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                Harvest Moon - Back to Nature (NA) - Strategy FAQ - v1.0
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    written by:
    
     JungleJim - junglejimkj@yahoo.com
    
    Harvest Moon - Back to Nature (c) Natsume
    
    Permission to publish this FAQ is given to the following website only:
    www.gamefaqs.com
    www.gamespot.com (by linking directly to gamefaqs)
    
    In the past I've allowed my guides to be published elsewhere, but for various
    reasons I've decided to make my future guides exclusive to gamefaqs.  So
    please don't email me asking for permission to publish elsewhere.  All such
    emails will be ignored.
    
    Contact me via email if you find errors.  If you have gameplay questions, it's
    probably better for you to post your questions to the message boards at
    www.gamefaqs.com.  I've written enough guides so that I receive more email than
    I can answer.
    
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS
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     1.0 - REVISION HISTORY
     2.0 - INTRODUCTION
     3.0 - BASICS
        3.1 - Fatigue Mechanics
        3.2 - Mining Techniques
           3.2.1 - Waterfall Mine (pre-Basket)
           3.2.2 - Waterfall Mine (post-Basket)
           3.2.3 - Winter Mine
     4.0 - SEASON GUIDE
        4.1 - Spring
     5.0 - THANKS
    
    
    ======================
    1.0 - REVISION HISTORY
    ======================
    
    Version 1.0  01-28-05  Initial version
    
    
    ==================
    2.0 - INTRODUCTION
    ==================
    
    This guide is intended for those who want to push the game to its limits.  It
    was inspired by Sky Render's guide, in which he describes most of the mechanics
    behind the game.  I'll assume that you've read that document in detail.
    
    I highly recommend playing through the game normally before trying this
    walkthrough.  First-time players would probably find this style of play much
    too tedious.  Sky Render's faq has a nice selection of three separate
    walkthroughs tailored for different levels of play.
    
    
    ============
    3.0 - BASICS
    ============
    
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    3.1 - Fatigue Mechanics
    -----------------------
    
    There are four variables that affect how quickly fatigue increases: time of
    day, rain/sunshine, whether stamina is equal to 0, and whether you have the
    Mystic Berry.
    
    Let F be fatigue and let S be stamina.
    F += x means that F goes up by x points per tool use.
    
    Mystic Berry: No
    
    Sunny, before 10pm, S > 0: F += 0
    Sunny, before 10pm, S = 0: F += 2
    Sunny, from 10pm to 11:59pm, S > 0: F += 1
    Sunny, from 10pm to 11:59pm, S = 0: F += 3
    Sunny, after 12am, S > 0: F += 2
    Sunny, after 12am, S = 0: F += 4
    
    Rainy, before 10pm, S > 0: F += 1
    Rainy, before 10pm, S = 0: F += 3
    Rainy, from 10pm to 11:59pm, S > 0: F += 2
    Rainy, from 10pm to 11:59pm, S = 0: F += 4
    Rainy, after 12am, S > 0: F += 3
    Rainy, after 12am, S = 0: F += 5
    
    Mystic Berry: Yes
    
    Sunny, before 10pm, S > 0: F += 0
    Sunny, before 10pm, S = 0: F += 1
    Sunny, from 10pm to 11:59pm, S > 0: F += 0
    Sunny, from 10pm to 11:59pm, S = 0: F += 1
    Sunny, after 12am, S > 0: F += 1
    Sunny, after 12am, S = 0: F += 2
    
    Rainy, before 10pm, S > 0: F += 0
    Rainy, before 10pm, S = 0: F += 1
    Rainy, from 10pm to 11:59pm, S > 0: F += 1
    Rainy, from 10pm to 11:59pm, S = 0: F += 2
    Rainy, after 12am, S > 0: F += 1
    Rainy, after 12am, S = 0: F += 2
    
    There is also an increase of fatigue at 12am, 2am, 4am, and 6am (if you don't
    go to bed). Note that you will "nap" if you sit there and do nothing for a
    while. If you are not napping, F increases by 3 at 12am, 2am, and 4am. This
    means you can pass out just by running around, or standing, if your fatigue is
    97-99 at those times. If you are napping, F will not increase at those
    times. At 6am, F increases by 10 if you are napping, or 20 if you are not. Note
    that you won't pass out even if your fatigue is very high before 6am, because
    your morning meal decreases F by 1.
    
