Barley – Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Barley Villager Guide – Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

Basic Information

Barley at his store inside Yodel Ranch | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Barley at his store inside Yodel Ranch

Barley is an elderly man who runs Yodel Ranch. He tries his best to raise his granddaughter May, after her daughter Joanna left for the city and never came back. Barley organizes and hosts both the sheep and cow festivals every year.

You can buy sheep and cows from Barley. He also sells animal fodder, potions to make your cow and sheep pregnant, and medicine to cure their sickness. If you befriend him enough, he may tell you the recipe for ice cream.

Birthday: Spring 17

Family: May (granddaughter), Joanna (daughter)

Friend Recipe: Ice Cream

Where Can You Find Barley?

Location of Yodel Ranch and Barley’s house | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Location of Yodel Ranch and Barley’s house

You can find Barley inside Yodel Ranch, located south of Rose Square and next to the Poultry Farm. Exit your farm from the north, turn right and follow the road. You’ll find Yodel Ranch at the end of the road.

View of Yodel Ranch in the world map | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
View of Yodel Ranch in the world map

Schedule

Tuesday to Sunday, sunny days
6:00 AM – 8:00 AMOutside of Yodel Ranch
8:00 AM – 10:00 AMLocked inside Yodel Ranch
10:00 AM – 7:00 PMInside Yodel Ranch
7:00 PM – 6:00 AMLocked inside Yodel Ranch
Mondays, sunny days
6:00 AM – 8:00 AMOutside of Yodel Ranch
8:00 AM – 8:50 AMWalking to the Mayor’s House
8:50 AM – 1:00 PMInside Mayor’s House
1:00 PM – 1:40 PMWalking to the Hot Springs
1:40 PM – 4:10 PMAt the Hot Springs
4:10 PM – 4:50 PMWalking to Yodel Ranch
4:50 PM – 6:00 AMLocked inside Yodel Ranch
Monday, rainy days
6:00 AM – 8:00 AMOutside of Yodel Ranch
8:00 AM – 8:50 AMWalking to the Mayor’s House
8:50 AM – 1:00 PMInside Mayor’s House
1:00 PM – 1:40 PMWalking to the Hot Springs
1:40 PM – 4:10 PMWalking to Yodel Ranch
4:10 PM – 6:00 AMInside Yodel Ranch

Gift Preferences

Barley receives a rice ball as a gift | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Barley receives a rice ball as a gift
Loved
Miso Soup, Noodles, Rice Ball, Rice Cake
Like
Adamantite, Animal Fodder, Buckwheat Flour, Bamboo Shoots, Chirashi Sushi, Cucumber, Eggplant, Egg (S), Gold Ore, Grilled Fish, Hot Milk, Honey, Milk (S), Mushroom, Moon Stone, Mystrile Ore, Omelet, Relaxation Tea, Sand Rose, Sashimi, Sushi, Sweet Potato, Tea Leaves, Tomato, Wool (M), Truffle, Yarn (S)
Neutral
Amethyst, Agate, Apple, Baked Corn, Baked Sweet Potato, Black Grass, Blue Grass, Blue Magic Flower, Bodigizer, Bread, Corn, Copper Ore, Emerald, Fish (any size), Flour, Fish Sticks, Fluorite, Orange Grass, Wild Grape, Green Pepper, Green Grass, HMSGB Apple, Indigo Grass, Message Bottle, Moon Drop Flower, Muffin Mix, Peridot, Oil, Pink Cat Flower, Pudding, Purple Grass, Red Magic Flower, Ruby, Salad, Sandwich, Silver Ore, Spring Sun, Stew, SUGDW Apple, Summer Sun, Toy Flower, Topaz, Turbojolt, White Grass
Disliked
Apple Pie, Branch, Cheese (S), Cake, Cheese Cake, Chicken Feed, Chocolate Cake, Chocolate, Chocolate Cookies, Cookies, Curry Rice, Empty Can, Fish Scales, Ice Cream, Junk Ore, Mayonnaise (S), Old Boots, Pineapple, Orichalc, Pizza, Stone, Weed, Wine
Hated
Ancient Fossil, Curry Powder, Golden Lumber, Pirate Treasure, Red Grass, Poisonous Mushroom, Yellow Grass

Festivals

Barley oversees and organizes the yearly Cow Festival | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Barley oversees and organizes the yearly Cow Festival

You can find Barley attending the following events:

LocationFestivalDate
Rose SquareSpring Horse RaceSpring 18
Rose SquareChicken FestivalSummer 7
Rose SquareCow FestivalSummer 20
Rose SquareFall Horse RaceFall 18
Rose SquareSheep FestivalFall 21

Events with Barley

Barley is amused that you’ve taken care of his horse | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Barley is amused that you’ve taken care of his horse

Barley’s Horse

Date: Any date in spring or summer, during your first year

Time: 6:00 AM

Barley will come to your farm one day and ask you if you’d like to take care of a pony for a while. Accept his offer to receive the horse. Barley will come back after a year to check the horse’s condition.

If you neglected the horse and failed to raise its affection, Barley will take it away. If you took care of the horse and raised its affection high enough, he would let you keep it. You can now ride the horse after Barley gives it to you.

Call to Joanna Part 1

Date: Fridays, Year 2 or later

Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

You’ll find Barley in the Inn using the telephone. Doug asks him if he was talking to her daughter, Joanna. Barley confirms it and he still doesn’t understand why his daughter doesn’t want to come home.

He expresses that this negatively affects May and leaves the inn.

Call to Joanna Part 2

Date: Wednesdays, Year 3 or later

Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Inside the Inn, you’ll find Barley and May making a telephone call to Joanna. May speaks to her mother about the new farmer in town and asks her to come home.

May says that talking to her mother makes her happy, but she also feels sad when her mother tells her she can’t come home yet.

Customers for Kai

Date: Any date, summer season only

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Barley is one of the customers who visit Kai’s restaurant during this event.

Visit Kai’s restaurant at Mineral Beach between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Kai tells you he doesn’t have any customers. Popuri shows up with a lot of customers, and now Kai is worried that it’ll be too difficult for him to cook for all of them. You agree to help Kai, and he thanks you for your help.

Note: The day will end when you trigger this event, so finish all your tasks before going to the beach.