of Squash 2 Bushels of Acorn Squash 1 Bushel of Rice Bakery Cookbook, Level 1 Pumpkin Bread Ingredients: 4 Bushels of Pumpkins 4 Bushels of Wheat Strawberry Shortcake Ingredients: 4 Bushels of Strawberries 4 Bushels of Wheat Spicy Muffin Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Carrots 1 Bushel of Pepper 3 Bushels of Ghost Chilis Bakery Cookbook, Level 2 Triple Berry Pie Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Blueberries 3 Bushels of Blackberries 3 Bushels of Cranberries Peanut Butter Cookies Ingredients: 2 Bushels of Peanuts 3 Bushels of Rice 3 Bushels of Sugar Cane Patty Pan Tart Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Pattypan Squash 2 Bushels of Red Onions 3 Bushels of Rice Bakery Cookbook, Level 3 Note: The actual order of the Recipes unlocked between Levels 3 and Levels 5 needs to be confirmed. Mocha-Berry Cake Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Coffee 2 Bushels of Rice 3 Bushels of Blackberries Raspberry Blondie Ingredients: 2 Bushels of Wheat 3 Bushels of Rice 3 Bushels of Raspberries Pizza Bread Ingredients: 4 Bushels of Wheat 2 Bushels of Tomato 2 Bushels of Basil Bakery Cookbook, Level 4 Baked Cucumber Ingredients: 1 Bushel of Cucumber 4 Bushels of Basil 1 Bushel of Pepper Vegetable Tart Ingredients: 1 Bushel of Broccoli 2 Bushels of Asparagus 1 Bushel of Peas (or should it be 4?) Oatmeal Cookie Ingredients: 4 Bushels of Oats 2 Bushels of Wheat 2 Bushels of Sugar Cane Bakery Cookbook, Level 5 Potato-Onion Bread Ingredients: 1 Bushel of Potato 2 Bushels of Onion 2 Bushels of Wheat 1 Bushel of Posole Corn Carrot Cake Ingredients: 2 Bushels of Carrots 1 Bushel of Red Wheat 1 Bushel of Soybeans 2 Bushels of Cranberries Ginger Snaps Ingredients: 2 Bushels of Ginger 2 Bushels of Sugar Cane 2 Bushels of Oats 2 Bushels of Rice Tips and Tricks for Co-Op Jobs This list of 'things to do' is useful not only when you are part of an active Co-Op Job but whenever your Farm has the ability to trade Bushels at a Market Stall or more than one Market Stall. First of all, it always is beneficial to have a Neighbour who is willing to work as an unofficial partner to grow Crops that you need for your chosen Craft. Unfortunately, you are limited to three Bushels from any specific Neighbour's Market Stalls, but you can choose Bushels from more than one Crop or all three from a single Crop. There is a little trick to this if you have a Neighbour with the same Craft that you have. When you have chosen three Bushels from any Neighbour's Market, you have the option to 'Share' a Bushel of the same type as the one chosen last. If you have taken more than one type of Bushel, always save the one that your Neighbour needs as the last to take, so that you will be able to Share one of those with him/her. Before you begin to take Bushels from Neighbours or the Game Feed, look at your own inventory to make certain that you have sufficient space to store them. You are restricted to 100 Bushels irrespective of the number of Market Stalls that you own. You are limited to five Market Stalls, moreover. Whenever you find a Bushel for any Crop, it automatically will be displayed at one of your Market Stalls, unless all of them are displaying a different Crop. You therefore need to make certain that you have a Closed Market Stall or one that offers the same Crop BEFORE you begin to harvest any Crops, especially if the Crops you are going to harvest are a variety that you or your Neighbour needs. If necessary, shut a Market Stall in order to give yourself a venue for the Crop you are about to Harvest. The next step to take BEFORE you harvest any Crop is to go to your Bushel inventory (accessed either through any of your Market Stalls or through your Crafting Building) to 'Use' a Bushel of the same Crop so that you will earn more Mastery points for that Crop. The following appear to increase your chances of obtaining Bushels when you harvest your Crops: 1. Fertilisation You can fertilise your own Crops using 'Fertilise All', a wonderful reward given randomly when you visit your Neighbours' farms or you can ask Friends and Neighbours to fertilise your Crops for you. 2. Crop Mastery You earn Stars that represent the three Crop Mastery Levels for any Crop by harvesting specific totals of that Crop. There are three Levels and the higher your own Level, the better the chance of obtaining Bushels. With three Mastery Stars, for example, you are likely to obtain at least 4 Bushels when harvesting only 12 or 16 squares of the Crop. With no Crop Mastery, you may not obtain a single Bushel even when harvesting 100 squares. Crop Mastery is something you can begin to earn at Level 10. My post on preparing for Level 25 discusses the advantages of choosing a Craft before you actually are able to embark upon any crafting career. Go to your Inventory before you Harvest any Crop, therefore, to 'Use' a Bushel to increase the Crop Mastery Points gained from the Harvest of each square of that Crop. 3. Bees Bees certainly are necessary for pollination of Crops, allowing you to unlock temporary pollinated Crops at the Marketplace. I believe that they improve the chances of obtaining Bushels as well, although I could be mistaken about this. Although Co-Op Jobs do not require any Bushels or any specific Crop Mastery Level, it always is best to combine goals in Farmville and take a Job that will net you the Bushels you personally need for your chosen Craft. There is a trick with respect to any Co-Op Job that can give you a good jump on the achievement of the requirement of total number of Bushels. This was taught to me by an old Harvest Moon friend of mine. What you do is plant almost your entire field with one or more of the Crops needed for the Co-Op Job you intend to Start/Join. Leave at least eight squares tilled but vacant! When the Crops are fully mature, Start/Join the Co-op Job and then, BEFORE you harvest any of the ripened Crops, plant the squares that remain vacant with the same Crop. Once you have planted new seeds in the eight to twelve squares that you kept vacant, you can harvest the SAME NUMBER of ripened Crops. Do not harvest more Crops than you seeded, however, as they will not be counted towards the Co-Op total. You see, you can trick the game into believing that the ripened Crops were planted during the course of the Job only if you seed an equivalent number of squares BEFORE you harvest the others. It is a little tedious perhaps, because you must alternate between Harvester, Tractor and Seeder again and again unless you have the new Combine machine but it can be worth the effort. After this initial cheat, you will be able to harvest the entire field the next time the Crops mature, obviously. It is only the initial harvest that has to be counted carefully. Fertilisation Strategies: 'Fertilise All' will fertilise every tilled square on your field, whether or not Crops have been planted and even when Crops are fully mature. DO NOT WASTE YOUR FERTILISE ALL! Study your field before you use the item. If any of the Crops have been fertilised, harvest them and re-till the squares before you use the 'Fertilise All'. This is an important tip but easy to forget when one is involved in any harvest. Using the Crafting Option The Crafting Option provides many rewards for an ambitious player. For a start, you can craft Items that at present can be traded for fuel but that ultimately will be able to be traded for a diverse variety of special items. Furthermore, players who have a Market Stall can buy your Crafted Items daily, giving you an additional source of income. Note that the Bushels at your Market Stall can be taken by other players as well and you will derive income from that. The Co-op Option is another source of Rewards even for players who do not have a Crafting building yet, but for those with a Craft, it offers additional rewards. At Level 1, a player with a Crafting Building has limited options in terms of the Recipes he/she can complete. For these Recipes, Co-op Jobs exist as well and there are other Co-op Jobs that are not connected with Crafting, available to any player when he/she unlocks the basic Co-op option. The Co-op Jobs reward participants with Coins, XP and one to three sets of Bushels for the Crafting Recipe of their choice. Each participant can choose his/her own Reward in terms of the Bushels he/she wants to take. Your own choice of Craft does not limit the Co-op Jobs you can accept and when completed, the Reward in the form of Bushels will be appropriate to your own Craft. In other words, a player with a Bakery can participate in a Spa Co-op Job and when completed, will be able to choose sets of Bushels for Bakery Recipes. The Co-op Crafting Jobs are based on the Recipes for each of the three Crafts, but in any Co-op Crafting Job, there will be only three required Crops, irrespective of the number of Crops required to complete the actual Recipe. Spa Level 1 Crafting Co-op Jobs Fresh Sachet Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Pumpkins 3 Bushels of Cranberries 1 Bushel of Sunflowers Pumpkins Cost: 30 Coins Harvest in: 8 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 500/1000/1500 Sell for 68 Coins Unlock at Level 5 Cranberries Cost: 55 Coins Harvest in: 10 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 450/650/2900 Sell for 98 Coins Unlock at Level 10 Sunflowers Cost: 135 Coins Harvest in 1 Day XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 575/1150/1725 Sell for 315 Coins Unlock at Level 25 In other words, to make a Fresh Sachet, you must have access to a player who has reached Level 25 in order to obtain 1 Bushel of Sunflowers. A Fresh Sachet Co-Op Job requires the following: To seed and harvest the following: 1000 Pumpkins 1000 Cranberries 1400 Sunflowers Gold Medal: Complete in 3 Days, 8 Hours Reward: 875 Coins, 1050 XP Silver Medal Complete in 5 Days, 18 Hours Reward: 775 Coins, 950 XP Bronze Medal Complete in 10 Days, 12 Hours Reward: 640 Coins, 775 XP Floral Perfume Ingredients: 4 Bushels of Blueberries 4 Bushels of Morning Glories Blueberries Cost: 50 Coins Harvest in 4 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 1000/2000/3000 Sell for 91 Coins Unlock at Level 17 Morning Glory Cost: 60 Coins Harvest in: 12 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery at 500/1000/1500 Sell for 123 Coins Unlock at Level 13 The Floral Perfume Co-op Job requires the following: To seed and harvest the following: 1500 Blueberries 1250 Morning Glories Gold Medal Complete in 1 Day, 15 Hours Reward: 600 Coins, 700 XP Silver Medal Complete in 2 Days, 20 Hours Reward: 500 Coins, 600 XP Bronze Medal Complete in 5 Days, 5 Hours Reward: 400 Coins, 500 XP Relaxation Oil Ingredients: 4 Bushels of Blackberries 4 Bushels of Morning Glories Black Berries Cost: 75 Coins Harvest in 4 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 1200/2400/3600 Sell for 117 Coins Unlock at Level 29 Morning Glory Cost: 60 Coins Harvest in: 12 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery at 500/1000/1500 Sell for 123 Coins Unlock at Level 13 The Co-op Job Requirements are: 1500 Blackberries 1400 Morning Glories Gold Medal Complete in 1 Day, 15 Hours Reward: 600 Coins, 700 XP Silver Medal Complete in 2 Days, 20 Hours Reward: 500 Coins, 600 XP Bronze Medal Complete in 5 Days, 5 Hours Reward: 400 Coins, 500 XP Spa Level 2 Co-op Jobs Petal Sachet Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Iris 2 Bushels of Sunflowers 1 Bushel of Peppers Iris Cost: 400 Coins Harvest in 1 Day XP Gain: 2 Mastery: Sell for 520 Coins Unlock at Level 45 Sunflowers Cost: 135 Coins Harvest in 1 Day XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 575/1150/1725 Sell for 315 Coins Unlock at Level 25 Peppers Cost: 70 Coins Harvest in: 1 day XP Gain: 2 Mastery: 425/850/1275 Sell for 162 Coins Unlock at Level 12 The Petal Sachet Co-op Job has the following requirements: To seed and harvest: 800 Iris 800 Sunflowers 800 Peppers Gold Medal: Complete in 3 Days, 8 Hours Reward: 875 Coins, 1050 XP, 3 sets of Bushels Silver Medal Complete in 5 Days, 18 Hours Reward: 775 Coins, 950 XP, 2 Sets of Bushels Bronze Medal: Complete in 10 Days, 12 Hours Reward: 640 Coins, 775 XP, 1 Set of Bushels Devotion Perfume Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Blueberrries 3 Bushels of Lilacs 2 Bushels of Basil Blueberries Cost: 50 Coins Harvest in 4 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 1000/2000/3000 Sell for 91 Coins Unlock at Level 17 Lilac Cost: 35 Coins Harvest in: 10 Hours XP Gain: 1 Sell for 