    
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    3.2 - Mining Techniques
    -----------------------
    
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    3.2.1 - Waterfall Mine (pre-Basket)
    -----------------------------------
    
    You'll need to use this technique for the first couple days until you can
    afford the Basket.  The mine has 10 floors.  Here are the possible items you
    can dig up with one strike of the hoe:
    
    10 G (credited instantly)
    Junk Ore (value: 1 G)
    Copper   (value: 15 G)
    Silver   (value: 20 G)
    Gold     (value: 25 G)
    Mystrile (value: 40 G)
    
    You may also uncover the hole leading to the next floor down, or you may find
    nothing.  Note that you won't get any money for the ore you ship until Zack
    picks it up.
    
    Each floor of the mine has 10 x 10 = 100 squares.  The squares on the edge
    never have anything, so don't dig there.  That leaves you 8 x 8 = 64 squares.
    Just stay on the first floor when digging for 10 G pieces.  Throw away any
    Copper pieces you get, unless you have room in your rucksack and know that you
    won't need to pick up anything else before visiting one of your shipping bins.
    
    
    ------------------------------------
    3.2.2 - Waterfall Mine (post-Basket)
    ------------------------------------
    
    Basically you'll want to dig down to the sixth floor as quickly as possible.
    That's where Mystrile starts appearing.  You won't find anything within two
    squares of the ladders, which reduces the area you can find ore from 64 squares
    to between 39 and 55 squares.  You should always dig around the edge (one
    square from the real edge) until you find the hole to the next floor.  That
    will give you more room on the following floor.  Toss any Silver, Gold, or
    Mystrile you find into the basket.  Before you get the Mystic Berry, put Copper
    in your rucksack until it fills up.  Then throw every third or fourth Copper
    you find into your basket.  I recommend mining until F=80.  If your basket
    fills up before that point, keep digging and replace the Copper in your
    rucksack with better ores you find.  Once you have the Mystic Berry, you can
    fit in two mine trips before you need to rest in the spring.  On the first
    trip, fill your rucksack with Copper, and throw any other Coppers you find into
    the basket.  Once the basket is full, ship the accumulated ore.  For the second
    trip, do the same thing, but once the basket is full, replace the Copper in the
    rucksack with better ore.  Mine until F=65, then rest in the spring for 65
    minutes to be fully energized.  You can make almost 2000 G for each set of two
    trips that way.
    
    
    ==================
    4.0 - SEASON GUIDE
    ==================
    
    You may find this easier to do with an emulator.  Most of the research I did
    for this walkthrough was using an emulator.  The main thing I used it for was
    saving right before I went to bed so I could reload if I didn't get the desired
    weather forecast.  Without an emulator, you'll have to redo a whole days work
    if you don't get the right forecast, or use codes to control the weather.  I
    didn't use the emulator save states for anything nefarious like getting all
    mystriles during mining trips.  So everything I've done here should be doable
    in the real game.
    
    The first few days will be more detailed until you get your feet wet.  Again
    I'm assuming you've played this game before so you know what you are doing.  If
    you find anything ambiguous or unclear, please email me.
    
    
    ------------
    4.1 - Spring
    ------------
    
    We'll largely be ignoring festivals and girls this season while we try to
    maximize our profits.  It can wait until later.  Winter is a good time for
    dating.
    
    There are two ways to get rid of weeds: pull them or cut them with the sickle.
    Sometimes you'll want to use the sickle to build it up; other times you'll want
    to pull the weeds to save stamina.  I'll be specific about which method you
    should use.
    
    Always keep all your animals inside.
    
    GOALS
    -Upgrade chicken coop and house
    -Upgrade Hoe, Watering Can, Axe, and Sickle to Mystrile
    -Upgrade Hammer to Silver
    -Buy brush, bell, basket, medium/large rucksack
    -Buy a chicken and have 10 by the end of the season (9 adults)
    -Buy 10 cows
    -Get pony
    -Order Knife
    -Plant 180 squares of grass (enough to sustain 20 animals)
    -Get 3 Power Berries and the Mystic Berry
    -Unlock Strawberries
    -Unlock Bodigizer XL
    -250,000+ G in total earnings
    -Save enough money for an optimal crop layout in summer
    -Get the fishing pole and catch a few fish
    -Save some produce for recipes
    
