A Guide for Every Girl in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature

This guide will cover information about the five girls that you can marry in Harvest Moon Back to Nature.

Ann

You can usually find Ann working at the Inn. | Harvest Moon Back to Nature
You can usually find Ann working at the Inn.

Ann is a bit of a tomboy and loves cooking and eating. She lives and works at the inn with her father, Doug. Her father accredits Ann’s tomboyish personality to the loss of her mother when she was a young girl.

BirthdaySummer 17 (Alt: Summer 22)
FamilyDoug (Father)
RivalCliff

Schedule

Every day (Sunny)
TimeLocation
6:00 AM – 7:00 AMAt the Inn
7:30 AM – 10:00 AMHot Spring
10:30 AM -12:00 AMAt the Inn
Every day (Raining or Snowing)
TimeLocation
6:00 AM – 7:00 AMAt the Inn
7:30 AM – 10:00 AMAt the back room of the Inn
10:00 AM – 12:00 AMAt the Inn

Gifts

Loved
Apple Pie, Bamboo Rice, Cake, Cheese Fondue, Cheesecake, Chocolate Cake, Chocolate, Curry, Fried Noodles, Fried Rice, Grilled Fish, Ice Cream, Mushroom Rice, Omelet, Pumpkin Pudding, Rice Omelet, Roasted Potatoes, Salad, Sandwich, Spa-Boiled Egg, Stew, Stir Fry, Strawberry Milk, Sushi, Tempura Noodles, Truffle Rice, and Veggie Pancake
Liked
Apple, Bandage, Boiled Egg, Bread, Cheese, Chirashi Sushi, Chocolate Cookie, Cookies, Curry Noodles, Dinner Roll, Egg, Milk, Fries, Fruit Juice, Fruit Latte, Golden Egg, Grape Juice, Greens, Happy Eggplant, Jam Bun, Jewelry, Ketchup Recipe, Large Fish, Miso Soup, Mixed Juice, Mixed Latte, Noodles, Pickled Turnips, Pickles, Pineapple, Pizza, Popcorn, Raisin Bread, Relaxation Tea, Rice Ball, Sashimi, Scrambled Eggs, Strawberry Jam, Strawberry, SUGDW Apple, Sweet Potato (dish), Tempura, Tomato Juice, Tomato, Vegetable Juice, Veggie Latte, and Wild Grape
Neutral
Adamantite, Apple Jam, Ball, Bamboo Shoot, Blue Magic Red Flower, Butter, Cabbage, Carrot, Corn, Cucumber, Curry Powder, Eggplant, Flour, Grape Jam, Green Pepper, Honey, Hot Milk, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Moon Drop Flower, Mushroom, Oil, Onion, Orange Cup Fruit, Pink Cat Flower, Potato, Pumpkin, Red Magic Red Flower, Relaxation Tea Leaves, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Toy Flower, Truffle, Turnip, Wine, Wool, and Yarn Ball
Disliked
Blue Grass, Bodigizer XL, Bodigizer, Branch, Food Fiasco, Green Grass, Lumber, Medium Fish, Small Fish, Turbojolt XL, Turbojolt, Winter Branch, and Winter Lumber
Hated
Chicken Feed, Copper Ore, Dead Weeds, Fish Food, Fodder, Fries Recipe, Garbage, Gold Ore, Mystrile, Orichalcum, Poisonous Mushroom, Red Grass, Silver Ore, Stone, Weeds, and Winter Stone

Heart Events

  • Black Heart

Visit the inn for the first time when Ann is inside. Doug will ask you what you think of her daughter. Picking “She’s cute” will raise both Ann and Doug’s affection.

  • Purple Heart

Doug and Ann will have an argument about marriage at the inn. To increase her affection, answer “Yes, I can” when Ann asks you if you can imagine her getting married. Picking “No, you’re right” will decrease her affection.

  • Delivering Eggs

Ann will come to your farm if you have three grown-up chickens in your chicken coop. She will ask if you can deliver three eggs to her daily. After a week of giving her eggs, Ann’s affection will increase.

Fastest Way to Increase Ann’s Affection

Ann loves spa-boiled eggs. You can make them by tossing eggs into the hot spring. Every morning, Ann takes a walk and stops by the waterfall, where you can give her spa-boiled eggs right away.

Elli

Elli works at the clinic and stays there on most days. | Harvest Moon Back to Nature
Elli works at the clinic and stays there on most days.

Elli is the local nurse and helps at the clinic every day except on Wednesdays. She’s a gentle, helpful, and caring girl who loves her job. Elli lives with her brother Stu and her grandmother Ellen.