75 Coins Mastery: 450/900/1350 Unlock at Level 4 Basil Cost: 300 Coins Harvest in 10 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: Sell for 400 Coins Unlock at Level 48 Co-op Job requirements: 600 Blueberries 1000 Lilac 1000 Basil Gold Medal: Complete in 1 Day, 9 Hours 600 Coins, 475 XP Silver Medal Complete in 2 Days, 9 Hours 425 Coins, 475 XP Bronze Medal Complete in 4 Days, 7 Hours 325 Coins, 380 XP Energising Lotion Ingredients: 1 Bushel of Red Tulips 3 Bushels of Aloe Vera 3 Bushels of Blackberries The Co-op Job requirements are: 1400 Red Tulips 1000 Aloe Vera 1000 Blackberries Gold Medal: Complete in 3 Days, 8 Hours Reward: 875 Coins, 1050 XP Silver Medal: Complete in 5 Days, 18 Hours Reward: 775 Coins, 950 XP Bronze Medal Complete in 10 Days, 12 Hours Reward: 640 Coins, 775 XP Spa Level 3 Co-op Jobs Restoring Candle Ingredients: 4 Bushels of Green Tea 2 Bushels of Ghost Chilis 1 Bushel of Sunflowers The Co-op Job Requirements are: 1000 Green Tea 1000 Ghost Chili 1400 Sunflowers Gold Medal: Complete in 3 Days, 8 Hours Reward: 875 Coins, 1050 XP Silver Medal: Complete in 5 Days, 18 Hours Reward: 775 Coins, 950 XP Bronze Medal: Complete in 10 Days, 12 Hours Reward: 640 Coins, 775 XP Lily of the Valley Soap Ingredients: 1 Bushel of Lily 3 Bushels of Blueberries 3 Bushels of Morning Glories The Co-op Job Requirements are: 1400 Lilies 1000 Blueberries 1000 Morning Glories Gold Medal: Complete in 3 Days, 8 Hours Reward: 875 Coins, 1050 XP Silver Medal Complete in 5 Days, 18 Hours Reward: 775 Coins, 950 XP Bronze Medal Complete in 10 Days, 12 Hours Reward: 640 Coins, 775 XP Spa Level 4 Co-op Jobs Iris Soap Ingredients: 2 Bushels of Iris 3 Bushels of Aloe Vera 1 Bushel of Sunflowers The Co-op Job Requirements are: 1000 Iris 1200 Aloe Vera 800 Sunflowers Gold Medal: Complete in 3 Days, 8 Hours Reward: 875 Coins, 1050 XP Silver Medal: Complete in 5 Days, 18 Hours Reward: 775 Coins, 950 XP Bronze Medal Complete in 10 Days, 12 Hours Reward: 640 Coins, 775 XP Fresh Breeze Candle 3 Bushels of Lemon Balm 3 Bushels of Green Tea 2 Bushels of Ginger The Co-op Job Requirements are: 1000 Lemon Balm 1250 Green Tea 1250 Ginger Gold Medal Complete in 2 Days, 12 Hours Reward: 825 Coins, 975 XP, 3 Bushel Sets Silver Medal Complete in 4 Days, 7 Hours Reward: 750 Coins, 875 XP, 2 Bushel Sets Bronze Medal Complete in 7 Days, 20 Hours Reward: 625 Coins, 725 XP, 1 Bushel Set Pick Me Up Sachet Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Lemon Balm 2 Bushels of Coffee 3 Bushels of Basil The Co-op Job Requirements are: 1400 Coffee 1000 Lemon Balm 1000 Basil Gold Medal: Complete in 2 Days, 12 Hours Reward: 800 Coins, 950 XP, 3 Bushel Sets Silver Medal Complete in 4 Days, 7 Hours Reward: 725 Coins, 850 XP, 2 Bushel Sets Bronze Medal Complete in 7 Days, 20 Hours Reward: 600 Coins, 700 XP Spa Level 5 Co-op Jobs Farmer's Frenzy Perfume Ingredients: 2 Bushels of Ginger 1 Bushel of Lavender 2 Bushels of Lilac 2 Bushels of Purple Poppies The Co-op Job Requirements are: 1250 Ginger 1000 Lilac 1000 Purple Poppies Note that this is a case where the actual Recipe has 4 different Crops as ingredients but the Co-op Job has only three. Daffodil Lotion Ingredients: 1 Bushel of Daffodils 2 Bushels of Aloe Vera 2 Bushels of Strawberries 1 Bushel of Lilies The Co-op Job Requirements are: 1000 Strawberries 1000 Aloe Vera 1400 Lilies Spring Meadow Perfume Ingredients: 1 Bushel of Pink Roses 1 Bushel of Daffodils 2 Bushels of Lilac 2 Bushels of Morning Glories 1500 Lilac 1500 Morning Glories In this Co-op Job, there are only two required Crops, although the actual Recipe requires four diferent Crops. Winery Cookbook, Level 1 Red Table Wine Ingredients: 2 Bushels of Grapes 5 Bushels of White Grapes White Sangria Ingredients: 3 Bushels of White Grapes 2 Bushels of Sugar Cane 3 Bushels of Strawberries Sweet Sake Ingredients: 5 Bushels of Rice 3 Bushels of Cranberries Winery Cookbook, Level 2 Dry Sake Ingredients: 4 Bushels of Rice 2 Bushels of Green Tea 3 Bushels of Lilac Fruit Wine Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Raspberries 3 Bushels of Blueberries 2 Bushels of Sugar Cane Spicy Tomato Juice Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Tomatoes 1 Bushel of Pepper 3 Bushels of Carrots Winery Cookbook, Level 3 Blackberry Wine Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Blackberries 3 Bushels of Grapes 3 Bushels of White Grapes Raspberry Wine Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Raspberries 2 Bushels of Blackberries 2 Bushels of Grapes Strawberry Cranberry Juice Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Strawberries 2 Bushels of Raspberries 3 Bushels of Cranberries Winery Cookbook, Level 4 Herbal Elixir Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Basil 3 Bushels of Ginger 2 Bushels of Green Tea Blueberry Wine Ingredients: 4 Bushels of Blueberries 2 Bushels of Blackberries 2 Bushels of White Grapes Pumpkin Vinegar Ingredients: 4 Bushels of Pumpkins 2 Bushels of Acorn Squash 2 Bushels of Rice Winery Cookbook, Level 5 The final upgrade for the Winery allows you to grow and use Flowers. Rose Petal Water Ingredients: 1 Bushel of Pink Roses 1 Bushel of Lavender 2 Bushels of Morning Glory Flowers 1 Bushel of Sunflowers Melon Juice Ingredients: 1 Bushel of Yellow Melon 1 Bushel of Watermelon 2 Bushels of Carrots 1 Bushel of Strawberries Cucumber Wine Ingredients: 2 Bushels of Cucumber 1 Bushel of Squash 2 Bushels of Acorn Squash 1 Bushel of Rice Bakery Cookbook, Level 1 Pumpkin Bread Ingredients: 4 Bushels of Pumpkins 4 Bushels of Wheat Strawberry Shortcake Ingredients: 4 Bushels of Strawberries 4 Bushels of Wheat Spicy Muffin Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Carrots 1 Bushel of Pepper 3 Bushels of Ghost Chilis Bakery Cookbook, Level 2 Triple Berry Pie Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Blueberries 3 Bushels of Blackberries 3 Bushels of Cranberries Peanut Butter Cookies Ingredients: 2 Bushels of Peanuts 3 Bushels of Rice 3 Bushels of Sugar Cane Patty Pan Tart Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Pattypan Squash 2 Bushels of Red Onions 3 Bushels of Rice Bakery Cookbook, Level 3 Note: The actual order of the Recipes unlocked between Levels 3 and Levels 5 needs to be confirmed. Mocha-Berry Cake Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Coffee 2 Bushels of Rice 3 Bushels of Blackberries Raspberry Blondie Ingredients: 2 Bushels of Wheat 3 Bushels of Rice 3 Bushels of Raspberries Pizza Bread Ingredients: 4 Bushels of Wheat 2 Bushels of Tomato 2 Bushels of Basil Bakery Cookbook, Level 4 Baked Cucumber Ingredients: 1 Bushel of Cucumber 4 Bushels of Basil 1 Bushel of Pepper Vegetable Tart Ingredients: 1 Bushel of Broccoli 2 Bushels of Asparagus 1 Bushel of Peas (or should it be 4?) Oatmeal Cookie Ingredients: 4 Bushels of Oats 2 Bushels of Wheat 2 Bushels of Sugar Cane Bakery Cookbook, Level 5 Potato-Onion Bread Ingredients: 1 Bushel of Potato 2 Bushels of Onion 2 Bushels of Wheat 1 Bushel of Posole Corn Carrot Cake Ingredients: 2 Bushels of Carrots 1 Bushel of Red Wheat 1 Bushel of Soybeans 2 Bushels of Cranberries Ginger Snaps Ingredients: 2 Bushels of Ginger 2 Bushels of Sugar Cane 2 Bushels of Oats 2 Bushels of Rice Tips about Gifts Although the game will tell you that you can send only one Gift per day to any Neighbour, the total actually is three. You have to wait a few hours, of course, before you will be able to send another Gift. The tip here involves the acceptance of Gifts from a single Friend. A prompt will appear with the gift advising you to send a 'Thank you Gift' in return. DO THIS ONLY WITH THE BEST ITEM THAT THE PLAYER HAS SENT IN THE CASE OF MULTIPLE GIFTS! Once you have sent a Thank-You Gift, you either have to wait eight hours before accepting the next one from the player or give up the opportunity to keep the Gift 'live'. I will explain this further. As you only can send one 'Thank you Gift' in an eight hour period, if there are multiple Gifts from a single Player, accepting all of them will end the Gift process except for the one for which you chose to send a Thank you Gift'. In other words, a Player sends you the following: A Train Whistle A Special Delivery A Cow The best of these Gifts is the Special Delivery as it will contain construction materials for your Current Building projects. Moreover, Special Deliveries ARE Special. The game issues an invitation to send them rarely. They do not appear on the regular Gift Page. If, however, you accept the Train Whistle first AND click on the invitation to send a Thank You Gift for that, then proceed to accept the Special Delivery and the Cow, the latter Gifts will be 'dead' in terms of being able to return them to the original sender. Why is this important? If your Friend sends you a Thank You Gift in return, the Gift will remain 'live' and you can send it back and forth indefinitely. If you are trying to complete a number of construction projects, this can be invaluable. A host of Train Whistles is not as useful. A host of Cows can be useful, but there is nothing special about them. They will appear on the Gifts Page regularly. That is the first little Tip. The second involves Mystery Gifts. The game will urge you to send Mystery Gifts as 'they can contain fuel' but in fact, they can contain items that are far more valuable to a player. Although they may contain weird items such as Old Bikes or Owl Statues, they can contain Seeders and Harvesters as well! These items cost 30,000 Coins each. In the early days of my involvement, I told one of my Harvest Moon friends that I wouldn't use machines in farming. I was a purist. Now, however, beyond Level 20 and involved in the crafting of goods, the machines are a godsend. If, therefore, you would like to have the farming machinery and don't have sufficient income for them, send Mystery Gifts to your Friends, so that they will return them to you. Bees It probably would be useful to mention the Beehive and the advantages of having a populated Hive on your farm. There appear to be no Level requirements to the Beehive. As with most new options, Beehives were given freely to active players but now must be purchased at the Marketplace for the sum of 5,000 Coins. A Beehive must be constructed unfortunately, which means that you must go through the usual process of begging for materials from Neighbours and other Farmers. In my innocence, I thought that the completion of the Beehive would allow me to house all the Honeybees collected over time in my Gift Box, but in fact, you must have a Queen Bee before any Honeybee will be allowed to enter the Hive. Although the game will instruct you to find Queen Bees among the Flowers, they can be found when you are tending to Crops of any kind either on your own farm or on that of a Neighbour. Any Player who finds a Queen Bee can 'share' with other Players by posting the result. It therefore is not impossible to obtain a Queen Bee. My advice, however, to any new Player would be to find a notice of a Queen Bee that is being shared long before your Beehive is completed and stash her in your Gift Box for future use. The actual effect of a flourishing Beehive, apart from the ability to harvest Honey, is the change of pollination. When pollination occurs, you will be able to find special pollinated Seeds in the Marketplace. Again, in my ignorance, I assumed that these Seeds once offered would be available always. In fact, it appears that they are available only for a day or so and then the Seeds offered will revert to the ordinary variety. Pets Although you can purchase or obtain a number of different Animals that would be regarded as Pets in the real world, only Dogs actually are defined as Pets in Farmville. A Pet can be named and will have the icon of a Dog Tag beside it at the Market. Dogs are sold as specific Breeds but often you can choose between three different colours. When you purchase a Dog, it will be a Puppy who will become an Adult in a fortnight or 14 Days. You need to feed the Puppy daily and the Food will be given to you at the time of purchase in the form of Kibble. When the Dog becomes hungry, the icon of the Kibble will appear over its head. This signifies that it is feeding time. Simply take the Kibble from your Gift Box and click on the Dog to feed it. Here is the game prompt when you have purchased and named your Puppy: Feed Raincloud when she is hungry. Her Kibble is in your gift Box. She will grow up in 2 weeks. The Beehive Quest On 12 July, Farmville announced a new option in the form of Bees, placing