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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

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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


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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.


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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)
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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.


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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.


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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.


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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

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 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

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 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

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 SPRING 5 - Thursday
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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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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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1|CCC   .TTTTTT.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.AAAAAA.   |
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

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 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

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
 SPRING 25 - Wednesday
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

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

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
 SPRING 26 - Thursday
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

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

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
 SPRING 27 - Friday
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

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

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
 SPRING 28 - Saturday
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

Reset if sun forecast
Watch TV Shopping
Order Knife
Chop wood
Harvest remaining crops

Earnings: 185116 G
Money:     71006 G
Lumber:      339

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
 SPRING 29 - Sunday
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

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

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
 SPRING 30 - Monday
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

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


============
5.0 - THANKS
============

-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