Harvest Moon: Back to Nature FAQ
by Halbarad, aka Timothy Maus (halbarad@fnord.com)

Table of Contents:
-Version Guide/Changes
-Shameless Request for Help
-Citizens Guide
-Tool Guide
-Recipe List
 >Beverages
 >Condiments
 >Vegetable Dishes
 >Egg Dishes
 >Breads
 >Rice Dishes
 >Noodle Dishes
 >Fish Dishes
 >Desserts
 >Other Foods
-Dating Info/Like-Dislike Lists
 >Ann
 >Elli
 >Karen
 >Mary
 >Popuri
 >Your Child
-Crop Computations, or What Should I Plant?
-Planting Tips
-General Tips
 >Power Berries

VERSION GUIDE
v. 0.7 Long time between updates, I know, but work and school kind of take precedence over
       gaming! Added: additional information on cooking utensils, seeds, and a solicitation
       (Yes, I know it's rude, but deal with it!)
v. 0.6 Some minor format corrections on the recipe list, and corrected the Veggie Pancake
       recipe (thanks to DoakA@msoe.edu for bringing this to my attention!) Also, added a
       tools section as well as a list of the townsfolk.
v. 0.5 First write-up completed!
       Planned changes/additions: I need to flesh out the recipes a bit more (with optional
       ingredients) as well as adding some more to the "walkthrough" section of the guide.
       I'm also planning on adding an events guide, listing many of the major events that
       occur on a "random" basis (not like festivals and scheduled events, however.) All
       submissions are welcome; be sure to include your name and email address for credit!

SHAMELESS REQUEST FOR HELP

Yes, I'm advertising for help from all of you out there. I would like to compile an events
guide, but unfortunately I do not have the time to go out there and replay the entire game
looking for every possible event. So, if you'd like your name to appear here as a contributor
to this FAQ, send me a list of events (along with a small amount of detail describing what
happens in that event) with the subject "HM Event Guide" in the subject line. I will add the
events I receive (with appropriate accreditation) to the next version of this FAQ. In addition,
if there are any good ASCII artists out there, I need a title/header for this FAQ (what I've
currently got is a little boring, no?). Either of these submissions would be appreciated.

CITIZENS OF MINERAL TOWN

-Saibara: The local blacksmith. Saibara is a somewhat cranky old man who does such things as
making jewelry or upgrading tools for you. He is helped by his nephew, Gray, who has been
apprenticed to him.

-Gray: Saibara's apprentice and your rival for Mary's affection. Gray is a grumpy sort of
fellow who enjoys Mary's company at the library. He's not a very good blacksmith (yet), and
he's definitely not the social type. He helps Saibara in the morning, visits the library in
the afternoon, and stays at the Inn in the evenings.

-Duke: The proprietor of the Orchard. Duke is an older man who is frequently drunk, mainly
because he is angry about the departure of his daughter, Aja, who left the town to become a
racecar driver. (The sports station on TV will occasionally mention her when it's talking
about the racing season.) You'll usually find him either in the bar or at his home.

-Manna: Duke's wife and local gossip of Mineral Town. Manna is the lady you'll want to talk
to for buying wine or grape juice. She frequently nags her husband about his drinking,
worries about her daughter, and talks everyone else's leg off. Manna talks far more than
anyone else in the game, so bring a sandwich if you decide to talk to her.

-Basil: The naturalist exploring the town and its outskirts. Basil has written many books
(which can be found in the library) about the village and the mountain, and he is frequently
found wandering around the mountain studying this or that. He is Anna's husband and Mary's
father as well.

-Anna: Wife of Basil and mother of Mary. Not much to say about Anna; she chats with Manna
and Sasha in the square most afternoons, and she'll give you a Power Berry if you've grown
enough flowers and you let her pick them.

-Mary: One of the five girls whom you can marry. Mary is the town's librarian, and spends
almost every day there, except on Mondays when she hikes Mother's Hill with her family. She
has some attraction to Gray as well (who comes to the Library every time it's open), and
she'll marry him if you don't marry her. See the Love/Hate section for further details.

-Thomas: The mayor of Mineral Town. He presides over festivals and the like. He enjoys
staring at 12 word messages in the Square for hours at a time and eating apple pie on the
weekends with Ellen.

-Harris: Thomas' son, the policeman. Usually seen wandering around the village and the
mountain; is secretly in love with Aja, the daughter of Duke and Manna at the Orchard. He
thinks (as a policeman) that it's good that everyone knows he's in the bar for several hours
every afternoon.

-Ellen: The old woman who lives next to the mayor. Formerly a midwife, Ellen now spends her
days rocking in her chair and not much else. She is Elli and Stu's grandmother, and they
both live at her house. As far as I know, no mention is made of their parents.

-Elli: One of the five girls whom you can marry. Elli works at the clinic with the Doctor
(who she'll eventually marry if you don't) and spends one day a week at her grandmother's
house while the clinic's closed. See the Love/Hate lists for more details.

-Stu: Ellen's other grandchild. Stu is a little boy who loves animals (he'll come out to
your farm when you first get a cow, sheep, or chicken) and comment on it. You can give him a
puppy after your dog mates with Hana at the Yodel Ranch. He spends his afternoons playing
with May from the Yodel Ranch next to the church.

-Jeff: The owner of the Supermarket. Jeff is a somewhat timid man who lives in a room in the
Supermarket with his wife Sasha and his daughter Karen. He enjoys drawing, among other
things. Duke tends to bully his around, and almost EVERYONE in the village assumes that he
freely extends credit to everyone.

-Sasha: Jeff's wife and Karen's mother. Sasha lives in the Supermarket with her husband and
daughter, and chats in the Square most afternoons with Manna and Anna. She is somewhat
concerned about Karen's tomboyishness, and tries (unsuccessfully) to teach her to cook.

-Karen: One of the five girls whom you can marry. Karen is the daughter of Jeff and Sasha
(making you wonder where she gets her energy from!); she has a sweet spot for Rick from the
Poultry Farm (who she'll marry if you don't marry her.) She spends most of her time in or
around the Supermarket, though she heads up to the hot springs on Tuesdays. Check the
Love/Hate section for more details.

-The Doctor: The village's only physician. The doctor is a somewhat insecure man who takes
care of all the village's medical needs, though he feels somewhat unqualified to do so. He
really likes Elli, and will marry her if you do not.

-Carter: The village priest. Carter takes care of confessions and other church duties, as
well as taking care of May and Stu in the afternoons (if you take them there when they ask.)
He spends ALL of his time at the church, which is never closed.

-Cliff: A wandering worker? Cliff is a vagrant who lives at the Inn and spends most of his
free time at the church, praying. He has little money, and will leave the village at the
very beginning of the second year unless you help him get a job. He likes Ann quite a bit,
and will marry her if you don't.

