28 July 2017

Tractor Race Quest and Key Rings Collection Mission

A new 11 day Quest has begun.  As usual, a traditional quest sequence was released in tandem with a Collections Mission.

The reward for the Key Rings Collections Mission is a new Stove House Recipe, the Shakshouka Recipe.  You will need a Kumquat Tree to complete this Collection Mission.

Any one is welcome to post a link to this page in his/her Facebook Group but please do not rip the text without giving credit to Freyashawk.  I work hard to log these quests myself and I am happy to share with every one, but have the decency to credit me, please.

Harvest Moon FDC and Farm Beauty Contest
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My heartfelt gratitude to all farmers who were kind enough to vote for Freyashawk's Harvest Moon FDC in the Farm Beauty Contest.  I could not have reached Number 5 worldwide without you!  If you feel my site is useful, please consider voting for Harvest Moon FDC in the next Contest.  I never allow any advertising on my site, and spend real money to complete quests as quickly as possible.   (For example, I spend 12 RC to skip the Collections Mission today.  Will go back and do it AFTER the quest is complete.) This is the only reason I feel justified in asking for your support in the contests.

Strategies for Quest
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I added these lists last time and players found them useful.  The following are the lists of Crops that you need to plant for the traditiional Quest sequence as well as the Machines and Animals on which Batch Production can be used to speed your progress.

Crop List
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Crops you will need to plant and harvest:

40 Clover
40 Oats
50 Pasture
50 Sweet Potatoes
50 Cassava (Island)

Daisies for Collection Mission

Batch Production List
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Remember that you now can set Batch Production for any Animal or Machine and store it temporarily in the Warehouse when the production is complete to avoid collection before it is needed for a task.  Here is a list of items that can be produced in this fashion for the Quest:

20 Bottles of Milk
40 Bags of Oat Flour
40 Sugar
50 Beef
6 Smoked Mackerel
50 Wool
50 Cassava Flour (Island)
30 Alpaca Hair
30 Cranberry Pies (Island)
30 Alpaca Hair Yarn (Island)
30 Toy Alpacas
30 Red Teddy Bears
30 Blueberry Pies (Island)

Batch Production that cannot be initiated in advance:

20 Eggs (This one CANNOT be produced in advance because the task is FEEDING them, not producing the eggs.)

Toy Machine
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You will need a Toy Machine to complete all Tasks in the Quest sequence.  The Toy Machine is available again for a limited time in the Market in the Machine department.  You can find it randomly at any time in the Green Mystrons Shop but if you wish to buy it outright, it will cost 800 Coins.  You then need to complete it before you can use it.

Shakshouka Recipe
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The new Stove House Recipe, like most of those that are earned as Rewards for completing a Collection Mission is very simple and cooks quickly.  The ingredients are:

1 Roasted Tomato Soup
2 Ketchup
1 Egg Soup
3 Cheddar Cheese
3 Eggs
2 Red Peppers

Add all ingredients and cook.  You have to finish it within 20 seconds.   The Dish requires 6 Power.

(Thanks to Elizabeth Howard Puglisi, one of our valued administrators in the Family Farm Seaside Freyashawk Group.  She performed the Collection Mission I skipped temporarily.)


Tractor Race Quest
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Tractor Race 1
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Felicia:  Howdy, farmer!  Can you help me with these?  I just need to finish a few things before I can give you my full attention.

Harvest 40 Clover
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 10 Jars of Honey
  Skip for 5 RC
  Note that you either can use the Bumblebee Tech or simply gather from Beehives for this.

Collect 20 bottles of Milk
  Skip for 5 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Felicia:  I'll tell you everything in a second!

Tractor Race 2
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Felicia:  So as you know, you cannot get bored on our farm!  If it's not the harvest season or a party of some kind, we travel and have fun!  But now...

Harvest 6 Almonds
  Skip for 6 RC

Harvest 40 Oats
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Bags of Oat Flour
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Felicia:  Now we are organising an event you never have seen before!

Tractor Race 3
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Felicia:  We're having the first Farm Tractor Race on our farm!  All the farmers from our area will join us to race for the Tractor Trophy!

Produce 40 Sugar
  Skip for 10 RC

Feed the Chickens 20 times
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Bags of Cake Flour
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Oat Flour and 2 Rye Flour

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Felicia:  I know, right?  I'm so excited!

Tractor Race 4
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Felicia:  I'm helping Grandma with the organisation.  She's really nervous about it, although it's not the first time we have hosted so many people here!

Prepare 8 Condensed Milk
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Milk and 1 Sugar

Harvest 8 Maple Syrup
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Honey Syrup
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 8 Honey and 4 Milk

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Felicia:  Oh, we just got a call!  A news crew will be here to broadcast the race live on television!

Special Reward: Mission Gift Box

Tractor Race 5
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Felicia:  If Grandma were stressed before the news crew telephoned, I don't know how to describe her now... Panicking?  Perhaps that word is not strong enough!  In any case, can't chat now.  Have to cook!

Harvest 50 Pasture
  Skip for 12 RC

Produce 50 Beef
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Soft Dough
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Cake Flour and 1 Batter

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Felicia:  Oh my!  I just looked at the list of the farmers who will be competing in the race and you won't believe it!

Tractor Race 6
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Felicia:  Lewis Farmington, the most handsome farmer under 30 (according to Farm Daily) is going to come here for the race!  Aaaaaah!  I need to call all my girlfriends!

Ask the Neighbours for 20 Finish Line Flags
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 8 Sakura Flowers
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Cups of Sakura Tea
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Sakura Flower and 2 Honey

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Felicia:  I am too excited to focus on cooking right now.  Can you take over, please?

Tractor Race 7
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Felicia:  I was baking a cake while talking to my friend Tasha on the phone and I totally forgot to add any eggs.  So yeah... the cake is ruined!  (Don't tell Grandma, please!) . Help me make another one, please!

Fish for Mackerel 6 times
  Skip for 6 RC
  Use the Boost with the Treble Hook to catch 2 Mackerel.

Produce 6 pieces of Smoked Mackerel
  Skip for 6 RC
  Note that you can use Level 5 Goldfinger to obtain these from the Smoke House even without having any Mackerel and they will count for the task.

Prepare 8 dishes of Sakura Candy
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Sakura and 1 Honey Syrup

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Felicia: Tasha said she will come too!  She wouldn't miss a chance to see the famous Lewis!

Tractor Race 8
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Felicia:  I am so going to ask him for an autograph!  Or perhaps even a photo!  Nah, I'll probably be too shy even to say hello to him.  I have got to think of something else to help Granny or we never will be ready on time!

Cook 3 Shakshouka in the Stove House
  Skip for 12 RC
   Recipe is the Reward for completing the Collections Mission

Prepare 8 Candied Kumquats
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 3 Maple Syrup and 1 Kumquat

Harvest 8 Lychees
  Skip for 8 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Felicia:  Oh by the way, did I tell you?

Special Reward: Sheep Pet House Hair

Tractor Race 9
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Felicia:  Before all the craziness with the news crew, I actually was thinking of joining the Tractor Race myself... I am over 16 years old and I could drive one!

Produce 50 bundles of Wool
  Skip for 12 RC

Harvest 50 Sweet Potatoes
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Sweet Dumplings
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Soft Dough and 3 Sweet Potatoes

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Felicia:  But I don't actually have a licence yet...

Tractor Race 10
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Felicia:  I've asked Daddy a few times before, but he always was too busy to teach me how to drive properly.  What farm girl does not know how to drive a tractor?!  I need to learn and I need to do it quickly!

Transport 50 Blueberries to the Island Farm
  Skip for 12 RC
  N.B.  Split between zeppelins to transport faster.