    DAILY TASKS (some can be cut out if time is short)
    -Feed animals (cows, sheep, adult chickens)
    -Pick up dog
    -Whistle for dog
    -Brush horse
    -Whistle for horse
    -Forage for 3x Bamboo Shoot and 2x Blue Grass
    -Water crops
    -Chop all nine stumps
    -Pull/cut weeds
    -Cut tall grass
    -Boil extra eggs in spring, they sell for 80 G
    -Rest in spring until F=0 and S=max each night when work is done
    -Be back home by 5:55am
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 2 - Monday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Reset if rain forecast
    Get the Hoe, Hammer, Water Can
    Decline the tour
    Mine 1st floor once, go down until you get Power Berry, exit mine
    Mine 1st floor just over two times, until F=80
    Rest in spring for 80 minutes
    Mine 1st floor just over two times, until F=80
    Rest in spring for 80 minutes
    Mine 1st floor just over two times, until F=80
    At this point I had 2210 G, and a Gold and Silver; it should be around 10:10am
    Drop off the ore at the chicken coop and head to the poultry farm (get there
     before 11:00am)
    Buy Chicken and Chicken Feed x5
    Exit Poultry Farm screen and re-enter for Popuri's intro
    Talk to Rick
    Feed chicken on the way to the spring, tell Popuri you sympathize
    Rest in spring for 80 minutes
    Mine 1st floor just over two times, until F=80
    Rest in spring for 80 minutes
    Grab three forage items and drop them off on the way to the supermarket
    See Karen's intro, tell Duke to pay
    Buy 3x Turnip Seeds and 1x Cucumber Seed, I had 620 G left
    Go to the hospital and see Elli's intro, say it doesn't hurt
    Go to the Inn and see Ann's intro, say she's cute
    Clear four 3x3 plots, use axe, sickle, hammer
    Plant all your seeds in the upper left corner in the following pattern
    Water
    
    CCC
    CCC
    CCCTTT
       TTT
    TTTTTT
    TTT
    TTTTTT
       TTT
       TTT
    
    Put dog in house and whistle
    Cut sticks until F=80
    Rest in spring for 80 minutes, grab last two forage items
    Pull weeds (don't use sickle), enter house at 5:50am
    
    Earnings: 2475 G
    Money:     865 G
    Lumber:     17
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 3 - Tuesday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Reset if rain forecast
    Chop sticks until axe is 100%
    Pull weeds (no sickle) until 9:50am if you have a little extra time
    Mine until S=0 (I had 1115 G, you need at least 1000 G), and keep a Copper
    Pick up one forage item
    Get Power Berry from tree (stamina refills to 120)
    Pick up forage item from near Gotz's house
    Drop off forage items
    Have blacksmith upgrade axe to copper (pick up Friday the 6th)
    Go to ranch and get your pony (whistle daily from now on)
    Hire one sprite (anyone except Bold) for one day to water
    Water plants
    (it was 5:00pm when I got to the mine)
    Mine as much as possible until finally resting in the spring
    Forage last items and head home
    Pull weeds with any extra time
    
    Earnings: 4785 G
    Money:    2175 G
    Lumber:     42
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 4 - Wednesday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Reset if rain forecast
    Decline the apple
    Incubate egg
    Mine for six cycles
    At this point I had 5055 G and it was 4:10pm (you must have 5050 G)
    Head through farm to supermarket
    Your crops should all be watered
    Buy Basket and Flour
    Head to sprites house by 6:00pm and give Flour to Bold
    Hire two sprites to water for a week
    Rest in spring
    Take one forage load back to farm
    Bust all the small stones except one
    Leave it on the field for now, it's needed for a recipe later
    You should have around 120% on the hammer
    Head to the mine and use the hammer to build EXP
    I got up to 140%
    Rest in spring, get last forage load, pull weeds
    
    Earnings: 7865 G
    Money:     205 G
    Lumber:     42
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 5 - Thursday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Reset if rain forecast
    Mine for five cycles
    Pull weeds until Zack pays you (I had 6270 G)
    Buy medium rucksack
    Build hammer to 200% in mine
    Find a Silver Ore and keep it
    Hoe one more plot for turnips like so:
    