a Free Beehive in every Player's Gift Box as soon as he/she accessed the game. The description of the Beehive is: Ask your friends for parts to build a Beehive! A completed Beehive allows you to grow thriving honeybees which will produce pollinated crops! As indicated in the description, the Beehive given to players is simply the skeletal frame and there are Materials that must be collected in order to complete it. The Materials are as follows: 10 Smokers 10 Beeswax 10 Wooden Boards 10 Nails 10 Bricks In the Materials Menu is another Box giving an Option either to 'Send Gifts' or to 'Complete Now'. With the bare framework, you are given 1 Smoker, so the Option to 'Complete Now', if exercised immediately, would cost 49 Farm Cash. It is evident that the Items for the Beehive Quest that are included in the Gifts Menu will be cyclical in nature as are Items for any Limited Edition Quest. On 11 July, the Items offered as Free Gifts were a Honeybee and Beeswax. If you access the 'Send Gifts' Menu from the Beehive foundation, the only Items that will appear are the Limited Edition Items, which include at present Items for the Tuscan Wedding and Building Materials. With the initial Announcement of the Bee Quest, Farmville declared: Build a Beehive, Find the Queen Bee and Grow your Swarm. Honeybees are Free Gifts, but can be purchased in groups of 5 at the Market as well. The Queen Bee must be purchased at the Market for 10 Farm Cash. Honeybee Description: Honeybeees are used for your Beehive and allow you to produce pollinated crops. You need a completed Beehive and a Queen Bee in order to have Honeybees. Queen Bee description: A Queen Bee can be placed in yoru completed Beehive and allows you to start building your honeybee colony. You can only have one Queen Bee at a time. Resale Value of some Gift and Limited Edition Items Plum Tree: 17 Coins Cherry Tree: 11 Coins Maple Tree: 15 Coins Peach Tree: 25 Coins Orange Tree: 21 Coins Falling Blossom Tree: 300 Coins Decorations: Rest Tent: 50 Coins Chicken Coop: 470 Coins Horse Stable Unfinished: 280 Coins Hale Bale: 5 Coins Harvests: Maple Harvest: 26 Coins Ordinary Crop Seeds Crops are the 'bread and butter' of any Farming Enterprise. The essential facts about any Crop are its Cost, the time it takes to mature, the amount of Experience or XP given for growing the Crop, the value of its Harvest and the Level of Experience at which it is unlocked. One other piece of data is given for each of the Crops in Farmville in the form of the Mastery points at the first, second and third degree. Mastery of a specific Crop at a specific degree sometimes is a requirement for unlocking a new Crop or Option. When you achieve the first degree of Mastery of any Crop, you will obtain 1 Star. At the 2nd Degree, you will obain another Star. The third and final Degree will be acknowledged with three Stars. Whenever you achieve a degree of Mastery, you will be rewarded with XP and Coins. The following are available at Level 1 when you first begin to play: Level 1 Seeds Strawberries Cost: 10 Coins Harvest in: 4 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 500/1000/1500 Sell for 35 Coins Available at Level 1 Wheat Cost: 13 Coins Harvest in: 12 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 500/1000/1500 Sell for 61 Coins Available at Level 1 Peanuts Cost: 20 Coins Harvest in: 16 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 275/550/825 Sell for 78 Coins Unlock at Level 1 Soybeans Cost: 15 Coins Harvest in: 1 day XP Gain: 2 Mastery: 300/600/900 Sell for 63 Coins Unlock at Level 1 Eggplant Cost: 25 Coins Harvest in: 2 Days XP Gain: 2 Mastery: 200/400/600 Sell for 88 Coins Available at Level 1 Unlockable Seeds List of Crop Seeds that are unlocked by the Level you achieve: Lilac Cost: 35 Coins Harvest in: 10 Hours XP Gain: 1 Sell for 75 Coins Mastery: 450/900/1350 Unlock at Level 4 Squash Cost: 40 Coins Harvest in: 2 Days XP Gain: 2 Mastery: 200/400/600 Sell for 121 Coins Unlock at Level 4 Pumpkins Cost: 30 Coins Harvest in: 8 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 500/1000/1500 Sell for 68 Coins Unlock at Level 5 Artichokes Cost: 70 Coins Harvest in: 4 Days XP Gain: 2 Mastery: 125/250/375 Sell for 204 Coins Unlock at Level 6 Rice Cost: 45 Coins Harvest in: 12 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 400/800/2000 Sell for 96 Coins Unlock at Level 7 Raspberries Cost: 20 Coins Harvest in: 2 Hours XP Gain: 0 Mastery: 1500/3000/4500 Sell for 46 Coins Unlock at Level 8 Daffodils Cost: 60 Coins Harvest in: 2 Days XP Gain: 2 Mastery: 200/400/600 Sell for 135 Coins Unlock at Level 8 Cotton Cost: 75 Coins Harvest in: 3 Days XP Gain: 2 Mastery: 150/300/450 Sell for 207 Coins Unlock at Level 9 Cranberries Cost: 55 Coins Harvest in: 10 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 450/650/2900 Sell for 98 Coins Unlock at Level 10 Bell Peppers Cost: 75 Harvest in: 2 Days XP Gain: 2 Mastery: 350/700/1050 Sell for 198 Coins Unlock at Level 11 Peppers Cost: 70 Coins Harvest in: 1 day XP Gain: 2 Mastery: 425/850/1275 Sell for 162 Coins Unlock at Level 12 Morning Glory Cost: 60 Coins Harvest in: 12 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery at 500/1000/1500 Sell for 123 Coins Other Details: September's Flower Freyashawk's Birthflower Unlock at Level 13 Aloe Vera Cost: 50 Coins Harvest in: 6 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery at 800/1600/2400 Sell for 85 Coins Unlock at Level 14 Red Tulips Cost: 75 Coins Harvest in 1 day XP Gain: 2 Mastery at 500/1000/1500 Sell for 159 Coins Unlock at Level 15 Pineapples Cost: 95 Coins Harvest in 2 Days XP Gain: 2 Mastery: 425/850/1275 Sell for 242 Coins Unlock at Level 15 Pattypan Squash Cost: 65 Harvest in 16 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 350/700/1050 Sell for 160 Coins Unlock at Level 16 Blueberries Cost: 50 Coins Harvest in 4 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 1000/2000/3000 Sell for 91 Coins Unlock at Level 17 Watermelon Cost: 130 Coins Harvest in 4 Days XP Gain: 2 Mastery: 150/300/450 Sell for 348 Coins Unlock at Level 18 Grapes Cost: 85 Coins Harvest in 1 Day XP Gain: 2 Mastery: 425/850/1275 Sell for 270 Coins Unlock at Level 19 Tomatoes Cost: 100 Coins Harvest in 8 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 750/1500/2250 Sell for 173 Coins Unlock at Level 20 Pink Roses Cost: 120 Coins Harvest in 2 Days XP Gain: 2 Mastery: 450/900/1350 Sell for 254 Coins Unlock at Level 20 Potatoes Cost: 135 Coins Harvest in 3 Days XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 150/300/450 Sell for 345 Coins Unlock at Level 21 Carrots Cost: 110 Coins Harvest in 12 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 500/1000/1500 Sell for 200 Coins Unlock at Level 22 Coffee Cost: 120 Coins Harvest in 16 Hours XP Gain: 2 Mastery: 350/700/1050 Sell for 243 Coins Mastery: Unlock at Level 23 Corn Cost: 150 Coins Harvest in 3 Days XP Gain: 2 Mastery: 200/400/600 Sell for 380 Coins Unlock at Level 24 Sunflowers Cost: 135 Coins Harvest in 1 Day XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 575/1150/1725 Sell for 315 Coins Unlock at Level 25 Ghost Chili Cost: 80 Coins Harvest in 6 Hours XP Gain:1 Mastery: 1200/2400/9000 Sell for 136 Coins Unlock at Level 26 Cabbage Cost: 140 Coins Harvest in 2 Days XP Gain: 2 Mastery: 350/700/1050 (?) Sell for 388 Coins Unlock at Level 27 Green Tea Cost: 105 Coins Harvest in 10 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 750/1500/2250 Sell for 191 Coins Unlock at Level 28 White Grapes Cost: 245 Coins Harvest in 12 Hours XP Gain: 2 Mastery; 1200/2400/3600 Sell for 360 Coins Unlock at Level 29 Black Berries Cost: 75 Coins Harvest in 4 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 1200/2400/3600 Sell for 117 Coins Unlock at Level 29 Red Wheat Cost: 180 Coins Harvest in 3 Days XP Gain: 2 Mastery: 250/500/750 Sell for 449 Coins Unlock at Level 30 Lavender Cost: 160 Coins Harvest in 2 Days XP Gain: 2 Mastery: 300/700/1000 Sell for 384 Coins Unlock at Level 30 Sugar Cane Cost: 165 Coins Harvest in 8 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 1300/2600/3900 Sell for 239 Coins Unlock at Level 31 Peas Cost: 190 Coins Harvest in 1 Day XP Gain: 2 Mastery: 600/1200/1800 Sell for 381 Coins Unlock at Level 32 Yellow Melon Cost: 205 Coins Harvest in 4 Days XP Gain: 2 Mastery: 150/300/450 Sell for 528 Coins Unlock at Level 33 Onion Cost: 170 Coins Harvest in 12 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: 825/ Sell for 275 Coins Unlock at Level 34 Broccoli Cost: 200 Coins Harvest in 2 Days XP Gain: 2 Mastery: 550/ Sell for 473 Coins Unlock at Level 35 Lilies Cost: 195 Coins Harvest in 1 Day XP Gain: 2 Mastery: Sell for 369 Coins Unlock at Level 35 Acorn Squash Cost: 175 Coins Harvest in 10 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: Sell for 258 Coins Unlock at Level 36 Asparagus Cost: 220 Coins Harvest in 16 Hours XP Gain: 2 Mastery: Sell for 357 Coins Unlock at Level 37 Purple Poppies Cost: 200 Coins Harvest in 8 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: Sell for 238 Coins Unlock at Level 38 Elderberry Cost: 195 Coins Harvest in 12 Hours XP Gain: 2 Mastery: Sell for 270 Coins Unlock at Level 39 Purple Pea Pods Requires Mastery of Peas Cost: 210 Coins Harvest in 1 Day XP Gain: 3 Mastery: Sell for 300 Coins Unlock at Level 40 Ginger Cost: 170 Coins Harvest in 18 Hours XP Gain: 2 Mastery Sell for 320 Coins Unlock at Level 42 Cucumber Cost: 290 Coins Harvest in 1 Day XP Gain: 2 Mastery: Sell for 450 Coins Unlock at Level 43 Iris Cost: 400 Coins Harvest in 1 Day XP Gain: 2 Mastery: Sell for 520 Coins Unlock at Level 45 Basil Cost: 300 Coins Harvest in 10 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: Sell for 400 Coins Unlock at Level 48 Lemon Balm Cost: 230 Coins Harvest in 6 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: Sell for 290 Coins Unlock at Level 50 Oats Cost: 225 Coins Harvest in 8 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: Sell for 310 Coins Unlock at Level 53 Posole Corn Cost: 280 Coins Harvest in 12 Hours XP Gain: 1 Requires Mastery of Corn Mastery: Sell for 370 Coins Unlock at Level 54 Bamboo Cost: 420 Coins Harvest in 16 Hours XP Gain: 2 Mastery: Sell for 550 Coins Unlock at Level 60 Saffron Cost: 365 Coins Harvest in 10 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: Sell for 450 Coins Unlock at Level 64 Clover Cost: 325 Coins Harvest in 4 Hours XP Gain: 1 Mastery: Sell for 368 Coins Unlock at Level 70 Amaranth Cost: 220 Coins Harvest in 18 Hours XP Gain: 2 Mastery: Sell for 350 Coins Unlock at Level 76 White Roses Cost: 620 Coins Requires Mastery of Pink Roses Harvest in 1 Day XP Gain: 3 Mastery: Sell for 777 Coins Unlock at Level 80 Forget-Me-Not Cost: 725 Coins Harvest in 18 Hours XP Gain: 2 Mastery: Sell for 900 Coins Unlock at Level 90 Special Mastery Crop: Electric Lilies Cost: 950 Coins Requires Mastery of Orange Daisies, Lilies, Sunflowers and Whie Roses Harvest in 1 Day XP Gain: 4 Mastery: Sell for 1111 Coins Limited Crop Seeds Limited Edition Crops will be listed simply for reference purposes. At the end of June 2010, a Japanese Garden Collection is being offered that includes Daikon and Wasabi Seeds. The celebration of the 1st Anniversary of Farmville has produced some Limited Anniversary Items that include Cupcakes as a Crop. The prices of these Limited Seeds are as follows: Goji Berries Cost: 15 Coins Harvest in 16 Hours XP Gain: 2 Sell for 126 Coins Unlock by purchases at 7-11 Markets* *Solely in U.S. and Canada Daikon Limited Time Left: 11 Days Cost: 65 Coins Harvest in 8 Hours XP Gain: 1 Sell for 133 Coins Wasabi Limited Cost: 200 Coins Unlock at Level 42 Cupcakes Limited (Ends 1 July) Cost: 25 Coins Harvest in 8 Hours XP Gain: 1 Unlock at Level 5 Sell for 60 Coins Trees Fruit on Trees, unlike Crops that are sowed on the ground, are not time-limited in terms of survival past the time of 'readiness' to be harvested. If, therefore, you have very limited access to Facebook (or the internet), your best strategy would be to plant a large number of Trees on your Farm. Animals, likewise, do not perish if you do not interact with them when they are 'ready'. Animal interactions will be covered in a separate post. Note that there are two types of Trees. The first, listed in the Tree Section at the Market, bear Fruit. The second type is strictly ornamental and is listed in the Decorations Section at the Market. Trees in the Free Gifts Menu fall into both Categories. Trees for Harvest Limited Editions will be listed for reference purposes