Craft 6 Crosscut Saws
  Skip for 6 RC
  This is an Island Task and counts as soon as you begin to make the product.

Prepare 8 Lychee Scones
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Soft Dough and 2 Lychees

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Felicia:  Thanks Farmer, but I'd rather have my Dad teach me.

Tractor Race 11
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Felicia: Dad's really busy with the event preparations, but when I explained to him that I want to represent our family in the race, he agreed to give me a few lessons!  Hoorah!

Harvest 50 Cassava
  Skip to 12 RC
  This is an Island Task

Produce 50 Cassava Flour
  Skip for 12 RC
  This is an Island Task

Prepare 8 Layered Mochi
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Sweet Dumpling and 1 Sakura Flower

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Felicia:  Got my keys and keyrings ready!

Tractor Race 12
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Felicia: Well, first of all, it's not easy actually to get ON the tractor!  Why did they have to make the steps so high?!  Uh, this isn't going to be easy...

Produce 30 Cranberry Pies
  Skip for 15 RC
  This is an Island Task

Harvest 8 Matcha
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Matcha Lychee Pancakes
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Matcha and 1 Lychee Scone

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Felicia:  Aaaaand I drove into a bush!...  Luckily nobody got hurt.

Special Reward: Island Mission Gift Box

Tractor Race 13
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Felicia:  Huh, a few hours later and I still am alive.  It's actually getting pretty cool!  It's not the fastest vehicle in the world, but it certainly gives you a feeling of power!

Produce 30 bundles of Alpaca Hair
  Skip for 15 RC

Transport 30 Alpaca Hair to the Island
  Skip for 15 RC
  Split between zeppelins to speed task.  You can send 5 Alpaca Hair in 20 minutes.

Produce 30 Alpaca Hair Yarn
  Skip for 15 RC
  This is an Island Task

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Felicia:  I think I overestimated my skills.  I won't be able to learn to drive in time for the race... But that's okay!

Tractor Race 14
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Felicia:  I was parking our tractor in the garage when I saw that people had begun to arrive already!  I must run to help Granny in welcoming our guests!

Produce 30 Toy Alpacas
  Skip for 15 RC

Produce 30 Red Teddy Bears
  Skip for 15 RC

Prepare 8 Sakura Cakes
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Sakura Flowers and 3 Cake Flour

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Felicia:  The news crew are here, too.  Snacking on our fresh fruits and setting up their equipment! How cool!

Tractor Race 15
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Felicia:  OH MY GOSH!  I just met Lewis Farmington!  He saw me learning to drive earlier and offered to give a few lessons!  Did that just happen or am I dreaming!  TASHA, where are you?

Produce 6 Scarecrow Toys
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 2 Mohair Yarn and 1 Cedar Wood and uses 1 Power to make
  This is an Island Task

Prepare 8 Bowls of Udon
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Wheat Flour and 1 Oat Flour

Prepare 8 Plates of Carrot Tempura
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Carrots and 1 Batter

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Felicia:  This must be the best day of my life!  And the Race is about to start!

Tractor Race 16
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Felicia:  And the Race is ON!  Tasha and I both are cheering for Lewis, obviously!  Who do you support here, Farmer?

Take care of flowers in the Botanic Garden 6 times
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 30 Blueberry Pies
  Skip for 15 RC

Prepare 8 Bowls of Tempura Udon
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 3 Udon and 1 Carrot Tempura

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Felicia:  Hope you enjoyed the Tractor Race!  See you next time!


Final Reward: Boy Flower Fairy Decoration for Seaside Farm

Collection Set
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Complete Registration of all three items in the Collection Set to obtain the extra reward of a Clam Friendship Flower.  The Set consists of two old Trees and the new Boy Flower Fairy Decoration.  The two Trees are the Matcha Tree and the Kumquat Tree, I believe.

Rewards: 1 RC, 88 Green Mystrons.  Special timed Reward: 1 Clam Friendship Flower

14 July 2017

Tearful Rose Quest and Rose Ice Cream Collections Mission

My visions of these Fairies are derived from the fabulous works of Cicely Mary Barker.  The Rose Fairy is shown above.



(Screenshots of two of the characters in the Quest tale made by the incomparable Madame Alexander.  The Rose Fairy was made in the late 1990s as a special limited edition.  The exquisite Fairy Queen dates from the late 1930s and has what is known as the 'Princess Margaret' face because the mould originally was created for a Princess Margaret doll.  I guess you may be able to tell that I love dolls myself and have collected them for years, although nothing as pristine as the Fairy Queen.  My own Fairy Queen is rather tattered and missing her wand and tag, although I still find her beautiful and was indeed lucky to find her at all!)


(Above, screenshot of the actual Flower Fairy Decoration Reward, final Reward for completing the traditional Quest sequence.)

The Reward for the Collections Mission is a new 'Collectable' in the form of the Buttercream Stand which means that you must complete this Collections Mission in order to have it on your Farm while the Quest is active.

Farm Pool Base
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There was a glitch wherein some players received the third material from the Daily Quest Iron and Silver Chests rather than the Turf Grass.  The developers extended the collection by one day so if you do not have 12 yet, take advantage on Friday, 14 July to collect 2 more.  The item can be purchased for 1 RC as well from the Base Menu.

The third material now should be available in the form of the Clay Bag from the highlighted Order on the Daily Order Board.  You may need to refresh the Orders today or wait until reset.

Note from Freyashawk
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First, it has come to my attention that administrators or members of OTHER groups are copying and pasting my guide without giving credit to this site.  If you have your own group, you are welcome to share the link to this post but please do not copy my work without giving me credit.  There is no reason on earth to do that!

Second, if you find my work helpful, I would appreciate your votes in the Farm Beauty Contest for Harvest Moon FDC.  Please be aware that there are other farms with the name of Harvest Moon but mine is Harvest Moon FDC and the avatar is Freyashawk's Facebook avatar of a hawk in a tree against a dark sky.   I know it is a silly concern, but I do work hard to keep players informed and I use my farm aids and sometimes real cash to speed quests for the site.  So many thanks to all those who show their appreciation by voting for Harvest Moon FDC.  After four years, I sometimes grow a little weary and your votes really do inspire me.

Preparation Strategies
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Crops that you will need to plant include the following:

Clover
Oat
Corn
Tomato
Potato
Cactus (Island)
Honeysuckle (Island)

Premium Trees
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You will need, inter alia, these Trees:

Ice Tree
Adzuki (for Collection Mission and Recipes)
Sorbus
Tangerine Tree


Tearful Rose Quest
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Tearful Rose 1
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Grandma:  Every morning,  I tell Felicia and Darryl stories from a red diary.  When I have finished telling the story, I place the diary in a box and, with great care, I close the box.  Do you know why?

Harvest 40 Clovers
  Skip for 10 RC
  (You will need to collect 20 Honey later, so allow bees to pollinate the Clover but do not collect the Honey now!)

Feed Holstein Cow 40 times
  Skip for 10 RC
  Use Batch Production to complete as soon as the Cow lands on the slot.

Collect 40 Bottles of Milk
  Skip for 10 RC
  This will complete when you collect the 40 Milk from the Cow you fed!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Grandma:  I can't wait to tell you all about it.  In fact, to me it symbolises luck.

Tearful Rose 2
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Grandma:  Now, listen carefully.  Inside the red cover of this diary is a withered rose and it is weeping.  So tell me, how can a withered rose shed tears?

Harvest 5 Lemons
  Skip for 5 RC

Produce 6 glasses of Apple Juice
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 40 Cheddar Cheese
  Skip for 5 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Grandma:  I believe that every life in this world has a soul, even if it is nothing more than a withered rose!
(As do I, Granny Blair!)

