FarmVille English Countryside Tips & Tricks: Use your Gift Box to fill your farm

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With the release of the English Countryside in FarmVille comes the interesting issue of farm-specific items. That is, if you purchase an item from the store, place it from your gift box, or in any other way add an item to one farm or the other, there currently is no way to move that item to your other farm.

For example, if you were to purchase a Dogwood Tree for your Home Farm, and then decide that it would be better suited on your farm in the English Countryside, you'll simply have to purchase a second Dogwood Tree in England - you can't pick up the Dogwood Tree and move it across farms.

However, this doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing. While, yes, purchasing Farm Cash animals or decorations does take on a bit more seriousness, as you have to be absolutely certain which farm you'd like to place that item on permanently, the simple ability to being able to take most items from your Gift Box across the pond (and back again) does present many new opportunities.First and foremost, you've got a lot of new animals buildings to stock in the English Countryside, what with the Horse Stable, Sheep Pen, Chicken Coop and Dairy Barn all being currently available. What better way to stock those buildings, for free, than to use your Home Farm to do so. In addition, what better way to create a full forest of trees than to use extra Mystery Seedlings than you may not otherwise choose to grow?

All you'll need to do is use the buildings from your Home Farm, or even News Feed posts, to your advantage. If you're at a state (as many farmers are), that you have an unneeded amount of Mystery Eggs, as an example, you can take those Mystery Eggs over to the English Countryside, and open them there. If you receive chickens, but you Home Farm's Chicken Coop is full, voila - you've found instant inhabitants for your new Coop.

The same can be said for your Nursery Barn. If you grow your baby animals up into otherwise uninteresting Cows or Horses that you would normally just sell, you can leave those animals in your Gift Box until you travel back over to England and place them into your Dairy Barn or Horse Stable.

You can use News Feed posts in the same way. Claim free Calves, Foals, and even Horses from friends who have completed tasks on their own farms, and you'll have animals that can be used to populate your English Countryside farm without spending a virtual dime. These will give you profit for the extent of their presence on your new farm, that is, if you choose to have that farm be the "active farm," and your other farm "Paused."

Either way, it should be noted that there are some items that simply can't be used on both farms, even if you have them in your Gift Box, and are ready to use them. You'll know if an item can't be used on your English Countryside farm if you open your Gift Box and see "Locked to Home" in red font, like in the image below.

Of course, it will be up to each individual player as to how many items to dedicate to the English Countryside farm, as opposed to the Home Farm, but these are just a few tips to get you started at catching your English farm up to speed with the one that you're used to using everyday.

Check out the rest of our English Countryside coverage right here.

Will you use these tips to add free animals to your English Countryside farm? Or, would you rather all animals on your second farm fit the theme of England? Let us know in the comments.
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