at the end of this section, even though they may not be available in the future. Trees that yield Harvests and are available in the early stages of the game are: Ordinary Trees for Harvest Acai Tree Cost: 27 dollars Harvest in 2 Days Sell for 158 Coins Available at Level 1 Cherry Tree Cost: 225 Coins Harvest in 2 Days Sell for 18 Coins Available at Level 1 Apple Tree Cost: 325 Coins Harvest in 3 Days Sell for 28 Coins Available at Level 1 Orange Tree: Cost: 425 Coins Harvest in 4 Days Sell for 40 Coins Available at Level 1 Plum Tree Cost: 350 Coins Harvest in 3 Days Sell for 30 Coins Unlock at Level 2 Peach Tree Cost: 500 Coins Harvest in 4 Days Sell for 47 Coins Unlock at Level 4 Lemon Tree Cost: 475 Coins Harvest in 3 Days Sell for 41 Coins Unlock at Level 7 Lime Tree Cost: 750 Coins Harvest in 5 Days Sell for 75 Coins Unlock at Level 10 Free Gift Trees The Trees that can be given as Free Gifts by Friends and Neighbours fall into the categories both of Trees that can be harvested and Decorations. Free Gift Trees that yield Fruits include: Yellow Maple Tree Cost: Free Gift Old Cost: 300 Coins Harvest in 2 Days XP Gain: 5 Yield: 25 Coins Sell for 15 Coins Gulmohar Tree Cost: Free Gift Harvest in 3 Days XP Gain: 20 Yield: 55 Coins Sell for 20 Coins Banana Tree Cost: Free Gift Harvest in 3 Days XP Gain: 7 Yield: 56 Coins Sell for 32 Coins Tamarind Tree Cost: Free Gift Harvest in 3 Days XP Gain: 0 Yield: 35 Coins Sell for 35 Coins Date Tree Cost: Free Gift Harvest in 3 Days XP Gain: 8 Yield: 69 Coins Sell for 40 Coins Olive Tree Cost: Free Gift Harvest in 4 Days XP Gain: 12 Yield: 112 Coins Sell for 60 Coins Mango Tree Cost: Free Gift Harvest in 4 Days XP Gain: 0 Yield: 130 Coins Sell for 65 Coins White Apple Tree Cost: I Phone Only Harvest in XP Gain: Yield: Sell for Breadfruit Tree Cost: Found in Mystery Gifts (A Free Gift) Harvest in 3 Days XP Gain: None Yield: 55 Coins Sell for 30 Coins Trees that are strictly decorative include: Magnolia Tree Limited Edition Trees Asian Pear Limited Cost: 5000 Harvest in 2 Days Sell for 140 Coins Rainbow Apple I Phone Only Cost: 500 Coins Harvest in Sell for White Apple Tree I Phone Exclusive Cost: Harvest in Sell for Decorative Trees: Magnolia Azalea Decorative Limited Edition Trees From the Japanese Theme: Falliing Blossom Tree Sell for 300 Coins Momiji Tree: Sell for 200 Coins Tree Helpers Arbourists are Farm Labourers that can be purchased or given as Rewards by Farmville for various accomplishments. An Arbourist when 'Used' will harvest every Tree on your Farm that is ready for harvest. Each Arbourist can be used only once, so it is best to wait until EVERY Tree on your Farm is ready to be harvested before using one. Near the end of 2010, a new option was introduced in the form of the Orchard. A total of 20 Trees can be placed in the Orchard and it then is harvested as a single entity. Harvesting will produce either a coin reward or a 'Mystery Seedling'. As of February 2011, it can produce Watering Cans as well. Arbourists now will harvest only those Trees that are not contained in an Orchard. A player, incidentally, can build more than one Orchard. Arbourists Cost: 5 FC Single Use Labourer to harvest all Ripe Trees instantly. Mystery Seedlings Although Orchards have been available in Farmville for some time now, it is only recently that I discovered how addictive the option can be. Unlike Fantasy Kingdoms, which is highly fanciful in terms of Crops and Trees, the Crops and Trees in Farmville are divided sharply into two very distinct categories. There are real Crops and Trees and fantasy Crops and Tree. Oddly enough, despite my love of fantasy, I initially was predisposed to shun the fantasy Crops and Trees in Farmville. I wanted to grow real Crops and create a landscape that was realistic... There was another consideration here, which was the fact that all fantasy Trees require a Farm Cash investment unless you find one on the feed. This is where the Orchard becomes vital. By placing Trees in an Orchard, a player has a chance of creating a 'Mystery Seedling'. Eight Watering Cans are required to grow a Mystery Seedling after it is placed. You cannot be certain of the identity of the Seedling until you have used the eighth Watering Can. The grown Tree then can be shared with one other player. You either can publish to all friends, all friends of friends, Every one or publish the offer to specific players. An Orchard can contain a total of twenty Trees. They can be mixed or can consist of Trees of a single variety. When harvested, an Orchard can yield either Watering Cans or a Mystery Seedling as well as coins in every case. Mystery Seedlings can be shared with other players but, unlike an adult Tree produced from a Seedling, can be shared with at least three other players. Any player who does not own a Fantasy Tree therefore can obtain one either by taking a grown Tree from the Feed or by taking a Mystery Seedling shared by another player. Although an Orchard filled with Fantasy Trees has a better chance of creating Mystery Seedlings that will grow into a Fantasy Tree, it evidently is not guaranteed. Mystery Seedlings moreover will stack in your Gift Box. If, therefore, you take a number of Mystery Seedlings instead of taking only one and growing it into maturity before you take another, it is almost impossible to judge what will occur when you plant a Mystery Seedling from your stack. There is a certain rhythm to the process of harvesting and growing Trees. When you harvest an Orchard, you will receive coins and a Mystery Seedling or Coins and a Watering Can. You then have an option to share the Seedling/Watering Can with friends. This places either a Watering Can or a Mystery Seedling on the feed for others to use. When you plant a Mystery Seedling, you will have the option to publish the fact. There really is no benefit to this, apart from alerting other players to the fact that you are beginning the process of growing one. After you use the fourth Watering Can, however, you will have the option of sharing Watering Cans. This places Watering Cans on the feed for other players. When you have used the eighth Watering Can, the adult Tree will materialise. You then have the option of sharing this Tree with one Friend. In other words, for every Mystery Seedling you grow, you have an opportunity of sharing Watering Cans with four other players. If your Neighbours harvest their Orchards regularly, it is possible to maintain a fairly decent supply of Watering Cans as well as Mystery Seedlings from the Feed as well as your own Orchards. Tree Mastery as well as Crop Mastery exists now in Farmville but unlike Crop Mastery, which gives a player additional Bushels, Tree Mastery evidently will not increase your chances of obtaining Mystery Seedlings. An Orchard frame costs 1000 Coins and requires 10 Bricks, 10 Boards and 10 Nails to complete. A completed Orchard can be purchased for 30 Farm Cash. There is a limit to the number of Orchard frames a player can purchase. This appears to be six. There may be no limit to the number of completed Orchards a player can purchase. Perhaps some one will correct me on this point, but it is my experience and the experience of other players with whom I have spoken on the topic. 'Mystery Seedlings' ARE mysterious! Note that Mystery Seedlings always will create Level 2 Trees. The ordinary Trees that are given by Farmville or sold in the Marketplace for Coins tend to be Level 1 Trees. Giant Trees always are Level 2 Trees. New types of Trees created from Level 1 Trees, whether ordinary Trees or Fantasy Trees, are Level 2. The Greenhouse Farmville recently took a page from the Harvest Moon universe to create a new Greenhouse option where hybrid Crops can be grown by combining two types of Seeds. The Greenhouse costs 5 Coins, if you were not playing the game on the day of its release and is a construction project that requires 4 Nails, 4 Wooden Boards and 4 Bricks. As with most construction projects, once completed, it can be expanded. The creation of any hybrid Seed takes three days but, with the help of Neighbours, you can speed the process. The real advantage of the Greenhouse for EVERY player is the ability to harvest from a Neighbour's Greenhouse during a visit. This does not appear to require the presence of mature Seeds in the actual Greenhouse. Rather, the visitor always should obtain 5 Seeds of a randomly chosen hybrid Crop when he/she harvests a Neighbour's Greenhouse. As always, the buildings with which a visitor can interact on a Neighbour's Farm are outlined in blue. Hybrid Seeds Hybrid Seeds tend to be more valuable than the original Seeds from which they were created. This is very useful when a player is at a low Level in the game. A List of some of the Hybrids includes: Straspberry: Cost: 20 Coins Harvest in 2 Hours XP Gain: 2 Sell for 91 Coins Purple Tomatoes Cost: 140 Coins Harvest in 4 Hours XP Gain: 2 Sell for 274 Coins Double Grain: Cost: 48 Coins Harvest in 12 Hours XP Gain: 2 Sell for 167 Coins Fire Pepper: Cost: 140 Coins Harvest in 12 Hours XP Gain: 3 Sell for 302 Coins Long Onion Cost: 255 Coins Harvest in 12 Hours XP Gain: 3 Sell for 505 Coins Red Spinach Cost: 90 Coins Harvest in 14 Hours XP Gain: 3 Sell for 255 Coins Lilac Daffy: Cost: 85 Coins Harvest in 16 Hours XP Gain: 3 Sell for 220 Coins Squmpkin Cost: 60 Coins Harvest in 16 Hours XP Gain: 3 Sell for 199 Coins Sun Poppy Cost: 175 Coins Harvest in 1 Day XP Gain: 3 Sell for 455 Coins Whisky Peat Cost: 280 Coins Harvest in 1 Day XP Gain: 3 Sell for 680 Coins Another advantage of hybrid Crops for the beginner is the fact that they do not have Skill Level requirements. They are unlocked solely by acquisition, whether in your own Greenhouse or that of a Neighbour. The Greenhouse itself has a Level Requirement, however, as do all building Project, but at this point in time, a new player does not need to purchase it. When he/she reaches Level 10 and unlocks Crop Mastery and Collections, a Greenhouse will be given to the player as well to place on the farm. Level 10 still is one of the most important milestones until a player reaches Level 25 and the ability to own and operate one of the three Craft buildings. Hybrid Crops Tip A beginner would be well advised to visit all Neighbours on a daily basis in order to harvest random hybrid Crops from their Greenhouses in the same way as he/she can feed the Chickens in the Neighbours' Chicken Coops to receive random Mystery Eggs. The Crops available to low-level players before the hybrid option was developed were inexpansive to purchase but did not yield rich harvests either. Now, with the hybrid option, a player can reach Level 10 fairly easily if he/she has a few Neighbours at least and is diligent in obtaining hybrid seeds. The Duck Pond Another new option is the Duck Pond. A construction project as well, once completed, it can house all types of Ducks and Swans. Harvests of the Duck Pond produce coins or Ducklings of various types. A Duckling can be grown either by help from Neighbours or by paying Farmville Cash. If you choose the Neighbour Help option, you have a total of seven days to obtain the help of seven Neighbours. Initially, you can choose between seven different varieties of Ducks and/or Swans. With the passing of each day, one type of Duck/Swan no longer will be available as a choice. There are different varieties of Ducklings as well as adult Ducks and each has its own list of possible mature Ducks/Swans. The Duck Pond is not available to a beginner but is unlocked at Level 5. At Level 5, the Chicken Coop is unlocked as well. The Duck Pond as a building project and the Chicken Coop each cost 5000 Coins. As the Chicken Coop is sold in completed form, however, it is wiser to purchase this before you invest in a Duck Pond. Tending a Neighbour's Farm The new Greenhouse in Farmville makes it easier for low-level players to increase their income and experience. First of all, in a visit to any Neighbour, a player now has the option to harvest a random type of Crop from the landowner's Greenhouse. Any visitor who harvests in this manner can share the results on his/her Wall, giving another player the option to collect hybrid Seeds. A year ago, there were few activities for a visitor to another Farm. Now, any visitor can perform the following actions: 1. A total of 5 actions to fertilise or unwither Crops or to harvest from Trees or Animals; 2. Feeding the Chickens in a Coop; 3. Accessing the Animal Trough for Feed; 4. Harvesting from any seasonal