-Doug: The proprietor of the Inn. Doug is Ann's father, and is rated by most villagers as
the best cook in the entire town. Doug is concerned about his daughter's tomboyishness, and
seems to be eager to get SOMEONE to marry her. He is very emotional about his wife, who died
some years earlier.

-Ann: One of the five girls whom you can marry. Ann is a tomboy, the daughter of Doug at the
Inn. She loves wildlife and the outdoors, and makes a trip to the hot spring every morning
if it's not raining or snowing. She is a very good cook (having learned from her father).
She marries Cliff if you don't marry her and if he stays in the village.

-Won: The peddler. He is the source of all your other seeds (such as flower seeds) that are
not sold at the Supermarket. He will also sell you a few odd items, such as the SUGDW apple,
the dog ball, and a way-too-expensive Blue Feather. For the most part an honest fellow, but
watch out for him all the same!

-Barley: The old man who owns Yodel Ranch. Barley was a good friend of your grandfather's.
He is May's grandfather and the town's seller of large livestock (cows and sheep). He will
provide you with your horse(s), when the occasion arises. A generally cool old guy.

-May: Barley's granddaughter. She helps Barley with some of the chores around the ranch, but
is rather lonely since there are not many children in and around the village. If you take
her there when she asks, she will spend her afternoons at the church with Stu and Carter.

-Lillia: The owner of the Poultry Farm. Lillia is an invalid who takes care of the business
side of the Poultry Farm. She spends most of her time at the farm, although she visits the
Clinic in town one day a week. She seems rather harrassed by having to deal with her children
all the time. Her husband has been gone for some time, looking for a legendary herb that
will supposedly cure her illness.

-Rick: Son of Lillia. By far one of the most hated characters in HM:BTN, Rick does most of
the actual labor at the Poultry Farm. He is HIGHLY suspicious of Kai, and takes every
opportunity to tell you of his suspicions. He is rude to his mother, and VERY overprotective
of his sister Popuri. He likes Karen from the Supermarket, and will marry her if you do not.

-Popuri: One of the five girls whom you can marry. Popuri is the daughter of Lillia at the
Poultry Farm, and Rick's sister. She is VERY bored with life in the farming village and is
wanting to get out of the town and see the world. She really likes Kai (and will leave town
with him if you don't marry her.) She visits the hot spring every morning except Sunday and
rainy days.

-Gotz: The woodsman who lives behind the Poultry Farm. Gotz is the man to talk to about
upgrading your house. He cuts down trees for a living, and searches the mountain for food
when he's not chopping lumber.

-Louis: The insect scientist currently staying with Gotz. Louis helps you find the beehive
in your apple tree at the farm, and studies the insect life all over the mountain. He is
usually found inside Gotz' house, so if you must find him, look there.

-Kai: A wanderer who spends his summers in the village. All the girls love him, all the guys
hate him. He runs the Snack Shack on the beach while he's in town. He is aware of Popuri's
affections towards him, but is concerned since he doesn't want to settle down anywhere.
Given enough time, he will take her away with him at the end of the summer one year (as
opposed to marrying her), which will convince Rick that he's kidnapped her.

-Greg: The local fisherman. Somewhat hard to find, as he's only out on the dock fishing a
few days a week, and only early in the morning or late at night. You'll obtain your fishing
rod from him.

TOOL GUIDE
Ok, here are the wonderful little handy-dandy items that make playing Harvest Moon worthwhile
(or at least not insanely boring!) The tools! On the upgraded effects, remember to hold down
the Square button for each level you want to use-the farmer will change poses accordingly.
(Note: On effects, the *x* format is # of squares across by deep.) The basic tools are in
your tool box at the beginning of the game; the others show who has them (and how much they
cost!) For the basic tools, upgrade prices are:
      Copper: 1000G
      Silver: 2000G
      Gold: 3000G
      Mystrile: 5000G
These are NOT cumulative, fortunately, so if you choose to power up your tool enough, you
can go straight from a steel tool to a mystrile one, for only 5000G.

  Watering Can: Basic tool
Easily the most valuable tool in the game, since if you didn't have one, you wouldn't have
a farm! You begin the game with a simple blue one in your box, which only waters one square
at a time, but goes on to so much more!
 Blue: Waters 1x1
 Copper: Waters 3x1 (in front)
 Silver: Waters 3x2 (in front)
 Gold: Waters 3x3 (in front)
 Mystrile: Waters 5x3 (in front)

  Axe: Basic tool
The second most commonly used of your basic tools, the axe is used for chopping up branches
and tree stumps. Like all the basic tools (except the watering can), this tool will cause
damage/make angry your animals, so be careful where you swing it!
 Steel: Chops branches only; 12 chops to remove a stump with this level
 Copper: 6 chops to remove a stump
 Silver: 3 chops to remove a stump
 Gold: 2 chops to remove a stump
 Mystrile: 1 chop to remove a stump
 *NOTE: If you want to conserve a bit of energy and your axe is at gold or better, a stump
can be removed with 1 gold-level strike and 1 silver-level strike.

  Hammer: Basic tool
Not one of the most useful tools in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature, but there all the same.
The hammer is used to both destroy rocks and flatten out tilled soil.
 Steel: Smashes small stones only; 6 hits to smash a large stone with this level
 Copper: 3 hits to smash a large stone
 Silver: 2 hits to smash a large stone
 Gold: 1(?) hit to smash a large stone           I haven't upgraded my hammer past silver
 Mystrile: 1(?) hit to smash a large stone       yet; that tells you how much you use it!

  Hoe: Basic tool
Very useful in the production of produce. The hoe is used to till the soil so that seeds can
be planted in it. In addition, the hoe is used to dig in the mine for ores as well. When
mining, don't use more than a basic (Steel-level) hit, as the higher levels do not dig more
than 1 square in the mine.
 Steel: Tills 1x1 (in front)
 Copper: Tills 1x2 (in front)
 Silver: Tills 1x3 (in front)
 Gold: Tills 1x4 (in front)
 Mystrile: Tills 1x6 (in front)

  Sickle: Basic tool
Moderately useful. The sickle is used to destroy a plant, whether it be a weed, a crop, or a
flower; it is also used to harvest grass for fodder.
 Steel: Cuts 1x1 (in front)
 Copper: Cuts 3x1 (in front)
 Silver: Cuts 3x2 (1 row in front of farmer, 2nd row centered on farmer)
 Gold: Cuts 3x3 (centered on farmer)
 Mystrile: Cuts 5x5 (centered on farmer)

 Fishing Rod: Receive from Greg (free)
The fishing rod enables you to catch fish (duh!) To get it: Go to see Greg at the docks; he
is usually there from Fri-Sun 7PM to 10PM. Make sure you have at least one empty space in
your rucksack, then talk to him to receive the fishing rod. To use the fishing rod, stand
next to a water source (other than your fishpond at the farm) and press and hold Square to
cast the line. Hold Square until you hook a fish (the farmer will pull back on the line, the
float will dip under the water, and on a Dual Shock controller, the controller will vibrate)
and release Square to catch the fish. Unlike Harvest Moon 64, you will not always reel in
fish; you may get branches, boots, tin cans, or old fish bones. Be a good citizen and throw
them in the trash bin located in the town square, or the goddess may have to forgive you for
littering! If you catch a fish, you can either eat it, sell it, or put it in your fish pond
at the farm. If you have a fish (or more than one) in your fish pond, throw fish food in and
they will reproduce. You only need to throw 1 fish food in per day, no matter how many fish
you have. (Don't worry about it in winter when the pond is frozen over; the fish won't die,
they'll just "hibernate" under the ice until spring.)