Tearful Rose 3
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Grandma:  Exactly, and this poignant rose contains a touching story.  Will you allow me to share it with you, dear Farmer?

Prepare 12 Batter
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 2 Wheat Flour and 1 Egg

Harvest 40 Oats
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Cottage Cheese
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Cheddar Cheese and 2 Milk

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Grandma:  The rose, in fact, is the incarnation of a fairy.

Tearful Rose 4
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Grandma:  One day the Fairy Queen saw that many humans lived in extreme misery.  They had neither delicious food nor clean water.  So she made a serious decision.  What do you think she decided to do?

Harvest 40 Corn
  Skip for 20 RC (FDC)

Collect 40 Eggs
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 6 Virgin Vesper Martinis
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 2 Lemons and 2 Apple Juice

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Special Reward: Mission Gift Box

Grandma:  The Fairy Queen sent a fairy into the world of humans to experience their life and to observe their problems.

Tearful Rose 5
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Grandma: The fairy came to the world as a rose and when she arrived, she discovered that humans lived in a state of constant conflict and war.  She found that they had to endure great pain and loss while not even having a safe place to live.

Collect 20 Honey
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 sacks of Rye Flour
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 10 Cake Flour
  Skip for 10 RC
  Each requires 2 Oat 'Flour and 2 Rye Flour

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Grandma:  The Rose Fairy saw all of the misery and pain in the world.  Nothing like this had ever been experienced before by her.

Tearful Rose 6
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Granny:  She saw many people in the forests digging for herbs to eat.  She saw that they only had the dirtiest of water to drink and the rags they wore barely covered their skin.

Harvest 40 Tomatoes
   Skip for 10 RC (FDC)

Produce 10 Jars of Orange Jam
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 6 Orange Smoothies
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Condensed Milk and 1 Orange Jam
  Each Condensed Milk requires 1 Milk and 1 Sugar

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Grandma:  The Rose Fairy became exceedingly sad when she saw the sorry state of the world.

Tearful Rose 7
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Grandma:  The kind-hearted Rose Fairy decided that she would remain in the human world longer in order to help people who were in need.  Would you like to know how she helped them?

Harvest 8 Ice Cubes from the Ice Tree
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 6 Glowing Tonic Water
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Virgin Vesper Martini and 1 Ice Cube

Prepare 6 Orange Ice Cream
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Ice Cube and 2 Orange Smoothies
  Note that this is a Kitchen Recipe and not made in the Ice Cream Machine!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Grandma:  Now, let us continue.

Tearful Rose 8
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Grandma:  The Rose Fairy took magical seeds and sowed them in the ground, planted fruitful Trees in the hillsides and created new clothes for the poor using her magic.

Place a Buttercream Stand on your Farm
  Reward from Collections Mission
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Adzuki Paste
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Adzuki and 1 Honey Syrup

Catch 3 Hairtails from the Fishing Pier
  Skip for 3 RC
  Use the Boost to catch these.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Grandma:  The Rose Fairy also helped the humans to rebuild their homes.

Special Reward: Bee Pet House Base

The second half of any timed Quest like this usually requires a higher level to unlock and includes Island Tasks.

Tearful Rose 9
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Grandma:  The sweet Rose Fairy used her magic to create a large abundance of wood which helped people with materials to build their homes.  The Rose Fairy wrote and dispensed Recipes to the people to teach them how to cook good food for their families.

Harvest 8 Bamboo Shoots
  Skip for 8 RC
  This is an Island Tree

Harvest 50 Potatoes
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Wine Cakes
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Wine and 2 Wheat Flour

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Grandma:  Many people now were able to build their own new homes.

Tearful Rose 10
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Grandma:  Nevertheless, the rulers of the world still made war with one another for their own selfish reasons and the lives of all people thus were threatened.

Harvest 50 Cactus
  Skip for 12 RC
  This is an Island Crop

Produce 50 Camel Hair
  Skip for 12 RC
  This is an Island Animal

Prepare 6 Hairtail 'Tomato Sauce
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 3 Tomatoes and 1 Hairtail

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Grandma:  The Rose Fairy decided to use her inherent goodness and power to influence these selfish rulers.

Tearful Rose 11
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Grandma:  The Rose Fairy did this by finding all of the rulers and kings and telling them how harmful war was to ALL people while extolling the benefits of cooperation throughout the world.  The rulers did not listen and continued to pursue their selfish policies.  The killing and destruction continued.

Produce 50 Camel Hair Yarn
  Skip for 25 RC
  This is an Island Task

Harvest 8 Sorbus
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Sorbus Souflles
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Cottage Cheese and 1 Sorbus

Reward: 2500 'Coins, 210 XP

Grandma:  Afterwards, the Rose Fairy returned to the Fairy Queen and reported truthfully to her as to the events that were occurring in the human world.

Tearful Rose 12
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Grandma:  After hearing the Rose Fairy's tale, the Fairy Queen became furious and decided to travel to the human realm herself to punish the aggressive and warmongering rulers in order to give the people of the world a secure and peaceful life.

Harvest 60 Honeysuckles
  Skip for 30 RC
  This is an Island Crop

Produce 60 Honeysuckle Essential Oils
  Skip for 15 RC
  This is an Island Machine

Prepare 8 Sorbus Crepes
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Crepe and 1 Sorbus Souffle

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Grandma:  The Fairy Queen and the Rose Fairy therefore visited the human world together.

Special Reward: Island Mission Gift Box

Tearful Rose 13
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Grandma:  The Fairy Queen was so angry when she saw how miserable the lives of the people were that she transformed all the kings and rulers into COWS and ordered them to help their people farm the land!

(This is wonderful!!!)

Transport 50 Grapes to the Island Farm
  Skip for 12 RC
  Split this task between zeppelins if you wish to speed the transport.

Prepare 8 Plates of Cactus Ice Cream
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Ice Cube and 2 Buttercream
  This is a new Recipe.
  If you did not collect sufficient Buttercream yet, you can pay 30 TC for one Buttercream.  To purchase 16 needed for task, you will use 480 TC.  100 TC costs 1 RC if you do not have it, so would cost 5 RC to purchase 500 TC. This is less expensive than skipping the task.   Furthermore, you will need these dishes for another Recipe.

Produce 60 Raisin
  Skip for 15 RC
  N.B.  Raisins are made in the Dehydrator using Grapes from Seaside Farm

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Grandma:  Since then, humans have lived a happy life.

Tearful Rose 14
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Grandma:  In order to repay the kindness of the Rose Fairy, the people collected petals from all the beautiful flowers in the world, creating a single exquisite Rose in the likeness of the Rose Fairy herself and then sent it to her.

Prepare 8 Cactus Ice Cream Wine Cake
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Wine Cake and 1 Cactus Ice Cream
  This is another new Recipe.

Make 6 Lavender Honey Hand Cream in the Beauty Shop
  Skip for 6 RC
  This is a new item.  Each requires 2 Honey, 1 Lavender Essential Oil and 1 Glass Bottle and takes a quarter of an hour to complete.  The task will count when the item goes into the slot, however.

Prepare 6 Catlicious Mash
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Potato and 3 Catmint  (Catmint is obtainrd from a Collectable.)

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Grandma:  The Rose Fairy was very moved and from her eyes a perfect teardrop fell onto the Rose.

Tearful Rose 15
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Grandma:  After this, people began a tradition of placing a rose in their diaries in remembrance of the kind-hearted Rose Fairy, hoping that it would bring them good luck.

Produce 20 Raisin Bread
  Skip for 10 RC
  This is an Island task.