    CCC
    CCC
    CCCTTT TTT
       TTT TTT
    TTTTTT TTT
    TTT
    TTTTTT
       TTT
       TTT
    
    Cut a few weeds before a final rest in the spring
    Pull weeds
    
    Earnings: 13950 G
    Money:     3290 G
    Lumber:      42
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 6 - Friday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Reset if rain forecast
    Make sure the hammer is the only tool you are holding
    Ship 7 turnips
    You should have a silver ore in your rucksack
    Give 4 turnips to the goddess
    Go to beach and get the fishing pole
    Go to supermarket and buy 4x Turnip Seeds
    You should make it to the library just before 10:00am
    At 10:00am enter and view Mary's intro
    Pick up the axe
    Buy the Brush
    Have the blacksmith upgrade the hammer to Silver
    Take one turnip with you, go chop stumps at Gotz's, Mother Hill, and spring
    Give turnip to goddess for a power berry
    Give 5 turnips to goddess for a scene with a girl
    Give 10 turnips to goddess for wood, which you sell to Gotz for 1000 G
    You should be able to get that done by 9:00pm
    Brush horse every day from now on
    Plant turnip seeds and chop stumps and sticks in your field
    Final rest at the spring
    Pull weeds
    
    Earnings: 15900 G
    Money:     1960 G
    Lumber:     129
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 7 - Saturday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Chicken #2 born
    Incubate egg
    Chop the rest of the stumps and sticks in the field
    Chop at Mother Hill and Gotz's
    Buy 60 chicken feed
    Chop at spring and rest
    Cut weeds in field until F=80
    Rest in spring
    Cut weeds in field (I was able to get them all)
    My sickle EXP is now 267%
    Rest in spring
    
    Earnings: 16250 G
    Money:     1710 G   
    Lumber:     223
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 8 - Sunday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Reset if rain forecast
    Skip the festival
    Cut weeds
    Chop wood
    Rest
    Two mine trips
    Hoe
    Use water can in the mine to build it up
    
    Earnings: 16680 G
    Money:     2140 G
    Lumber:     277 G
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 9 - Monday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Reset if rain forecast
    The hammer is ready today, but we might as well wait until tomorrow to pick
     it up, because we'll be dropping off the water can, and he's closed on
     thursday, meaning we can't pick up the water can until friday anyway
    Chop wood
    One mine trip (you must have at least 5000 G after Zack pays you at 5:00pm)
    Keep one mystrile
    Level up water can (I got up to 348%)
    
    Earnings: 20030 G
    Money:     5490 G
    Lumber:     331
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 10 - Tuesday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Reset if rain forecast
    Chicken #3 born, incubate egg
    Level up water can to 400%
    One mine trip, after shipping the ore, go to blacksmith
    Make sure you have one free tool slot
    Get the hammer back, have him upgrade water can to mystrile
    One mine trip, don't rest yet
    After shipping the ore, ship all the turnips
    You should make it by 5:00pm
    You need to have at least 5000 G when Zack pays you
    If you have just under 5000, just mine a few 10 G pieces
    Chop wood
    Bust large stones with any remaining time
    
    Earnings: 24560 G
    Money:     5020 G
    Lumber:     385
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 11 - Wednesday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Reset if sun forecast, we want rain from now on
    Bust rest of large stones
    Chop wood at spring and Gotz's house
    Have Gotz start upgrading the chicken coop
    Chop wood at mother hill
    Give 3x cucumbers to Kappa and get the Mystic Berry
    Mine until after 10pm
    Ship the rest of the cucumbers
    Hoe/cut weeds
    
    Earnings: 27255 G
    Money:     2715 G
    Lumber:      19
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 12 - Thursday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Reset if sun forecast
    Chop wood
    Mine
    Buy 16x Turnip Seeds, 6x Potato Seeds, 5x Cucumber Seeds
    Plant seeds
    
    Here is our master plan for the field:
    
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    2|CCC   .TTTTTT.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.   |
    3|CCCCCC.TTTTTT.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.   |
    4|   CCC.TTTTTT.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.   |
    5|CCCCCC.TTTTTT.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.   |
    6|CCC   .TTTTTT.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.   |
    7|CCCCCC.TTTTTT.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.   |
    8|   CCC.TTTTTT.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.   |
    9|CCCCCC.TTTTTT.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.   |
    0|CCC   .TTTTTT.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.   |
    1|CCCCCC.TTTTTT.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.   |
    2|   CCC.TTTTTT.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.   |
    3|   CCC                                       |
    4|      .TTTTTT.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA....|
    5|      .TTTTTT.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA....|
    6|      .TTTTTT.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA....|
    7|PPPPPP.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT....|
    8|PPPPPP.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT....|
    9|PPPPPP.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT....|
    0|PPPPPP.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT....|
    1|PPPPPP.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT....|
    2|PPPPPP.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT....|
    3|PPPPPP.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT....|
    4|PPPPPP.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT....|
    5|PPPPPP.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT.TTTTTT....|
      ---------------------------------------------
      123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345
    