 Fishing Pole: Receive from Greg (free)
Once you have 50 fish in your fish pond, make sure you have an empty space in your rucksack
and Greg should show up when you walk outside at the beginning of a day. He will comment on
how many fish you have, and then he'll give you the fishing pole. The pole has a marginally
better rate of catching fish than the rod does (you catch fish a little bit more often with
the pole.)

 Seeds: Supermarket, Won (price varies)
Not really a tool, per se, but I put them here since they show up in your tool box and you
use them with the square button. All seeds work the same way: they will scatter in a 3x3
area centered on the farmer and be sown in any tilled square in that area. Remember to water
them!

 Brush: Saibara's smithy (800G)
The brush is used to care for your fuzzy animals. Simply stand right next to the critter in
question and press Square with the brush equipped. If used correctly, a heart will appear
above the animal's head. The brush is not effective on either the dog or the chickens.

 Milker: Saibara's smithy (2000G)
The milker is used to milk your cows. Stand next to a full-grown, non-pregnant cow with the
milker equipped and press Square. The milk will appear in your hands in a container. (TIP:
When milking cows, stand either to the side or in front of the cow. When you stand behind
them, they have a tendency to walk away and you don't milk them if they do. The exception to
this is when the animal is faced into and is up against the wall.)

 Clippers: Saibara's smithy (1800G)
The clippers (or shears) are used to shear sheep to collect wool. Use the same way you use
the milker: Stand next to a wool-bearing sheep and press Square with the clippers equipped.
The tip applies here as well: it's usually best not to stand behind a sheep while you shear
it (unless it's facing and up against the wall.)

 Animal medicine: Yodel Ranch or the Poultry Farm (1000G)
Medicine is used to cure a sick animal. Animals get sick when they're left out in the rain
or are left unfed for several days. Stand next to the animal with the medicine equipped and
press Square to use it. One use only, then you have to buy more.

 C.M./S.M. Potion: Yodel Ranch (3000G each)
The miracle potions! Use them on cows and sheep to make them pregnant (C.M. Potion is for
cows, S.M. Potion is for sheep.) Note: Cows must be large enough to give milk to use this on
them, and sheep must be bearing wool. Stand next to the animal with the potion equipped and
press Square.

 Bell: Yodel Ranch (1000G)
The single most useless tool in the game, in my opinion. The bell is used to call cows and
sheep, similar to whistling for your dog or horse. Since I never put my animals outside, I
never use the bell. Equip it and press Square to ring the bell.

COOKING
The cooking element added to HM:BTN adds a new variety to the game not seen in any of the
previous additions to the game. The concept was hinted at in the N64 version (with the
presence of a kitchen, a refrigerator, and recipes that could be collected from the towns-
folk), but no cooking ever actually took place. In HM:BTN you can build your kitchen, then
populate it with utensils (a knife, a frying pan, a pot, a mixer, an oven, a whisk, a rolling
pin, and a seasoning set), which can be purchased from the shopping channel (the Left channel
on Saturdays); simply use the phone in the Inn to order the item. The money will automatically
be deducted from your cash supply, and the item will be delivered on the following Tuesday (or,
in the rare case of a hurricane or blizzard, on the following Wednesday.) If some other event
occurs at the beginning of a day on your ranch (say, for example, Won shows up to sell you
something, or the Mayor or Barley stop by to announce an imminent festival), simply enter your
house and exit it again, and Zack should show up with your delivery.
NOTE: All the seasonings (salt, sugar, miso paste, soy sauce, and vinegar) are available in the
Seasoning Set, which is the last item you can purchase from the Shopping Channel. Once you gain
the Seasoning Set, you will have an unlimited supply of these items.

RECIPE LIST (not complete yet; have patience!)
Note for recipes: () denotes optional ingredients, spices, or utensils
                  [] denotes a variation on that recipe
                  * denotes that I personally have not verified this recipe
     If all ingredients are listed as optional, the recipe requires at least
        one of them. A "+" means the recipe requires the listed item and at
        least one of the optional ingredients.

BEVERAGES:

  HOT MILK
     Utensils: Pot
     Seasoning: (Sugar)
     Ingredients: Milk

  STRAWBERRY MILK
     Utensils: Mixer
     Seasoning: (Salt, Sugar)
     Ingredients: Strawberry, Milk (Honey)

  TOMATO JUICE
     Utensils: Mixer
     Seasoning: (Salt)
     Ingredients: Tomato

  FRUIT JUICE
     Utensils: Mixer (Knife)
     Seasoning: (Sugar)
     Ingredients: (Apple, Pineapple, Strawberry, Wild Grape)

  FRUIT LATTE
     Utensils: Mixer (Knife) (Knife not required for alternate)
     Seasoning: (Sugar)
     Ingredients: Milk + (Apple, Pineapple, Wild Grapes) [Fruit Juice, Milk]

  VEGETABLE JUICE
     Utensils: Mixer (Knife)
     Seasoning: (Salt)
     Ingredients: Cucumber, Carrot (Cabbage)

  VEGGIE LATTE
     Utensils: Mixer (Knife) (Knife not required for alternate)
     Seasoning: (Salt)
     Ingredients: Milk, Cucumber, Carrot (Cabbage) [Veggie Juice, Milk]

  MIXED JUICE
     Utensils: Mixer (Knife)
     Seasoning: (Salt, Sugar)
     Ingredients: Apple, Cabbage, Carrot, Cucumber, Pineapple, Strawberry,
                    Wild Grapes [Fruit Juice, Vegetable Juice]

  MIXED LATTE
     Utensils: Mixer (Knife) (Knife not required for alternate)
     Seasoning: (Salt, Sugar)
     Ingredients: Apple, Cabbage, Carrot, Cucumber, Pineapple, Strawberry,
                    Wild Grapes, Milk [Fruit Juice, Vegetable Juice, Milk]
                    [Mixed Juice, Milk]

  RELAXATION TEA
     Utensils: Pot
     Seasoning: (Sugar)
     Ingredients: Relaxation Tea Leaves

CONDIMENTS:

  STRAWBERRY JAM
     Utensils: Pot
     Seasoning: Sugar
     Ingredients: Strawberry (Honey, Wine)

  GRAPE JAM
     Utensils: Pot
     Seasoning: Sugar
     Ingredients: Wild Grapes (Honey, Wine)

