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    Harvest Sprite FAQ by danny boyx

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    Game:Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
    Platform:Gameboy Advance
    FAQ:Harvest Sprite Guide
    Written By:Pat "dannyboyx" Stoddard
    Version:1.3 1/12/08
    
    
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    Table Of Contents
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    1.0 Table Of Contents
    2.0 Introduction
    3.0 Getting To Know Your Harvest Sprites
      3.1 Staid
      3.2 Nappy
      3.3 Bold
      3.4 Chef
      3.5 Aqua
      3.6 Hoggy
      3.7 Timid
    4.0 Ways To Raise Heart Level
      4.1 The Flour Trick
      4.2 Grasses
      4.3 Other Items
    5.0 Having The Sprites Work For You
      5.1 Watering
      5.2 Harvesting
      5.3 Animal
    6.0 Mini Games
      6.1 Watering
      6.2 Harvesting
      6.3 Animal
    7.0 Misc
      7.1 Tea Party
    8.0 Version History
    9.0 Credits
    10.0 Contact Information
    11.0 Closing Statements
    12.0 Copyright
    
    
    
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    Introduction
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    This guide is only for use for things that have to do with the Harvest
    Sprites. If you want a FAQ that tells you what to do thruout the game
    I suggest some of the other great guides you can find on gamefaqs as 
    this one is only about the Sprites. In this FAQ I will explain how to
    use the Sprites to your advantage by makeing them work your farm for
    you. Also how to raise the affection level and anything else that has to
    do with the little gnome like Sprites.
    
    
    
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    Getting To Know Your Harvest Sprites
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    The Harvest Sprites are seven little gnome like people that if you 
    treat them well and give them presents they will do work for you.
    Make sure you don't over work them thou, if you do they will get upset 
    and then the heart meter falls as fast as those pesky French :). To
    make sure you don't over work them, give them a day break between works. 
    Anyway the Harvest Sprites are located in the small house behind the 
    Church. If you go to the Church you can see a dirt path leading up. 
    Follow it to a little hut. Inside the hut are the Harvest Sprites.
    Also if you befriend them all then you will get invited to their 
    tea party. But more of that will be covered later in the FAQ. Anywho
    more specific info on the seven Harvest Sprites are as follows.
    
    
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    |STAID |
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    Color:Blue
    Birthday:Spring 15
    Where To Get Blue Grass:
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    Spring
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    One found at the hot springs
    Two found near the woodcutter's house
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    Summer
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    One found at the hot springs
    Two found near the woodcutter's house
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    Autum
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    There isn't any to find
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    Winter
    ------
    There isn't any to find
    
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    |Nappy|
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    Color:Orange
    Birthday:Winter 22
    Where To Get Orange Grass:
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    Spring
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    Two can be found on the beach
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    Summer
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    None can be found
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    Autum
    -----
    There isn't any to find
    ------
    Winter
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    There isn't any to find
    
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    |Bold|
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    Color:Purple
    Birthday:Spring 4
    Where To Get Purple Grass:
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    Spring
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    There is'nt any to find
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    Summer
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    Four can be found on the beach
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    Autum
    -----
    There isn't any to find
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    Winter
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    There isn't any to find
    
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    |Chef|
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    Color:Red
    Birthday:Fall 14
    Where To Get Red Grass:
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    Spring
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    There isn't any to find
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    Summer
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    One can be found at the Mountain Lake
    One can be found at the Hot Springs
    One can be found near the woodcutter's house
    One can be found in the Church Cemetery
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    Autum
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    One can be found at the Mountain Lake
    Two can be found at the Hot Springs
    One can be found near the woodcutter's house
    One can be found in the Church Cemetery
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    Winter
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    There isn't any to find
    
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    |Aqua|
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    Color:Indigo
    Birthday:Spring 26
    Where to get Indigo Grass:
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    Spring
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    There isn't any to find
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    Summer
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    There isn't any to find
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    Autum
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    Two can be found at the beach
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    Winter
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    There isn't any to find
    
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    |Hoggy|
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    Color:Yellow
    Birthday:Fall 10
    Where to get yellow Grass:
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    Spring
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    Two can be found at the beach
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    Summer
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    There isn't any to find
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    Autum
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    There isn't any to find
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    Winter
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    There isn't any to find
    
