Goodacre — Summer 01

- Oceanside Sims, Update

OC-Goodacre-Summer-Y1“Back To The Barnyard”

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

Goodacre 001Goodacre 002The farm welcomes a new member to the family, Piggy #4.

Goodacre 003Becca Goodacre, matriarch of the Goodacre clan, awakens to the screams of her first born child, Eve.

Goodacre 008Goodacre 011Evie is still a cutie!

Goodacre 024Becca loves spending time with her little one and can’t wait for the one that’s on the way.

Goodacre 027Even though the morning sickness and fatigue is kicking her butt.

Goodacre 030Goodacre 036Becca makes a hearty breakfast for herself and her man.

Goodacre 047Then heads back to bed.

Goodacre 050Owen, our resident farmer cowboy, finally awakens to work the farm but first…

Goodacre 052Owen makes the final payment on his new grocery store and receives the deed!

Goodacre 058Owen happily goes about his chores.

Goodacre 060Checking the barnyard…

Goodacre 063Collecting the eggs…

Goodacre 075Goodacre 080Milking the cow…

Goodacre 087and tending the overgrown crops.

Goodacre 088Postman 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!
Wimp.

Goodacre 091Little Evie is awake again and crying for Mama.

Goodacre 092Goodacre 094Go 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!

Goodacre 099Bugs have infested Owen’s crops. Luckily local scientist Minka Yomoshoto concocted an organic pesticide for Owen to use that won’t contaminate his veggies.

Goodacre 104Goodacre 107This family is about as exciting as watching the grass grow.

Goodacre 114Selena Firestone stops by to discuss breast feeding with Owen. Something he definitely DOES NOT want to talk about.

Goodacre 117Becca finally got the baby to go back to sleep and tries her best to make Comfort Soup.

Goodacre 121Which she burns.

Goodacre 126Goodacre 127The ladies gag at the soup but Owen doesn’t care as long as he gets food down his gullet.

Goodacre 136The Goodacres are also bee keepers now. Owen hopes his organic honey will be a best seller at the store.

Goodacre 140Goodacre 141I have a soft spot for baby chicks ^.^

Goodacre 143The tomatoes are ready for harvest. They still don’t look all that good, but hopefully they will sell.

Goodacre 147Becca tries to catch up on some of her own chores before she heads in for the night.

Goodacre 148Goodacre 153Hoping to attract Alberta the wolf, Owen leaves out wolf chow by the dog house.

Goodacre 154Goodacre 156Becca doesn’t get to sleep for long…

Goodacre 157The dictator must be changed!

Goodacre 159Goodacre 161Sunday, Day Seven

Goodacre 001Goodacre 002Crazy arm waving in the middle of the night can mean only one thing…

Goodacre 003*pop*

Goodacre 006Becca’s hunger is really low so she grabs a bowl of cereal before heading back to bed.

Goodacre 015Owens awakens at 5am every morning to get a head start on his chores.

Goodacre 018Up before the chickens!

Goodacre 021Goodacre 025Some of the weeds are giving Owen a hard time.

Goodacre 032Goodacre 053After his morning chores are done, Owen heads to Goodacre’s Grocery Store to open it for his first day of business.

Goodacre 056The 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.

Goodacre 059Owen quickly wins him over with his charming smile and “Aw Shucks” personality.

Goodacre 060Becca 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.

Goodacre 061Owen grills some of his homemade hot dogs as samples for prospective customers to try.

Goodacre 065His plan is working already!

Goodacre 069George Lambswool, resident chef, saunters into the grocery store. Unfortunately he cannot find the apples that are RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIS FACE.

Goodacre 068Be 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.

Goodacre 073Owen shows off all of his natural, organic fruit straight off of the farm. George is impressed!

Goodacre 075Owen tries to schmooze Beckett but he still seems wary.

Goodacre 076*gasp* A customer!

Goodacre 079Owen has a wee bit of trouble figuring out the cash register. Math isn’t really his thing.

Goodacre 084Goodacre 087Owen proudly displays his hard-earned first Simoleon!

Goodacre 090Beckett’s taking notes! Owen can’t really tell by his face if he’s impressed or not.

Goodacre 093Woot!

Goodacre 096I know everyone loves the potty training faces, but to me this annoyed customer face is the cutest thing ever!

Goodacre 097Goodacre 098The apple is finally bought and George is a happy sim!

Goodacre 100Goodacre 101Owen still hopes to sell something to Beckett.

Goodacre 104Rocky: Yo, Mr. Goodacre, I’m back!
Rocky might be the only customer you need Owen.

Goodacre 106Goodacre 107Owen closes the shop for the day at 6pm.

Goodacre 108Beckett leaves without a purchase…

Goodacre 109but Rocky makes up for it by buying yet another thing.

Goodacre 110Double Woot!

Goodacre 112Owen takes the Wholesale Discount perk.