  APPLE JAM
     Utensils: Pot
     Seasoning: Sugar
     Ingredients: Apple (Honey, Wine)

  BUTTER
     Utensils: Mixer
     Seasoning: None
     Ingredients: Milk

  KETCHUP
     Utensils: Mixer
     Seasoning: Salt, Sugar, Vinegar
     Ingredients: Tomato, Onion

  MAYONNAISE (S, M, L, XL) *There are 4 separate recipes for Mayonnaise, depending
                            on what size egg you use.
     Utensils: Whisk
     Seasoning: Vinegar
     Ingredients: Egg (normal, good, excellent, gold), Oil

VEGETABLE DISHES:

  GREENS
     Utensils: Pot
     Seasoning: Soy Sauce
     Ingredients: Spinach

  PICKLED TURNIPS
     Utensils: Knife
     Seasoning: Vinegar (Soy Sauce?, Salt?)
     Ingredients: Turnip

  PICKLES
     Utensils: None
     Seasoning: Salt
     Ingredients: Cucumber

  SALAD
     Utensils: Knife
     Seasoning: (Vinegar, Salt)
     Ingredients: Cabbage, Cucumber, Carrot, Tomato (Onion, Mushroom, Cheese,
                    Spinach, Green Pepper, Oil, Mayonnaise)

  HAPPY EGGPLANT
     Utensils: Frying Pan
     Seasoning: Miso, Soy Sauce, Sugar
     Ingredients: Eggplant

  SWEET POTATOES
     Utensils: Pot, Oven
     Seasoning: Sugar
     Ingredients: Sweet Potatoes, Eggs, Butter

  ROASTED POTATO*
     Utensils: Oven
     Seasoning: Salt, Sugar
     Ingredients: Sweet Potato, A Small Stone From Your Farm

  SANDWICH
     Utensils: Knife
     Seasoning: None
     Ingredients: Bread, Cucumber, Tomato, (Boiled Egg, Mayonnaise, Butter)

  VEGGIE PANCAKE
     Utensils: Frying Pan, Knife
     Seasoning: None
     Ingredients: Cabbage, Flour, Egg, Oil

  STIR FRY
     Utensils: Frying Pan, Knife
     Seasoning: Soy Sauce
     Ingredients: Oil, Cabbage

  MISO SOUP
     Utensils: Pot
     Seasoning: Miso paste
     Ingredients: (Eggplant, Turnip, Bamboo Shoots, Cabbage, Onion)

EGG DISHES:

  SCRAMBLED EGGS
     Utensils: Frying Pan
     Seasoning: (Salt)
     Ingredients: Egg, Oil

  BOILED EGG
     Utensils: Pot
     Seasoning: (Salt)
     Ingredients: Egg

  OMELET
     Utensils: Frying Pan
     Seasoning: (Salt)
     Ingredients: Egg, Milk, Oil

  RICE OMELET
     Utensils: Frying Pan
     Seasoning: None
     Ingredients: Egg, Milk, Oil, Rice Ball

BREADS:

  DINNER ROLL
     Utensils: None
     Seasoning: None
     Ingredients: Bread, Butter

  JAM BUN
     Utensils: None
     Seasoning: None
     Ingredients: Bread, (Apple Jam, Grape Jam, Strawberry Jam) *Include one

  RAISIN BREAD
     Utensils: None
     Seasoning: None
     Ingredients: Bread, Wild Grapes

RICE DISHES:

  BAMBOO RICE
     Utensils: None
     Seasoning: (Salt, Soy Sauce)
     Ingredients: Bamboo Shoot, Rice Ball

  MUSHROOM RICE
     Utensils: None
     Seasoning: (Salt, Soy Sauce)
     Ingredients: Mushroom, Rice Ball

  TRUFFLE RICE
     Utensils: None
     Seasoning: None
     Ingredients: Truffle, Rice Ball

  CURRY
     Utensils: Pot
     Seasoning: None
     Ingredients: Curry Powder, Rice Ball (Turnip, Potato, Carrot, Mushroom,
                    Onion, Green Pepper)

  FRIED RICE
     Utensils: Frying Pan (Knife)
     Seasoning: (Soy Sauce, Salt)
     Ingredients: Rice Ball, Egg, Oil (Pepper)

NOODLE DISHES:

  NOODLES
     Utensils: Knife, Pot, Rolling Pin
     Seasoning: None
     Ingredients: Flour

  CURRY NOODLES
     Utensils: Pot
     Seasoning: None
     Ingredients: Curry Powder, Noodles

  TEMPURA NOODLES
     Utensils: Pot
     Seasoning: None
     Ingredients: Tempura, Noodles

  FRIED NOODLES
     Utensils: Frying Pan
     Seasoning: None
     Ingredients: Noodles, Oil

FISH DISHES:

  GRILLED FISH
     Utensils: Frying Pan
     Seasoning: None
     Ingredients: Medium Fish

  SASHIMI
     Utensils: Knife
     Seasoning: None
     Ingredients: Medium Or Large Fish

  SUSHI
     Utensils: None
     Seasoning: Vinegar (Soy Sauce)
     Ingredients: Rice Ball, Sashimi

  CHIRASHI SUSHI
     Utensils: Knife
     Seasoning: Vinegar (Soy Sauce?)
     Ingredients: Rice Ball, Scrambled Egg, Sashimi

DESSERTS:

  COOKIES
     Utensils: Oven, Rolling Pin
     Seasoning: Sugar
     Ingredients: Flour, Butter, Egg (Honey)

  CHOCOLATE COOKIES*
     Utensils: Oven, Rolling Pin
     Seasoning: Sugar
     Ingredients: Flour, Butter, Egg, Chocolate (or Chocolate, Cookies)

  CAKE
     Utensils: Oven, Whisk
     Seasoning: Sugar
     Ingredients: Flour, Butter, Egg (Apple)

  CHOCOLATE CAKE*
     Utensils: Oven, Whisk
     Seasoning: Sugar
     Ingredients: Flour, Butter, Egg, Chocolate

  CHEESECAKE
     Utensils: Oven, Pot, Whisk
     Seasoning: Sugar
     Ingredients: Cheese, Milk, Egg (Strawberry)

  ICE CREAM
     Utensils: Pot, Whisk
     Seasoning: Sugar
     Ingredients: Milk, Egg (Strawberries, Apple, Pineapple, Grapes, Honey)

  PUMPKIN PUDDING
     Utensils: Oven, Pot
     Seasoning: Sugar
     Ingredients: Pumpkin, Egg, Milk

  APPLE PIE
     Utensils: Knife, Oven, Pot, Rolling Pin
     Seasoning: Sugar
     Ingredients: Butter, Egg, Flour, Apple

OTHER FOODS:
  STEW
     Utensils: Pot
     Seasonings: Salt
     Ingredients: Flour, Milk

  CHEESE FONDUE
     Utensils: Knife, Pot
     Seasoning: (Salt)
     Ingredients: Cheese, Bread (Wine)

  PIZZA
     Utensils: Oven, Rolling Pin (Knife)
     Seasoning: (Salt)
     Ingredients: Cheese, Flour, Ketchup (Green Pepper, Mushroom, Pineapple, Onion,
                  Tomato, Fish)

  POPCORN
     Utensils: Frying Pan
     Seasoning: None
     Ingredients: Corn

  FRENCH FRIES
     Utensils: Frying Pan, Knife
     Seasoning: (Salt)
     Ingredients: Potato, Oil (Ketchup)

  TEMPURA
     Utensils: Frying Pan
     Seasoning: None
     Ingredients: Flour, Egg, Oil






Note for all like/dislike lists: A star (*) denotes all items of this type with an
exception or two, which will be listed separately in the appropriate place.