BirthdaySpring 16 (Alt: Spring 20)
FamilyStu (Brother), Ellen (Grandmother)
RivalThe Doctor

Schedule

Every day, except Wednesday (All Weathers)
TimeLocation
All dayInside the Clinic
Wednesday (All Weathers)
TimeLocation
6:00 AM – 9:00 AMClinic
9:45 AM – 1:00 PMInside Ellen’s House
1:40 PM – 4:00 PMSupermarket
4:45 PM – 7:10 PMInside Ellen’s House
7:55 PM – 12:00 AMClinic

Gifts

Loved
Bandage, Blue Magic Red Flower, Jewelry, Ketchup Recipe, Moondrop Flower, Orange Cup Fruit, Pink Cat Flower, Red Magic Red Flower and Toy Flower
Liked
Strawberry, Blue Grass, Milk, Grape Juice, Fish, Stir Fry, Salad, Vegetable Juice, Sandwich, Strawberry Jam, Popcorn, Pumpkin Pudding, Sweet Potato (dish), Greens, Hot Milk, Cheesecake, Apple Jam, Apple Pie, Grape Jam, Chirashi Sushi, Sashimi, Grilled Fish, Cookie, Ice Cream, Cake, Chocolate, Chocolate Cookies, Chocolate Cake, and Relaxation Tea Leaves, Relaxation Tea, Fruit Latte, Veggie Latte, and Mixed Latte
Neutral
Turnip, Potato, Cucumber, Cabbage, Tomato, Corn, Pineapple, Eggplant, Carrot, Sweet Potato, Spinach, Apple, Bamboo Shoot, Wild Grape, Mushroom, Truffle, Red Grass, Green Grass, Mystrile, Orichalcum, Adamantite, Gold Ore, Silver Ore, Copper Ore, Egg, Spa-Boiled Egg, Mayonnaise, Cheese, Wool, Yarn Ball, Honey, SUGDW Apple, Rice Ball, Bread, Bodigizer, Bodigizer XL, Turbojolt, Turbojolt XL, Oil, Flour, Curry Powder, Veggie Pancake, Miso Soup, Stew, Curry, Fruit Juice, Mixed Juice, Pickled Turnips, Fries, Pickles, Strawberry Milk, Tomato Juice, Happy Eggplant, Roasted Potatoes, Boiled Egg, Butter, Cheese Fondue, Bamboo Rice, Mushroom Rice, Truffle Rice, Sushi, Jam Bun, Raisin Bread, Dinner Roll, Pizza, Noodles, Curry Noodles, Tempura Noodles, Fried Noodles, Tempura, Food Fiasco, Golden Egg, and Ketchup
Disliked
Onion, Pumpkin, Green Pepper, Wine, Fried Rice, Scrambled Eggs, Omelet, and Rice Omelet
Hated
Stone, Branch, Lumber, Weeds, Poisonous Mushroom, Fodder, Chicken Feed, Fish Food, Garbage, Fries Recipe, Dead Weeds, Winter Stone, Winter Branch, and Winter Lumber

Heart Events

  • Black Heart

Talk to Elli after entering the clinic for the first time. She will say that you have a small cut and ask if it hurts. If you pick “excruciating”, Elli will give you a bandage. Exit the clinic and head left, where you will see Stu crying.

Stu will thank you after you give him the bandage. Elli will come and ask you why you didn’t use the bandage on yourself. To increase her affection, answer with “I was okay.”

  • Purple Heart

Elli is standing in front of the clinic. Walk up to her, and she will ask you about your farm work. Picking “fun” will increase her affection, “hard” will decrease it, and “tiring” does not affect her affection.

  • Blue Heart

Elli will come to your farm and offer you sandwiches for three days. Her affection will increase after three days of giving you sandwiches.

Fastest Way to Increase Elli’s Affection

Elli is one of the easiest girls to romance in the game. She loves flowers, which you can plant or find on the mountain for free. Give her flowers every day to raise her affection fast.

Karen

Karen lives and works at the Supermarket. | Harvest Moon Back to Nature
Karen lives and works at the Supermarket.

Karen is a serious and assertive girl who lives with her parents, Jeff and Sasha. Compared to the other girls, she is very mature and is willing to listen to your problems if her affection is high enough. Karen likes drinking wine and regularly drinks at the Inn.