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    |Timid|
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    Color:Green
    Birthday:Summer 16
    Where to get green Grass
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    Spring
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    There isn't any to find
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    Summer
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    Two can be found at the Moutain Lake
    One can be found at the Hot Springs
    One can be found near the woodcutter's house
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    Autum
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    Two can be found at the Moutain Lake
    One can be found at the Hot Springs
    One can be found near the woodcutter's house
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    Winter
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    There isn't any to find
    
    
    
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    Ways To Raise Heart Level
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    There are many ways you can get the heart meter high enough to get 
    them the Sprites to work for you. You have to get atleast three hearts
    to have them play or work with you. The most you can have is ten hearts,
    but there isn't any reason to get it this high unless you just want to.
    To check the heart meter go to earings, then press right or left untill
    you see the Sprites. You will see the head shot of each of them, a line
    of hearts. And the last thing you will see are three little bars, one
    with a watering can, one with a turnip, and one with a brush. Each of 
    those are the "skill" meter. The fuller they are the better they will
    be at that thing. Anyway now on to the best ways to raise the heart
    levels so you can start to work those little Gnomes. One thing you
    should never do is show the Sprites your cock...er chicken I mean.
    If you do this you will get the comical response. "Tck does it bite?"
    
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    |The Flour Trick|
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    Well it isn't really a trick but it is a very very effective method of
    getting the Sprites heart meter up. You can get flour at the local 
    market for only 50g. The market is open at 8:00AM to 6:00PM every day
    other then tuesday and sunday. Also when there are festivals it will
    be closed. But other then that you can buy to your heart's desire. One
    thing that will help the effectiveness of the  flour is to get it 
    wrapped first. Wrapping cost 100g and you can get it at the market also.
    So for only 150g you can get three hearts in the heart meter up pretty
    fast. It takes about ten to twelve of these little packages to get the
    Sprites on good enough terms to work for you. Also if you give them
    gifts on their birthdays then you will get about two hearts in one gift!
    As you can see using the birthdays to your advantage is a very good thing
    to do for fast loving.
    
    
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    |Grasses|
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    If you noticed that all the sprites have a color. Also if your good 
    like Sanchez then you would of noticed that for every color of sprites
    there is a grass of the same color. If you give a red color grass to
    Chef (the red color Sprite) then it would be like giving him flour.
    The location for the color grasses are as follows.
    
    
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    Spring
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    Blue Grass-one can be found at the hot springs
               two can be found near the woodcutter's house
    Orange Grass-two can be found at the beach
    Yellow Grass-Two can be found at the beach
    
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    Summer
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    Blue Grass-one can be found at the hot springs
               two can be found at the woodcutter's house
    Green Grass-two can be found at the mountain lake
                one can be found at the hot springs
                one can be found in the forest
    Red Grass-one can be found at the lake
              one can be found at the hot springs
              one can be found in the forest
              one can be found in the cemetery
    Purple Grass-four can be found at the beach
    
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    Autum
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    Blue Grass-one can be found at the hot springs
               two can be found at the woodcutter's house
    Green Grass-two can be found at the mountain lake
                one can be found at the hot springs
                one can be found in the forest
    Red Grass-one can be fouund at the lake
              two can be found at the hot springs
              one can be found in the forest
              one can be found in the cemetery
    Indigo Grass-two can be found at the beach
    
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    Winter
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    White Grass-one can be found in north forest
                one can be found behind church
    
    
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    |Other Items|
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    There are other items you can give the sprites that will be like giving
    them flour or the same colord grass. This is one of the more incomplete
    sections in the FAQ and in later updates I will add more as I find them
    or as they are submitted to me. So far these are what I have.
    