Goodacre 117Then heads home for Sunday Dinner.

While Owen was gone:

Goodacre 120Eve is cranky again.

Goodacre 121Goodacre 125Goodacre 127It’s time to introduce Eve to the bouncy noise maker thingy.

Goodacre 128She looks thrilled!

Goodacre 130Becca is super hungry. Hey, let’s try making Comfort Soup again, Becca!

Goodacre 133Great Plumbob woman! Why is soup so difficult for you?

Goodacre 135Becca likes having the bouncy in the dining room. She can keep her eye on Evie while she eats.

Goodacre 139It’s also a good place to stash Evie while Becca runs upstairs for a quick bath.

Goodacre 140Goodacre 141Miraculously 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.

Goodacre 146Goodacre 147Becca and Evie are best friends.

Goodacre 149Eve is growing up *tear*

Goodacre 151Back to bed sweet little baby girl.

Goodacre 152Daddy’s home from the store…

Goodacre 158and Becca starts on the Goopy Carbonara for Sunday Dinner.

Goodacre 160Since 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.

Goodacre 163Great job not burning dinner Becca!

Goodacre 164However she passes out before she has a chance to serve it.

Goodacre 167Like a pro Becca wakes up and continues to serve dinner…

Goodacre 169and passes out again. At least this time she’s standing up… Right?

Goodacre 168Thank 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.

Goodacre 174After 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!

Goodacre 178Owen valiantly extinguishes the fire and saves the tree.

Goodacre 179And this happens… AGAIN!

Goodacre 182Still not finishing her food, Becca makes it up to her bed to get some much needed shut-eye.

Goodacre 184But it doesn’t last long…

Goodacre 185*pop #2*

Goodacre 186Goodacre 187Welp, you tried *gold star*

Monday, Day Eight

Goodacre 003Becca awakens early in the morning for her ritual purging of her stomach.

Goodacre 007She sneaks in a bit of leftovers for breakfast to curb her hunger before heading back to bed.

Goodacre 010Owen hears the cries of baby Eve and gets up to take care of her.

Goodacre 011After Becca’s fainting spells last night Owen is really worried about her.

Goodacre 016He’ll try his best to take everything off of Becca’s plate today so she can get well.

Goodacre 018But even in sleep Becca has no peace. Nightmares about her neighbors make for an unpleasant night.

Goodacre 021Goodacre 025Goodacre 027Goodacre 029When I say Becca is having a rough pregnancy I mean it!

Goodacre 032But Becca takes everything with a smile.

Goodacre 034Almost all of the crops and trees are sickly. Owen is having a hard time keeping up with everything on his own. Hopefully he will be able to sell these apples at the store.

Goodacre 040Goodacre 042Goodacre 044There’s just no rest for the mommy no matter what Owen’s intentions are.

Goodacre 049Let’s try this Comfort Soup one more time, shall we?

Goodacre 047Goodacre 050Owen is ready to get Eve’s transition party started! He invites Malcolm and Vivian, of course, and George and his wife Dawn Lambswool since he and George hit it off so well at the store yesterday.

Goodacre 052Goodacre 055Becca is just about to sit down with her perfectly made Comfort Soup when she feels the pains in her stomach take over. Her body has completely shut down from lack of food.

Goodacre 056Becca dies under the table of her beloved kitchen.

Goodacre 054Gee, thanks Paragon, but I don’t think Becca will make it to Sue’s Secret Kitchen on account of her, you know, BEING DEAD!

Goodacre 058Owen sprints into the kitchen and finds the Grim Reaper there to take poor Becca away to the Nether.

Goodacre 059Goodacre 063Owen cries, begs, wails to the Grim Reaper and the Watcher to spare his lovely wife and unborn child.

Goodacre 065But the Grim Reaper already holds Becca’s soul in his hands.

Goodacre 066If Owen can find Becca’s soul hidden in one of the Reaper’s hands the Reaper will place it back into his true love. Only Owen can save her now!

Goodacre 071HE DID IT!

Goodacre 077An annoyed and dejected Grim Reaper stays true to his word and brings Becca and her unborn baby back from the Nether!

Goodacre 079*tear*

Goodacre 080All of the drama was missed by the party guests as they were fondling the livestock.

Goodacre 082Owen reluctantly leaves his Becca in order to get Eve ready for her big transition.

Goodacre 085Finally Becca gets to eat. EEEEAAAAATTTTTTT!

Goodacre 087With all of the commotion Owen was too late to bring Eve to the birthday cake.

Goodacre 088Evie transitions without the cake wearing an appropriate outfit for a future nature enthusiast!

Goodacre 090Goodacre 091Becca is so happy she was here to see her daughter grow up. She’s so blessed to have cheated death and knows that the Watcher was watching over her and making sure she would come back to her family. Becca decides then and there that she should preach the benevolent love of the Watcher to anyone that will listen and spread her faith to all of Oceanside.