BirthdayFall 15 (Alt: Fall 22)
FamilySasha (Mother), Jeff (Father)
RivalRick

Schedule

Monday – Saturday
TimeLocation
6:00 AM – 8:00 AMSupermarket (Locked)
8:00 AM – 10:30 AMOutside the Supermarket
10:30 AM – 1:00 PMSupermarket House Area
1:00 PM – 4:00 PMSupermarket Store Area
4:00 PM – 7:00 PMSupermarket House Area
7:30 PM – 10:00 PMMineral Beach
10:50 PM – 12:00 AMSupermarket (Locked)
Monday – Saturday (Raining)
TimeLocation
6:00 AM – 8:00 AMSupermarket (Locked)
8:00 AM – 12:00 AMSupermarket
Tuesday (Sunny)
TimeLocation
6:00 AM – 8:00 AMSupermarket (Locked)
8:00 AM – 10:30 AMOutside the Supermarket
10:30 AM – 1:00 PMSupermarket
2:00 PM – 4:00 PMHot Springs
5:00 PM – 7:00 PMSupermarket
8:00 PM – 10:00 PMThe Inn
10:30 PM – 12:00 AMSupermarket (Locked)
Tuesday (Raining)
TimeLocation
6:00 AM – 1:00 PMSupermarket
2:00 PM – 4:00 PMWoodcutter’s House
5:00 PM – 7:00 PMSupermarket
8:00 PM – 10:00 PMThe Inn
10:30 PM – 12:00 AMSupermarket (Locked)
Sunday (All Weathers)
TimeLocation
6:00 AM – 7:00 PMSupermarket
8:00 PM – 10:00 PMThe Inn
10:30 PM – 12:00 AMSupermarket (Locked)

Gifts

Loved
Fries, Pizza, Popcorn, Sashimi, Truffle, and Wine
Liked
Blue Magic Red Flower, Butter, Cheese Fondue, Cheese, Corn, Cucumber, Egg, Eggplant, Golden Egg, Green Pepper, Greens, Jewelry, Mayonnaise, Miso Soup, Moon Drop Flower, Orange Cup Fruit, Pickled Turnips, Pickles, Happy Eggplant, Pink Cat Flower, Potato, Pumpkin, Red Magic Red Flower, Salad, Scrambled Eggs, Spa-Boiled Egg, Spinach, Stir Fry, Sweet Potato, and Toy Flower
Neutral
Bamboo Rice, Bamboo Shoot, Boiled Egg, Bread, Cabbage, Carrot, Chirashi Sushi, Curry, Curry Noodles, Curry Powder, Dinner Roll, Fish (any size), Flour, Food Fiasco, Fried Noodles, Fried Rice, Fruit Juice, Grilled Fish, Hot Milk, Ketchup, Milk, Mixed Juice, Mushroom, Mushroom Rice, Noodles, Oil, Omelet, Onion, Pineapple, Sandwich, Stew, Tempura, Tempura Noodles, Tomato, Tomato Juice, Truffle Rice, Turnip, Relaxation Tea Leaves, Rice Ball, Rice Omelet, Strawberry, Sushi, Vegetable Juice, Veggie Latte, Veggie Pancake, Wild Grape, Wool and Yarn Ball
Disliked
Apple, Bandage, Blue Grass, Bodigizer XL, Bodigizer, Copper Ore, Dead Weeds, Fruit Latte, Gold Ore, Grape Jam, Grape Juice, Green Grass, Honey, Jam Bun, Ketchup Recipe, Mixed Latte, Mystrile, Orichalcum, Raisin Bread, Red Grass, Relaxation Tea, Roasted Potatoes, Silver Ore, Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Milk, SUGDW Apple, Turbojolt XL, Turbojolt, and Weeds
Hated
Adamantite, Apple Jam, Apple Pie, Branch, Cake, Cheesecake, Chicken Feed, Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Cookie, Chocolate, Cookie, Empty Can, Fish Food, Fodder, Fries Recipe, Ice Cream, Lumber, Poisonous Mushroom, Pumpkin Pudding, Stone, Sweet Potato (dish), Winter Branch, Winter Lumber, and Winter Stone

Heart Events

  • Black Heart

After entering the Supermarket, Duke will ask you a question. Karen will show up and demand payment from Duke if you answer him with “You should pay.” Karen will thank you, and her affection will increase.

  • Purple Heart

If you visit the hot spring area, Karen will appear. When she asks you if something is wrong, answer with “love life” to increase her affection.

  • Blue Heart

Karen will give you a bag of Moon Drop Flower seeds, which you can plant. After the flowers grow, she will come again to thank you for planting the seeds she gave you. Her affection will increase after this event.