Make 6 Honeysuckle Aroma Bottles in the Beauty Shop
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Wooden Aroma Bottle, 1 Honeysuckle Essential Oil and 1 Distilled Water, taking 8 Minutes to complete.  The item will be counted as soon as it enters the slot, however.

Prepare 6 Kitty's Favourite
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Hairtail Tomato Sauce and 1 Catlicious Mash

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Grandma:  That is why people call the flower in their diaries the 'Tearful Rose'.

Tearful Rose 16
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Grandma:  Thank you very much, my dear farmer!  You have helped me pass the time and accomplish many chores on the farm.  How kind you are!

Harvest 8 Tangerines
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Tangerine Pies
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Tangerine and 1 Soft Dough

Make 2 Starfish Mirrors in the Beauty Shop
  Skip for 4 RC
  Each requires 2 Lavender Bouquets,  1 Dried Starfish and 1 Glass, taking 4 Minutes to complete.  Item counted when placed in slot, however.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Grandma:  Dear Farmer, so nice of you to listen to Grandma's story.  See you next time!

Special Reward: Flower Fairy Decoration, absolutely adorable!!!  This one is worth the effort.

The Collection Set
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The Collection Set consists of the Catmint Plant, the Buttercream Stand and the Flower Fairy Decoration.  You will obtain 1 Clam Friendship Flower in addition to the ordinary rewards if you complete this Collection registration before the end of the timed Quest.

07 July 2017

Summer Vacation Farm Beauty Contest

Here is the link to the current timed Quest:

Farm Fiesta Quest and Cocktails Collections Mission

A new Farm Beauty Contest has started.  You really do need to maximise the Votes from the four Characters if you wish to achieve the Decoration at 4000 Votes or the Avatar at 6000 Votes.  Asking for Votes from other players is NOT the answer unless you are very close to 200 Votes per day from the 4 Characters or 300 Votes per day from the same 4 Characters.

It is the current photograph or Snapshot of your Farm that is the basis for ALL Votes, not the current state of your Farm if you changed anything.  In other words, take your time to organise your Farm BEFORE you take the initial 'Snapshot' for entry to the Contest.  This can make a big difference as every day counts in these contests.

The key to this is balance.  You need to have a variety of Crops on the Farm.  Try to have 16 different Crops growing... the total number needed may be lower from 12 to 13 but it is easy to grow different Crops and you have nothing to lose.

You need to have at least 12 different Machines on your Farm to obtain the maximum Votes for Machines from Dad.  Some players claim that the Salad Machine has counted as two Machines in the past but again, to be safe, move as many Machines onto your Farm as possible before you take your initial Snapshot.

Do the same with respect to your Trees.  You need a variety of Trees.  Duplicates never count.  Most players should not have any trouble in placing 16 different types of Trees on the farm.  I believe that the total needed is less, possibly 12 or 13 but again, it does no harm to be safe.

Finally, there are the Animals.  Butterfly Houses and Beehives of each type count as Animals and every type counts as a different Animal.

Landscape Points count for Votes with three of the Characters.  You do not even need 2300 Landscape Points to maximise these votes.  I believe the actual total is close to 2250 points but need to confirm for the current contest.  Recently, the game changed to add Landscape Points to Charm Points for a new total.  I will try to pinpoint the number required for maximum votes.

Expansions are another good source of votes.  You only need to have performed a few expansions to gain maximum votes from Felicia and Dad for expansions.

Another category is your Gallery.  Now that you can register Crops and other items, even low level players should be able to maximise votes for a good Gallery.  Votes are based on the totals of the items you have registered.  Your Gallery 'upgrades' at specific totals.

Finally there are votes for a 'high level' farm.  I have not achieved the maximum on Harvest Moon FDC yet because I believe you have to be at Level 150 now for this.

'Theme' gives votes from three of the four Characters.  Your best bet to maximise your Theme Votes if you have not played long or did not collect Reward Decorations for any other reason would be to purchase the Otter in a Tube from the special sale offer in the top right of the screen.  It is expensive but if you are not at maximum for Theme, it can give you 9 extra Votes for theme each day from the Characters.  If you are unwilling or unable to do that, at least place the new Farm Pool Base for 9 more Votes per day for theme.

Here are screenshots of all Theme Items and below, names and descriptions of each, as well as where they can be obtained if not strictly available in the past.  New Decorations have appeared in the Lucky Wheel, will add prices when they are changed from their current prices of 999 RC which has to be an error!






Farm Pool Base
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The Farm Pool Beach Base is one of the few Decorations that will give you 3 Votes from each of three of the Characters every day.  You will find the unfinished Base as well as all the first Materials needed in one of Felicia's Messages.  After claiming the item in the message, you should be able to find it in your Gift Box to place on the farm.  You can obtain the 2nd Material, the Turf Grass, in the first two Chests in the Daily Quest Path until 13 July.  Some farmers, including me, received the
Clay Bag instead on the first day.  We will be in trouble unless the developers exchange them for Turf Grass or extend the deadline by another day.

Other Theme Items:
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There is one Tree that is included as a Theme item in the form of the Ice Tree.  All other Theme Items are Decorations.

Theme Tree:

Ice Tree:
  Buy in Market for 8 RC or for TC or in Mystery Shop

Theme Decorations:
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Swimming Pool
  Purchase in Decorations section of Market
  Or purchase for 1000 Green mystrons from Gallery

Greek Taverna Chair Set
  From past and now in Lucky Wheel

Ice Cream Cart
  Reward from past mission and now in Lucky Wheel

Mini Garden
  From past

Toy Submarine
  Reward from recent Gumball Collections Mission

Fish Bowl
  Reward from current timed Mission and now in Lucky Wheel

Fishing Elephant
  From past; may be available in Lucky Wheel/Buddy Share Box if your Buddy kept it from an earlier date

Mountain of Fruits and Flowers
  From past and now in Lucky Wheel

Pink Frog
  Past Reward from Cooking Stand Contest

Pufferfish in a Pond
  Past Reward from Cooking Contest

Octopus in a Pond
  Past Reward from Cooking Stand

Dolphin in a Pond
  Past Reward from Cooking Stand Contest

Shower Hippo
  From past, also now available in special DIY sale offer

Harriet the Hippo
  From past

Mackenzie the Meerkat
  From past, also now available in special DIY sale

Octavia the Octopus
  From past, available now in special DIY offer

Coconut Delight
   From past; Available now in special sale

Deer Swim Ring
  From past; Available now in special sale

Farm Pool Base
  Obtain from message from Felicia and place on farm and build
  3 Votes per day from 3 of the 4 characters

New Decorations in special sale offers:
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Otter in a Tube
  3 Votes per day from 3 of the 4 characters
  Gives Blue Gift Box when cleaned

Orange Hat Otter
  2 Votes per day from 3 of the 4 characters
  Gives Blue Gift Box when cleaned
Toy Ship
  Gives Purple Gift Box when cleaned

Sun Bath
  Reward at 4000 Votes from this Contest

Freyashawk and Harvest Moon FDC
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As always, my farm Harvest Moon FDC would appreciate any and all votes that you can spare. There are benefits to voting even if you are weary of the whole business.  You obtain Purple Mystrons each day from the chest you can collect only if you vote for some one.  If you wish to vote for me, make certain that it is Harvest Moon FDC and not simply Harvest Moon as my farm has FDC in the name as well (initials stand for Freyashawk de Conde).   My avatar is the photograph of a hawk against a dark sky.  I realise (with some sorrow) that it may have been a pigeon and not an actual peregrine but I prefer the possibility that it was a local peregrine I photographed in the tree behind the house long ago!  I do maintain this site without ever allowing advertising and entirely without pay or any sort of compensation, so if you find my work helpful, please consider voting for Harvest Moon FDC.  I do have space for a couple of new neighbours.  If you join our Facebook Group, Family Farm Seaside Freyashawk, you will be able to add me easily.