Building such as Cupid's Castle during the Valentine season or the Leprecaun's Treehouse during March; 5. Feeding the Pigs in the Pigpen. Whenever a visitor feeds Animals in a building, he/she will earn Coins and sometimes will obtain another reward, such as a Mystery Egg from a Coop, Animal Feed from the Animal Trough or Slop from the Pigpen. From any seasonal Building, the Rewards are specific to that season and the total will depend on the size of the building. The largest upgrade usually yields a total of 3 items. The smallest will yield 1. The English Countryside On the night of 22 March 2011, Farmville finally unveiled its new English Countryside with an initial Quest to take players to their new farms in the 'English Countryside'. Only players who have reached Level 20 can participate in this. It allows a player to have a second farm in a virtual England where special Crops and Animals can be grown and raised. The Quests with their requirements and Rewards follow. A player who knows the Quest requirements in advance often can make his/her life in Farmville easier by preparing for a future Quest, particularly when it involves the harvest of Crops that grow slowly. Cotton must be planted on the Home Farm but need not be harvested in order to travel to the new Farm. The first Crop that must be harvested in the English Countryside is 25 English Roses. This is followed by a Quest that requires the harvest of 75 Hops and 75 Barley. If you wish to grow both simultaneously, you will need to expand your Farm twice. Hops requires 10 Hours and Barley requires 12. If you expand your farm immediately and plant the Hops and Barley at the same time that you plant the 25 English Roses, you will be able to move forward faster! A number of Items will be of great use in the English Countryside initially and if you cannot travel immediately, you may wish to begin to stockpile these materials. They include Bricks, Boards, Nails, Watering Cans, Shovels, Vehicle Parts and Bottles. Special Delivery boxes are very useful as they often contain building materials. Try not to buy buildings in the English Countryside upon arrival. Most of the buildings you need will be given to you upon completion of various Quests. Even the Dariy Barn will be given to you when you reach the third position on the Map and complete the first Quest there. The initial Quest begins with a little Event. Look Up in the sky! Something is coming this way... FAST! Check it out! An old-fashioned airship descends towards your land, belching forth steam from a number of holes. You are told to place it somewhere on your farm. Once you have done so, you must buy three Crates in order to anchor it to the ground. An aviator from the First World War cries out: By Jove! I've found you at last! I've brought you the deed to... Continue... A Second Farm in the English Countryside Before we can go to your secod farm, we must fix my airship. Help me drag it to a safe place on your farm! Place Airship! The space required to moor the airship is minimal. You can place it almost anywhere. When completed: Well done! My airship is safe. Tell every one that I've come to take you to the English countryside! Drop Anchor! We need something heavy to hold down my airship. Buy 3 Crates Place some heavy crates and I'll tie them to the airship! Get Crate The cost of the Crates: 150 coins x 3 Reward: 100 XP, 5 FV, 2500 Coins Brilliant! My airship is securely anchored! I brought some of your local currency. Please accept it with my thanks! My village is in desperate need of a great farmer. I hope you will accept my invitation! Unfortunately, my airship was damaged in that rough landing. I'll need Cotton to make patches for it. You now have a new Quest: Cotton to It Plant 50 Cotton The sooner you plant it, the sooner we're off to England! Reward: 100 XP, 1 Union Jack, 2500 Coins Jolly Good! I brought this flag to remind me of home. Perhaps you'd be kind enough to plant it for me. (The Union Jack will be in your Gift Box, to place or not as you wish. There is no Reward for using it.) Good Show! We can collect supplies while that Cotton is growing. I'm eager to see you farming in English soil. Let me tell you about it! The lush soil in the English countryside will help you master crops faster! You have a new Quest: A Nice Supplies* *Odd that the old chap's mastery of English is so flawed here. 'A Nice Supplies' is a peculiar and incorrect usage of the language by any one's standards. A daring adventure takes preparation! We need supplies! Buy 1 Cow We'll need milk for our tea. I'm sure you know where to find some. Cost of Cow: 300 Coins Reward: 250 XP, Aviator's Cap, 2500 Coins Simply smashing! Our larder is well stocked for our journey ahead! You'll need this Aviator's Cap for the trip. To wear your new cap, click on your Farmer, go to the Accessories category, ans select the Aviator's Cap. We're almost ready to lift off. Invite your Neighbours to wish you Bon Voyage! When you write home to tell them about our amazing sheep, they will all want to visit! In my village, you can learn to breed baby lambs and raise them into unique sheep! You now are expected to organise a farewell party for yourself. Bon Voyage Party Getting Ready for Travel! Invite more guests! Here you have two options. One is to pay for instant departure with 60 Farm Cash. The other is to invite your Neighbours to your Party. If four Neighbours agree to attend, you can leave in four days. If fifteen or more Neighbours agree to attend, you can leave in two days. If thirty-five Neighbours agree to attend or through payment of 60 Farm Cash, you will be able to travel to your second farm immediately. Travel Now: 35 Guests or Unlock for 60 FV (Reward: Blue Police Box/Tardis) Travel in 2 Days 15 guests (Reward: Aviator Outfit) Travel in 4 Days 4 Guests (Reward: Butler Gnome) Getting the party started. When you have waited the required amount of time or fulfilled the requirements for leaving instantly, you will be able to travel to the English Countryside: Duke: We're all ready to go! Finish the party and depart for your new farm! Go to the English Countryside Duke: We're all set! Are you ready to visit your second farm? I'll show you how to get there! A perfect landing~ Welcome to the English Countryside! Duke: The Village Farm is the heart of the community and every one depends on it. The local Pub, the Dairy and even the sheep pastures grew up around it. My village is depending on you to make this farm great. Rebuild it as you wish, master these new crops and don't be afraid to explore. This English Countryside farm is all yours! Make it your Own It's good to have my boots on Her Majesty's soil again. I see you can't wait to get started! Make it your Own Quest: Get 6 Postcards Send a postcard to your friends and ask them to send one back! You can find the postcards you receive in your giftbox. Ask Friends Skip for 10 FC Plow 10 Plots This farm belongs to you now. I know it won't be fallow for long! When you explore your small farm, you will find that it contains a small stone cottage, Stone Walls, a broken Combine, a ruined Stable, a Pen for animals that is attached to the Stable, an Apple Tree, an Apricot Tree, a Dwarf Almond Tree and two white Sheep. The three Trees and two Sheep are ready for harvest. If you look at the icons in the lower right corner, you will see a new Icon consisting of the Village Map: Village Map Welcome to the village! This map shows the progress of you and your friends. To help a friend who's behind, or get help from a friend who's ahead, just click on them. We're all in this together! When you explore the broken Combine and Stable, you will discover the Materials needed to repair them: (Repairing the Broken Combine is a task in one of the Quests but you can repair if before you access the Quest.) Broken Combine This Combine needs only a few more parts to repair. A Combine lets you Harvest, Plow and Plant all at once. Repair the Combine This combine hasn't run in years. Do you think you can fix it? (You need 5 Vehicle Parts to fix the Combine. You may have some in your Giftbox but if not, you can ask Friends to send them via the 'Make a Wish' option or by accessing the Combine Materials Menu.) Skip for 5 FV Cash Congrats! You've finished building your Combine! Celebrate by sharing some Vehicle Parts with your friends! Horse Stable Needs only 10 Nails to complete Has 40 out of 50 materials With 10 Nails: Your Stable is finished so check your gift box for a Gray Horse to get you started. Would you like to share a Grey Horse with your friends to celebrate? Note that the repair of the Horse Stable is NOT part of any initial Quest and therefore can be performed at your leisure. Make it Your Own Reward: Completed! Reward: 100 XP, 1 Chicken, 1500 Coins Duke: Tally ho! I'm impressed already. And what's this? A chicken! What's that doing here? Perhaps Agatha knows! A Neighbour now appears on the screen. Hello! I'm your neighbour, Agatha. I'm so glad the Duke found you! This old farm is an important part of our village. In some ways, it's the heart of the countryside. I hope you can revive it. I'll do whatever I can to help. Getting Started! It's been hard to watch this farm fall into disrepair. I'm so glad that you're here. Tasks: Harvest 25 English Roses Repair the Combine Harvest 25 English Roses English Roses? What a nice way to start farming in the English Countryside! Skip for 10 FV Cash Repair the Combine This combine hasn't run in years. Do you think you can fix it? Has 35 out of 40 parts Skip for 5 FV Congrats! You've finished building your Combine! Celebrate by sharing some Vehicle Parts with your friends! Harvest 25 English Roses English Roses? What a nice way to start farming in the English Countryside! Skip for 10 FV Getting Started! Reward: 150 XP x 1 Chicken Coop, 1500 Coins Agatha: You're quite a farmer! That chicken the Duke gave you needs a home. Why don't you take my extra coop? And share some of the chickens with your friends, dear. Share Chicken! As soon as you do so, a new Character will appear: Angus: Pardon me, have you seen a ram? Brutus has escaped! Oh, sorry to be rude. I'm Angus. I might be young, but I know all about breeding sheep. If you find Brutus, I'll help you breed your own sheep! Et Tu, Brutus? I really appreciate your help. I have to find Brutus. Tasks: Buy 1 Sheep Pen Visit 6 Neighbours View your Progress Buy 1 Sheep Pen I recommend building a strong pen. One strong enoug to hold a ram. Visit 6 Neighbours I'm sure we'll find Brutus somewhere nearby. He's a bit lazy! Skip 10 FV Cash View your Progress View the Village by clicking on the Map icon right above your Gift Box icon. Get Sheep Pen Cost: 5,000 Coins You've started building your Sheep Pen! Let your friends know so they can send you parts! Sheep Pen Place Sheep in your pen! Coose 1 Ram and 1 Ewe to Breed! Give your Lamb to a Friend! Raise your Lamb into a Sheep! Fill your Sheep Pen with Rams and Ewes and you can breed all new types of lambs! 