Ferme du Vieux Chêne

Mid-January – the quietest time. I’ve done all of the ploughing and cultivating jobs that it’s reasonable to expect my equipment to be able to carry out. All that’s left are the big jobs. I turned my attention to the ongoing preparation of my field. First, I turned in the lime with the cultivator…

…and, as anticipated, this turned up some more stones🙄

So here’s a tip for anyone looking to play this game. Because FS22 is a new game, mods are still filtering through. You can check for available mods from the front screen of the game by selecting Downloadable Content…

…I found that since the first load of stones a couple of ‘Stone-picker’ mods had appeared. Here’s a screenshot from the ModHub on the Farming Simulator website…

…And an example of the Nico Pix Stone Bucket which shows the choices and costs…

I decided it was time to buy a front-loader and attachment for the Tractor. Then I bought the mid-sized stone bucket to use with it. The combination proved to be a very good alternative for my field…

…Picking up the stones and depositing them in my trailer…

…I sold the stones immediately but in future I think I will stockpile them and wait for periods of demand.

The other thing I bought to use with the front-loader was a pallet fork. I used that to tidy up the yard…

…putting everything away neatly…

…As you can see, I’ve also bought some seeds ready for the coming sowing season.

It occurred to me, while I was tidying up, that you haven’t seen ‘Me’! This is in-game ‘Me’…

…Not quite as ancient as the real one 🤣

With January nearly over I decided to get myself a seeder – I’m going to need one soon as sowing jobs will start to appear and, when I’m ready, to sow my own field. Once again, this is a mod pulled from the Downloadable Content page…

I finished off the month with a big ploughing job for which I borrowed some suitable equipment…

…Anyone who read some of my posts about Farming Simulator 19 will recall that I hate these ‘hinged’ ploughs. With a large field to work this time, I was able to refine my technique and start using the tool efficiently. The trick is to swing it round on itself in a tight circle and to only flip it once you’re lined up for the next cut. The job was made easier by the tracked tractor – it turns much sharper than a wheeled one!

It’s a bit of a beast…

…and I wouldn’t mind owning one of these in future once I have some large fields of my own! It took until after sunset to complete the task…

…but once it was done I’d earnt over €12K so it was worth the effort. That job closed out the month of January. February awaits… Till next time😉👍

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