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Wise Acre Farm

by twoflower Posted 4th Jan 2008 at 6:54 PM - Updated 13th Jan 2008 at 4:27 PM by twoflower : added link
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This download is part of the Farm/Rural Creator Challenge
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

Wise Acre Farm is a small one acre farm in a rural community filled with large farms. Mr. and Mrs. Wise were looking for a change from city life and thought they would throw themselves into a life in the country. The Wise family were at first considered outsiders, and since Mr. Wise was an overly-confident city dweller prior to his arrival, the local farmers called his small farm "Wiseacre Farm." Soon it became apparent that Mr. Wise would be successful despite his small acreage and lack of experience with farming. He made the most of every bit of land and filled it with a small orchard, a fish-shaped pond, and a moderate garden plot. He added in a cow and a few chickens, and was able to sell fresh fish and produce right out of his barn. Mrs. Wise helped with the farm and also learned to bake pies as well as any home-grown farmer's wife. She even learned to sew and cross-stitch, filling their home with her projects, such a sampler, 2 simple quilted wallhangings, and 3 sets of curtains. Mr. and Mrs. Wise are quite content to be raising a family in the country. They have one daughter and a baby on the way.

Update: A version of this lot for the base game is available here.

Lot details:
3x2 lot
3 bedrooms (1 is a nursery)
1 bath
attic rooms are weatherproof for Seasons
home business ready

Note: Rearranging furniture in the attic is a little tricky. You will have to use "moveobjects on" to put things against the walls that are shorter. Make sure that what you put there is either decorative, or the end of a bed or the end of a tub without the faucet. You may have to experiment to make sure that things you place against the shortened walls can still be used by your sims.

Custom Content by Me:
- "Hay There" Terrain
- Minty Barn Panel
- Lesser Red's Barn Door Panel
- Lesser Red's Barn Panel
- Lesser Red's Barn Door Panel
- Sampler Recolor of 4th Element Wallhanging
- Yellow Shirt Franky Bear Recolor
- Maxis Match Curtain Recolor
- Maxis Match Curtain Recolor
- Maxis Match Lamp Recolor
- Maxis Match Quilt Wallhanging Recolor
- Maxis Match Quilt Wallhanging Recolor
- Maxis Match Curtain Recolor
- White Window Recolor

Custom Content Included:
- HayStack by Suiryuue
- Becks Apple Barrel by rebecah
- Broom by Taroo
- Lucas Varandah Railing Weathered by Cathy Lucas
- Talking Table Round 1 Tile by CTNutmegger
- Round Tablecloth Mesh by CTNutmegger
- Green Muted Tablecloth Recolor by CTNutmegger
- Cow by mickyss
- Buyable Produce Truck by Dr Pixel
- Produce Truck Yellow Recolor by Dr Pixel
- Foxgloves by macarossi
- Garden Irises by macarossi
- Lavatera by macarossi
- Lavatera by macarossi
- "Bowl of Plastic Fruit" by Taroo
- "Bowl of Plastic Fruit" by taroo
- Wooden Crates by gnurpsel
- Rustic Wagon With Crates by gnurpsel
- Korb mit und ohne Frucht by gnurpsel
- Korb voller Äpfel by Gnurpsel
- Leiter der Andacht by Gnurpsel
- Victorian Clawfoot Bathtub by Holy Simoly by Holy Simoly
- Bedding Mathcing Cornerstone Victoriana Velvet Drapes by IgnorantBliss
- Chicken by Taroo
- Chicken by Taroo
- OMSP for Low Fridges by JohnBrehaut1
- "Ok Corral" Toybox by Kate
- Pumpkin by taroo
- Pumpkins by taroo
- "Bowl of Plastic Fruit" by taroo
- Medieval Shelf with Candle by Taroo
- Belhooven Maroo - Tall Privacy Window by MaryLou
- Belhooven Maroo - Privacy Window by MaryLou
- Independent Expressions Inc. - Double Tall Window by MaryLou
- Outdoor Lantern - by Numenor by Numenor
- "LadderStairs" -by Targa by Targa
- Rustic Water Pump by taroo
- Seasons Mint Fridge Recolor by HystericalParoxysm
- Invisible OMSP Recolor by JohnBrehaut1
- Compost Bin Recolor by tiggerypum

Additional Credits:
Plasticbox has a wonderful tutorial that I often use called Bigger attics that is very helpful for making the most of an attic space.

The OFB shelves and counter I used in the barn are from PC-Sims and can be found at Sims2 Graveyard under PCSims in the food-related category.

Playtesting Notes:

1. You'll need to pick up the twin bed in buy mode and set it back down again. I moved it just a bit too far off the grid.