    C: Cucumber
    P: Potato
    T: Turnip
    A: Cabbage
    .: Grass
    
    The numbers are just for your reference.  The 16x Turnip Seeds should be
    planted on the left side.  Don't worry about the four groups of turnips under
    the cabbage groups for now.
    
    You'll notice that the cucumbers are arranged in Sky Render's patchworks
    pattern.  We'll be using this pattern for renewable crops in later seasons as
    well.
    
    A note about the grass, which you'll plant later.  There are six big columns of
    grass, plus a 3x12 group in the lower right corner.  This grass pattern is
    designed to yield enough to feed 20 animals continuously, but still leave the
    maximum amount of room for crops in future seasons.  The columns may seem a bit
    wasteful, since one bag of seed will only make three squares of grass, but it
    pays off in the long run with the extra money you make from having more crop
    space.
    
    Earnings: 34785 G
    Money:     6425 G
    Lumber:      73
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 13 - Friday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Chicken #4 born, incubate egg
    Reset if sun forecast
    Mine
    Buy 10x Cabbage Seed
    Buy 5x flour, give to sprites, hire them to harvest for a week
    Pick up water can
    Plant Cabbage
    Chop wood
    
    Earnings: 40010 G
    Money:     6400 G
    Lumber:     127
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 14 - Saturday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Reset if sun forecast
    Skip festival
    Mine
    Buy 10x Cabbage Seed
    Buy a flour, save for tomorrow
    Plant Cabbage
    Chop wood (I didn't have time for Mother Hill)
    
    Earnings: 45770 G
    Money:     5190 G
    Lumber:     169
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 15 - Sunday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Can't get rain to show up for the 16th
    Chicken coop done, incubate egg
    Mine
    Buy 10x Cabbage Seed
    Plant Cabbage
    Give flour to Staid
    Hoe space for tomorrow's cabbage
    No time for chopping
    You must have at least 5000 G at the end of the day
    
    Earnings: 50980 G
    Money:     5400 G
    Lumber:     169
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 16 - Monday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Reset if sun forecast
    Chicken #5 born, incubate egg
    Water
    Buy 10x Cabbage Seed
    Plant Cabbage
    Finish watering
    Harvest turnips (the sprites should get over half by 9:00pm
    Replant 16x turnips
    Large rucksack is available today but we don't have the time nor money for it
    No time for chopping, you should just barely get everything else done
    
    Earnings: 54460 G
    Money:     3880 G
    Lumber:     169
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 17 - Tuesday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Tomorrow will be sunny cause of the festival
    Chop wood
    7 mine trips
    Hoe
    Cut Weeds
    Work on the sickle in the mine if you have a little extra time
    
    Earnings: 63725 G
    Money:    13145 G
    Lumber:     223
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 18 - Wednesday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Reset if sun forecast
    Skip festival
    Water
    Chop wood
    Hoe
    
    Earnings: 63725 G
    Money:    13145 G
    Lumber:     277
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 19 - Thursday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Chickens #6 and #7 born, incubate 2 eggs
    Reset if sun forecast
    Ann will ask you to deliver eggs, agree
    The sprites will ship all the potatoes
    Chop wood
    3 mine trips
    Buy Large Rucksack, 56x Turnip Seeds, 6x Potato Seeds, 4x Grass Seeds
    Buy 8x Flour, give to sprites
    Replant 6x Potato
    Plant 4x Grass in lower left corner
    Hoe, cut weeds
    Work on the sickle in the mine
    
    Earnings: 72340 G
    Money:     6740 G
    Lumber:     331
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 20 - Friday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Reset if sun forecast
    Chop wood
    Have Gotz upgrade house
    Take three eggs to inn between 1:00PM and 5:00PM (each day for 7 days)
    Hoe spots for turnips
    Harvest rest of turnips
    Replant 16x turnips
    Work on sickle in mine
    