30 June 2017

Farm Fiesta Quest and Cocktail Collections Mission

You are welcome to post a link to this page on your Facebook Group but please make certain that you credit the author,  Freyashawk which is the name I have used for two decades to write strategy guides.  You are welcome as well to join our Facebook group for this game, Family Farm Seaside Freyashawk.  Perhaps these groups are outdated now that they have added Chat options to the game, but you will find that we have many useful options in the group itself as well as some wonderful members.

I would like to add a note of thanks to every one who voted for my farm, Harvest Moon FDC in the last Farm Beauty Contest.  I never liked the contests that much because I feel that all players deserve both the Decoration and the Avatar Rewards and really, the 'Beauty' Contests have nothing whatsoever to do with beauty.  On the other hand, your Votes are a way of letting me know that the work I do on this site is helpful and I am grateful!  My heartfelt thanks once again.

The Reward for the Collections Mission is another Stove House Recipe in the form of the Empanadas Recipe.  The instructions are given in the task that requires the dish.

Collections Mission
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70 Blue Cocktails from Cane
50 Green Cocktails from Duck Eggs
30 Yellow Cocktails from Wheat Bread
10 Red Cocktails from Fig Tree

Reward: Empanada Stove House Recipe

Premium Items Needed:
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There are a number of premium Trees that are featured in Harvest tasks or as ingredients for Dishes in some of the tasks.  Among them are the Fig Tree, the Jackfruit Tree, the Wild Rose Bush, inter alia.

Strategies and Tips
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You have 11 days to complete the Quest but if you do not finish it, the Lighthouse option will allow you to work on it later for the final Reward.  What you cannot do after the Quest expires is complete the Collections Mission.  In this case, the Collections Mission Reward is a Stove House Recipe.  That will be added to the Stove House Recipe department in the Market once the Quest expires so you can use RC to purchase it.  In other words, though, if you do not wish to use RC for any of this, you always should complete the Collections Mission first.   When the Collections Mission Reward is a Tree, you often can find it in the Market even during the 11 days when the Quest is active to purchase using RC.

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You really do not need a list of all the Tasks in order to complete these Quests but one of the ways a guide is helpful is to give you advance warning about the next Crop to plant.  Here is a list of all the Crops you will need to plant:

40 Cucumbers
40 Rice
40 Blueberries
50 Oats
60 Zucchini (Island)

Another task for which advance preparation often saves time and money is Batch Production for a Machine or Animal Product.  Remember that you now can store Machines and Animals in the Warehouse without collecting their products first.  If you do not have much space on your farm or do not have sufficient slots to put many into Batch Production simultaneously, storage after completion but before you have reached the task may be useful.

Here are some of the tasks that can be completed with Batch Production:

40 Milk
40 Ketchup
40 Cheddar Cheese
40 Rice Flour
40 Sugar
20 Blueberry Jam
50 Mayonnaise
60 Wine
60 Dried Zucchini (Island)
60 Linen (Island)
50 Horse Hair
30 Zucchini Bread (Island)
8 Jackfruit Bread (Island)

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Another task you can set up in advance is Transport of items to and from the Island.  This can be a little trickier, however, as you need to remember NOT to collect anything at all until you reach the Task that requires the transport.  Unlike Batch Production or the Beauty Shop or other options of that sort, I do not believe you can pick and choose which items to collect from the Zeppelins.   Any and all items that have arrived will be collected when you choose the option to collect.

There is only one Transport task in this Quest:

Transport 60 Honey to the Island

If you can remember not to collect them before the task is active, you can split them between your Zeppelins and complete the task instantly when you reach it.

Empanada Stove House Recipe
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This is a simple dish that requires only 20 seconds to complete.  The ingredients are as follows:

1 Soft Dough
3 Cabbage
1 Steak Tartare
3 Ketchup

Place all ingredients in the Skillet and tap 'Finish' as soon as the bronze star is activated.

Farm Fiesta Quest
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Farm Fiesta 1
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Felicia:  Hola, Farmer!  Glad to see you here again!  You came just in time for our Farm Fiesta!  Give me a hand with those crops and let's catch up!

Harvest 8 Oranges
  Skip for 8 RC

Harvest 40 Cucumbers
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 20 Honey
  Skip for 10 RC


Rewards: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Felicia:  Thanks a lot!  Now, let's go get some fruit!

Farm Fiesta 2
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Felicia:  All work and no play makes Felicia a dull girl!  That's why after the harvest season we decided to celebrate and have some fun!

Collect 6 Maple Syrup
  Skip for 6 RC

Collect 40 Bottles of Milk
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Bottles of Ketchup
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Felicia:  Yeah!  Life's not all about work!

Farm Fiesta 3
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Felicia:  As you know our family loves traveling and learning about other cultures!  We believe that travel broadens your horizons!

Produce 40 Cheddar Cheese
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 40 Rice
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 sacks of Rice Flour
  Skip for 10 RC

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Felicia:  But the farm needs us, so we can't travel all the time!

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Felicia:  Luckily, nothing stands in the way of bringing other countries' cultures and cuisines here!  This time we want to organise a real Spanish fiesta!

Harvest 8 Coconuts
  Skip for 8 RC

Produce 12 glasses of Orange Juice
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Coconut Milk
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Coconut and 2 Sugar

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Felicia:  Get ready for the best party of your life, Farmer!

Special Reward: Mission Gift Box

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Felicia:  Food, drinks, music, dance... I want it all!  There's still so much to do, but I don't mind the work!  Do you want to help us, too?

Harvest 40 Blueberries
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Sugar
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Sticky Rice
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Rice and 1 Coconut Milk

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Felicia:  Perfect!  You're on drinks duty!  I'll head to the kitchen!

Farm Fiesta 6
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Felicia:  We're going to invite all our neighbours.  Every one is supposed to wear a costume and bring some snacks!  How do you like my dress?

Produce 20 Blueberry Jam
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 8 Dishes of Steak Tartare
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Beef and 1 Egg

Prepare 8 Polish Donuts
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Batter and 1 Cake Flour

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Felicia:  I know!  It's a typical flamenco dress!

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Felicia:  I've been trying to learn this beautiful Spanish folk dance, but it's really difficult to keep up with the rhythm.  Plus Darryl keeps making fun of me...

(Classical Flamenco can take years to master)

Ask for 20 Castanets from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 8 Wild Rose Fruits
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Wild Rose Marmalade
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Wild Rose Fruit and 2 Sugar

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Felicia:  Oh well, I'll keep on trying!  In the meantime, we can go to the Pier.

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Felicia: Seafood is very popular in southern Spain... Since we have fresh seafood, it's perfect for our party!  Let's try our luck and see what we can catch today!

Cook 3 Empanadas in the Stove House
  Skip for 9 RC
  This is a 20 second recipe that is the reward for completing the Collections Mission.  Just put everything in the skillet and cook for 20 seconds.

Fish 12 Times with the Bone Fishhook
  Skip for 30 RC

  N.B.  The cost of skipping this task is prohibitive... if you do not wish to wait for the fishing option to fill again after you use your 7 tries, better to pay 200 TC for 5 additional tries than to pay the price to skip the task!

Prepare 6 Fig Salads
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Fig and 4 Cucumbers

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Felicia:  Okay, what else would fit into the Spanish theme?

Special Reward: Cow Themed Pet House Base

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Felicia:  Have you ever heard of 'tapas'?  In Spanish cuisine these are appetisers or snacks, both cold and hot.  I don't know about you, but I LOVE snacks!