Goodacre 095Becca takes Evie to gussy her up a bit.

Goodacre 103Eve is a 3-7-9-10-10 Sagittarius. She’s Good (which she gets from both of her parents) and Over-Emotional (which she gets from Becca). Her OTH is Fitness!

Goodacre 099Goodacre 096With all of the excitement of the day Owen almost forgot to pay his taxes!

Goodacre 100The party-goers don’t really seem to be having a great time.

Goodacre 111Evie tries solids for the first time. Mush isn’t so bad!

Goodacre 112Goodacre 115I never want drink the water on the farm…

Goodacre 119Goodacre 116The poor little birthday cake whipped up by George never got to be eaten 🙁

Goodacre 121Well I’m sorry! I had to resurrect someone from the dead, transition a baby, and make sure no one else died. Sorry I couldn’t entertain you to your satisfaction!!

Goodacre 127This picture takes away all of my anger. Look at her wittle fingers around his neck! daawwwwwwwww!

Goodacre 130It’s potty training time!

Goodacre 132Goodacre 136She did it!

Goodacre 139Goodacre 141Goodacre 143All is well in the Goodacre home again.

Tuesday, Day Nine

Goodacre 001NO BECCA! DON’T DIE ON ME AGAIN!!!

Goodacre 004Oh yeah, I totes forgot about the baby!

Goodacre 024It’s a girl!

Goodacre 026Faith Goodacre has light skin, brown hair, and aqua eyes.

Goodacre 028Evie wakes up just in time to meet her new little sister!

Goodacre 029Oh dear.

Goodacre 030Evie is smarter than your average baby! She can climb out of her crib all by herself.
Where are Mommy and Daddy you might ask?

Goodacre 035Yep, you guessed right.

Goodacre 036Not. At All. Surprised.

Goodacre 038*chimes*

Goodacre 041After the deed is done Becca bonds with her miracle baby, Faith.

Goodacre 043I don’t think Faith approves of what she was just forced to watch.

Goodacre 045Evie assaults the rabbit head after she too is traumatized by watching her parents woohoo.

Goodacre 052The Goodacre’s added a matching crib in Eve’s nursery for Faith.

Goodacre 056Becca’s death wasn’t the only tragedy to hit the Goodacres. Their four fish also perished. Alas, they could not be saved from the Reaper.

Goodacre 061Goodacre 064Next to the farm is an unused bit of land. Owen thought it would make a great venue for weddings or concerts so he planted more orange trees and set up a gazebo. He calls it The Grove. (Please excuse the levitating animals next door.)

Goodacre 065Goodacre 067Goodacre 068Goodacre 074Back at the farm, Becca eats…

Goodacre 076and studies The Word of The Watcher (aka Lifelong Happiness) so she may preach to her neighbors.

Goodacre 077Whoops! Becca missed trying to potty train Eve.

Goodacre 079Because the potty was heinous! Daddy needs to learn to clean up after potty training!

Goodacre 083Goodacre 085Owen “donates” The Grove back to Oceanside. Vivian gives him a good amount of money for the land!

Goodacre 089Becca has some trouble potty training Eve. Maybe Evie only wants her Pa to potty train her.

Goodacre 098Goodacre 104Becca gives both of the girls well-needed baths.

Goodacre 110Goodacre 112Goodacre 117And it’s lunch time for the girls. Some are more impatient than others.

Goodacre 120I think the time in the Nether rubbed off on Faith. She’s quite grumpy in the bouncy.

Goodacre 125Goodacre 128Goodacre 132Owen’s very helpful and puts the girls down for their naps while Becca eats.

Goodacre 137Unfortunately two of his cucumber crops perished in the heat of the summer.

Goodacre 139Becca heads to take a nap of her own. In her head she’s already coming up with sermons to inspire her soon-to-be flock.

Goodacre 145The barnyard is getting really full. Next season Owen will need to slaughter some of the livestock 🙁

Goodacre 150Owen gardens well into the night.

Goodacre 155Best Buddy Malcolm stops by to have a laugh.

Goodacre 160More potty training for Evie.

Goodacre 161See, she only wants to potty train with her Papa.

Goodacre 169Evie was heading out the back door to munch on dog food when Owen stopped her and gave her a bottle!

Goodacre 182Goodacre 183Becca awakens and studies the word of the Watcher.

Goodacre 185And Owen hits the hay.

Goodacre 187Goodnight from the farm!

Notes: I apologize if this update isn’t very funny. I haven’t been feeling too well this past week. I really love playing the Goodacre’s lot. I love all of the gardening and trying to make top notch fruits and veg but it is kind of boring for story-telling. Thank goodness Becca dropped dead or there would be no excitement this round! With Becca’s near-death experience she opened up the Priest career. If you couldn’t tell Becca is Peteran and will open a Peteran Church in Oceanside.

Thanks for reading!

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