0/50 potions Buy Potions Ask for Potions Et Tu Brutus! When the Tasks are completed: Angus: You found Brutus. Thank you! Brutus is in your gift box. Reward: 200 XP, x 1 Ram, 1500 Coins Angus: Brutus really likes your farm. Why don't I teach you how to breed baby lambs in YOUR pen! Maybe we can win Best of Breed together! Next Quest: Please Fence Me In This village is famous for its colourful seep! Traditions are an important part of keeping a village together. Complete 1 Sheep Pen Buy 8 Country Fences You can't be too careful about fencing in your prize animals. Expand your farm to an English homestead Completed! Reward: 200 XP, x 1 Garage, 1500 Coins We found something when we expanded your farm! It looks like an old Garage! And there was a box of coins under the floorboards! Angus: Are you ready to breed some baby lambs? You have a ram, so get a nice ewe and... if they, uh, like each other... I'll explain as we go! I'll Get Ewe A ram and an ewe... The perfect formula for winning best of Breed. Make put to place Brutus in your sheep pen! Buy 1 Sheep You already have a ram, but it takes two to tango. Get yourself a eve.' Complete! Reward: 250 XP, x5 Love Potions, 2000 Coins Angus: Breeding Sheep is tricky, but I've got a feeling you're going to be great These Love Potions will be useful, trust me. Share some with your friends! Now it's time to breed and raise a lamb of your own! I can't wait to see your new sheep! Next Quest: On the Lamb Nurturing Lambs takes care, but it's great to have a sheep that you raised from a baby. Place a Lamb on your farm* Open your Sheep Pen to choose a Ram and an Eve to breed. Skip 10 FV Cash *Note here that you can adopt a Lamb from the Feed instead of breeding one yourself and it will fulfil the requirement. Raise 1 Lamb into an Adult Sheep Feed your lamb plenty of yummy bottles to see it grow up healthy and happy! Skip 10 FV Cash Note: You need to use 10 Bottles to raise a baby into an Adult Sheep. Completed! Reward: 250 XP, x1 Sheep Statue, x1 Purple Ewe named Gertrude, 1500 Coins Angus: Your new sheep is beautiful. To celebrate, I'm giving you my best ewe, Gertrude! Share Coins Agatha now appears on screen. Agatha: My goodness you've been working hard! Maybe you need some nice shade trees to rest under? Game Prompt: Congratulations, that's one good lookin' sheep! Celebrate by telling your friends about it and sharing some baby bottles! Share Next Quest: Trees of Green Agatha: Your farm will look so beautiful with some nice trees! Get 10 Trees Whichever trees you like. Every one has their favourite. Skip 10 FC Buy 1 Orchard An Orchard is the perfect place to keep your Trees! Orchard: 1000 Coins When placed, game prompt: Congrats! You've started building an Orchard! Let your friends know so they can send you materials! Agatha: What a wonderful Orchard! These extra parts from my garden shed will help you finish it. Do share some extra boards with your friends! Trees of Green Reward: 100 XP, Nails x 5, Boards x 5, Bricks x 5, 1500 Coins Agata: That Orchard will be wonderful when you finish it. I can't wait to see which trees you choose! Out on a Limb Complete 1 Orchard. Completing an Orchard takes work, but its worth it. Skip for 30 FC Place 10 Trees in your Orchard I can never decide which trees to choose. Skip for 10 FC Completed! Reward: 100 XP, Shovels x 6, Watering Cans x 6, 1500 Coins That Orchard is perfect! I also found more things in my shed. And share some of those Watering Cans with your friends! Next Quest: Trees of Green Agatha: Your farm will look so beautiful with some nice trees! Get 10 Trees Whichever trees you like. Every one has their favourite. Skip for 10 FC Buy 1 Orchard An Orchard is the perfect place to keep your Trees! Congrats! You've started building an Orchard! Let your friends know so they can send you materials! Agatha: What a wonderful Orchard! These extra parts from my garden shed will help you finish it. Do share some extra boards with your friends! Trees of Green Reward: 100 XP, Nails x 5, Boards x 5, Bricks x 5, 1500 Coins Agatha: That Orchard will be wonderful when you finish it. I can't wait to see which trees you choose! Note: Curiously enough, the Orchard was finished and the Trees purchased were inside it when Agatha made the statement. Out on a Limb Finish the Orchard. Completed! Reward: 100 XP, Shovels x 6, Watering Cans x 6, 1500 Coins Agatha: That Orchard is perfect! I also found more things in my shed. And share some of those Watering Cans with your friends! Agatha: While you were digging to plant those trees, I had an idea! Continue Agatha: Why don't you build a Duck Pond? You could use all of those parts from my shed! You'd have baby duckings in no time! Do you like ducklings? Prompt: Quack! Quest: Just Ducky Agatha: Ducklings are the most adorable baby animal. Or maybe lambs. Goodness, I can't decide! Buy 1 Duck Pond I can almost hear the ducklings quacking! Get Duck Pond (You can use the Duck Pond that is in your inventory instead of buying one for 5000 Coins) Complete! 100 XP, x1 Scoter Duck, 1500 Coins You did such a good job, a duck has already landed on your farm! Share some of these leftover parts with your friends. Share Watering Cans The Duke now appears: The Duke: I have heard some rather unhappy news... There's a rumour that some one important is leaving the village. If we knew who it was, perhaps we might find out what's wrong and convince them to stay. Could you investigate? Next Quest: Listen Up Please find out who is leaving the village, so we can ask them why. Visit 6 Neighbours Your neighbours are the best source of news! Skip for 10 FV Cash View Your Progress Access the Map Listen Up Complete! Reward: 100 XP, 1 Bench, 1500 Coins From what you say, it sounds as if Olivia is closing her Pub! A village without a Pub? Inconceivable! Please go talk to her. Share Coins Oh, Hello. I'm Olivia, the Pub Keeper. I don't want to close my pub, but mice have eaten all of my hops and barley. I must replace my grain and get rid of the mice, but who could do all that? Prompt: I Will! Rodents of Ruin Olivia; Do you really think you can help me? I hope so! Get 6 Mouse Traps Mice are cute, but not in my pub! They've got to clear off! Ask Friends Skip for 6 FC Harvest 75 Hops I'll need planty of hops to brew drinks for this thirsty village. Skip for 10 FC Harvest 75 Barley Barley is a delicious ingredient. I can't make food for my pub without it. Skip for 10 FC Rodents of Ruin Complete! Reward; 200 XP, 5 FV Cash, 2000 Coins Olivia: I don't believe it! Thank you! here's a small token of my appreciation. I'm certain I won't need anything else from you in the future! Olivia: I need something else from you. I can't relax! I'm worried about mice! I want to build a new Pub here on your farm, safe from ravenous rodents. Is it a deal? Prompt: It's a Deal! Stock the Bar Get 6 Pint Glasses Ask Friends Skip for 10 FC Harvest 100 Bluebells I love the way the Bluebell flowers look on the tables. Skip for 10 FC Reward: 250 XP, English Pub, 2500 Coins Olivia: This new pub is amazing! I'll get busy brewing the best drinks ever. Nothing could possibly go wrong! Next: Olivia: Something has gone wrong! I saw a mouse! We need a cat to chase them away for good. OK Next Quest appears: Lagerheads If you get me a cat to keep out the mice, I'll teach you my secret recipes. Place the Pub on your Farm You can find your pub in your gift box. Make the Duke's Stout Recipe 2 times Before you can make my special drink, you must first learn to brew. Skip for 10 FC Buy 1 Pub Cat A fierce farm cat will keep those pecky mice out. Meow! Get Pub Cat Pub Cat costs 5000 Coins and is identical in appearance to the Black Cat from the Home Farm! Place the Pub on your Farm When you have placed this, you receive a prompt: Congratulations! You are now a Pubkeeper. Share a free Duke's Stout with your friends to celebrate your grand opening! Make the Duke's Stout Recipe 2 Times. When you have done so, your Recipe Level for Duke's Stout will increase to Level 2 and you will be able to share a sample. It will take 6 Hours to finish the Stout, as it does for any Craft item. If you have money to burn, you can pay 5 FC to complete a Recipe instantly. It will cost 10 FC to complete 2 Duke Stouts instantly! Lagerheads: Completed! 250 XP, Pub Sign x 1, 2500 Coins Olivia: That cat is dynamite! Now we can get busy brewing! Olivia: I'm ready to show you how to make my special brew. It's the best drink ever made in this village! Let's get started! Get Started Next Quest: A Berry Good Drink Harvest 100 Red Currants We're going to need plenty of Red Currants, because I only use the finest ones. Make the Oliviaberry Beer Recipe 2 times 'Practice makes perfect! Sometimes, it takes a while to get it just right.' Completed! Reward: 500 XP, Pub Keeper Outfit, 5000 Coins Olivia: Things in our village are looking up since you arrived. I'm glad I stayed! To wear your new outfit, click on your Farmer, go to the Outfits Category and select the Pub Keeper's Outfit. Share Coins The Duke appears now. The Duke: I'm sure some one will need your help again soon, but for now things are quiet in the village. Keep on farming and help your less speedy friends catch up, so you'll be ready for whatever comes along. Well done, I say! This is the last Quest in the initial Sequence taking you through the first two locations on your Map. You now can move forward to the next pin point on the Map with another Quest: Next Quest: Hello There. I'm Lily. Is this your farm now? I own the Dairy and I have a problem. We depend on this farm for goods, so if you can't revive it, I'll have to move. But if you can help me I'm willing to pay. Can you deliver the goods I need? How Dairy You Get a new Cow Wouldn't be much of a dairy without cows, would it? Harvest 100 Bluebells Good milk starts with happy cows, and cows like pretty fowers. It's a fact. When completed: Lily: It's more efficient if you have your own Dairy Barn. Let me help with that. I admit I'm impressed so far. Reward: 100 XP 1 Dairy Barn 2500 Coins Next Quest: Lily: You've got the basics covered, but I need to know I can count on you. Here's a challenge! To make cheese, I need Cheese Culture and milk. Can you do it? Yes! Say Cheese! Cheese-making is both an art and a science. Get 6 Cheese Culture Ask Friends Skip for 10 FV Cash Cheese Culture is what makes milk into delicious cheese. Harvest your Dairy Barn twice. Skip for 20 FV Cash Say Cheese Complete! Reward: 200 XP, Shorthorn Cow x 1, 5000 Coins Lily: This cheese is grand! People will love it! Let's beef up your herd with a new cow. Lily: I'm impressed, but what if my Dairy gets bigger? Can you grow with me? I can't relax unless I'm convinced your'e the best. Show me what you can really do! Prompt: Show Lily! Next Quest: Showing Off Lily: This is my family's Dairy, and I must take good care of it. Achieve Level 1 Mastery of Bluebells Crop mastery is critical to producing the finest goods. It demonstrates expertise. Skip for 25 FV Cash Use a Combine 50 Times Efficient farmers know how to uise the best equipment! Skip for 20 FV Cash Expand to English Family Farm . Note that 'using the Combine' is counted by clicks rather than plots that are harvested or planted. You therefore can complete this Quest faster if you harvest/plant a single square at a time with the Combine. 50 Clicks equals '50 times'. Complete! Reward: 300 XP, 7500 Coins, Vehicle Parts x 5 Lily: I give in! You are the best farmer I've ever seen! My Dairy is staying right here! I have some parts you can use to upgrade your Combine. Share them with your friends. Prompt: Share Vehicle Parts Girl: Oh no! Oh no! Help! Dr. Fluffy is missing! My precious pet rabbit. My bunnykins! He could be cold or in danger. Will you help me? Can you save Dr. Fluffy? Prompt: Okay New Quest: Save Dr. Fluffy I can't go on without my snookie-wookums! You must find Dr. Fluffy! You simply must! Visit 6 Neighbours Skip for 20 FV Cash 'Look far and wide! Dr. Fluffy is a very fast hopper!' Get 6 Electric Torches Ask Friends Skip for 30 FV Cash 'Make sure you have plenty of electric torches. Dr. Fluffy is afraid of the dark!' Harvest 100 Radish 'Maybe he'll come if you grow radishes! They're Dr. Fluffy's favourites! Skip for 10 FV Cash When you complete these requirements: Congratulations! You can now place a sheep pen on your home farm. find it in the market under 'Buildings'. Lily: You found Dr. Fluffy! Oh thank you! I was so worried! My snuggy-wuggy babykins is safe! Please have one of my prized bunnies! And one for your friends, too! Prompt: Share a Bunny Reward: 500 XP and 1 Rabbit You now move to the next location on the map. You've become quite the popular farmer. Some one has asked me to introduce you. Professor Milton: I'm Professor Milton of the Drummond Institute of the Royal Tutor Society. Near your farm I found part of a tablet covered in old runes. Could you help me look for more pieces? Prompt: Yea New Quest: Dig It Milton: Stay awhile and listen. I can tell you about many interesting historical events! Plow 100 plots 'I found the first piece here. There may be more! Could you dig around, please? Skip for 10 FV Cash Fertilise plots on neighbours' farms 25 times. 