    Earnings: 77380 G
    Money:     7080 G
    Lumber:      15
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 21 - Saturday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Forecast will be sunny for festival
    Chop wood
    1 mine trip, keep a mystrile
    Upgrade Axe to mystrile
    Hoe/weed (I finished the entire field)
    Plant 24x turnips (these go under the cabbage groups)
    Harvest cucumbers
    
    Earnings: 84295 G
    Money:     8995 G
    Lumber:      69
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 22 - Sunday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Reset if sun forecast
    Skip festival
    Water
    Work on sickle in mine (I got to 400%)
    
    Earnings: 84295 G
    Money:     8995 G
    Lumber:      69
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 23 - Monday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    Chicken #8 and #9 born, incubate egg
    Reset if sun forecast
    6 mine trips
    Buy 16x Grass Seed
    Buy 8x flour for sprites
    Hire sprites for one week
    4 mine trips
    Plant 8x grass in a column (1x3 each bag)
    Work on the hammer if you have extra time
    Put the small rock in your rucksack
    
    Earnings: 94895 G
    Money:    11195 G
    Lumber:      69
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     SPRING 24 - Tuesday
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    
    House upgrade done
    Reset if sun forecast
    Store the small rock in the cabinet
    Store a Bamboo Shoot in the fridge
    4 mine trips, keep a mystrile and store another one
    Pick up Axe, upgrade Sickle to mystrile
    Buy 100 chicken feed
    Chop wood
    3 mine trips
    Harvest rest of turnips
    Replant 16x turnips
    Plant 8x grass
    
    Earnings: 106735 G
    Money:     17035 G
    Lumber:      123
    
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     SPRING 25 - Wednesday
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    Reset if sun forecast
    6 mine trips
    Buy 32x Grass Seed
    Buy 8x flour for sprites, but save one for tomorrow for Aqua's birthday
    Plant 8x grass
    Chop wood
    2 mine trips
    Harvest more turnips, don't need to get all of them
    Store 1 turnip
    
    Earnings: 123365 G
    Money:     17265 G
    Lumber:      177
    
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     SPRING 26 - Thursday
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    Chicken #10 born today
    Reset if sun forecast
    Give flour to Aqua
    6 mine trips
    Store 1 potato
    Store 1 normal, 1 good, 1 excellent egg
    Chop wood
    Plant 8x grass
    Harvest turnips and potatoes, you should get most of them
    
    Earnings: 137766 G
    Money:     31666 G
    Lumber:      231
    
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     SPRING 27 - Friday
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    Reset if sun forecast
    Store five cucumbers and five cabbages
    Harvest two basket loads
    Pick up sickle, upgrade hoe to mystrile
    Today is the last day you need to deliver eggs to the inn
    Plant 16x grass
    Chop wood
    Fish
    Harvest any remaining crops
    
    Earnings: 167366 G
    Money:     56266 G
    Lumber:      285
    
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     SPRING 28 - Saturday
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    Reset if sun forecast
    Watch TV Shopping
    Order Knife
    Chop wood
    Harvest remaining crops
    
    Earnings: 185116 G
    Money:     71006 G
    Lumber:      339
    
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     SPRING 29 - Sunday
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    Don't care about weather tomorrow
    You should get letters saying Strawberry Seeds and Bodigizer XL are available
    Buy 10 cows, 20 fodder, and the Bell
    Feed and talk to the cows every day
    Harvest
    Cut any cucumber plants that don't have a yellow flower
    Chop wood
    Fish
    Hammer
    
    Earnings: 223866 G
    Money:     48856 G
    Lumber:      393
    
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     SPRING 30 - Monday
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    Tomorrow is sunny for the festival
    Cut grass (cut the tall grass as it becomes ready from now on)
    Pick up hoe
    Buy 12x Pink Cat
    Buy 12x Pineapple
    Harvest
    Chop wood
    Cut all cucumber plants
    Pull weeds
    Hoe
    Hammer
    
    Earnings: 250996 G
    Money:     61586 G
    Lumber:      447
    
    Crop Totals
    Turnips:   834
    Potatoes:  107
    Cucumbers: 117
    Cabbages:  355
    
    
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    5.0 - THANKS
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    -Thanks to www.gamefaqs.com for hosting this guide
    
    -Sky Render for all the work he did in determining mechanics for this game, and
     for coming up with the patchworks pattern
    
    -andyman for letting me know that chickens can't be born on festival days