– the land expansion of Country Life Meadows –
This walkthrough will guide you to easily and successfully complete all tasks in the new land expansion. If you’re stuck with Getting the New Land, please CLICK HERE.
If you’re stuck in Bellflower Meadow, it’s advisable to read only until the next step. 😉
Warning, SPOILERS AHEAD!
But first, let’s make sure we get the basics right and give you some useful links:
Here’s how to move Loot from your Backpack to your Old Shack.
And here’s how to carry stuff with the truck from Bellflower Meadow to your farm and back.
For more on Green Vouchers, Charity Orders, Land Deeds, and Tree Permits, please CLICK HERE.
For a complete guide on how to Plant and Cut Trees, please CLICK HERE.
Lastly, to learn more about the Blue Dot / Red Dot and how it works in Befflower Meadow, please CLICK HERE.
Now, the walkthrough…
Please note that in order to unlock certain features such as upgrading your axe or pickaxe you have to advance in the game (scroll towards the end of the article to get an idea of when that point is but beware of spoilers).
1. Explore the land to the left to find the missing tools.
To explore the land, guide Joe to where you want him to go by double-clicking on that place. When he goes under a cloud, he clears it to reveal the secrets hidden behind it. The main quest of the game is to explore all places and clear all clouds, so better start exploring!
You don’t need to clear all the grass you see around now!!! Just the one blocking your way, and the one required by the quests.
Also, you are not required or need to break down the largest stones!
2. Clear up your new patch of land with the new-found tools and plant the required plots from the quest.
This is the land lot you bought from your main farm. What you clear (rocks, bushes etc.) from land you own goes directly to your Old Shack. What you clear from all other areas (rocks, bushes etc.) is loot and has to be picked up and carried to your Old Shack.
3. Explore the land to the right (the road you came on) to find more Stone.
Cross the little wooden bridge to reveal more stones, a foraging area and a locked gate.
4. Repair the Stone Path.
Keep looking for Stones and Boulders you can break with your pickaxe. You can also find more next to your Old Shack and behind of it.
Tip: if you have trouble fixing the broken stone path, try clicking the button “Toggle visibility of trees and tall buildings” in your Settings.
OK, you’ve now finished repairing the stone path…
5. Once you reach the Water Well and water pump, try using them.
6. Explore the area North of the Water Tower to find a passing to other land and new foraging areas.
7. Explore the area to the left of the Water Well. Take the path, until you reach some (fallen stones) blocking it. Clear them.
Follow the path to the left of the Water Well until you hit the rocks. Clear the rocks. You will have to go to your Old Shack from time to time to empty your hat/backpack.
8. Go up the hill and find the Log Cabin. Click on the door to check it out, then click on the little piece of paper in the door to find and read the letter from George.
Side note: At this point you may also notice some Fir Cones under the Towering Grand Firs next to the cabin. Picking them up will unlock the quest Forestry — you can read more about it HERE.
9. Start planting and harvesting on your plot of land in Bellflower Meadow until you find the missing key — that the fox stole.
You will have to harvest quite a few crops, but don’t get discouraged, you will get the key eventually. Your Old Shack will get full, so carry extra stuff to your main farm with Tyrone’s truck — see second video in the beginning of article for how to do that. Basically, click on the truck, then click Load.
When you find the key, click on it and it will go into your Old Shack > Other Stuff tab.
10. Put the key from your Old Shack > Other Stuff tab in Joe’s Backpack and guide Joe to the Log Cabin.
After you reach the cabin, click on the For Sale sign in front and read the letter.
Now, buy the cabin. Be careful, as the Log Cabin requires 2 Land Deeds (1 Land Deed = 3 Green Vouchers). Also, land expansions in BM require 1 to 6 Land Deeds.
If you need more Land Deeds, you can exchange 3 Green Vouchers for 1 Land Deed in the Vouchers menu. To get to it, click on your Farm’s name at the top > Stats & Skills > Vouchers. Click on the button under the Land Deed to exchange.
11. Click on the door to enter the Log Cabin.
12. Take the trash out from inside the cabin to the trash container outside.
Click on the green “Show me” button in the quest and in will indicate an item that has to be picked up. Also, use the Hide Attic / Show Attic button to get to all the stuff.
When Joe can’t pick any more debris/trash, guide him out the door, then to the trash container behind the Log Cabin. Click on the container to throw the trash. Repeat until you throw out all the garbage.
13. Put the good things (house decor) back in the boxes.
You will put the things back into the boxes, as they stick to the mouse cursor.
Side Quest: Repair the Log Cabin (Carpenter Skills)
After you put the house decor back in the boxes, you will see a new quest, Carpenter Skills, that asks you to repair the Log Cabin.