'Fertilising neighbours' crops is a good way to searcharound nearby.' Skip for 5 FV Cash Completed! Reward: 100 XP, 1 Discus throwing Cow Statue, 2500 Coins Milton: Brilliant! You've found all the pieces of the tablet. And an ancient statue. And these old coins! Share them with your friends! Prompt: Share Coins Milton: I believe these runes are a recipe! This one means 'Lion'. Could you assist me with the translation? New Quest: Book 'Em Milton: We shall need plenty of books and a safe place to keep these artifacts. Get 6 Old Books 'Those books will help us translate the ancient writing.' Ask Friends Skip for 30 FV Cash Buy 1 Storage Cellar Completed! Reward; 200 XP, Duck Statue x 1, 3000 Coins Milton: we did it! The tablet is a recipe for an ancient drink called Lionhead Ale! I think your farm is built on the ruins of a medieval pub! Or... a statue store. Share Coins Milton: this recipe uses a special variety of hops. Intriguing! I suspect a skilled farmer such as yourself can revive this old crop. Prompt: Continue New Quest: Past Pursuit Havest 100 Hops 'If you grow enough Hops, you're bound to find the proper seeds!' Skip for 10 FV Cash Fertilise plots on neighbours' farms 25 times 'It might help to examine the crops growing on the surrounding farms as well.' Skip for 10 FV Cash Note that you will have the Recipe for Lionhead Ale whether or not you complete these Quests and will be able to unlock the special Hops likewise simply by completing 3 Star Mastery. Completed! Milton: You've done it! You've unlocked the secret of the Royal Hope! The Society also rewarded our discovery with more coins! Reward: 300 XP, Knight Armour, 5000 Coins Prompt: Share Coins Milton: To prove this discovery, we must follow the recipe! The first step is to produce some Royal Hops, and for that you must master the Hops crop! Prompt: Okay New Quest: Ancient Methods The best way to learn a new crop is to understand its roots! Achieve Level 1 Mastery of Hops Milton: Practice makes perfect! Master Hops to understnad how to plant Royal Hops! Skip for 20 FV Cash Harvest 50 Barley 'And I expect you'll need some Barley.' Skip for 10 FV Cash Completed: Reward: 400 XP, 5 FV Cash, 7500 Coins Milton: Excellent! You've taken the first steps, just as they did in medieval times! This is the most exciting discovery I've seen! Milton: Now use your new Mastery of Hops to produce Royal Hops, and then the final step! Prompt: Okay Drinking in History Milton: If we can reproduce this ancient beverage, it will be a legitimate historical discovery. Harvest 50 Royal Hops 'This strain of hops has been extinct for centuries. Very Historical! Skip for 10 FV Cash Make the Lionhead Ale recipe 3 times 'This is the same brew enjoyed by ancient medieval kins!' Skip for 10 FV Cash Congratulations! This amazing statue grants you Double Mastery! Place it on your farm to get the bonus. Milton: Our discovery is proven! The Drummond Institute Royal Tutor Society will fund a museum to show it off! Reward: 500 XP, Museum x 1 Share Coins The Duke appears now and once again declares: Duke: I'm sure some one will need your help again soon, but for now things are quiet in the village. Keep on farming and help your less speedy friends catch up, so you'll be ready for whatever comes along. Well done, I say! Exploring your Pub Click on your Pub to find your Recipes at 1 Star: Level 1 Recipes Oliviaberry Beer Ingredients: 3 Hops Bushels 5 Red Currants Bushels Duke's Stout Ingredients: 4 Hops Bushels 4 Barley Bushels To reach Level 2: Level up 6 more times for coin purchase Or Pay 15 Farm Cash for Level 2 upgrade With Level 2, you gain two recipes and 1 more Table and a new title for your building: Blossoming Pub. Level 2 Recipes Level 2 Pub Recipes Barley Crumpets Ingredients: 3 Bushels of English Roses 2 Bushels of English Peas 2 Bushels of Barley Floral Scones Ingredients: 2 Bushels of Bluebells 3 Bushels of English Roses 2 Bushels of Cornflowers Level 3 Recipes Level 3 Pub Recipes: Rosehip Tea: Ingredients: 4 Bushels of English Roses 4 Bushels of Black Tea Red Currant Trifle Ingredients: 4 Bushels of Red Currants 3 Bushels of Black Tea 1 Bushel of Pink Asters Note: You can begin to collect Bushels for these Recipes even if you are unable to upgrade to the next level yet. Upgrading your Craft Upgrading your Craft There are a couple of ways to upgrade your Craft. One can be achieved instantly by paying the required sum of Farm Cash. You can unlock the coin price upgrade by increasing the Level of your Recipes a specified number of times for each Level. There are two methods by which your Recipe Level can be upgraded. The first is by making a Recipe again and again. You will see a gauge to the left of the Recipe that indicates your progress. When the gauge is filled completely, your Recipe will be upgraded. Each successive level requires more labour in terms of making the Recipe again and again than the previous level. For this reason, the quickest way to fulfil the specified total for any Level is by making the Recipes for the Craft Items of the LOWEST Levels. There is one other way to upgrade your Recipes but this is accomplished by your Neighbours. Whenever a Neighbour buys a Craft Item, it has the effect of adding to the gauge that allows you to reach the next Level. Level 2 Upgrade Requirements: Pay 15 Farm Cash or unlock Coin Upgrade by upgrading your Recipes 6 times. Level 3 Upgrade Requirements: Pay 25 Farm Cash or unlock Coin Upgrade by upgrading your Recipes 18 more times. Meanwhile, there are tasks that can be completed at any point as well as prompts that lead to new options: Farm Expansions If you explore the Farm expansion option by clicking on one of the boundaries of your farm: Your friends can help you survey the land to expand your English farm. It's not too early to get started. Ask for help You will need two Friends to agree to survey your land in order to unlock the first expansion with Coins. Without the surveyors, you can purchase the 14 x 14 expansion for 20 FV Cash. The coin price is 25,000 Coins. The 16 x 16 Expansion costs 50,000 Coins and the 18 x 18 Expansion costs 100,000 Coins. Each is unlocked by more surveyors. By asking as many friends as possible from the start, you can unlock the options for a couple of expansions even if you do not have sufficient coins to purchase them immediately. English Countryside Crop List The following Crops can be planted in the English Countryside at present: English Roses Cots: 125 Coins Harvest in 6 Hours XP Gain: 1 Sell for 165 Coins Red Currant Cost: 40 Coins Harvest in 4 Hours XP Gain: 1 Sell for 75 Coins Black Tea Cost: 50 Coins Harvest in 8 Hours XP Gain: 1 Sell for 110 Coins Hops Cost: 150 Coins Harvest in 10 Hours XP Gain: 1 Sell for 220 Coins Barley: Cost: 80 Coins Harvest in 12 Hours XP Gain: 2 Sell for 170 Coins Bluebells Cost: 120 Coins Harvest in 12 Hours XP Gain: 2 Sell for 210 Coins English Peas Cost: 200 Coins Harvest in 12 Hours XP Gain: 2 Sell for 290 Coins Foxglove Cost: 101 Coins Harvest in 12 Hours XP Gain: 2 Sell for 202 Coins Spring Squill Cost: 140 Coins Harvest in 12 Hours XP Gain: 1 Sell for 220 Coins Cornflower Cost: 60 Coins Harvest in 16 Hours XP Gain: 2 Sell for 110 Coins Field Beans Cost: 80 Coins Harvest in 16 Hours XP Gain: 2 Sell for 210 Coins Turnips (pink) Cost: 160 Coins Harvest in 16 Hours XP Gain: 2 Sell for 290 Coins Radish Cost: 90 Coins Harvest in 18 Hours XP Gain: 2 Sell for 230 Coins Pink Asters Cost: 50 Coins Harvest in 1 Day XP Gain: 2 Sell for 130 Coins Cara (King Edward) Potatoes Cost: 250 Coins Harvest in 2 Days XP Gain: 3 Sell for 620 Coins New Mastery Crop Royal Hops Cost: 150 Coins Harvest in 10 Hours XP Gain: 1 Sell for 240 Coins Unlock with Mastery of Hops Royal Hops is an ingredient in a new Level 1 Recipe at the Pub: Lionhead Ale: Ingredients: 3 Bushels of Royal Hops 2 Bushels of Barley 2 Bushels of English Roses The Passage of Time Originally, there was no option to play both farms at once and after going to the English Countryside, if you wished to return home, you would see the following prompt: You are currently farming on your English Countryside Farm. If you travel, this farm will be paused and crops will not grow or wither until you come back. Do you want to travel to your Home Farm? Now, however, you will be given a choice between this option and the option to allow time to run in both locations at once. This is more advantageous to players who have Orchards and slow-growing Crops. Gold Passport Option At some point shortly after your arrival in the English Countryside, you will see a prompt: Congratulations! You arrived before some of your friends. Send them GOLD PASSPORTS so they can join you instantly! Invite your friends now as it is your only chance! Lush Soil Bonus When you see a Lush Soil bonus, you automatically get a boost to your Mastery or a free bushel! Free Market Stall This is a tip that is useful for players either on the Home Farm or in the English Countryside. DO NOT BUY YOUR FIRST MARKET STALL! When you see a feed that offers a sample from any of the Crafts, click on it. If you do not own a Market Stall yet, Farmville will offfer a Free Market Stall to you. You will find it in your Giftbox, thus saving yourself 50,000 Coins or 20 Farm Cash. In fact, you may notice that most buildings are given free at the appropriate time. If you buy buildings left, right and centre upon your initial arrival at the English Countryside, you will spend money unnecessarily! The other way to obtain a free Market Stall at either farm is by harvesting Crops. If you have not purchased a Market Stall previously, the game will offer one when you harvest your first Bushel. Orchards and Tree Purchases In one of the early English countryside Quests, you are required to buy 10 Trees. If you begin to save Trees in your Giftbox before you arrive in 'England', placing them AFTER you begin this Quest will fulfil the requirement. DO NOT BUY ANY TREES WHEN YOU FIRST ARRIVE IN THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE! Wait until you reach the Quest! Bushel Tips Begin to collect Bushels as soon as you arrive in the English Countryside with an eye to the Quests. You will need a total of 8 Bushels of Hops and 8 Bushels of Barley to make 2 portions of Duke's Stout! Ask Friends Tip This is a tip that will help your Neighbours. In many of the Farmville Quests, whether they are festival Quests or English Countryside Quests, you have an option to Ask Friends for a specific number of Items. The Special Quest Items appear in your Giftbox but cannot be placed. They can be used only for the specific Quest to which they are attached. Any extra Items above and beyond the required number will stay in your Giftbox until you sell them. Incidentally, they command a better price than ordinary Items that can be placed as any Quest Item can be sold for 100 coins. This is not an encouragement to be greedy and take Quest Items from Feeds that you do not need! The Good Neighbour Tip is as follows: Farmville will not count the Quest Items that remain in your Giftbox. It is better to collect them there than apply them to the Quest until you reach the required total. BEFORE you apply the Items to the Quest, you should access the Quest once more and use the option to 'Ask Friends' for the Quest Item AGAIN. What this does is allow your Neighbours who still need the Item to obtain it. There always is a limit to the number of Friends/Neighbours who can collect any given Item from the Feed. Quest Items appear to allow more Neighbours to collect than Items such as Animals born or found on the Farm, Mystery Seedlings, Watering Cans and Building Materials, but there still IS a limit. I believe that you must wait 6 Hours in any Quest situation before you are allowed to 'Ask Friends' again for an Item. Using the Combine Although the Super Combine is available for purchase on the Home Farm, it is rather expensive and many players, including myself, were unfamiliar with its use until we reached the English Countryside and found a Broken Combine on hand, available for our use once we had repaired it with 5 Vehicle Parts. A Combine will harvest, till and plant Seeds but what it will NOT do is till untilled soil. You therefore must till the soil initially by hand or use a Tractor to do so. A Tractor costs 5,000 Coins. Although Farmville promises players a Family Tree or breeding chart for the English Countryside at some point, players who are using precious Love Potions and Bottles NOW are interested in learning the results they can expect from any two sheep who are induced to behave romantically towards one another. The initial Sheep Pen accommodates a total of 20 Sheep but has a single breeding pen. You are given your first Ram, Brutus, in one of the Quests and then are given an Ewe named Gertrude in another Quest. Ordinary Sheep are females and can be used for Breeding, as can special Sheep from the Home Farm, such as Sneezy Sheep, Clover Sheep, Red Sheep and so on. Once placed, no animal can travel to another farm. The only Sheep that can be taken to the English Countryside are those that never were placed on the Home Farm and thus remain in your GiftBox. It would have been nice if Farmville had alerted us to the fact tat the Polka-Dot Sheep was intended for the British Countryside and therefore should not be placed on the Home Farm if one had any desire to use it in Breeding. To breed, you must choose a Ram and one of your Ewes. You can pay Farm Cash for an instant result or you can use 5 Love Potions for the same result. Each Love Potion used reduces breeding time and increases the odds of success. You can breed Sheep without using any Love Potions but it takes 24 hours and your chances of success are slim. Lamb Adoptions If you are trying to breed a particular colour or gender of Sheep and the lamb that results from any breeding attempt does not appear to conform to your requirements, you have the option to give away the lamb rather than keeping it to raise yourself. Simply choose the option to 'Give Away' the lamb and you can advertise its availability on the feed. Lambs that are adopted are placed in the Giftbox. A player cannot adopt more than one lamb per day. Incidentally, the Quest that requires you to place a Lamb can be completed with a Lamb that is adopted rather than bred on your own Farm. A Wrinkle in Time The English Countryside basically is a player's 2nd Farm, available only after he/she attains Level 20. The reason for this probably is the fact that many of the Quests require crafting. There is no cost for the 2nd Farm, but you will have to pay to upgrade it once you arrive. The first upgrade actually is part of one of the initial Quests. If you can find surveyors for your Farm, you can pay for upgrades with coins rather than Farm Cash. 