Post by tylercheesey on May 2, 2021 18:37:18 GMT -6
Late one night I was happily playing my fave game, FS19. All of a sudden the house started shaking and I was engulfed by a blinding bright light. A was woken by a strange man who told me to call him Jim, I asked what had happened. He assured me I was safe, but upon looking around I realised I was aboard a UFO. Panic set in immediately, I went to get up to escape but could not move. Jim lent over, placed a hand on me and said "calm". I felt safe and calmed immediately. Jim then asked me to listen. "I have chosen you to bring life back to a special place I call Spectacle Island" "I landed there centuries ago with my grandmother, searching for gold to fuel my craft to get home" "The people there are in desperate need of earthly fuel too but have no way to transport it" "I ask you to supply fuel for humans and search for the remaining 25 blocks of gold I need" "I have acquired an abandoned farm overgrown with timber, apparently the owner fled after experiencing extraterrestrial activity??" "I will also beam down with you a vehicle and a saw to begin clearing the land and earn some of your earthly currency additional equipment will be up to you to acquire however you wish, cargo ships frequently dock so it should be possible" "Until we meet again, remember I am always watching, goodbye and good luck"
And with that I found myself awakening amongst a run down farm in the drivers seat of an old pick-up with a chainsaw on the seat next to me.
Honestly I am terrified but calm at the same time. Oh well guess I better do as Jim said, don't want to be getting a punishment probing!
Post by tylercheesey on May 6, 2021 4:52:56 GMT -6
Well I have been doing as I was told. Got to work with the saw clearing some timber from my first field. It was hard slow work cutting it up into small enough lengths to carry and load into back of pickup. It paid off though, each load earnt me in excess of $2000. After a few loads I had enough funds to have a leased Valtra with loader+bucket and log grab shipped to the islands along with a very well priced stump grinder I bought outright. Thanks to the online trader I discovered browsing the net on a old PC I found in the farmhouse, it's useful but sooo old and slow I think it still has a dial up modem. Upon the cargo ships arrival I was eager to put the new log grab to work. Much to my disappointment it turned out pointless as I had to cut the timber to fit the pickup and it was quicker to load by hand. Then I had an epiphany, I could make a log trailer out of scrap I had on the farm. I got to work with the grinder cutting out an axle and drawbar from a old muck chucker. Still needed a few bit so headed over to the port hoping someone could help. Sure enough I found a nice bloke named Josh at the dockside workshop who happily supplied what I needed and also offered to let me use the workshop to fabricate my trailer. 2 days later I had my first load on the trailer. Josh had informed me that the farm Jim "gave" me had its own dock with a fishing boat, log barge and loading crane so I went to investigate. He was right so I got to work loading the barge, after a few loads I figured I would set sail for the sawmill. Payed out quite a bit so I headed home to a good night's rest.
When I woke I suddenly remembered Jim told me locals needed fuel. As I had no idea exactly what fuel they needed I went to docks and asked Josh. Answer was petrol and propane, Josh was happy to tell me he is a boilermaker by trade and could fabricate tankers to transport both these fuels. $18000 and 4 days later I was ready to deliver the desperately needed fuels. 2 petrol and 4 propane runs payed off handsomely, hard to believe I started 2 weeks ago with $0 and I now have $52000.
Post by tylercheesey on May 10, 2021 7:35:05 GMT -6
Still clearing land, hoping to finish in time to get a crop in this season. Decided to take advantage of a sale on the FScommunitytrader. Ordered a neat JD ride on mower with a huge assortment of attachments. I figured it would be awesome for starting a yard maintenance service this summer. Noticed a noticeboard in the general store while shopping one day, turns out some locals are looking for workers. So I made some calls, got myself a few days work and a few more dollars. I did also purchased 40 hens and a few roosters from the markets.
Then the strangest thing happened.
Jim woke me one night, well sort of woke. Went to bed as usual.. Then next thing I know I am sitting in the pickup, engine idling. I remember thinking " What am I doing here?? The observatory?, how did I get here?"
