07 April 2017

A Day with Granny Quest, Stars Collections and Easter Farm Beauty Contest

There is a new time-limited traditonal Quest sequence in tandem with a Stars Collection Mission. Tips for the new Easter Greeting Farm Beauty Contest will be added in a section at the end of the post.  There is a little Q and A section at the end to direct players who are not familiar with the rules of the Farm Beauty Contest.

Note that because of some problems with updates, changes may have occurred with respect to tasks... will update as often as possible to reflect current tasks.  The two tasks that required items requested from Neighbours originally have changed.

The reward for the Collections Mission is a Stove House Recipe used in one of the tasks for Part 8 of the Quest Sequence.

Prepare the dish as follows:

Stove House - Aubergine Kebab Recipe (Need 30 seconds to cook this recipe)
This recipe is given as the reward for completing the Stars Collections Mission.
3 Beef (1 hour)
1 Eggplant (1 hour)
3 Tomato (5 minutes)
3 Onion (50 seconds)
6 Power
This recipe is simple: Place all ingredients in pan; tap cook and watch until bronze star (10 seconds remaining) or continue until all flavor points are gained, stopping just as time reaches zero seconds.
(Thanks to Kaye Webb, an administrator of our Family Farm Seaside Freyashawk Group)

Here is the quest but here I wish to thank all of my wonderful Neighbours... I have been playing this game for four years and I have made some fabulous friends and neighbours.  Thanks to all in our group who have given their support as well!

A Day with Granny

Note that the Reward for completing this is a darling Egg Basket Decoration that gives a Purple Gift Box when cleaned.

A Day with Granny 1

Grandma Blair:  Howdy farmer!  You already have an idea of what a farmer's day is like by now. What if we go through my daily chores together now?  Let's have something to drink while we discuss what to do.

Harvest 40 Corn
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 6 Apples
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 6 Glasses of Apple Juice
  Skip for 6 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Granny: Open your ears and listen well!

A Day with Granny 2

Granny: I wake up at 5.00 a.m to milk the cows, then I make delicious cheese with the milk.

Collect 40 Milk
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Cheddar Cheese
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 6 Lemons
  Skip for 6 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Granny:  Waking up early, working with nature, producing natural food... what more could you ask for?

A Day with Granny 3

Granny:  Usually as I finish dealing with the cows and cheese, Darryl and Felicia wake up and start screaming: 'Granny, GRANNY, we're hungry!'  So I quickly finish up and and go prepare a nice breakfast.

Produce 40 Eggs
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 40 Tomatoes
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Candied Apples
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Apples and 1 Maple Syrup

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Granny:  After breakfast, the children go out to run and play!

A Day with Granny 4

Granny:  Then I go out myself to take care of the animals and machines.  The animals need feeding and the machines require maintenance.  Let's go check on them together!

Collect 40 Duck Eggs
  Skip for 10 Rc

Produce 10 Jars of Orange Jam
  Skip for 10 RC

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

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Granny: Farming is indeed tiring, but a lot of fun too!

Special Reward: Mission Gift Box

A Day with Granny 5

Granny:  Of course, I never neglect my pets even with all the work I need to do.  I feed them and keep the guests' moods high all the time.

Dig 8 Chests on the Path
  Skip for 8 RC

Produce 40 Love Cakes
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Orange Smoothies
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Condensed Milk and 1 Orange Jam

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Granny:  That's why they're so happy to see you!

A Day with Granny 6

Granny:  I have lovely neighbours.  We often visit and help each other out.  We like to have a coffee and chat.

Prepare 8 Sandwiches
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Beef and 2 Corn Bread

  N.B.  If you wish to save power and ingredients, use Goldfinger on the Baker to make Corn Bread.  You need no ingredients then and it does not use Power to produce.

Harvest 6 Guavas
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 6 Guava Chiffon Cakes
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Love Cake and 1 Guava

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Granny:  Chatting is best done over coffee!

A Day with Granny 7

Granny:  You'd think that I'd sit on a couch the whole day now at my age, right farmer?  I even go camping and fishing!

Use the Treble Hook for Fishing 8 times
  Skip for 8 RC

Produce 6 Smoked Mackerel
  Skip for 6 RC

Note that you now can sell your fish at the Pier for shells and then use the Shells to 'buy' the Fish you want.  If you use the Coin Shop, you should have some fish that are fairly valuable but never used in Recipes such as the Flower Horn Cichlid that sells for 225 Shells or the Seahorse selling for 228 shells.  You can buy a Mackerel for 273 Shells.