Fastest Way to Increase Karen’s Affection

Gifting Karen a bottle of wine is the best way to increase her affection, but it is expensive at 300 G per bottle. Alternatively, you can give her flowers that you can find for free on the mountain.

Mary

Mary loves books and she works at the library. | Harvest Moon Back to Nature
Mary loves books and she works at the library.

Mary is a shy and quiet girl who works at the town’s library. She spends lots of time in the library and loves to read and study her father’s books. Ever since she moved to the town, she feels like she doesn’t quite fit in with the townsfolk.

BirthdayWinter 20 (Alt: Winter 25)
FamilyAnna (Mother), Basil (Father)
RivalGray

Schedule

Everyday, except Mondays (All Weathers)
TimeLocation
6:00 AM – 10:00 AMAt Home
10:00 AM – 4:00 PMAt the Library
4:00 PM – 12:00 AMAt Home
Monday (Sunny)
TimeLocation
6:00 AM – 7:00 AMAt Home
8:00 AM – 10:00 AMAt Mother’s Hill
11:00 AM – 1:00 PMAt Home
1:40 PM – 4:00 PMSupermarket
4:50 PM – 12:00 AMAt Home
Monday (Raining)
TimeLocation
6:00 AM – 1:00 PMAt Home
1:40 PM – 4:00 PMSupermarket
4:50 PM – 12:00 AMAt Home

Gifts

Loved
Bamboo Shoot, Mushroom, Poisonous Mushroom, Truffle, Blue Grass, Red Grass, Green Grass, Bodigizer, Bodigizer XL, Turbojolt, Turbojolt XL, Vegetable Juice, Tomato Juice, Pumpkin Pudding, Cheese Fondue, Bamboo Rice, Mushroom Rice, Truffle Rice, Grape Jam, Raisin Bread, Relaxation Tea Leaves, Relaxation Tea, and Veggie Latte
Liked
Pumpkin, Spinach, Green Pepper, Moon Drop Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Blue Magic Red Flower, Red Magic Red Flower, Toy Flower, Orange Cup Fruit, Apple, Wild Grape, Mayonnaise, Milk, Cheese, Wool, Yarn Ball, Honey, SUGDW Apple, Grape Juice, Fruit Juice, Mixed Juice, Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Milk, Sweet Potato (dish), Greens, Boiled Egg, Hot Milk, Cheesecake, Apple Jam, Apple Pie, Sushi, Jam Bun, Dinner Roll, Cookie, Ice Cream, Cake, Golden Egg, Fruit Latte, Mixed Latte, Ketchup, and Jewelry
Neutral
Turnip, Potato, Cucumber, Strawberry, Cabbage, Tomato, Corn, Onion, Pineapple, Eggplant, Carrot, Sweet Potato, Mystrile, Orichalcum, Adamantite, Gold Ore, Silver Ore, Copper Ore, Egg, Spa-Boiled Egg, Rice Ball, Bread, Wine, Fish, Oil, Flour, Curry Powder, Stir Fry, Miso Soup, Stew, Salad, Sandwich, Popcorn, Roasted Potatoes, Scrambled Eggs, Omelet, Chirashi Sushi, Sashimi, Grilled Fish, Pizza, Noodles, Curry Noodles, Tempura Noodles, Fried Noodles, Tempura, Chocolate, Chocolate Cookie, Chocolate Cake, and Rice Omelet
Disliked
Veggie Pancake, Fried Rice, Curry, Pickled Turnips, Fries, Pickles, Happy Eggplant, and Butter
Hated
Stone, Branch, Lumber, Weeds, Ketchup Recipe, Fodder, Chicken Feed, Fish Food, Food Fiasco, Garbage, Fries Recipe, Bandage, Dead Weeds, Winter Stone, Winter Branch, and Winter Lumber

Heart Events

  • Black Heart

If you enter the library for the first time, you’ll find Mary writing a novel. Pick “What are you writing?” to increase her affection. Picking “I’d like to read a book” will have no effect.

  • Purple Heart

When you enter the library, Mary will ask you if you came to read a book. Answering with “I came to read” will increase her affection, while saying “just dropping by” will decrease it.

  • Blue Heart

Mary will lend you a book called “The King and the Woodcutter.” After reading and returning the book to her at the library, she will ask you what you think of it. Answer with “I liked the woodcutter” to increase her affection.

Fastest Way to Increase Mary’s Affection

Mary loves almost anything that grows in the wild. The best gifts you can give her are bamboo shoots in the spring and red grass in the summer. During fall, give her green grass and poisonous mushrooms to quickly increase her affection.

