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This article is about Barley, a character from Friends of Mineral Town. You may be looking for Barley as he appears in other games throughout the Harvest Moon series.

Barley is a character in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town.

Barley runs Yodel Ranch where he lives with his granddaughter, May. During your first year, Barley will give you a horse to take care of. When the horse is grown, Barley will visit and make sure that you've taken care of it. If you have, Barley will let you keep the horse! Visit Yodel Ranch when you want to purchase livestock and animal accessories.

Barley tries his best to raise May after she was abandoned by his daughter, Joanna. Barley is generally inside of Yodel Ranch, unless there is a festival. He runs both the Sheep and Cow festivals.[2] If you befriend Barley, he gives you a recipe for Ice Cream.[3]


Monday (Sunny)
6am - 8am Outside of Yodel Farm
8am - 10am Locked inside Yodel Farm
10am - 7pm Yodel Farm
7pm - 6am Locked inside Yodel Farm


Gift Preferences
Special Scrambled Eggs
Loved Miso Soup, Noodles, Rice Balls, Rice Cakes
Liked Adamantite, Animal Fodder, Bamboo, Buckwheat Flour, Chirashi Sushi, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Eggs (S), Gold Ore, Grilled Fish, Honey, Hot Milk (All), Moon Stones, Mushrooms, Mystrile Ore, Omelets, Relaxation Tea, Sand Roses, Sashimi, Sushi, Sweet Potatoes, Tea Leaves, Tomatoes, Truffles, Wool (M), Yarn (S)
Neutral Items not listed
Disliked Cheese (All), Apple Pie, Branches, Cake, Chicken Feed, Chocolate, Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Cookies, Cookies, Curry Rice, Empty Cans, Fish Scales, Ice Cream, Junk Ore, Mayonnaise (S), Old Boots, Orichalc, Pineapples, Pizza, Stones, Weeds, Wine
Hated Ancient Fossils, Curry Powder, Golden Lumber, Pirate Treasure, Poisonous Mushrooms, Red Grass, Yellow Grass


Call to Johanna (Part 1)

Visit the Inn on a Friday between 4PM and 7PM. [6] It must be Year 2 or later. 

Inside, you'll see Barley going to use the telephone. After finding out that the person he's speaking to doesn't plan to come home to the valley anytime soon, he hangs up. Doug asks him if he was speaking to his daughter, Joanna. Barley tells Doug that he was, and that's he's having a hard time understanding why Joanna refuses to come home.

Barley is saddened that his daughter won't come home, because it's having a very negative effect on May! Doug agrees, and says that Johanna should be here for May, especially at her age. Barley leaves the Inn feeling tense.

Call to Johanna (Part 2)

After seeing the first part of this event, you can see the second part if you visit the Inn between 4PM and 7PM on a Wednesday. It must be Year 3 or later.[7]

Inside, you'll see Barley and May as they're about to make another call to Johanna. May gets on the telephone and tells her mother about the new farmer that's moved in and asks that her mother come home. May is sad when her mother tells her that she can't come home yet.

Doug asks if May was talking to her mother. May says that she's happy when she talks to her mother, but is sad that she won't come home.


Spring Horse Festival, Chicken Festival, Cow Festival, Fall Horse Races, Sheep Festival[8]


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