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    Honey
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    You can pick them from the bee hive in the tree at your farm
    
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    Apple
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    You can get up to four of them by the tree with the honey in it
    
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    Gold Milk
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    Milk a cow that has enough hearts and has won the cow contest
    
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    Gold Yarn
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    Shear a sheep with enough hearts and won the sheep contest
    
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    Gold Egg
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    Chickens that have enough hearts and has won the chicken contest
    
    *More coming soon!*
    
    
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    Having The Sprites Work For You
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    Ask not what you can do for your Harvest Sprite but what your Harvest
    Sprite can do for you! Well mabye not, anyway once you have buttered 
    up the little dudes enough you can make them work for you. To get them
    to work for you vist them in their house and talk to them. Select the
    choice "Can you help me". When you do this three options will come up.
    These three will be, Watering, Hrvesting, Animals. What these choices
    mean are pretty self explanatory. The best way is to make each of the
    Sprites have one special thing they do. You should assign one to animals,
    Two to watering, and four to harvesting. The reason for the uneven numbers
    is for animals the work is easy enough for one to git-r-done(for the
    southerns out there:)). Two for watering because both will help alot
    and its easy to help them out with the watering once you get a higher level
    watering can. And the rest for harvesting because you can only help them 
    with the bordering produce. 
    
    
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    |Watering|
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    If you have them helping you out by watering your crops you should feel 
    free to plant them as close as you want because unlike you, the Sprites
    can walk over crops making them able to water all the crops even the 
    middle ones! It is a good idea if you have a large amount of crops or 
    you just don't have faith in the little ones to water all the crops.
    Just a few full blast mystrile+ watering can uses will help them a great
    deal. So help them out if they don't have a high bar in the watering
    division.
    
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    |Harvesting|
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    This is where alot of skill in the skill bar really helps you out. 
    Harvesting is the most important thing to have help with. The reason
    for this is because if you want to make any real kind of cash then you
    will have to plant a plantaion of crops. Most of which you wont be able
    to harvest due to lack of time. Also if they are like corn or tomatos, 
    which when harvested leave a root behind that regrows. The reason I 
    suggested so many Sprites helping out for this one is because you can't
    really help them out much other then just harvesting the border plants.
    
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    |Animals|
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    Hmm not much to say about this one. This is the easiest thing to help
    you out with because one can easly do all the work for this. The 
    Sprites feed, brush, harvest, milk, shear the animals. But one thing
    they don't do is talk to them. So remember if you want to make your
    animals really happy really fast is to talk to them also. Oh yea, they
    also don't help sick animals with the medicine. So if you have a sick cock
    you better fix it before it pukes all over you:). One important thing that
    the Sprites will not use is the makers. So if you have them you should
    milk the animals and use the makers or wool. You should always get to 
    the barn before they do if you want to make the extra money.
    
    
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    Mini Games
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    The reason for the mini games you can play with the Sprites is that 
    you do it with them and pass the level filling the qouta. I know the 
    games are as boring as your math class but they do help alot. You know
    you did it right when you hear the Sprites say, "I think I got better!,
    budum". What Budum means is not known to me. I myself think its the codes
    they use to cuss the little farmer out.
    
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    |Watering|
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    In this mini game you will see a plowed field in a 5x5 pattern. The 
    purpose of this is to water the same squars in the same order the Sprite
    did. When the game starts the Sprite will go up and water three squares.
    Then it is your turn. All you gotta do is water the squares he did. Make 
    sure to take your time because they can move really fast. If you see a 
    plant come up you did right.
    
    
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    |Harvesting|
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    This is of no doubt the easiest of all the mini games. You will see a 
    badly plowed field and a turnip in the middle. The Sprite will be 
    holding the turnip. All you have to do is to hit the A button fast
    but not to fast lest you tire the little fellow out. The best way to 
    know how to hit it hard enough is hit it twice a second. For some 
    reason if you see the Sprite's face getting red stop and give him
    a break,
    
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    |Animals|
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    This is a very frustrating one. Not because it is a a hard one but because
    the little guy moves so fast it sometimes is hard to make him stop at the 
    right feeding square. The basic idea to this game is you will see six
    chickens and six piles of food. When the food gets smaller and finally
    gone all you gotta do is go to it and put some more food there. Make
    sure you do this fast enough because if you don't the chicken will leave
    and not come back. A miss is when you put food in the wrong place.
    BJ Lorenzen gave me this little tip on how to feed the chickens easier.
    