To use this option, tap on the icon of the fish on a scale to the right of the actual pier.  You will see one tab for selling and one for buying.

If you have a fully upgraded Goldfinger tech, you can make Smoked Mackerel in your Smokehouse using the Tech even if you do not have any actual Mackerel in stock.  It should count for this task.

Finally, for the purposes of a task like this, you can 'Miss' a catch to bring the total to 8 if you are impatient to complete the task using your default of 7 attempts.

Harvest 60 Eggplants
  Skip for 15 RC

A little note about Eggplant:  Fried Eggplant, a Kitchen Recipe is one of the best dishes to trade for Pet Food!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Granny:  How can you stay fit with this much delicious food?

A Day with Granny 8

Granny:  I try new recipes and tastes all the time.  Darryl and Felicia also like my cooking.  Would you join me while I try to cook something different?

Cook 4 Aubergine Kebab in Stove
  Reward for Collection Mission
  Skip for 10 RC

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

Produce 20 Strawberry Jam
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Granny:  Your dishes are always tasty!  I almost ate my fingers!

Special Reward: Bee Pet House Hat

A Day with Granny 9

Granny:  No matter how busy the farm gets, I always visit the Island Farm daily and try to follow orders, machines and zeppelins closely.

Complete 4 Helicopter Orders
  Skip for 4 RC
  Although task states 'complete' the orders, the order will be counted as soon as items are placed in the helicopter.

Harvest 8 Chestnuts
  Skip for 8 RC

Transport 8 Chestnuts to your Seaside Farm
  Skip for 8 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Granny: We've got a lot to learn from Granny.  She never gets tired.  (speaking of herself in third person here?  But why not?  It is true!)

A Day with Granny 10

Granny:  Flowers are fragile and need tending.  That's why I take care of the flowers on the Island.  It's a great way to release stress.

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

Craft 6 Scarecrow Toys
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 2 Mohair Yarn and 1 Cedar Wood as well as 1 Power in your Workshop on the Island

Prepare 8 Strawberry Guava Smoothie
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Strawberry Jam and 2 Guavas

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Granny:  You learn a lot by doing farm work with Granny!  And have a lot of fun!

A Day with Granny 11

Granny:  Of course, all this work makes one hungry!  Now it's your turn, Farmer!  Show us what you've got by cooking us your best dish!

Harvest 8 Ice Cubes
  Skip for 8 RC
  You must harvest from the Ice Tree.  Collecting from the Ice Dolphin does not count towards total.

Produce 10 Orange Ice Cream
  Skip for 10 RC
  Note that his dish is made in the Kitchen rather than Ice Cream Machine
  Each requires 1 Ice Cube and 2 Orange Smoothie

Prepare 10 Crumbly
  Skip for 10 RC
  Each requires 2 Oat Flour and 2 Eggs

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Granny:  Not bad at all, farmer.  Your food was very delicious!

A Day with Granny 12

Granny:  Would be nice to have a drink and a treat after such tasty food.  We did quite a bit today, so let's rest a little now.

Transport 50 Love Fruit to the Island Farm
  Skip for 12 RC
  Split between zeppelins to complete task quickly

Produce 20 Chestnut Flour
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 6 Shaved Ice
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Ice Cube and 1 Syrup . (Syrup is obtained from a Collectable, Syrup Dispenser)

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Granny:  Snacks go well with good times!

Special Reward: Mission Island  Gift Box

A Day with Granny 13

Granny:  I usually check the beehives and collect honey in the afternoon.  You do get stung sometimes, but ... oh well, you get used to it!

Collect 20 Jars of Honey
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 50 Cassava
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Guava Sorbet
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Strawberry Guava Smoothie and 1 Shaved Ice

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Granny:  You have to be as hardwoking as these bees, Farmer!

A Day with Granny 14

Granny:  I like designing jewellery and other beauty products with the machines on our farm.  You need healthy food, a good massage and therapy to keep fresh!

Make 6 Clay Facial Masks in the Beauty Shop
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 2 Algae Powder, 1 Batter and 1 Distilled Water to make.  Item is counted towards task total when first placed in slot.  Takes 5 minutes to complete.

