Hill-top Farm ET Betsy's Win-It-All Farm

Jayamos

Planter
It's a progress thread! It's an illustration thread for Evil Twin Betsy's Diary! It's a "how to farm Hill-top without losing your mind" thread! (Well, I hope so, anyway.)

Here's Shane and ET Betsy's wedding day. Apparently ET Betsy was so distracted she forgot to take down a few of the Christmas decorations. The stone cabin below the shed is a cheap way to have a crystallarium/smelting/crafting shed.

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Jayamos

Planter
And here's the farm post-divorce. That's ET Betsy, on that rainy day when she's first by herself.

I asked myself, do I really need to put in an extra coop to go along with the story? Apparently, yes. I have plans for it later...

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Jayamos

Planter
Elliott and ET Betsy's wedding day. ET and I managed to neaten up around the greenhouse and put out seasonally appropriate decorations.
The row of trees by the walkway to Dino Hill works as indicators for any tappers I have going: when the tapper is full I know to check the trees elsewhere.
The spare coop is now the dino pen; see if you can spot the dino on the hill! The dino you can see by the chickens apparently was spending the night outside when ET Betsy was moving dinos. I'll probably move the dino pen back towards the walkway, but the second time around with a structure there is working better with fewer trees.

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FilthyGorilla

Local Legend
Congrats on the insane progress so far.
Elliott and ET Betsy's wedding day. ET and I managed to neaten up around the greenhouse and put out seasonally appropriate decorations.
The row of trees by the walkway to Dino Hill works as indicators for any tappers I have going: when the tapper is full I know to check the trees elsewhere.
The spare coop is now the dino pen; see if you can spot the dino on the hill! The dino you can see by the chickens apparently was spending the night outside when ET Betsy was moving dinos. I'll probably move the dino pen back towards the walkway, but the second time around with a structure there is working better with fewer trees.

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Jayamos

Planter
End of Winter year 3. The biggest change on the farm might be Harvey. Next most important is Misty the horse (bonus points if you get the reference)! The dino coop has approximately reached its final form, although I see it still needs a paint job. Paths are more extensive and trees are neatened up, with more variety in the back 40 (that won't be visible until next update). One change that hasn't gotten captured is a gate (awkward) at the top of the Dino Hill steps, so the pigs and cows aren't eating the dinos out of house and home.

I'm planning another major building. Harvey will not approve, I'm sure. Will ET Betsy care? Stay tuned...

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Lenora Rose

Planter
First thought for Misty and horses is Mercedes "Misty" Lackey and her Heralds series, with its intelligent all-but-unicorns Companions, but those weren't brown.
 

Jayamos

Planter
Looking great, I like your dedication to transforming parts of your farm first instead of the whole farm at once.
Thanks, incremental change is my MO in game as well as IRL.

First thought for Misty and horses is Mercedes "Misty" Lackey and her Heralds series, with its intelligent all-but-unicorns Companions, but those weren't brown.
I like this! I’ll have to check out the Heralds series. The Misty I’m thinking of was a real pony, quite famous in her day.
 

Lenora Rose

Planter
Thanks, incremental change is my MO in game as well as IRL.



I like this! I’ll have to check out the Heralds series. The Misty I’m thinking of was a real pony, quite famous in her day.
Fair warning; her initial target audience is 14-18 year old mostly-girls who like horses and fantasy worlds, and the early books are very much Wish Fulfillment stories (Misunderstood Loner Teen Becomes the Specialest) but with a minor side order of "You can tell the bad guys are bad because they're sexual sadists". Her second trilogy was notable for being one of the first encounters most teens had with a gay main character back in 1990, but he still fits the wish fulfillment mold in everything but his gender. I find I can still enjoy some of her more recent works when I feel like a light read, but I wouldn't start at the beginning.
 
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