It’s been a while since my last post so let’s see if I can bang one out really quick while the children are napping and the wife enjoys the sun with a beer. Don’t worry, I’ve got one too🙂
Since the last time I’ve pretty much completed my ranch. There’s more that I could do but it’s in a pretty good place with most of the functional structures I need.
This is pretty much it except for the cow pasture that’s not being rendered in the upper right. I think it retains a nice Old West ranch feel.
My favorite place to watch the sun come up.
This was to be my egg farm. Turns out birds hate being captive. They just fly and fly and fly looking for escape, never landing to lay eggs. For a while I thought maybe I’d just keep the ravens like some sort of Game of Thrones messenger system but now I’m thinking I need a greenhouse like this guy’s over on TouchArcade.
Here’s my horse corral. Two seems to be the magic number. Whenever I have 3 in one of them seems to escape. It’s not enough of a problem that I want to make an ugly two high fence.
Since camels can’t jump fences I had to make a stable for them. (Or I could’ve just waited until 1.22 when Kaalus adds the fence gates…) These are a good design because they can’t jump out but when I ride in I get pushed off the camel and the camel continues to walk in while I close the gates (trapdoors) behind it. Auto dismount, baby🙂
I put this right next to my cow pasture. It’s got a crafting table and a bunch of chests. In the crafting table are 3 full stacks of copper ingots so that I can grab new buckets which I’ve been slowly filling with milk. There’s almost 3 chests full of milk currently. When I saw that hunger was coming to 1.22 I thought I’d better be prepared.
And these are my cows. I dug the earth down one so that they don’t escape. Prior to doing so half of my cows jumped over the fence. I’ve had a few bulls in there but there’s a real pain in the ass when milking so they don’t last long before I slaughter them.
To get them in I made a grass trap covered pit just outside the fence with a tunnel and stairs that lead back into the pasture covered my an electrically operated trapdoor-door.
I’ve dug some long tunnels extending from my basement and ended up with a lot of cobblestone. So I’ve begun construction on this large stone robot sorta looking dude. My 4yr old is the artist of the family, so don’t expect too much out of him but I’ll probably add some details like flashing LEDs or flaming coal blocks. You know, plus a head and the rest of his right arm. Eventually.
My time to write this is running short already so I’m just going to jam a couple screenshots out. If I was really on it I’d have taken shots just for the blog but as it these are ones that I find on my phone that I take randomly while I’m playing.
Horses attract other horses. Cool, huh? If you keep a horse in a pen and make it accessible to horses outside they will climb right on in.
This is where I’m focusing my building on now. It’s this fantastic lush, plain over the tundra and past the mountains to the North of my ranch. It’s plentiful in horses, boars, cattle, giraffes, and wildlife of all kinds. I’m not exactly sure where this structure is going but I’ve been enjoying building it. Since this I’ve planted a ring of oaks which almost all sprouted due to balmy climate.
Proof that I haven’t just been hiding at home building. I’ve been adventuring too🙂
I liked how the cold strip made this ice bridge.
A large tunnel I blew through this mountain. Just for s n gs.
Not even a single piece of leather. I’m beginning to think maybe I should stop killing them.
I spent a fair amount of time building this “highway” through the mountains to the west of my ranch. It goes a couple miles and I can gallop along it on my horse with ease.
Well, that’s all for now. Of course you can find me expressing more SC related opinion over on Reddit until next post. And if you’re into Let’s Plays and/or YouTube make sure and check out CueBunny’s series on Survivalcraft.
EDIT: Man, this was a sloppy post. I’m going to let the typos stay. It’s the honorable lazy way.