Craft 6 Red Cord Necklaces
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Angora Hair, 1 Wool and 2 Red Roses and takes 2 minutes to make.  Counted as soon as placed in slot

Prepare 8 Festival Food
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Candied Apple and 1 Shaved Ice

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Granny:  You need to keep healthy and cheerful for a happy life!

A Day with Granny 15

Granny:  After I collect products from animals, I have dinner and rest.  Darryl and Felicia go to sleep after having their milk.

Produce 60 Cassava Flour
  Skip for 15 RC

Produce 50 Love Fruit Pies
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Glowing Tonic Water
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Virgin Vesper Martini and 1 Ice Cube

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XPWW

Granny:  Farm life is so active and healthy!

A Day with Granny 16

Granny:  That's how my days are, farmer!  I know it's not easy work, but it's fun being close to Nature.  I hope you had fun!  Here is a small gift to remember our time together.'                                                          
Harvest 8 Pears
  Skip for 8 RC

Produce 10 Pear Ice Cream
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 10 Plum Ice Cream
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Granny:  I learned a lot, Granny!  See you later at the farm!

Final Reward: Egg Basket Decoration

Happy Easter to all from Freyashawk!

Collection Set

The Collection Set for this is the Plum Tree, the Ice Cream Machine and the Egg Basket Decoration.  If you do not have the Plum Tree or Ice Cream Machine (both needed for tasks in the traditional quest sequence), they are included in some of the special sales offers at the top right of the screen, some in bundled packages with theme decorations in DIY.

Rewards: 1 Clam Friendship Flower, 1 RC, 88 Green Mystrons

Note that the Clam Friendship Flower is a special Reward for claiming the Collection Set within a time limited period usually associated with the quest time.  You can receive the other two Rewards even if you have to activate the Quest from the Lighthouse later.

Easter Greeting Farm Beauty Contest

A new Farm Beauty contest has begun.  My first suggestion is not to let the game persuade you to make your application until you have organised your farm a little to maximise your Votes form the four Characters.  If you are a fairly low level or new player who has few Decorations, you may wish to consider buying the new special Decoration offered in the sales in the top right of your screen.  It is the Chicken Bunny and it is worth 3 Votes instead of the usual 1 from three of the four Characters.  Once you have registered it, it should give you 9 votes per day for Theme... there are other decorations worth more than 1 Vote but at the moment, this is the only one worth 3 Votes from 3 Characters.

The rules of the Contest appear to be the same as before. I will post more details as to how to get maximum Votes from all the four characters every day.  If you want the Reward Decoration from the Beauty Contest that requires a total of 4000 Votes, you can do it fairly easily by obtaining a total of 200 Votes from the Characters alone each day.  The Avatar at 6000 Points is more difficult.

Theme Item List

This is a work in progress.  I intend to add information about decorations in Lucky Wheel and more details about acquisition of each item.

To view all theme items, tap on the icon of the Red Book on the right top side of the Beauty Contest Menu.  Many thanks to members of Family Farm Seaside Freyashawk Group and especially Kaye Webb and Amanda Nelson for making prices of Lucky Box theme decorations available quickly.

This contest has the following theme items:


White Chocolate Tree
Dark Chocolate Tree


Easter Picnic Base
  From past, can be purchased now in Market for 3000 Coins, but will be unfinished.  You can use RC to complete it instantly but if you place on your farm and take a new screenshot, it may count as a Theme item even if incomplete.  You now will find the Materials for the Easter Picnic Base in your Daily Specials Shop for 70 TC each.  As of Tuesday, 11 April, however, a player with one Base cannot buy Materials from the Daily Specials Menu for TC.  Option is greyed out.

Angel Rain Egg
  No longer available

Easter Bunny
  Available in current sale offer, gives Silver Gift Box

Easter Table
  Available in Gallery for 100 Yellow Mystrons

Rabbit Statue
  Available in Lucky Wheel
  Available in Gallery for 300 Blue Mystrons

Chocolate Fountain
  Not available at present

Easter Chocolate Bunny
  Available in Lucky Wheel for 10 RC
  Can buy from Gallery for 100 Yellow Mystrons

Chicken Bunny
  Available in current sales offer: gives Blue Mystrons and then Blue Gift Box
  3 Votes per day from 3 of the Characters