2. I tested the areas upstairs where the shorter walls are, and the good news is that you can place dressers in that space that can be used. I also tested the toybox, a toy stove, and the dollhouse. So the good news is that that space is actually more useable than I thought.

3. The produce truck doesn't seem to work on the home business lot, so if you want to use the space more effectively you could place a driveway section (with an invisible recolor) there and a driveable truck. Dr. Pixel has a nice 1950 Ford Pickup that might work well in that spot.

4. In winter it gets pretty chilly in the bottom of the barn, so to run a home business you may want to rebuild the doors for warmth, or for added realism, make your business day very short. Mr. Wise was able to get a Best of the Best Award his first business day before he got too cold.

5. The attic of the barn is nice and warm -- probably from all the hay up there. But seriously, it's weatherproof for Seasons, so you could put a bed up there for farmhands, undocumented workers, vagrants, Goopy... whoever you want to stay up there will sleep warmly even with the "window" open.

6. This should have been #1. You probably want to install the recolors file first. These are Maxis recolors that refused to be packaged with the other stuff.
Tags: #farm, #rural, #quilts, #Maxis Match

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage
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Wise Acre

Size: 6.23 MB · Downloads: 7,156 · 4th Jan 2008
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#2 Old 5th Jan 2008 at 3:34 AM
Beautiful looking farm! I can tell you put a lot of work into it. Good luck in the contest!

- Bre (Buckingham Alice)
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Test Subject
#3 Old 5th Jan 2008 at 4:35 PM
Great farm! I love how realistic it is.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 6th Jan 2008 at 9:36 PM
What a beautiful house and barn! Great job!
Test Subject
#5 Old 12th Jan 2008 at 4:20 PM
ooooOO! its sooo cute ! I wish I had seasons and bon voyage so I could put it in my game -.- its realy adorable!

Den som tvekar att lita på sitt eget omdöme förnekar underförstått sin egen inre visdom.
Test Subject
#6 Old 13th Jan 2008 at 9:29 PM
This is awesome! I tried to build my own farm once it doesn't look even half as good as this. Very nice :-)
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 3:18 PM
Thanks I love this farm! :D
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 16th Jan 2008 at 10:34 AM
It's beautiful! Thank you!
#9 Old 23rd Jan 2008 at 12:57 PM
This is a marvelous lot.Everything is perfect.You make me dream from living like a farmer,but just in YOUR farm!Thank you so much.Hugs.
Test Subject
#10 Old 23rd Jan 2008 at 9:52 PM
I keep getting an error message when I try to download

i like cheesey oranges, dude
(='.'=)This is Bunny. He's gonna dominate the world
(")_(")and you can't do nothin' 'bout it!!! *Hop Hop*
Top Secret Researcher
#11 Old 27th Jan 2008 at 1:14 AM
Nice and cozy. I like!

I know I can't do it, but I'm still going to do it. - M. C. Escher
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 30th Jan 2008 at 11:02 PM
Hi! I love this lot very much! It's awesome!

But, the lovley quilt wallhanging recolors doesn't show up in my catalouge.
They are in the house and they are amazing! But I can't find them in the catalouge as I I can't put them in any other house...
Any idea what's happened?
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 3rd Feb 2008 at 5:42 PM
what an absolutely adorable and realistic lot!

i build houses! that would sound much more important if they were real houses...
Test Subject
#14 Old 18th Mar 2008 at 3:45 AM
It's a nice lot, but the garden area doesn't seem to work; the reedlike plants and pumpkins block off the first row of soil from planting. I'll have to rearrange the pumpkins and other "fake" crops to make it work. That said, this is the nicest looking farm lot I've ever seen. Nice work!
Test Subject
#15 Old 28th Jun 2008 at 7:40 AM
Just wanted to say how amazing this lot is! It's perfect for my Kent farm in my game. Thanks so much for putting the time in on this!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 27th Aug 2009 at 6:30 PM
Wow. This. Is. Amazing. I have never seen a more beautiful farm! And I noticed you made the pond look like a fishie. That's a nice touch! *downloads* Thank you so much!!!!!!!!

When a girl has become one with her pony, she feels ultimate togetherness and love. The pony, on the other hand, just wants her messy bran slop and to go back to her warm, comfy stall for the rest of her life. Things such as this are different as you would think it to be.
Test Subject
#17 Old 5th Sep 2011 at 12:58 AM
cool can you make one with the truck for base game
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#18 Old 5th Sep 2011 at 2:20 PM
Originally Posted by wizardgale
cool can you make one with the truck for base game

The truck was not included in the base game version because it requires OFB. If you want a truck, maybe you can find a decorative one that is compatible with the base game.

See my blog for my very latest lots, including some that are not available on MTS2: Twoflower's Sims 2 Lots. Also, see what's happening in Apple Grove, my Prosperity Challenge neighborhood.