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22 May 2014 @ 03:51 pm
The Oceanside Project: Goodacre Part 1  


"Back To The Barnyard: Part 1"

Warnings: births, deaths, fires, disasters, stink, hissy fits, a whole lot of pink, and a new NPC.

Previously on The Oceanside Project...

Saturday, Day Six

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The farm welcomes a new member to the family, Piggy #4.

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Becca Goodacre, matriarch of the Goodacre clan, awakens to the screams of her first born child, Eve.

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Evie is still a cutie!

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Becca loves spending time with her little one and can't wait for the one that's on the way.

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Even though the morning sickness and fatigue is kicking her butt.

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Becca makes a hearty breakfast for herself and her man.

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Then heads back to bed.

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Owen, our resident farmer cowboy, finally awakens to work the farm but first...

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Owen makes the final payment on his new grocery store and receives the deed!

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Owen happily goes about his chores.

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Checking the barnyard...

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Collecting the eggs...

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Milking the cow...

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and tending the overgrown crops.

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Postman Lars Shadow seems to be in some sort of distress.
Lars: I don't like these animals. They look at me funny! And look at that scarecrow! I hate coming to this lot!

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Little Evie is awake again and crying for Mama.

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Go away Calista Beeching, we are not in need of your services.
Calista: I'm here to collect the tears of the newborn. I need it for... science...
Or to put a hex on this family!

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Bugs have infested Owen's crops. Luckily local scientist Minka Yomoshoto concocted an organic pesticide for Owen to use that won't contaminate his veggies.

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This family is about as exciting as watching the grass grow.

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Selena Firestone stops by to discuss breast feeding with Owen. Something he definitely DOES NOT want to talk about.

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Becca finally got the baby to go back to sleep and tries her best to make Comfort Soup.

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Which she burns.

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The ladies gag at the soup but Owen doesn't care as long as he gets food down his gullet.

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The Goodacres are also bee keepers now. Owen hopes his organic honey will be a best seller at the store.

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I have a soft spot for baby chicks ^.^

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The tomatoes are ready for harvest. They still don't look all that good, but hopefully they will sell.

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Becca tries to catch up on some of her own chores before she heads in for the night.

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Hoping to attract Alberta the wolf, Owen leaves out wolf chow by the dog house.

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Becca doesn't get to sleep for long...

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The dictator must be changed!

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Sunday, Day Seven

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Crazy arm waving in the middle of the night can mean only one thing...

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Becca's hunger is really low so she grabs a bowl of cereal before heading back to bed.

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Owens awakens at 5am every morning to get a head start on his chores.

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Up before the chickens!

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Some of the weeds are giving Owen a hard time.

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After his morning chores are done, Owen heads to Goodacre's Grocery Store to open it for his first day of business.

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The first customer to arrive is the curly haired, Garden Club Adonis Rocky Kotsomiti. He seems to be having a hard time deciding what brand of dog food to buy.

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Owen quickly wins him over with his charming smile and "Aw Shucks" personality.

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Becca thought it would be a good idea to put a grill on the patio in case customers want to eat their newly bought produce right away.

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Owen grills some of his homemade hot dogs as samples for prospective customers to try.

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His plan is working already!

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George Lambswool, resident chef, saunters into the grocery store. Unfortunately he cannot find the apples that are RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIS FACE.

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Be still... my heart. Who can this mustached beanie wearing man be? Meet Beckett Graham, secret shopper, and the guy Owen has to impress so he can get a good review.

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Owen shows off all of his natural, organic fruit straight off of the farm. George is impressed!

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Owen tries to schmooze Beckett but he still seems wary.

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*gasp* A customer!

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Owen has a wee bit of trouble figuring out the cash register. Math isn't really his thing.

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Owen proudly displays his hard-earned first Simoleon!

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Beckett's taking notes! Owen can't really tell by his face if he's impressed or not.

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I know everyone loves the potty training faces, but to me this annoyed customer face is the cutest thing ever!

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The apple is finally bought and George is a happy sim!

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Owen still hopes to sell something to Beckett.

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Rocky: Yo, Mr. Goodacre, I'm back!
Rocky might be the only customer you need Owen.

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Owen closes the shop for the day at 6pm.

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Beckett leaves without a purchase...

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but Rocky makes up for it by buying yet another thing.

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Double Woot!

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Owen takes the Wholesale Discount perk.

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Then heads home for Sunday Dinner.

While Owen was gone:

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Eve is cranky again.

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It's time to introduce Eve to the bouncy noise maker thingy.

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She looks thrilled!

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Becca is super hungry. Hey, let's try making Comfort Soup again, Becca!

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Great Plumbob woman! Why is soup so difficult for you?

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Becca likes having the bouncy in the dining room. She can keep her eye on Evie while she eats.

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It's also a good place to stash Evie while Becca runs upstairs for a quick bath.

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Miraculously the fish are still alive and thriving. With all of the animals on the farm and the always pregnant Becca you would think no one would have time to take care of the fishies.

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Becca and Evie are best friends.

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Eve is growing up *tear*

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Back to bed sweet little baby girl.

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Daddy's home from the store...

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and Becca starts on the Goopy Carbonara for Sunday Dinner.

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Since Becca has no friends besides the two other people living in this house, Owen only invites his bestie Malcolm Landgraab X and Malcolm's fiance Vivian Moneywell over for Sunday Dinner.

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Great job not burning dinner Becca!

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However she passes out before she has a chance to serve it.

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Like a pro Becca wakes up and continues to serve dinner...

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and passes out again. At least this time she's standing up... Right?

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Thank goodness Malcolm and Vivian missed Becca's fainting spells. Becca knew she would never hear the end of it if Vivian told all of her gossipy friends.

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After dinner Vivian and Malcolm head to the barnyard when the coffee tree caught on fire. I haven't seen a pregnant sim run that fast ever!

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Owen valiantly extinguishes the fire and saves the tree.

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And this happens... AGAIN!

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Still not finishing her food, Becca makes it up to her bed to get some much needed shut-eye.

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But it doesn't last long...

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*pop #2*

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Welp, you tried *gold star*

Part 2

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darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on May 23rd, 2014 02:46 am (UTC)
I'm laughing so hard on your comments :D

The farm took me a while to build. It was the first building I did in the hood but it was tons of fun.

I really don't like Calista. I'm sure that's apparent :)

With the business perks I kind of went with what I thought Owen would want to have. He's pretty "thrifty" so I picked the wholesale discount.

Poor Owen has three bad party memories now. Thank goodness he's not a popularity sim!

Edited at 2014-05-23 02:47 am (UTC)
Simlilisimlili on July 28th, 2014 08:19 am (UTC)
Oh this is even cuter than the post office, and that journalist... someone should try peeling off that moustache (and beanie), I wonder if it's fake and he thought he was so clever, "no one will ever recognize me with this cunning disguise!"
I'm very worried for Becca, though.
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on July 29th, 2014 05:37 am (UTC)
He definitely looks like he's wearing a disguise. Like no one knows he's a secret shopper. He's the only person whipping out a pen and pad while shopping!