ANN
Schedule:
7:40 AM-10:10 AM: By the hot spring (On rainy days, in her room at the inn-locked)
11 AM-1 PM: In the upstairs room at the Inn
1 PM-4 PM: Downstairs at the Inn
4 PM-8 PM: Upstairs at the Inn
8 PM-10 PM: Downstairs at the Inn

Loves:
Cake        Cheesecake  Omelet        Spa-boiled egg  Chocolate cake
Salad       Ice cream   Fried noodles Tempura noodles Mushroom rice
Sandwich    Bamboo rice Truffle rice  Grilled fish    Cheese fondue
Sushi       Fried rice  Rice omelet   Strawberry milk Veggie pancake
Stir fry    Curry       Apple pie     Pumpkin puffing Stew

Likes:
Mixed latte Dinner roll Curry noodles Chirashi sushi  Strawberries
Jam bun     Fresh egg   Raisin bread  Relaxation tea  Scrambled eggs
Apple       Tomato      Pineapple     Tomato juice    Sweet potatoes (cooked)
Pizza       Miso soup   Sashimi       Fruit juice     Boiled egg
Cookies     Tempura     Fruit latte   Happy eggplant  Strawberry jam
Fries       Noodles     Veggie juice  Pickled turnips Pickles
Mixed juice Greens      Veggie latte  Popcorn

Neutral:
Turnip      Potato      Mayonnaise    Bamboo shoots   Sweet potatoes (raw)
Cabbage     Cucumber    Orangecup     Eggplant        Green pepper
Corn        Honey       Onion         Butter          Pumpkin
Wine        Spinach     Mushroom      Truffles        Carrot
Flour       Oil         Curry powder  Ketchup         Hot milk
Grape jam   Apple jam   Flowers       Adamantite ore  Wool
Yarn

Dislikes:
Small fish  Medium fish Green grass   Blue grass      Branches
Lumber

Hates:
Red grass   Ores*       Weeds         Garbage         Poison mushrooms
Fodder      Fish food   Chicken feed

ELLI
Schedule:
All days except Wednesday:
9AM-5PM: Inside the clinic
Wednesday:
9AM-1PM: In Ellen's house
1PM-~4PM: In the Supermarket

Loves:
Flowers     Orangecup

Likes:
Milk        Fish        Blue grass    Strawberries    Relaxation tea
Hot milk    Cookies     Grape jam     Chocolate cake  Sweet potato (cooked)
Salad       Cheesecake  Ice cream     Sandwich        Pumpkin pudding
Sashimi     Fruit latte Veggie juice  Veggie latte    Strawberry jam
Popcorn     Apple jam   Greens        Stir fry        Mixed latte
Cake        Apple pie   Grilled fish  Chirashi sushi

Neutral:
Turnip      Potato      Cucumber      Spa-boiled egg  Bamboo shoots
Cabbage     Fresh egg   Mayonnaise    Tomato          Sweet potato (raw)
Honey       Corn        Pineapple     Eggplant        Curry powder
Spinach     Truffle     Carrot        Apple           Wild grapes
Cheese      Bread       Rice ball     Oil             Flour
Butter      Yarn        Wool          Red grass       Green grass
Ores        Ketchup     Mushroom rice Fruit juice     Tempura
Fries       Noodles     Pizza         Tempura noodles Pickled turnips
Bamboo rice Pickles     Tomato juice  Sushi           Truffle rice
Miso soup   Mixed juice Cheese fondue Strawberry milk Happy eggplant
Curry       Dinner roll Curry noodles Veggie pancake  Fried noodles
Jam bun     Raisin bread

KAREN
Schedule:
Nice days except Tues. and Sunday-
8AM-10AM: By the mailbox between the Supermarket and the Clinic (with Rick)
10AM-1PM: In her home (the door inside the Supermarket)-locked
1PM-6PM: Inside the Supermarket
7PM-10PM: At the beach
If it rains any of these days, here are the changes:
8AM-10AM: Inside the Supermarket
Tuesdays:
~1:30PM-4PM: At the hot spring
8PM-10PM: At the inn (with Rick)-also here on Sundays
If it's raining on Tuesday, she'll be at Gotz's house instead of the hot spring.

Loves:
Truffles    Fries       Wine          Sashimi         Pizza
Popcorn

Likes:
Flowers     Fresh eggs  Corn          Sweet potatoes (raw)
Mayonnaise  Salad       Cucumbers     Pumpkins        Cheese
Potatoes    Orangecup   Eggplant      Spinach         Green Pepper
Butter      Pickles     Miso soup     Pickled turnips Scrambled eggs
Greens      Stir fry    Cheese fondue Happy eggplant
Stir fry    Spa-boiled eggs

Neutral:
Turnips     Cabbage     Tomatoes      Bamboo shoots   Strawberries
Pineapples  Milk        Onions        Curry powder    Mushrooms
Bread       Carrots     Rice balls    Wild grapes     Flour
Oil         Fish        Ketchup       Mushroom rice   Fruit juice
Boiled eggs Omelet      Hot milk      Tempura noodles Tempura
Noodles     Sandwich    Bamboo rice   Tomato juice    Sushi
Fried rice  Rice omelet Mixed juice   Grilled fish    Truffle rice
Veg. juice  Veg. latte  Stew          Veg. pancake    Chirashi sushi
Dinner roll Wool        Yarn          Fried noodles   Curry noodles

Dislikes:
Cookies     Honey       Apples        Grasses         Weeds
Ores*       Grape jam   Apple jam     Strawberry jam  Relaxation tea
Fruit latte Jam bun     Straw. milk   Raisin bread    Mixed latte

Hates:
Cake        Choc. cake  Cheesecake    Ice cream       Sweet potatoes (cooked)
Boots       Cans        Fishbones     Branches        Adamantite ore
Fodder      Lumber      Chicken feed  Fish food       Pumpkin pudding

MARY
Schedule:
All days but Monday:
8 AM-10 AM: In her house(next to library)-locked
10 AM-4 PM: In the library
4 PM-6 PM: In the library-locked
Loves:
Mushroom    Truffle     Bamboo shoots Poison mushroom Relaxation tea
Grasses     Grape jam   Mushroom rice Bamboo rice     Tomato juice
Veg. juice  Veg. latte  Truffle rice  Raisin bread    Pumpkin pudding

