Working my forge like there in no tomorrow. Enjoying my free time as a citizen.
Week 2: I have my first field!
Immediately I have found some workers of great ability to help me get it set up. I have bought the finest seed and a good plough. Mean while I have mostly worked in the mines.
Not many are keen to hire me for their fields. When I sell some wheat I should look for some decent food, bread is starting to bore me. Fields look good... Have contacted a miller about selling.
Today I Slaughter sheep...
The harvest has come in, 10 sacks of golden wheat... I sold it at the market so I could pay of my debts and am now a man in bonus... I aquired a knife and a bucket, the first steps towards being a cattle farmer.
Tomorrow comes harvest...
Sold another 9 sacks of wheat at the market. Fields plowed and Sown, after next harvest I will switch to cows. Switched to cows in spite of fodder shortage....
Looks like the work of a cow herder is not easy. Today I will try to hire my first milker. I pray my only bucket will hold... My cows stay bony no matter what I do. I must be doing something wrong... The second herd of cows is skinnier then the first. Life of a cow herder is dire...
16-02-2008 04:43 : One of your cows has died. She was a good girl, may she rest in peace.
16-02-2008 04:18 : Your bucket has sprung a leak, you should buy another one.
Another blow to my cow herding ways. The cow was worth 100 and the bucket cost me 45. A big loss for me...
17-02-2008 04:42 : One of your cows has died. She was a good girl, may she rest in peace.
Woo me...."You are annoyed."
Have eaten Fruit and milk for the last days. It makes me feel smarter and more loved but not happier... Soon I will start eating meat to give me some strength. No more working in the mines for me....
Fish mongers ruining milk trade! "You are extremely unhappy."
Participated in a revolt that unexpectedly brought to power Ezekiel, a tyrant that vowed to put Cow herders out of business. He conducts dumping practices and is absolved by his Party members in the Council.
Ezekiel has been Acquitted of dumping, no surprise there. Allegedly mayors are free to dump goods when they feel like it.
08-03-2008 04:42 : You gave some water to a poor beggar, and Jah saw you (+1 Reputation Point)
21-03-2008 04:44 : One of your cows has died. She was a good girl, may she rest in peace.
4rd cow to die in 7 cycles.. that means 60% per Cycle chance of a death in the 15 day cycle.
Opened my second field, a field of vegetables.
29-03-2008 04:55 : One of your cows has died. She was a good girl, may she rest in peace.
This cow should have given 2 milk but died at age 12... Average death in a 14 day cycle 75% This means 3 in 16 cows will die or 6%. in a 14 day cycle. The average loss of milk is 2 and the loss of HW is 1. Total expected loss from death per cycle is 57*.75=44pounds per cycle.
02-04-2008 04:57 : You awoke on the right side of the bed today. You're in excellent shape today, and boy are you going to make sure everyone can see it!
Cracked the code for HW production. Average expected HW is 6.6 not 8. However observed HW is 5.5 Something is still missing. Probably because deat hrate is higher then expected (20% in stead of 10%)
12-04-2008 04:51 : You feel so strong today! You feel like you can accomplish great things!
25-04-2008 05:10 : The sun is shining, the weather is sweet! Makes you wanna move your dancing feet.
Opened my workshop, made several axes for town hall. Got granted several axes for sharpening. Chopped and sold much wood.
Iron shortage prevents any workshop activity.
02-06-2008 05:06 : I'm gonna be iron, like a lion, ... (+1 Strength Point)
Traveling to Winchester to learn the fine fruit picking trade... Winchester has proven to be a friendly town with a nice sprinkling of nut cases. I gave up my cows and vegetables for 2 Wheat fields.
I recorded the differences between Salisbury and Winchester markets. Prices are largely the same and most notable differences are in the supply of Fruit and Corn. Fish is slightly more prevalent then in Salisbury but prices are about the same.
Ready to go back to Salisbury. It was interesting but my home town needs me more and the orchards will be patient.
08-07-2008 04:52 : Walking on the beach you find a very nicely carved piece of wood. You might use it as an oar.
Named head mentor, started new mentoring program. Started preparations for the Salisbury 3Y feast together with Hannah94.
Initiated Salisbury Y3 festivities with Hannah94.
10-07-2008 04:53 : This morning, you climbed out of your bed using a ladder, which is kind of funny because you usually sleep on a straw mattress on the ground. Never mind, it may be too short to climb up to Jah, but you could use it to pick some more fruit...
Initiated Y3 charity event, build a Gingerbread house for the Salisbury Lumberjack Orphans in our forest. Received many donations of Bread bricks and Wood totalling more then 5000 pounds. 1000 pounds are donated to the county.
13-07-2008 04:55 : In a hazy dream, you hear Jah say: not one of my children shall beg for bread. You wake up and find bread on your table.
26-07-2008 Salisbury 3Y is in full swing. The charity event we sold 60 Mercy breads. Two games were hosted one by mayor Tom and one by ex-mayor Sind.
Iron shortage is over and I have been able to use my workshop for producing some affordable Knives and Buckets. Town mentoring is not an easy job. Out of all the hundreds that enter this town most die the day of their arrival. Still me and my 6 mentors do our best to make them all feel welcome and dutyfully we bury the corpses.
27-08-2008 05:01 : In a hazy dream, you hear Jah say: not one of my children shall beg for bread. You wake up and find bread on your table.
31-08-2008 05:10 : You gave some water to a poor beggar, and Jah saw you (+1 Reputation Point) On my mommies birthday..
05-09-2008 05:06 : In a hazy dream, you hear Jah say: not one of my children shall beg for bread. You wake up and find bread on your table.
06-09-2008 05:01 : You wake up and feel something sticky, moist and tough in your pyjamas... A fish! Jah gave you a fish this night!
22-09-2008 05:08 : You have passed "Go" and collected 15 pounds. What sort of game is this?
24-09-2008 05:10 : Through perseverance, you have learnt the rules of etiquette... (+1 Charisma Point)
Unleashed the first tax on Salisbury in a long time. Unfortunately this is needed to stay alive as a county and as a town.
25-09-2008 05:13 : Quelle énergie aujourd'hui ! Vous vous rêvez haranguant les foules et sauvant le Royaume! (and I speak french too!)
11-10-2008 05:04 : The sun is shining, the weather is sweet! Makes you wanna move your dancing feet.
25-11-2008 04:56 : In your garden, you see a stone out of place. Moving it, you find 5 pounds!
28-11-2008 04:55 : You have passed "Go" and collected 15 pounds. What sort of game is this?
29-11-2008 04:45 : You awoke on the right side of the bed today. You're in excellent shape today, and boy are you going to make sure everyone can see it! Best,
05-12-2008 04:45 : You dream of Richard, Duke of York picking fruit. When you awake, you find a piece of fruit under your bed. Astonishing, isn't it?
28-01-2009 05:05 : You woke up on the right side of the bed! You are in excellent shape and ready to overcome the trials of the day! You feel hot! Ouch.