Then Jim appeared. "I brought you here to give you this"
Post by tylercheesey on May 11, 2021 4:44:36 GMT -6
Well the force was with me. Cleared out the timber in field 1, set sail in the barge to offload at the mill and reap the rewards of my fun with the lightsaber 😁
The awesome JD mower and a whole container of attachments + demo trailer arrived. Unfortunately the trailer wasn't quite suitable. Filled out the necessary documents and had it reloaded on a return ship in exchange for purchase of a F208 trailer.
Josh was once again very helpful and allowed me to leave the mower and attachments in his lot at the docks until my trailer arrives
Post by tylercheesey on May 13, 2021 3:48:40 GMT -6
Trailer arrived a few days later so I headed down to the docks in the trusty pickup. Loaded the mower and attachments on the trailer, it was a tight squeeze but I managed to fit everything on the trailer and headed home.
As it is still spring lawns don't need mowing yet however I was busting to try out the new mower. Decided to make a small garden in the backyard, plowed out a few messy bushes too. Was having so much fun I thought it would be a good idea to take the mower over to the cleared field to plow. Enjoyment soon turned to pain staking slowness, time for a plan B...🤔
💡 I will make one! Found lots of steel laying around the yard, a few bits of machinery too, had to source a few bits and bobs from Josh but I now have a 4m wide plow and a 4m harrow. Didn't stop there though, Josh had a few ideas to make use of the junk and said the old CaseIH 33 series should be restored. Engine was knackered but as luck would have it Josh had one that "fell out of a container". Turned out it was the 833 with a whooping 67 horses, nothing fancy but it'll do. The Lizard we found donated its motor and drive to a nifty 4X4 farm truck/trailer. Rebuilt one of the old muck chuckers, just had a rusted floor and few seized bearings. The other one had too much body rust but we recycled some of the working parts to fashion a small seed drill. Some scrap steel and liquid containers I found became a sprayer and front tank. Lastly some old barrels lent themselves to become a conical spreader. It has been very busy in the workshop and Josh isn't free so money is getting tight but I believe it will be worth it.
Post by tylercheesey on May 15, 2021 0:44:32 GMT -6
First field has had soil samples taken, then plowed, limed, cultivated sown with soybean and sprayed to prevent weed. Had a lot of fun using some of the gear we made, however I soon realised I needed an auger to load the product into my implements. Quick visit to Joshs workshop and a day later I had a nice cheap simple auger to lift stuff off the ground. Worked well for the lime, just parked auger in middle of field next to the pile of lime I created with the farm truck and a few runs to the lime mines. The suspension on the lil beast definitely did not appreciate hauling so much lime, it was so low I felt like Snoop Dogg cruising low n slow. Work has begun on field number 2, firstly cleared all the timber and sorted it out into 3 piles of different sizes on the edge of field. This made loading way more efficient, also unload
Post by tylercheesey on May 15, 2021 0:58:04 GMT -6
unloading onto barge is a lot easier when all pieces are the same length and diameter. Once again sampled the field, decided on wheat so... plowed, limed, cultivated, spread manure, cultivated, sown with wheat, sprayed herbicide and finally spread with fert to bring it up to peak yields.
Now to turn my sights to mowing some grass for the Portside locals, but that will be next time.
Post by tylercheesey on May 23, 2021 22:09:51 GMT -6
Exciting times, purchased a used 6610 JD with a Kuhn sprayer set from a fellow farmer from USA, Bryan did a great deal for this awesome setup. Even trusted me to pay off $10,000 as I was little short, one fertilizing contract had the balance quickly paid. Picked up a few more contracts to put the new gear to work.
Scored a very profitable delivery contract for the gold mines, $20,000 for 2 pallets delivered to the transport company at the docks. Which reminded me about Jim's request, I hope I didn't just help the locals ship his needed gold off the island.
Mowing has begun today, first job was for the local school. Tomorrow I have a few more lawns to do, really enjoy using the lil beasty so cannot wait.
PrincessJessi: I am still here, working behind the scenes on something big! A new feature that will really grease the gears around here and keep the forum moving at all times.
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