Likes:
Orangecup   Mayonnaise  Pumpkin       Green pepper    Sweet potato (cooked)
Honey       Milk        Spinach       Wild grapes     Strawberry jam
Apple       Cheese      Yarn          Dinner roll     Strawberry milk
Apple jam   Wool        Flowers       Cheesecake      Boiled egg
Cookies     Fruit juice Hot milk      Ketchup         Ice cream
Sushi       Fruit latte Mixed juice   Mixed latte     Cake
Greens      Apple pie   Jam bun

Neutral:
Fresh egg   Turnip      Potato        Spa-boiled egg  Chirashi sushi
Cucumber    Cabbage     Strawberries  Curry powder    Tempura noodles
Tomato      Corn        Pineapple     Onion           Wine
Eggplant    Carrot      Bread         Rice ball       Sweet potato (raw)
Oil         Flour       Fish          Chocolate cake  Tempura
Ores        Omelet      Salad         Scrambled eggs  Noodles
Sandwich    Sashimi     Grilled fish  Pizza           Miso soup
Rice omelet Stir fry    Popcorn       Curry noodles   Fried noodles
Stew

Dislikes:
Butter      Fries       Pickles       Pickled turnips Happy eggplant
Fried rice  Curry       Veg. pancake

Hates:
Branches    Garbage     Lumber        Weeds           Fodder
Fish food   Chicken feed

POPURI
Schedule:
All days but Sunday:
7:40 AM-11 AM: By the hot spring
11:30 AM-5 PM: In the Poultry Farm's house

Loves:
Honey       Boiled egg  Hot milk      Spa-boiled egg  Scrambled eggs
Fruit juice Ice cream   Sandwich      Relaxation tea  Chocolate cake
Cake        Apple pie   Toy flowers   Strawberry milk Strawberry jam
Rice omelet Apple jam   Pink cat

Likes:
Fresh egg   Tomato      Strawberries  Orangecup       Pineapple
Milk        Corn        Truffles      Apple           Fried noodles
Flour       Mayonnaise  Stew          Grape jam       Veggie pancake
Yarn        Tempura     Ketchup       Bamboo rice     Truffle rice
Salad       Fries       Popcorn       Veg. pancake    Pumpkin pudding
Magic red   Bread       Chirashi sushi

Neutral:
Potato      Cucumber    Bamboo shoots Cabbage         Sweet potatoes (raw)
Onion       Spinach     Mushroom      Wild grapes     Curry powder
Carrot      Rice ball   Oil           Butter          Fish
Wool        Cookies     Mushroom rice Tempura noodles Grilled fish
Cheesecake  Noodles     Miso soup     Pickles         Fried rice
Curry       Greens      Stir fry      Dinner roll     Raisin bread
Jam bun     Moondrops   Curry noodles Weeds           Adamantite ore

Dislikes:
Turnip      Pumpkin     Eggplant      Green pepper    Pickled turnips
Cheese      Pizza       Tomato juice  Happy eggplant  Veg. latte
Fruit latte Mixed juice Mixed latte   Veg. juice      Cheese fondue

Hates:
Wine        Grasses     Ores          Poison mushroom Branches
Garbage     Lumber      Fish food     Chicken feed    Fodder

YOUR CHILD
Schedule: Once you get him, inside your house 6AM to 6PM.

Loves:
Hot milk    Straw. milk Honey         Wild grapes     Cheesecake
Noodles     Ice cream   Cake

Likes:
Fruit juice Orangecup   Pineapple     Strawberries    Sweet potatoes (cooked)
Carrot      Apple       Choc. cake    Mayonnaise      Milk
Veg. juice  Flowers     Yarn          Branches        Omelet
Fries       Mixed juice Tomato juice  Fruit latte     Veggie latte
Mixed latte Pumpkin pudding

Neutral:
Tomato      Fresh eggs  Ketchup       Scrambled eggs  Spa-boiled eggs
Bread       Rice ball   Spinach       Relaxation tea  Happy eggplant
Boiled egg  Pumpkin     Grilled fish  Raisin bread    Salad
Sandwich    Grape jam   Apple jam     Strawberry jam  Miso soup
Popcorn     Rice omelet Stew          Jam bun         Dinner roll
Greens      Apple pie

Dislikes:
Wine        Ores        Bamboo shoots Chicken feed    Fish food
Fodder      Lumber      Poison mush.  Curry powder    Boots
Cans        Blue grass  Green grass   Oil             Flour

Hates:
Cookies     Truffles    Potato        Pickled turnips Sweet potatoes (raw)
Cheese      Fish        Tempura       Fried noodles   Tempura noodles
Butter      Onion       Corn          Mushroom rice   Green pepper
Pickles     Sashimi     Truffle rice  Cheese fondue   Chirashi sushi
Fried rice  Cucumber    Eggplant      Stir fry        Veggie pancake
Red grass   Turnip      Cabbage       Curry noodles   Curry
Fishbones   Pizza


CROP COMPUTATIONS
All computations based on a single field being constantly resown or reharvested throughout
the season. First seeds are sown the last day of the previous season (with the exception of Spring
crops). For those of you just starting out, Won is the peddler in the bright yellow coat; he will be
found in the Inn between 1 PM and 5 PM most days (I'm not sure he's there on Sundays, though.)

Spring

TURNIPS - Available in the supermarket from the beginning of the game.
Seed cost-120G
Yield-9 crops x 60G=540G per harvest
Growth time=4 days; 7 harvests per season
Total=540G x 7 harvests=3780G per season

POTATOES - Available in the supermarket from the beginning of the game.
Seed cost-150G
Yield-9 crops x 80G=720G per harvest
Growth time=7 days; 4 harvests per season
Total=720G x 4 harvests=2880G per season

CABBAGES - Available from Won from the beginning of the game.
Seed cost-250G
Yield-9 crops x 250G=2250G per harvest
Growth time=14 days; 2 harvests per season
Total=2250G x 2 harvests=4500G per season

RENEWABLES (Note: You can get 9 crops from a renewable patch by hiring a Sprite to help you harvest.)