'Surveyors' are Neighbours who accept your Request to survey the farm, making the requirement similar to the Neighbour total requirement for upgrades on the Home Farm. One peculiarity of the Farmville English Countryside originally was that time will not run at all on the farm you have left. In other words, when you were in the English Countryside, your Home Farm would be 'paused' and vice versa. Crops would not wither, but they will not grow either. Trees in Orchards would not become ready for Harvest, nor will any of your Animals. This has been changed, however, and players now have the choice of pausing one farm when they change their location or of allowing both farms to operate normally irrespective of the player's current location. Whenever a player wishes to travel between farms, the menu will appear, allowing him/her to set the option either way. There is another twist to this that is very inconvenient for your Neighbours. When your Character is on the Home Farm, Bushels that have been harvested there will be available at your Stalls but, when you travel to the English Countryside, only those Bushels currently displayed on your English Stalls will be available to your Neighbours. In other words, your physical presence is required if you wish to offer Bushels to your Neighbours from a specific farm. This is not really fair to your Neighbours as they cannot control your comings and goings. There is one general rule to follow always when playing Farmville and it applies to the English Countryside as well:: Do not buy buildings for Animals, Storage or any other purpose when you arrive. Most of these will be given to you upon completion of Quests. The only building you really need to purchase in the English Countryside is a Dairy Farm. Sheep Breeding Although Farmville promises players a Family Tree or breeding chart for the English Countryside at some point, players who are using precious Love Potions and Bottles NOW are interested in learning the results they can expect from any two sheep who are induced to behave romantically towards one another. The initial Sheep Pen accommodates a total of 20 Sheep but has a single breeding pen. You are given your first Ram, Brutus, in one of the Quests and then are given an Ewe named Gertrude in another Quest. Ordinary Sheep are females and can be used for Breeding, as can special Sheep from the Home Farm, such as Sneezy Sheep, Clover Sheep, Red Sheep and so on. Once placed, no animal can travel to another farm. The only Sheep that can be taken to the English Countryside are those that never were placed on the Home Farm and thus remain in your GiftBox. It would have been nice if Farmville had alerted us to the fact tat the Polka-Dot Sheep was intended for the British Countryside and therefore should not be placed on the Home Farm if one had any desire to use it in Breeding. To breed, you must choose a Ram and one of your Ewes. You can pay Farm Cash for an instant result or you can use 5 Love Potions for the same result. Each Love Potion used reduces breeding time and increases the odds of success. You can breed Sheep without using any Love Potions but it takes 24 hours and your chances of success are slim. (Do not click too quickly on the options when breeding. Incidentally, although many of the 'special' Reward Sheep that were given at the Home Farm for holidays, including the Luv Ewe, the Thank Ewe, Red Sheep and so on can be used for Breeding in England, provided that you kept them in your Gift Box and did not place them, the Valentine Ram cannot be placed in the Sheep Pen and therefore is not a breeding Ram. This is very sad as it excited me initially when I thought of the possibilities such a Ram would evoke. I daresay there are no Rams from the Home Farm that can be used for breeding in the English Countryside, including the Gentle Ram! If a player has a Gentle Ram still in his/her Gift Box, I would love to have confirmation of this. It is very difficult to describe some of the hybrids in terms of colour. There are many different results. Where an Animal is two colours, those colours can be on top and bottom, in the front and the back or be a pattern such as dots on a solid colour base. It is not sufficient to describe an Animal as purple or green. There are different tones of each colour. There are very dark purples, dark purples that are tinged with blue, light purples tinged with blue, bright lavenders and dull lavenders. In fact, beyond this are the extraordinary special Sheep that differ from the duo-tone Sheep, the dotted Sheep and the solid tone Sheep. There are special Sheep with Stars instead of dots and even more astounding, 'flasher' sheep that change colour each instant. It appears that the probability of obtaining a girl is higher than that of obtaining a boy. There usually are two 'normal' results that are most likely.. In one, the lamb is identical or almost identical to one of the parents. In the other, the lamb represents a synthesis of both. One can, however, obtain a pure white Ram or Ewe. Some players refer to these as 'duds', but it is possible that they carry the genes of special Rams and Ewes and can be used in breeding to extraordinary result. Essentially, the business of sheep breeding is fraught with potential disappointments and requires patience, especially in view of the number of ingredients required first to breed the lamb and then to bring it to maturity. Five Potions are required to breed a lamb instantly, but wise players will expand their Sheep Pens and then breed two or three times, using only one or two Potions for each Stall. Even if they obtain only two successful results out of three attempts, they have used fewer Potions to do so. As in real life, often the best results are obtained through cross-breeding and the introduction of new blood into the Sheep Pen from an adoption. Some results logged are: Brutus + Red Sheep = Two-toned Purple Ewe Brutus + Red Sheep: Duo-tone Blue Ram, dark blue in front and really dark blue in back. Brutus + Sneezy Sheep = Two-toned Ewe, White in front, purple in back Brutus + Light Blue Ewe = Two-toned blue-purple Ram (dark in front, light in back) White Ram + Clover Ewe = Pure White Ram White Ram + Clover Ewe = Jet Black Ewe Turquoise Ram + Duotone purple Ewe (light purple top, darker bottom) = Girl who resembles the Mum Green Ram + Luv Ewe = Duotone Seagreen Ram (lighter on top, darker on bottom) White Ram with lavender dots + Clover Ewe = Duotone Seagreen Ram (lighter on top, darker on bottom) Purple Dot Ram (white base, purple dots) + Luv Ewe = Girl resembling Ram (White with purple dots) Light purple Ram + Luv Ewe = Duotone Royal Blue Girl Light purple Ram + Yellow Ewe = Duotone Royal Blue Ram Royal Blue Ram + Orange Ewe = Duotone Orange Ewe Purple Dot Ram + Yellow Ewe = Black Ewe with yellow dots Royal Blue Ram + Clover Sheep = Duo-tone Blue Ram Light Purple Ram + Yellow Ewe = Two-coloured Ewe (blue in front, violet in back) Light Pink Ram with lavender dots + Luv Ewe = Light Pink Ram with lavender dots Pure White Ram + Two-coloured Yellow Ewe (black front, yellow back) = Two-coloured Ram (black in front, yellow in black) Two-Coloured Yellow Ram (black front, yellow back) + Mint Green Polka Dot Ewe (Mint Green base, purple dots) = Black base Ewe with blue dots N.B. I will describe any Animal with two solid shades, one on top and one on bottom, as Duotone. I will describe any Animal with two solid shades, front and back, as two-toned. If the two colours actually are different and not shades of the same colour, will describe as duo-coloured and two-coloured respectively. Original Breeding Pool consisting of Rams, Ewes and Sheep that either were obtained on the Home Farm but never placed or have been purchased from the Market are as follows: Sheep Reward Sheep include: Luv Ewe (redeem from Valentines) Sneezy Sheep (redeem from Christmas Tree) Red Sheep (prize for earlier Home Farm Quest) Miner Sheep (redeem from Cellar) Spaghetti Sheep (redeem from Tuscan Wedding) Clover Sheep (redeem from Leprechaun Cottage) Polka-Dot Sheep (gift to introduce pending English Countryside farm) Scared Ewe (redeem with Hallowe'en treats) In the Marketplace now: Ewe (Orange): Cost: 20 FV Cash Harvest in 3 Days Sell for 28 Coins XP Gain: 5 Ewe (Yellow) Cost: 20 FV Cash Harvest in 3 Days Sell for 28 Coins XP Gain: 5 Ewe (Navy) Cost: 20 FV Cash Harvest in 3 Days Sell for 84 Coins XP Gain: 5 Ewe (Pastel Pink) Cost: 20 FV Cash Harvest in 3 Days Sell for 28 Coins XP Gain: 5 Ram (Purple Dot) Cost: 30 FV Cash Harvest in 3 Days Sell for 28 Coins XP Gain: 5 Gifts from English Countryside Quests: Brutus the Ram Duo-tone blue and purple Ram Gertrude the Sheep Two-tone Burgundy Ewe Enlarging the Gene Pool Obviously, ultimately, the only way to obtain all the diferent colours of Sheep is by purchasing the Ewes and Rams in the Marketplace. It is not necessary for EVERY player to purchase EVERY Ewe and Ram, however, as there is the adoption option whenever a new lamb is born. There is a limit to the number of lambs that any player can adopt on a single day. A player can adopt no more than one lamb in any given day. Be warned, therefore, when setting a lamb for adoption that you either need to set it to more than one player or make certain that the player who is named CAN adopt the lamb. The day may simply be a 23 hour Farmville time period. If you have Neighbours in Farmville who are willing to work with you on sheep breeding, you can try to allocate the task of purchasing the Ewes and Rams in the Marketplace fairly rather than placing the burden on one player. If adoptions are frequent, players should be able to obtain a wide spectrum of colours within a short period. Note that completion of the final English Countryside Quest will allow players to build a Sheep Pen on the Home Farm, thereby allowing lambs to be placed on either Farm. April Wishing Well The new Wishing Well for April must be placed in the English Countryside, I believe. As with the earlier Wishing Well for St. Patrick's Day, there are four levels of Reward Items, obtained by 'hitting' a list of items with your Lucky Pennies. Springtime Rewards As of 8 April, there is a new Spring Garden. Like most of the Festival or Holiday items, it must be constructed but its first level requires only 4 Bricks, 4 Nails and 4 Boards. As you complete the higher levels of construction, its 'harvest' ultimately will be greater but like all Festival Reward buildings, players will not be able to harvest it until the actual item that will contain the counted items appears. In other words, for Valentine's Day, the building was Cupid's Castle but the item that actually held the Valentines that were totaled for rewards was a postbox. The postbox was released a week or so after the Cupid's Castle was released to give players time to complete the build. Garden Quest Spring Garden Build your Spring Garden with parts from your friends. The biger the Garden, the more Flowers you can harvest! Requires: 4 Bricks, 4 Nails, 4 Boards As of 12 April, the Spring Basket has been released and now Flowers can be collected there for rewards.