Popuri

You can find Popuri on the Poultry Farm. | Harvest Moon Back to Nature
You can find Popuri on the Poultry Farm.

Popuri is a cheerful girl that lives on the Poultry Farm with her mother Lillia and brother Rick. She wants to see the world, and finds farming a boring job. Popuri is a sweet girl, but she has a very childish personality.

BirthdaySummer 3 (Alt: Summer 10)
FamilyRick (Brother), Lillia (Mother)
RivalKai

Schedule

Every day, except Sundays (All Weathers)
TimeLocation
6:00 AM- 7:00 AMPoultry Farm
7:45 AM – 10:00 AMHot Springs
10:45 AM – 12:00 AMPoultry Farm
Every day, except Sundays (Raining)
TimeLocation
All dayPoultry Farm
Sundays (Sunny)
TimeLocation
6:00 AM – 9:00 AMPoultry Farm
9:30 AM – 1:00 PMAt the Church
1:30 PM – 5:30 PMRose Square
6:00 PM – 12:00 AMPoultry Farm
Sundays (Raining)
TimeLocation
6:00 AM – 9:00 AMPoultry Farm
9:30 AM – 1:00 PMAt the Church
1:30 PM – 12:00 AMPoultry Farm

Gifts

Loved
Pink Cat Flower, Toy Flower, Spa-Boiled Egg, Honey, Fruit Juice, Sandwich, Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Milk, Scrambled Eggs, Omelet, Boiled Egg, Hot Milk, Apple Jam, Apple Pie, Ice Cream, Cake, Chocolate, Chocolate Cake, Relaxation Tea, Rice Omelet, and Jewelry
Liked
Strawberry, Tomato, Corn, Pineapple, Blue Magic Red Flower, Red Magic Red Flower, Orange Cup Fruit, Apple, Truffle, Egg, Mayonnaise, Milk, Yarn Ball, SUGDW Apple, Bread, Grape Juice, Flour, Veggie Pancake, Stew, Salad, Fries, Popcorn, Pumpkin Pudding, Sweet Potato (dish), Bamboo Rice, Mushroom Rice, Grape Jam, Chirashi Sushi, Fried Noodles, Tempura, Wool G, Relaxation Tea Leaves, and Ketchup
Neutral
Weeds, Potato, Cucumber, Cabbage, Onion, Carrot, Sweet Potato, Spinach, Moondrop Flower, Bamboo Shoot, Wild Grape, Mushroom, Adamantite, Wool, Rice Ball, Fish, Oil, Curry Powders, Fried Rice, Stir Fry, Miso Soup, Curry, Pickles, Roasted Potato, Greens, Butter, Cheesecake, Mushroom Rice, Sushi, Jam Bun, Raisin Bread, Dinner Roll, Sashimi, Grilled Fish, Noodles, Curry Noodles, Tempura Noodles, Cookie, Chocolate Cookie, and Dead Weeds
Disliked
Turnip, Pumpkin, Eggplant, Green Pepper, Cheese, Vegetable Juice, Mixed Juice, Pickled Turnips, Tomato Juice, Happy Eggplant, Cheese Fondue, Pizza, Fruit Latte, Veggie Latte, and Mixed Latte
Hated
Stone, Branch, Lumber, Poisonous Mushroom, Blue Grass, Red Grass, Green Grass, Mystrile, Orichalcum, Ketchup Recipe, Fodder, Chicken Feed, Gold Ore, Silver Ore, Copper Ore, Fish Food, Bodigizer, Bodigizer XL, Turbojolt, Turbojolt XL, Wine, Food Fiasco, Garbage, Fries Recipe, Bandage, Winter Stone, Winter Branch, and Winter Lumber

Heart Events

  • Black Heart

You will find Popuri and Rick arguing when you enter the Poultry Farm. Popuri will get mad and run away. You can find her at the hot springs area.

Talk to her and pick “My sympathies.” She will go home, and her affection will increase.

  • Purple Heart

When you visit the Poultry Farm, Popuri will tell you that she’s thinking of leaving the town. Picking “That could be fun” will increase her affection, and picking “You should stay here” will reduce it. 

  • Blue Heart

You must have a free space in your chicken coop to trigger this event. Popuri will come to your farm and give you an egg, increasing her affection. 

Hatch the egg using the incubator and name the new chick “Popuri”. She will come the next morning, and her affection will increase.

Fastest Way to Increase Popuri’s Affection

If you already have a kitchen, you can cook Popuri meals that contain eggs, like boiled eggs or omelets. Popuri also likes flowers, so give her lots of them if you haven’t unlocked the kitchen yet.