STRAWBERRIES - Available in the supermarket; you must first have delivered at least 100 of
               all the other Spring produce before you can purchase strawberry seeds.
Seed cost-150G
Yield-9 crops x 30G=270G per harvest
Growth time=8 days, renewal time=? days; ? harvests per season
Total=270G x ? harvests=????G per season

CUCUMBERS - Available in the supermarket from the beginning of the game.
Seed cost-200G
Yield-9 crops x 60G=540G per harvest
Growth time=9 days, renewal time=? days; ? harvests per season
Total=540G x ? harvests=????G per season

SUMMER

ONIONS - Available in the supermarket from the beginning of the game.
Seed cost-150G
Yield-9 crops x 80G=720G per harvest
Growth time=7 days; 4 harvests per season
Total=720G x 4 harvests=2880G per season

PUMPKINS - Available in the supermarket; you must first have delivered at least 100 of
               all the other Summer produce before you can purchase pumpkin seeds.
Seed cost-250G
Yield-9 crops x 250G=2250G per harvest
Growth time=14 days; 2 harvests per season
Total=2250G x 2 harvests=4500G per season

RENEWABLES

TOMATOES - Available in the supermarket from the beginning of the game.
Seed cost-200G
Yield-9 crops x 60G=540G per harvest
Growth time=9 days, renewal time 5 days; 6 harvests per season
Total=540G x 6 harvests=3240G per season

CORN - Available in the supermarket from the beginning of the game.
Seed cost-300G
Yield-9 crops x 100G=900G per harvest
Growth time=14 days, renewal time=5 days; 4 harvests per season
Total=900G x 4 harvests=3600G per season

PINEAPPLES - Available from Won from the beginning of the game.
Seed cost-1000G
Yield-9 crops x 500G=4500G per harvest
Growth time=20 days, renewal time=6 days; 2 harvests per season
Total=4500G x 2 harvests=9000G per season

FALL

CARROTS - Available in the supermarket from the beginning of the game.
Seed cost-300G
Yield-9 crops x 120G=1080G per harvest
Growth time=7 days; 4 harvests per season
Total=1080G x 4 harvests=4320G per season

SPINACH - Available in the supermarket; you must first have delivered at least 100 of
               all the other Fall produce before you can purchase spinach seeds.
Seed cost-200G
Yield-9 crops x 80G=720G per harvest
Growth time=5 days; 5 harvests per season
Total=720G x 5 harvests=3600G per season

RENEWABLES

GREEN PEPPERS - Available from Won from the beginning of the game.
Seed cost-150G
Yield-9 crops x 40G=360G per harvest
Growth time=7 days, renewal time=3 days; 8 harvests per season
Total=360G x 8 harvests=2880G per season

EGGPLANT - Available in the supermarket from the beginning of the game.
Seed cost-120G
Yield-9 crops x 80G=720G per harvest
Growth time=9 days, renewal time=4 days; 6 harvests per season
Total=720G x 5 harvests=4320G per season

SWEET POTATOES - Available in the supermarket from the beginning of the game.
Seed cost-300G
Yield-9 crops x 120G=1080G per harvest
Growth time=5 days, renewal time=3 days; 9 harvests per season
Total=1080G x 9 harvests=9720G per season

Planting tips
I find that a maximum field size of 36 fields (3x3 squares) is sufficient to keep me busy
all day. If there isn't a harvest on a particular day, you should be able to water all the
fields (and any other chores you need to take care of) and still have about 3 hours to hit
the mountain, go into town, etc. My recommended planting strategy (if you have a gold
watering can):

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 111 111 111 222 222 222     1 and 2 are the highest paying crops per season, with
 111 111 111 222 222 222         1 preferably being the one that you harvest more often
    b             <-a            (as you'll have a shorter trip to the shipping bin)
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          !       <-e
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 333 333 444 444 555 555          I always plant some of everything (for the fridge, if
                                  nothing else!)
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I also plant 20 fields of grass (1 for each animal that needs fodder),     X X
and in the hothouse, plant 3 fields of pineapple (with the fat "C" shape)  XXX
and one of corn-the corn will provide constant feed for your chickens, as  XXX
it will produce 8 corn(or 80 feed) every 4 or 5 days-leaving you with a
nice surplus. My recommended watering strategy: When you leave the barn (with this planting
scheme) you should come out between the 5th and 6th columns of the field rows. Starting
at the point marked "a", follow around the field in a circular pattern, from "a" through
"e" and stopping at the "!" This will put you fairly close to a water source whenever the
watering can runs dry (after 11 waterings). This assumes that you fill the can back up when
you finish watering, or it won't work as well. On harvesting days, the watering may take as
long as until 9:30 or so (RARELY, as long as midnight, if crops 1 and 2, and one of 3-5
ripen in the same day.) Your stamina should remain intact if you've found most of the power
berries and the secret fruit. (I have 9 and I usually "fall over" with about 3 or 4 fields
to go.) With this planting strategy, I currently have over 1.2M G in my 3rd winter, and I
developed this strategy just in the 3rd year. If you are running low on stamina, you may
want to eat something from the kitchen to regain it. I personally find that boiled eggs are
the quickest (and cheapest) way of using food to regain stamina, as it only requires 1 egg
and restores a fairly good amount of stamina (usually drops me back by one stage, from
"falling over" to "panting" for example.)

BEGINNER'S TIPS:
For a beginner, start with vertical rows of 3 (using the "fat C" until you upgrade your
watering can to gold) and expand them as you get the money to plant in the new fields. Don't
bother to plow a field unless you can go ahead and plant in it; weeds will most likely get
in and ruin what you've plowed, so just wait before plowing. In the first year, I would not
recommend growing more than 18 fields (sections 1 and 2), as watering crops takes MUCH
longer (and requires more stamina) if you don't have the gold watering can.

Tips for specific seasons: The "easy-to-please" girls are the ones whose best gifts can be
     found or grown during that particular season.
1st Spring:
Since you will tend to be VERY low on cash this season, concentrate on growing
turnips primarily. They aren't as valuable as cabbage in the long run, but you will get a
faster turnaround on them, letting you get the essential upgrades early (such as the larger
rucksack or the shipping basket.) Once you get 5 or 6 fields of turnips harvested, go ahead
and plant 2-4 fields of cabbage. This harvest should see you through your first chicken
purchase as well as seed-buying at the beginning of summer. Even if you decide against
getting a chicken this early, at least visit Yodel Ranch once to pick up your horse. Also,
you should be able to get the fishing rod from Greg (at the dock on the beach) early in the
year, as you'll have a lot of spare time early on. Fish mostly in Mother Lake or in the
ocean, as the stream contains mostly garbage. If you choose to stay out late one night, you
may catch your first legendary fish-the angler. Chop wood if you get sick of fishing. One
nice thing about spring-all the mountain produce is on the lower slopes of the mountain, so
you won't spend 2 or 3 hours collecting it all. Pick your sweetie out now, too, and start
buttering her up with flowers. None of the girls are particularly impressed with raw Spring
produce (and you need the cash from them), so stick to mountain produce as gifts. You may
be able to get 4 Power Berries this season-1 thru 4; you should definitely be able to get
1 and 4.
Girls easy to please in Spring: Elli, Mary, Popuri (toy flowers-collect these in the meadow
                                                    above Mother Lake)

