FarmVille Winter Animal Goals: Everything you need to know

A new set of Christmas-themed goals has launched in FarmVille this week, but if you're worried about having too much on your plate in Winter Wonderland, you needn't be: these goals are available to access and complete across all of your farms! There are six goals to complete in all, and according to details found by FarmVilleFreak, many of these goals will give you a free animal when you complete them. How fun! Without further ado, here's our guide to completing these six goals and earning all of those free rewards!

On a Crisp December Day
  • Get 6 Stakes
  • Harvest 50 Fruit
  • Harvest 100 Pumpkins

Original pumpkins take eight hours to harvest, while you can pick your own harvest time from the many fruits available in the market. My suggestion? Pick something you may not have mastered yet, and that way you'll earn progress towards crop mastery along with completing this task! As for the Stakes (and the other collection tasks in this goal series), you'll need to ask your friends to send you these items. Finishing this first goal gives you 100 XP, a Scarf Owl and 2,500 coins.

Shivering Flora
  • Get 7 Sturdy Tarps
  • Harvest 200 Morning Glory
  • Harvest Wildlife Habitat

Morning Glory takes 12 hours to harvest, while the Wildlife Habitat can be harvested once per day. For these sorts of tasks, I like to have one of each of the animal storage buildings that I don't use or fill on a secondary farm. That way, you can quickly travel to that farm and know that the building is instantly ready to "harvest" without waiting. Convenient, right? For finishing this second goal, you'll earn 200 XP, a Winter Squirrel and 2,500 coins.

How to Dress a Tree
  • Get 8 Burlap Screens
  • Harvest Winter Squirrel
  • Harvest 250 Cotton

Cotton takes 12 hours to harvest, and while you're waiting on your 250 plots to grow (remember, you can plant Cotton on more than one farm, if you don't have enough empty plots on a single farm), you can ask your friends to send you the Burlap Screens (or simply wait for your Winter Squirrel to be ready to harvest). Finish this goal and you'll earn 300 XP, a Capped Black Bear and 2,500 coins.

Avian Awareness
  • Get 8 Warm Bird Houses
  • Harvest Capped Black Bear
  • Harvest 300 Wheat

The Wheat takes 12 hours to grow. Finish this goal and you'll earn 500 XP, a Spruce Birdhouse Tree and 2,500 coins.

Avian Jacuzzi
  • Get 10 Bird Baths
  • Harvest a Spruce Birdhouse Tree
  • Harvest 350 Golden Poppies

Golden Poppies take a full day to grow, giving you a bit of time to wait for your Spruce Birdhouse Tree to become ready for harvesting. If you happen to have an Orchard that isn't full on your farm, though, you can simply throw it in there and then harvest the Orchard to instantly complete this task. Finishing this goal gives you 750 XP, a Sika Stag and 2,500 coins.

Breaking Wind
  • Get 12 Windbreak Fences
  • Harvest Sika Stag Twice
  • Harvest 400 Peppers

The basic Pepper crop takes a full day to grow. That's not such a bad thing, however, as you'll need that time to wait for your Sika Stag to become ready to harvest not once, but twice. This also gives you plenty of time to ask your friends for the Windbreak Fences. For finishing this final goal in the series, you'll receive 1,000 XP, a Birdhouse Gnome and 5,000 coins.

You'll have two weeks to finish these goals, so feel free to go ahead and finish off any other goals you still have on your plate while these wait in the background. You've got quite a bit of time to spare, so hopefully you should have no problem finishing all six goals in time. Good luck!

Check out the rest of our Holiday 2011 coverage right here.

What do you think of these newest goals in FarmVille? Are you placing all of your themed prizes on your Winter Wonderland farm, or are you still playing primarily on your Home Farm? Sound off in the comments.
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