This quest is not mandatory for the storyline (unlocking other quests), so you can finish it when you want to. We recommend you skip this part for now and continue to scroll down to step #14 (get water from the river) — then return to this quest later 🙂
To repair the cabin, you will need 20 Oak Lumber and 10 Pine Logs, which you will have to carry with Tyrone’s truck from your main farm (you make the lumber in your Craft Shack). Remember to unload the truck when you return to BM.
You also have to get 10 Fir Logs and 18 Elm Lumber. The easiest way to see where you can find these is to click on the woodpile in front of the cabin, then the green Help button.
To add wood to the pile click the Add button. To see how many you have in your backpack or Old Shack, hover over the Add button with your mouse cursor.
To get Elm Logs and make the lumber, you will have to buy the first two available expansions with the pieces of the Fallen Giant English Elm, then cut the elm.
To get Fir Logs, you can cut Frasier Firs with a Tree Permit. If Tree Permits are greyed out in your Vouchers menu, it’s because you haven’t advanced in the game. To unlock Tree Permits, please pick up a Fir Cone from under the Towering Grand Firs next to the cabin (more info HERE).
14. Get water from the river.
Click on the bucket, then click on the door, then click on the river in front of the Log Cabin.
15. Mop the Log Cabin.
Return to the Log Cabin and click on the mop, then dip it into the bucket filled with water. Then move the mop all over the cabin until the quest is complete. Be sure not to mop in the same spot!
16. Repair the broken furniture.
Click a few times on each item until it’s fixed. If you don’t spot what to repair, just click “Show me” in the quest window, as always.
17. Redecorate the Log Cabin.
Click on the box to get an item, then place it on the floor, wall, or on a shelf, depending on what household item it is.
18. Try to make a chimney fire.
Click on the wood pile, then click on the Chimney
19. Go outside and click repeatedly on the chimney to convince Joe to fix the chimney, until he gets up on the roof.
You have to click lots of time, as Joe is afraid of heights, so he’ll try try some work avoidance tactics.
The quest becomes active when you first click on the chimney — you will notice the blue Cancel button at the lower right. Then, keep clicking and Joe will eventually accept to go up on the roof and fix the chimney.
20. Go back inside the Log Cabin and pick up the lever that was blocking the chimney.
21. Go back to the Water Well to install the Garden Hose and Tin Bucket.
Open Joe’s backpack, click Use next to the tin Bucket, then click on the Old Well. Click on the hose from Joe’s backpack, then click on the water pump.
22. Go to the metal gate and install the lever.
Click on the lever from the backpack, then click on the cement block.
23. Explore the area to the North of the gate.
Head further up North and clear more clouds.
24. Enter the Mine.
25. Craft any torch in the Craft Shack in your main farm.
Get fir resin by cutting down Frasier Firs with a tree permit. You do no not have to upgrade your axe to cut Frasier Firs.
You can get exchange 1 Green Voucher for 1 Tree Permit by clicking on your farm’s name at the top > Stats & Skills > Vouchers.
Fir resin also drops sometimes from Towering Grand fir trees next to the cabin and in the Northern area.
Both torches require Fir Resin. Crafty Torch does not require Fir Cones, Woodlands Torch requires 1 x Fir Cone.
If Tree Permits are greyed out, pick up a Fir Cone from under Towering Fir Trees next to the Cabin. This unlocks the quest “Forestry” and the Tree Permits. More on planting and cutting trees, and fir resin + fir cones, HERE.
26. Return with the torch to the mine, explore the second chamber and find all the metals and minerals.
Make sure you bring the torch or torches from main farm to Bellflower Meadow by using Tyrone’s truck. Unload the truck when you arrive in BM and move the torch from your Old Shack into Joe’s backpack.
27. Go back to the farm and start building a Smelter and buy an Engineering Shack.
Use the quest’s guide to buy a Smelter from the Shop > Gear tab and an Engineering Shack from the Shop > Buildings tab.
Then, call Sarah and hire her to finish building the Smelter.
You can check the remaining time above the Smelter and speed up the building process by clicking on the RC button.
28. Research what’s needed to upgrade your axe to a Wood Carving Axe.
After Sarah finishes building the Smelter, you have one more part of the quest to finish: upgrade your axe.
Open up your Engineering Shack and select research under the Wood Carving Axe, then confirm your selection.
Researching the Wood Carving Axe takes 10 hours. You can check remaining time at the lower-right in the Engineering Shack’s menu.
You can speed up the process and skip the wait by clicking the button at the bottom.
After you research the axe, click on Craft.
Before crafting the axe, it looks like you will need to make a Hard Steel Ingot now.
Quick side note: if you need Elm Hardwood Log, you can get it from purchasing the first expansion you can buy, Ancient Elm’s Lot. Remember to carry the hardwood to your main farm with Tyrone’s truck.
29. Make a Hard Steel Ingot
Besides wood, looks like you also need a Hard Steel Ingot. To make one, click on your Smelter’s product selector and select Hard Steel Ingot (the 2nd option from left to right).