Harvest 50 Oats
  Skip for 12 RC

Produce 50 Mayonnaise
  Skip for 25 RC

Prepare 6 Rice Krispies
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 2 Rice and 2 Mayonnaise

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Felicia:  Yummy!  I'd best stop eating now, or I won't fit into my dress any longer!

Farm Fiesta 10
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Felicia: When you think of Spanish food, what comes to mind?  Paella, naturally!  There are many different versions of this famous rice dish with seafood and vegetables, but the original is from Valencia!

Transport 60 Honey to the Island
  Skip for 30 RC

 Note:  Split between zeppelins to speed process, but each Honey requires 4 minutes to transport!

Prepare 8 Rose Mirror Cakes
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Sticky Rice and 1 Rose Marmalade

Have your Pets dig up 8 Chests
  Skip for 8 RC
  N.B.  This task completes when the Chest actually is collected, not opened, so you can set your Pets to open at least 4 Chests in advance and simply wait to collect them until you reach this part of the Quest.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Felicia:  I hope every one will enjoy our interpretation of Spanish food!

Farm Fiesta 11
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Felicia:  Let's talk about drinks now... You said you had an idea?  Ah, si!  Sangria will be perfect!  For adults, of course!  Go get the wine and I will chop some fruits!

Produce 60 bottles of Wine
  Skip for 15 RC

Harvest 60 Zucchini
  Skip for 30 RC

Prepare 8 portions of Polish Donut with Marmalade
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Polish Donut and 2 Wild Rose Marmalade

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Felicia:  And Horchata for the kids!

Farm Fiesta 12
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Felicia:  We've got almost all the food and drinks ready, but we forgot to choose a place to have the party, haha!  I'd say... the Beach!  What do you think?

Produce 60 Dried Zucchini
  Skip for 15 RC

Harvest 8 Chocolate
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Turron
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 3 Rice and 1 Chocolate

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Special Reward: Island Mission Gift Box

Felicia:  Okay!  Let's head to the Island Farm and prepare everything!

Farm Fiesta 13
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Felicia:  Let's make certain that every one have a place to sit!  We also can put some blankets down on the sand.  Turn on the Loom please!

Produce 60 Linen
  Skip for 10 RC

Craft 2 Wooden Chairs
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Wooden Plank and 4 Wooden Cylinders

Prepare 8 Blueberry Krispie Bars
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Rice Krispies and 1 Blueberry Jam

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Felicia: Let's not forget about the music!

Farm Fiesta 14
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Felicia:  Daddy is practicing a few Spanish songs and will give us a show tonight.  How great that will be!  We need only some fresh fruit for dessert and we will be ready to begin!

Collect 50 Horse Hair
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Fig Mousse
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Figs and 2 Condensed Milk

Prepare 8 Bowls of Greek Salad
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Feta with Black Olive and 2 Tomatoes

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Felicia:  Hey, where's Grandma?  I haven't seen her all day!

Farm Fiesta 15
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Felicia:  Our neighbours are here and the party has started!  Daddy is ready to play and I am about to go on the stage to attempt a classic flamenco dance.  I think I might embarrass myself out there though!

Produce 30 Zucchini Bread
  Skip for 15 RC

Harvest 8 Jackfruit
  Skip for 8 RC

Produce 8 Jackfruit Bread
  Skip for 8 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Felicia:  Oh, Grandma is here!  Wearing the most beautiful flamenco dress I've ever seen!  And she can dance too!  My Grandma is full of surprises!

Farm Fiesta 16
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Felicia:  Well, that was unexpected!  Never underestimate my Grandma!  She saved me from possible embarrassment and promised to teach me properly later.  And now... let's eat, drink, dance and celebrate!

Prepare 8 servings of Jackfruit Curry
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Jackfruit and 1 Coconut Milk

Prepare 8 Bowls of Jackfruit Cendol
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Sweet Jackfruit and 1 Cendol

Prepare 6 Chocolate Dream Bars
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Blueberry Krispie Bar and 2 Chocolates

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Felicia:  Hope you had fun at our Spanish party!  See you next time!

Special Final Reward: Fish Bowl Decoration for Seaside Farm

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The Collection Set for this Quest is the Fish Bowl Decoration and two Trees in the form of the Fig Tree and the Jackfruit Tree.

23 June 2017

Gumball Collections Mission

N.B.  You will find the current timed Mission below this post.

Only new players probably will be interested in this post.  Most other players will be familiar with this style of Collection Mission.

What it involves is first, placing an item from the Market on your farm and then collecting from ANY or EVERY type of Crop, Animal, Tree or Machine to obtain the Collection item.  In this case, you purchase the Gumball Machine in the Market for 500 Coins and then collect Gumballs.  Once placed, you have five days before the Gumball Machine will expire and become an item with which there is no more interaction.

Only the Seaside Farm will yield Gumballs, however.  The Island is not involved in this Mission. You can use Batch Production and Farm Aids such as Rainbow Rain to speed your Collections.  I did not obtain any when I used Goldfinger Tech however... perhaps I am unlucky but I somehow feel you will not be able to collect this way.

The final Reward which is a Toy Submarine Decoration must be unlocked before you can use your Gumballs to trade for it.  You unlock it by obtaining at least one of each of the subsidiary Rewards.  In this case, these are:

Machine Head: 1 Gumball or 1 RC each
  This is one of the Materials needed to upgrade your Gumball Machine and the only Reward where the cost will not increase

Organic Fertiliser (x25): 1 Gumball (increasing each time you redeem one) or 1 RC each

Soda Cooler: 200 Gumballs or 10 RC . (The Soda Cooler Decoration is one of the Theme items in the current Beauty Contest)

Super Fertiliser (x6): 1 Gumball (increasing each time you redeem one) or 1 RC each

Once you have purchased or redeemed one of each of the above, you can begin to collect Gumballs for the final Reward.

Toy Submarine: 350 Gumballs

To participate in the Mission, you must tap on the Gumball Machine once you have placed it.  You then will see all the Rewards with their current prices as well as an option to 'Improve your Luck'. When you tap on that, you will be taken to the Upgrade Screen.  The Machine Head is one of the upgrade Materials and the Machine Bottom is the other until you reach the final Upgrade screen.

You can request Machine Bottoms from your neighbours using the old method rather than posting to the dreaded Chat!

It is only when the Gumball Machine is upgraded to Level 5 that you actually 'Improve your Luck' as then you will receive 2 Gumballs rather than 1 Gumball randomly from your harvests.

Eye on the Prizes
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There are many different considerations here, and if you think you will have a difficult time obtaining over 500 Gumballs in 5 days or if you care more about the final Toy Submarine Decoration than anything else, my own strategy would be to BUY 1 Soda Cooler for 15 RC rather than amassing 200 Gumballs for it.  I actually have a Soda Cooler and am not keen on duplicating it, but that is probably what I will do here, as I lack constant access to my farm at the moment.

You need 25 Gumballs for the Materials to upgrade to Level 5 using the Machine Heads you can obtain with Gumballs.  You need an additional minimum of 203 to trade for one of each of the subsidiary Rewards in order to unlock the ability to trade for the Toy Submarine... then 350 Gumballs for the Toy Submarine.

Cost of Upgrades:
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To upgrade to Level 1:

15 Machine Bottoms
2 Machine Heads

To upgrade to Level 2:

15 Machine Bottoms
2 Machine Heads


To upgrade to Level 3:

25 Machine Bottoms
8 Machine Heads

To upgrade to Level 4:

25 Machine Bottoms
8 Machine Heads


To upgrade to Level 5:

30 Machine Bottoms
5 Machine Heads
1 Machine Handle (5 RC)

Note that the final Upgrade requires 1 Machine Handle, a Material that can only be purchased with RC.  You need the full Level 5 upgrade to receive 2 Gumballs instead of 1... so my opinion is to either perform the upgrades through Level 5 and be resigned to the cost in RC or not bother at all with them!