    "It is a good idea to let one or two chickens starve and just feed the rest. 
    From the very beginning, for example, only feed the left three chickens 
    and ignore the ones on the right. You will get one or two misses, depending 
    on the numbers of chickens you decide to let starve, but three chickens are 
    very easy to handle and I usually get upwards of 55 or 60 points without 
    trying."
    
    
    
    
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    Misc
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    This is where I will put all the other stuff not big enough to have 
    thier own division. So far I only have one thing to out in this section.
    Which is the tea party. Look to this section for added stuff in upcoming
    updates.
    
    
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    |Tea Party|
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    If you get your affection high enough you will recieve the invitaion to 
    their tea party budum. It is hard to get it high enough for all the 
    Sprites in the first year because the only time a tea party is available
    is the first season. In the second year it should be high enough to get them
    to. You should check your mail box everyday in the first season if you have 
    three or more hearts for all the Sprites. But make sure you take the invitaion
    you get from the mailbox to the hut on a day none of them are working.
    After the tea party, budum, you will recieve relaxtion tea leaves. It is
    important to make sure that you go to their huts as soon as you can
    once you get the invite, for it may be too late if you wait much
    longer. I am going to start a new game and check out more about the
    tea party, so I can be sure to remove all doubt from certain factors
    that might affect teh tea party.
    
    
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    |Looking After Them|
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    It is best to treat the Sprites like you treat any of your livestock.
    You cannot over work them, mistreat them, or just plain ignore them.
    Do any of these will result in a decrease in hearts that you worked
    so hard for. If you don't have the time to do all you would like for 
    them, then just talk to them or give them a simple gift. One
    big thing to remember is that you cannot ever make them work
    two days in a row, this will over worked them and make them sad.
    Also, never ever use a tool on them like a sickle of hoe, just like
    with you animals, doing so will only yiled negative results. The best
    method of use them to work is to make them work in shifts, chose
    a day or two out of each week you need help with. Doing so will keep
    them happy and not over worked.
    
    
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    Version History
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    1.0 11/06/04-First release of this guide, includes basic information.
    
    1.1 11/16/04-Second Added some little bits of info about the heart
    meter and animal husbandry.
    
    1.2 2/14/05-Added some tips that I came up with and some that have been
    emailed me. Also took out a part due to the request of an emailer.
    See I am that nice. :)
    
    1.3 1/12/08-Wow, it sure has been along time since an update, sorry
    about that, I kinda left the game for some time but now I am back.
    I hope this new update, which was me adding a section and fixing some
    spelling and error problems will prove that this guide is not abandoned.
    I am going through the game once more to see if there are any things I've 
    missed, of course any help you might want to give is greatly wanted and 
    will be thanked and mentioned!
    
    
    
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    Credits
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    My girlfriend-For just being there for me always, I love you Pia!
    
    CJayC-For making one of my favorite websites
    
    Natsume-For making one of my favorite video game series of all time
    
    Me-For making this guide
    
    Jesus-For dieing on the Cross for my sins
    
    Hyper Ni-For the whole Sprites don't use the makers
    
    Jason Hong-For the don't show the Sprite your chicken thing. Also
    You can see the Sprites birthday by watching the TV in your cottage.
    
    BJ Lorenzen-For the tip about letting some of the chickens starve to
    make it easier to feed the rest.
    
    
    
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    Contact Information
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    My email is patstoddard@yahoo.com, feel free to email me for anyhting
    that HAS TO RELATE to this game. Submisions are very welcomed. Please
    make the email in a good format and grammer.  Also make sure the email 
    has a subject and no VIRUSES.
    
    
    
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    Closing Statements
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    I hope this FAQ has helped someone or else alot of hard work has been
    in vain. Also if you have any comments that you think would make this
    FAQ better I would love for you to email them to me. Just make sure
    you follow the guidelines I have set in the above section.
    
    
    
    
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    Copy Right
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    All of this is copy righted by Pat Stoddard. If you use any of the 
    above with out written permission from the author of the FAQ then you 
    will be held liable. The second you click on the file you say yes to this.
    You also say that you give me the right to do whatever I can by law if 
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    Steal right? Only these website may use this FAQ. If you want to add 
    your to this list email me and I will give you permsion.
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