Toy Bunny on Bike
  Available in Lucky Wheel for 15 RC
  Can buy in Gallery for 300 Blue Mystrons

Glassed in Bunny
  Available in Lucky Wheel for 20 RC

Egg Statue
  Not available at present

Easter Lamp
  Not available as far as I can see

Bouquet Bunny
  Available in Lucky Wheel for 20 RC

Egged In Bunny
  Available in current sale offer.  Gives Gold Gift Box

Flower Pot Bunny
  Available in current DIY offer; gives Blue Cleaning Box

Bunny in Basket
  Available in current DIY offer; gives Blue Mystrons and then Blue Gift Box

Sweet Chicks Cart
  Available in current DIY offer; gives Yellow Mystrons and then Blue Gift Box

Easter Chocolate Tree
  No longer available

Chicken in Egg
  Not available at present

Easter Backdrop
  Not available at present

Egg Shape Background
  Reward Decoration for having 4000 Votes in Contest

Garden Torch
  Available in Lucky Wheel for 12 RC

Angel Rain Egg
  Not available currently

Egg Tree
  Calendar Reward for April 2017
  Currently unavailable

Please note that some of these items, including the Easter Table have been available in the past from the Lucky Wheel... it therefore may be possible to find them in a Buddy Share Box (but not the Wheel itself) if you have a Buddy who does not remove old Decorations.

Beauty Contest Q & A or 'What am I doing wrong?'

Question: Over half of my farm has crops growing on it.  Why am I not getting the maximum from Darryl for Crops?
Answer:  You have to have 16 DIFFERENT types of Crops on your Farm at the tine when you take the screenshot.  Remember always that the Votes are based on the current photo of your farm!

Question:  I have 20 machines on my farm.  Why am I not getting the maximum from Dad for machines?
Answer:  Duplicates do not count.  If you have 2 Wine Makers, for example, only one Vote will be given for that Machine.  You need 12 different machines in the current photo of your Farm.

Question:  I have 18 Animals on my farm, but Felicia is not giving me 16/16 for Animals!
Answer:  Like the Crops and Machines, duplicates do NOT count.  Make certain you have 12 different types of Animals on your Farm and then take a new photograph for the Contest!  Note that the different Beehives and different Butterfly Houses each count as a different type of Animal.

Question:  When I look at the red book in the Contest Menu at all of the Theme Decorations, I know that many of them are on my Farm but they are not given the green chequemark there and I do not think they are being counted by the three Characters for Theme. Why is that?

Answer:  First of all, you need to register any Decoration in the Gallery before it will be recognised usually for the Contest.  Second of all, you need to take a new Screenshot for the Contest after you place any new or additional Theme item on your Farm.

Question:  How many Votes do I need each day to get the Theme Decoration in the Farm Beauty Contest Rewards Menu?

Answer:  You need a total of 200 Votes each day to get the Reward Decoration.  It is far better to organise your own farm to get this total from the four Characters than to try to rely on the Votes of Neighbours.  It is not that difficult to get 200 Votes each day.  First of all, plant 16 different types of Crops, then make certain you have as many different Trees as possible on your Farm.  (You may only need 12 different trees this time.) . Place as many different Machines as possible on your Farm.   (Again, you may need only 12 different machines, no duplicates.)  Place at least 12 different Animals on the Farm... remember that each type of Beehive and Butterfly House is considered to be a different Animal in this context.  Now, finally, look at the Theme Book in the red top corner of the Farm Beauty Contest Menu and see how many of those Decorations you have on your farm.  THEME DECORATIONS MUST BE REGISTERED IN ORDER TO COUNT!  Is your Landscape Point total over 2200?  Not certain what is required for this contest, but if you have 2350 Landscape Points, you definitely will receive the maximum votes for Landscape.  Finally, only AFTER you organise your farm for maximum votes should you take a NEW PHOTOGRAPH.

Harvest Moon FDC

Please do request to join our Family Farm Seaside Freyashawk Group if you need neighbours or help with the game.  My farm is Harvest Moon FDC (Freyashawk de Conde), and if you use this site and wish to let me know you appreciate my work, I would be most grateful for your Votes in the Contest. This is a 'clean' site without advertising of any kind.  I don't get paid in any way to do the work. Apart from anything else, though, I feel that when Harvest Moon FDC ranks high in the Contest, it may direct more players to our groups and this site.  Thank you!

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