16 June 2017

Modern Family Farm Quest and Pickle Jar Collection Mission

A new time-restricted Quest in tandem with a Collections Mission has been released.  You are welcome to share the link to this post to any of your Facebook Groups but please do not simply copy and paste my work without giving me credit.  I spend a lot of time, energy and money to complete these quests quickly for other farmers.  Please credit Freyashawk.  If you feel that my work is useful, votes for Harvest Moon FDC would be much appreciated as always.

Farm Beauty Contest:

The post about the current contest is published below this one, but here is a link as well:

Jungle Farm Beauty Contest

2nd Beach Base:
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You can merge a Beach Base in the Factory once you have collected both Materials.  The first material has been available in the first two Chests on the Daily Quest path.  Today, on Friday, 16 June, it still is being found in those Chests.

Today for the first time, you can collect the second material in the highlighted Order on the Daily Order Board.  With 100 TC, you can refresh the Order Board, thereby obtaining a new highlighted Order.  With another 100 TC, you can refresh again.

Midsummer
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Midsummer will coincide with the time of the NEXT Quest.  It would be lovely if FunPlus could give us a Midsummer Quest with a Midsummer Maypole Decoration perhaps like the ones they erect in Sweden as the Reward for the next Quest.



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The Reward is a Linden Tree.  If you prefer not to perform the Collection Mission, the Tree can be purchased in the Market for 8 RC.

Felicia:  Welcome back, dear farmer!  How are you?  We've made some changes.  Come with me, and I'll show you!

Harvest 40 Pasture
  Skip for 10 RC

Feed Limousin Cattle 40 times
  Skip for 10 RC
  N.B.  The task will complete if you use Batch Production as soon as you place the Limousin.

Harvest 8 Apples
  Skip for 8 RC

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Felicia: After renovating, our farm looks brand new!

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Felicia:  Grandma said that in order to get more clients for our farm products, we need to rebrand our farm!  It sounds complicated...

Collect 40 Eggs
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 40 Cucumbers
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Stir-Fry Veggie
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Carrots and 5 Cucumbers

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Felicia:  But she said not to worry!  She has everything planned already!

Modern Family Farm 3
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Felicia: Apart from doing farm chores and watching soap operas on the telly, Grandma signed up for online marketing classes!

Produce 20 Blueberry Jam
  Skip for 20 RC

Collect 40 Bottles of Buffalo Milk
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Honey Syrup
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 8 Honey and 4 Milk.  This is one of the most PUNISHING recipes for low level farmers and the developers are using it again and again, whether in Guest Orders, the Cooking Stand or these Missions.  I would suggest that players contact Support to protest... why not change the ingredients to half the amount, requiring only 4 Honey and 2 Milk?

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Felicia:  I really don't know how she finds time for everything!

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Felicia:  So the renovation was just the first step.  Now we need to think about what makes our farm stand out from all others... and then use that for advertising!  Any ideas?

Produce 40 Wheat Flour
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Buffalo Milk Cheese
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 8 Coconuts
  Skip for 8 RC

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Special Reward: Mission Gift Box

Felicia:  The harvest season approaches.  Perhaps we will become inspired while we work in our fields!

Modern Family Farm 5
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Felicia:  When I was a little girl, our farm was really tiny.  We only had a few animals, some plots and one or two secondhand machines...  Now we are one of the largest farms in the area!

Produce 12 glasses of Cherry Juice
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 12 Apple Milkshakes
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Milk and 1 Apple Juice

Collect 8 Jars of Nectar
  Skip for 8 RC
  N.B.  You can collect Nectar from any type of Butterfly House

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Felicia:  You could say that we are developing rather quickly!

Modern Family Farm 6
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Felicia:  Despite the fact that we have become larger and larger, our farm is still family-owned and managed!  I think that's what makes us special!

Prepare 12 Lavender Cheese
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Lavender and 1 Buffalo Milk Cheese

Prepare 12 Coconut Milk
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Coconut and 2 Sugar

Collect 50 Duck Eggs
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Felicia:  Everything we make here is the result of hard work.  We put our hearts into it!

Modern Family Farm 7
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Felicia;  Another thing is the personal touch... We try to anticipate and satisfy every need of our clients.  And I guess we are pretty good at that!

Ask your Neighbours for 15 Confiture Tags
  Skip for 15 RC
  Note that the number of times you can post your request instantly varies... if you wish to complete this task quickly, go to the Island after posting on Seaside and post again from there.

Harvest 8 Juniper Berries
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Juniper Sausage
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Beef Salami and 1 Juniper Berry

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Felicia:  Our clients love the personalised wrapping of our products.

Modern Family Farm 8
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Felicia:  Our family farm is eco-friendly!  We only grow organic crops and add no chemicals to our products.  If you need 100% organic food, you are in the right place.

Place a Linden Tree on your Farm
  (Reward from Collections Mission or buy in Market for 8 RC)
  I have one but I believe the cost of skipping the task is 10 RC... better to buy the Tree!

Prepare 12 Linden Flower Honey
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Linden Flower and 2 Honey Syrup
  N.B.  Once again, they are using vast quantities of Honey and Milk which is nearly impossible for low level players to obtain in bulk quickly enough to satisfy all these demands!

  Each Linden Flower costs 30 TC if you do not have the Tree yet.  If you do have the Linden Tree, it only produces one Flower every 10 hours, so use Farm Aids!

Harvest 50 Spinach
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Felicia:  Even the fertiliser is made of... well you know what!

Special Reward: Cow Pet House Hair

Note that the second half of the Quest requires a high level than the first as well as access to the Island.

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Felicia:  The family does not simply own this farm.  We work here as well.  True, the Cropinator sometimes helps when there is a lot to harvest, but usually it is only us working on the farm!

Make 6 Clay Facial Masks in the Beauty Shop
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 2 Algae Powder, 1 Batter, 1 Distilled Water and takes 5 minutes but task is counted when item placed in slot

Prepare 6 Lemon Fish
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Butterfish and 1 Lemon

Prepare 8 Linden Flower Tea
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Linden Flower Honey and 1 Maple Milk Tea

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Felicia;  Of course, without your help it wouldn't be the same!

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Felicia:  All of our machines are made from recyclable parts!  We also make our own materials on our island farm!  I like to think that we are completely self-sufficient.  All the products we make here come 100% from our own farms!

Harvest 8 Peach
  Skip for 8 RC

Produce 12 Chestnut Flour
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Tong Yip Dough
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Wheat Flour and 1 Duck Egg

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Felicia:  From the smallest ingredients to the big wooden parts - we make everything!

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Felicia:  And let's not forget innovation!  Almost every day Grandma comes up with new idea and recipes!  I bet you never thought Linden Flowers could be used to make food, did you?

Produce 8 Peach Confiture
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Peaches and 4 Sugar

Craft 3 Wooden Planks
  Skip for 6 RC
  This is an Island Task
  Each requires 1 Cedar Wood

Transport 50 Garlic to Seaside
  Skip for 12 RC
  Split between zeppelins to hasten transport.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Felicia:  Just taste these new dishes Grandma made today!  Aren't they delicious?

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Felicia:  Some of our clients come to pick up their orders personally.  They love the  real farm experience and they always stay for some tea and gossip.  And they adore our cute pets too!

Harvest 8 Jasmine
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Jasmine Nectar
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Jasmine and 1 Nectar

Prepare 8 Millet Dumpling
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Millet and 2 Tong Yip Dough

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Special Reward: Island Mission Gift Box

Felicia:  Do you think we're getting somewhere with all these ideas?