1st Summer:
Generally, I try to run at least 12 fields during the summer-6 tomato and 6 corn. If you
want to raise onions in your first summer, I'd only recommend planting about 3 fields of
them, since they take a long time to harvest and will tie up time watering. If you don't
have the basket yet, you should be able to get it in this season; if for some reason you
don't WANT to get it, try planting each veggie in rows on different days (or delay watering
a particular row for a day). This will prevent you from losing too much time each day
harvesting, since if you get harvests of 48-72 tomatoes or corn a day, you'll be spending
several hours a day simply harvesting. Also, remember to get at least 1 box of Pink Cat
seeds from Won-once they bloom, you can start collecting honey, which will be there year-
round. If you have a lot of spare time, try to catch your second legendary fish-the squid.
If you got a chicken in the Spring, keep chucking eggs in the incubator until your coop is
full; if you didn't, go get one. I personally wouldn't bother with cows, sheep, or grass yet
at this point, as they're too much added trouble and expense. However, you will want to get
the biggest rucksack as well as whatever tools Saibara has available. If you get tons of
cash, upgrade twice-but that will depend on livestock and produce. You won't have as much
time to visit the mountain in Summer as you did in Spring, but that's all right since there
isn't as much produce available there now either. Again, all the sellable produce is located
on the lower slopes of the mountain. Depending on how frequently you harvest, you may be
able to start upgrading your farm. Do so! It's great if you can get the kitchen by the end
of the Summer, but if not, at least try to get the Chicken Coop expanded. If you haven't
gotten power berries 2 and 3, keep trying-you'll get there (but don't sacrifice other chores
to look for Power Berries!) You can get Berry 5 at the beginning of the Summer in the
Swimming Festival.
Girls easy to please in Summer: Elli, Mary, Popuri

1st Fall:
Prepare to run your little behind off. Contrary to the first Harvest Moon, Fall is probably
the busiest season of the year in BTN. You should be up to 18 fields by this point, and
hopefully you've gotten time to upgrade your watering can to gold. If you have, plant AT
LEAST 9 fields of Sweet potatoes, more if possible. Sweet potatoes are the #1 seasonal cash
crop, and you're going to need that money this coming Winter! You'll harvest them every 3
days, so you won't have much time for many extra activities. You can also plant eggplant and
green peppers this first Fall; I'd only recommend peppers if you have a kitchen at this point
and you want to start stocking the fridge. To top off all that busyness, you have the best
produce of the year up on the mountain! You can collect truffles by Mother Lake (worth 500G
apiece), as well as wild grapes and mushrooms. The only downside is that the produce is
scattered all over the mountain; to get everything, you have to go almost as far as the
meadow above Mother Lake, and you'll need a basket to collect everything in one load. Also,
if your girl likes flowers a lot (and you have the 1st house upgrade), head up to the meadow
above Mother Lake and collect Magic Red flowers. Give your girl a couple of them a day, and
store the rest inside your cabinet. Flowers will somehow keep indefinitely in there. As if
all this wasn't work enough, Duke (from the Winery) will come and ask you if you can help
him harvest HIS produce! You can if you want; it will eat up a couple of days. Even if you
don't take him up on it, remember to tell Cliff (the guy at the church) about the job; if
you don't, he will leave at the end of the year. You should definitely have your kitchen
by the end of Fall; you'll need it more and more as you try to get married. Try to get the
farm to the 2nd house upgrade (necessary for getting married), and try to save at least
30000G for the winter. If you have to decide between the savings and the upgrade, go with
the savings, as the Mayonnaise Maker you buy with it (once you find the Adamantite ore) will
help you make a lot more money quicker than the upgrade will. No new Power Berries are
reachable this season; but if you have time (yeah right!) and you haven't gotten either of
the 2 randomly found berries (2 and 3) go ahead and try for them.
Girls easy to please in Fall: Elli, Mary, Karen

1st Winter:
Congratulations, you've survived Fall! Time to take it easy (easier, anyway). Most of your
time in Winter is spent chopping wood and mining or fishing. You should maintain your
animals, keep buttering up your sweetie, and CHOP CHOP CHOP! Winter is the best time to get
lumber, as you aren't already tired out from watering and harvesting (and you have TONS of
free time too!) You should have your kitchen by this point; remember to watch the Shopping
Channel every Saturday and buy whatever kitchen tool they're selling that week. If you got
the kitchen VERY early on, you may even be able to buy Power Berry 6! Always make sure you
have at least 5000G on Saturdays, and remember-the phone is in the Inn, and you can call at
any time. Power Berries 7 and 8 are finally accessible-make SURE to get them! If you don't,
it will be another full year before you get the chance again.
Girls easy to please in winter: No one! (With kitchen and knife, however, you can butter up
                                Karen quite nicely with Sashimi; if you have the Frying Pan
                                as well, Ann might enjoy some Grilled fish.)


Power Berries:
1. Hit the cedar tree in the meadow just past Mother Lake with an axe, and when the tree
   pleads for you to stop, do so. You receive a Power Berry as a reward.
2. Keep fishing in the Ocean-you'll get it... eventually.
3. Keep digging in the Mine behind the waterfall by the Hot Spring-again, this one is found
   randomly.
4. Give a total of 5 grown crops (not mountain produce) to the Harvest Goddess (throw them
   in the little oval where the waterfall lands by the Hot Spring.) She'll give you a Power
   Berry for the fifth one.
5. Defeat all comers in the Swimming Festival! A Power Berry will be your prize.
   (Tip: Alternate pressing Triangle and X in time with the BGM during the competition, and
    once you see Kai slow down as he nears the finish line, hit X like crazy and you should
    be able to win!)
6. Keep your eye on the Shopping Network-you can buy a Power Berry for a mere 5000G once all
   the kitchen utensils have been by once. Make sure you've got enough cash!
7. Same as number 2-except this one's in the cave in Mother Lake, which is only accessible
   during the Winter.
8. Also only accessible during Winter-when you exit the cave, head around to the back of the
   small island where the cave is. You'll find the Power Berry secreted back there on the
   end nearest the two trees.
9. Planting MORE THAN 90 flowers and having them all bloom will prompt Anna to stop by your
   farm and ask if she can pick a flower. Tell her she can have as many as she wants and
   she'll reward your generosity with a Power Berry.
10. This one's the tough one. If you can manage to scrounge up 1000 medals by betting on
    the Horse Races, you can exchange them for the final Power Berry.
11. The Secret Berry! Toss 3 cucumbers into Mother Lake from a spot right next to the pair
    of trees on the western(?) shore of the lake, toward the center of the lake. If you've
    got the right spot, Kappa will appear and comment. When you throw the third cucumber in,
    he'll give you the Secret Berry. (Hint: Save before you try this, so if you toss the
    cucumbers in the wrong spot, you won't have to wait until you grow more.)
CREDITS
- Thanks go out to tons of people from the Harvest Moon MB at www.gamefaqs.com, without whose
help it would have taken me a LOT longer to find all those recipes, and for answering a lot
of those nagging little questions :)
- Misael Villegas (chito10@yahoo.com), for the prices of the milker, brush, bell, and
  clippers, as well as a better scehdule for Elli.
 May 02, 2001. All rights reserved. No part of this FAQ may be distributed in any form
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