If you click on your Smelter after selecting Hard steel Ingot, you will probably get this message:
Don’t worry, here’s what to do. To make 1 Hard Steel Ingot you will need:
- 1 x Iron Ore Bucket — to make it, you will need 10 Iron Ore
- 1 x Coal Bag — to make it, you will need 10 Coal
- 1 x Metals Mix 1 — to make it, you will need: 1 Molybdenum Ore, 3 Chromium Ores, 2 Nickel Ores, 3 Vanadium Ores, and 2 Tungsten Ores.
WARNING: If you don’t have what’s needed, return to Bellflower Meadow and enter the Mine to find the required materials to upgrade the axe.
If you have what’s needed, let’s continue with upgrading your axe.
To make those products (Iron Ore Bucket, Coal Bag, Metals Mix 1), open your Smelter’s product selector again and click this icon to the left of the menu.
Now, click the green “make” button under the Iron Ore Bucket, Coal Bag, and Metals Mix 1.
Hover over ingredients to see how many you have:
After you make all three items, close the menu and click on your Smelter to add the Iron Ore Bucket, Coal Bag, and Metals Mix 1 and make the Hard Steel Ingot. In 60 seconds it will be ready for you to collect.
30. Use the hard steel ingot to upgrade your axe.
Return to your Engineering Shack and select the Wood Carving Axe again.
Looks like an Oxy Propane Tank is also needed. You can find it in the Shop > OPs tab
Oxy propane tank can be found in the Shop > OPs tab, on the 3rd page.
Now that you have everything required to upgrade, return to the Wood Carving Axe and click on the green Craft button.
Now you should see at the bottom how much time there’s left. You can speed up the process by clicking on the RC button.
When your Wood Carving Axe is ready, don’t forget to click on it on your Engineering Shack, then click to Equip Joe.
!!!To upgrade to the 3rd axe (Lumberjack Axe), keep mining until you find materials for Super Steel Ingot, and do what you did before to upgrade your axe. Lumberjack Axe requires Oak Hardwood Logs, not Elm Hardwood Logs. You will need your Lumberjack Axe to cut Towering Maples and Elms, the biggest ones 🙂
If you need Oak Hardwood Logs you can cut Towering White Oaks with a Tree Permit. Only the ones that show the red Tree Permit icon can be cut.
31. Cut the towering trees with the fully upgraded axe to get hardwood logs.
Wood carving axe (2nd axe) works for Towering Firs and Oak Trees.
Again, for Towering Maples and Elms, you will have to upgrade your axe to the 3rd one, Lumberjack Axe.
32. Take the hardwood lumber to your farm and make hardwood lumber in your Craft Shack.
33. Take the hardwood lumber back to Bellflower Meadow and add it to the construction pile.
34. Hire Sarah to finish the bridge.
That’s it! Once you have explored the land across the river and bought the Dewey Orchard, all clouds will disappear and you’ve finished all main quests for BM!
Side Quests / Goals
a. Buying More Land
Once you’ve purchased your first plot of land, keep doing Charity Orders to get more Green Vouchers. Use the green vouchers and coins to buy plots of land. To buy a plot, click on the land sign.
Land expansions require 1 to 6 Land Deeds, and 1 Land Deed = 3 Green Vouchers.
Once you buy plots or land expansions, you can clear the fences on your property by adding them to your Old Shack.
When you buy a land lot with a gate, use the key you receive in your Old Shack > Other Stuff tab to unlock it.
There are a total of 494 plots available, divided into 2 main areas. You can place a maximum of 16 Greenhouses onto them.
Grandma Sue’s Garden — to get the discount for Grandma’s garden (one of the land lots you can buy), you have to do quests for 3 days. Click on the land sign again to check when the next quest will show up. In one of the quests you have to plant an olive tree — you can only do that in an orchard in BM (see section c. Orchards below).
Once you’ve found your first Fir Cone, plant it onto an available plot of land to make it grow. Hover over it to see the total growth time to a towering stage (last growth phase), and time until next stage of growth.
Last 2 stages for every tree give seeds and hardwoods.
You can use fertilizer to speed up the process. Rain will also help, but partially.
For a complete guide on how to Plant and Cut Trees, please CLICK HERE.
There are 2 orchards, The Swamps (21 trees maximum) and Dewey Orchard (27 trees maximum), for a total of 48 trees.
Orchards only accept trees from your Shop > Trees menu.
Place your bees and fertilizer in your orchards so they don’t take up the space needed for your crops!
Place trees on the mulch tree rings. Mulch tree rings retain water and make the fruits ripe faster.
Find extra mulch bags in your Old Shack.
You cannot place wild trees in your orchards.
d. Natural Barriers
When you upgrade your axe and pickaxe to the 3rd model, you can start breaking larger natural barriers.
For example, clearing this rock can get you way easier access to the Log Cabin.
You can also reach the mine faster by breaking down one of the rocks between the Old Shack and the mine.