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Felicia:  Some clients prefer to use our delivery service.  No problem... we deliver by boat and by helicopter!  Sometimes Darryl even makes bike deliveries!

Prepare 8 Linden Flower Syrup
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Linden Flower Honey and 1 Caramel Honey Sauce

Produce 60 Camel Hair
  Skip for 15 RC
  This is an Island Task

Prepare 8 Peach Bun
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Millet Dumpling and 1 Peach Confiture

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Felicia:  Is there anything else we could do to make our clients happy?

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Felicia:  I have an idea... a Mystery Farm Box... a weekly subscription where our clients get a different box full of farm produce and it's a surprise!  What do you think?

(Personally I think you got the idea from Amazon.)

Complete 3 Helicopter Orders
  Skip for 6 RC

Make 4 Wrenches in the Hardware Store
  Skip for 8 RC
  This is an Island Task
  Each takes 1 hour to complete but task counts when you begin it.

Produce 20 Garlic Bread
  Skip for 10 RC
  This is an Island Task

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Felicia:  I already have so many ideas for Mystery Box themes.  Let's go to tell Grandma about it!

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Felicia: Granny loved the Mystery Farm Box idea.  She said it would be our flag product: a box filled with fresh fruits, vegetables and other products with our recipes included so they can make delicious dishes from the ingredients!

Take care of 6 Flowers in the Botanic Garden
  Skip for 6 RC
  This is an Island Task

Produce 60 Dried Strawberries
  Skip for 15 RC
  This is an Island Task

Prepare 8 Jasmine Coconut
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Coconut Milk and 1 Jasmine

Reward: 2500 Coins, 130 XP

Felicia:  I'm so excited to introduce all my ideas for our services!  Grandma actually made me the Box Manager!

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Felicia:  Oh!  The first order for a Mystery Box just came in.  Just keep your fingers crossed, dear Farmer!  Let's hope it is going to be a hit!

Prepare 8 Dumplings in Coconut Cream
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Sweet Dumpling and 3 Sweet Potatoes

Produce 8 Cherry Chocolate
  Skip for 8 RC

Produce 6 Raisin Chocolate
  Skip for 6 RC

Felicia:  Thanks for your help!  And see you again soon!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Final Reward: Bee Hay Bales Decoration

The Bee Hay Bales Decoration has 5 Charm and take an hour to register.

Collection Set:
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The Collection Set for this consists of the Bee Hay Bales Decoration, the Linden Tree and the Chocolate Machine

09 June 2017

Beach Jungle Farm Beauty Contest

A new Farm Beauty Contest has started.  You really do need to maximise the Votes from the four Characters if you wish to achieve the Decoration at 4000 Votes or the Avatar at 6000 Votes.  Asking for Votes from other players is NOT the answer unless you are very close to 200 Votes per day from the 4 Characters or 300 Votes per day from the same 4 Characters.

It is the current photograph or Snapshot of your Farm that is the basis for ALL Votes, not the current state of your Farm if you changed anything.  In other words, take your time to organise your Farm BEFORE you take the initial 'Snapshot' for entry to the Contest.  This can make a big difference as every day counts in these contests.

The key to this is balance.  You need to have a variety of Crops on the Farm.  Try to have 16 different Crops growing... the total number needed may be lower from 12 to 13 but it is easy to grow different Crops and you have nothing to lose.

You need to have at least 12 different Machines on your Farm to obtain the maximum Votes for Machines from Dad.  Some players claim that the Salad Machine has counted as two Machines in the past but again, to be safe, move as many Machines onto your Farm as possible before you take your initial Snapshot.

Do the same with respect to your Trees.  You need a variety of Trees.  Duplicates never count.  Most players should not have any trouble in placing 16 different types of Trees on the farm.  I believe that the total needed is less, possibly 12 or 13 but again, it does no harm to be safe.

Finally, there are the Animals.  Butterfly Houses and Beehives of each type count as Animals and every type counts as a different Animal.

Landscape Points count for Votes with three of the Characters.  You do not even need 2300 Landscape Points to maximise these votes.  I believe the actual total is close to 2250 points but need to confirm for the current contest.

Expansions are another good source of votes.  You only need to have performed a few expansions to gain maximum votes from Felicia and Dad for expansions.

Another category is your Gallery.  Now that you can register Crops and other items, even low level players should be able to maximise votes for a good Gallery.  Votes are based on the number of items you have registered.  Your Gallery 'upgrades' at specific totals.

Finally there are votes for a 'high level' farm.  I have not achieved the maximum on Harvest Moon FDC yet because I believe you have to be at Level 150 now for this.

'Theme' gives votes from three of the four Characters.  Your best bet to maximise your Theme Votes if you have not played long or did not collect Reward Decorations for any other reason would be to purchase the Chameleon from the special sale offer in the top right of the screen.  It is expensive but if you are not at maximum for Theme, it can give you 9 extra Votes for theme each day from the Characters.

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The Beach Base is one of the few old Decorations that will give you 2 Votes from each of three of the Characters.

If you have not performed the Mission in the past, you can find the Summer Camp Mission in the Lighthouse that gives the Beach Base as its final reward.  A second Beach Base now will be available in the Factory.  Find Materials for it by collecting the first two Chests from the Daily Quest path.


Theme List
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I will replace the screenshots later with better ones, but here is the Book of Theme Decorations.  I will name each and give any current options for purchasing them.

In the Decorations section of the Market:
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Mini Beach: 16 RC (or buy from Gallery for 4000 Green Mystrons)

Surfboard: 2300 Coins

Hammock: 7 RC (or buy from Gallery for 1750 Green Mystrons)

From old Lighthouse Mission:
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Beach Base
  Gives 2 votes per day from each of three of the characters
  If you do not have it, you can earn it by performing the Summer Camp Mission in the Lighthouse and merge another in the Factory soon.

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In the Lucky Wheel/Buddy Share Box as well as in the Gallery for purchase,  the following should appear:

Yacht: 12 RC from Lucky Wheel/Share Box

Sun Terrace: 300 Blue Mystrons

Sand Castle

Fishing Elephant

Rewards from past Missions:
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Beach Stand

Beach Palm (Reward from another Farm Beauty Contest)

Fish in Ice (Calendar Reward)

Beach Bottle

Coconut Delight

Special Sale Offers
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From past special sales:

Sand Bucket and Shovel
  Available again in special sale offer

Sand Bottle
  Available again in special sale offer

Shower Hippo

Duck Bath Mat

Beach Changing Room
  Available again in DIY offer in special sale

Smoothie Table

Max the Raccoon
  Available in DIY Sale again, is stackable on Beach Base

Harriet the Hippo

Hermit the Crab
  Available again in DIY offer, is stackable on Beach Base

Pete the Pelican
  Available again in DIY offer, is stackable on Beach Base

Mackenzie the Meerkat

Chameleon
  In special sales offer now
  Gives 3 votes per day from each of three of the Characters

Summer Lobster
  Available now in special sales offer; worth 2 votes per day from each of three characters

Blue Eyes Sloth
  In special sales offer now; worth 2 votes per day from each of three characters


NOTE THAT MANY OF THESE MAY BE OFFERED AGAIN IN SPECIAL SALES AT THE TOP RIGHT OF YOUR SCREEN

Reward from this Contest:
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Summer Pineapple Deco
  Reward from this Farm Beauty Contest when you reach 4000 Votes.  Gives a Gold Box when cleaned.










Note from Freyashawk:  As always, I appreciate any votes that you give to Harvest Moon FDC.  I placed 4th in the last couple of Contests only because of the kindness and generosity of my friends and neigbhours!