Fantasy Farm

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After being fired, Lu Qingjiu finally decided to return to his hometown to farm.

At first, he started raising a pig, and then he found that the pig could solve more high-level math questions than he could.

After that, he started raising a flock of chickens, and then he found that his own fighting ability was one-tenth of that of a single chicken.

Finally, Lu Qingjiu finally realised that this old home wasn’t quite right… Especially a certain person by his side who constantly stared at him day in and day out.

Lu Qingjiu: “Are you drooling because of the spicy stir-fry I’m holding or because of me?”

Bai Yuehu pointed at the stir-fry.

Lu Qingjiu: “Then can you let go??”

Bai Yuehu reluctantly glanced at Lu Qingjiu’s arm, before loosening his teeth.

Associated Names
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Huanxiang Nongchang
Nông trường ảo tưởng
幻想农场
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
10/12/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c94 part1
09/25/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c93 part2
09/13/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c93 part1
08/31/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c92 part2
08/16/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c92 part1
08/03/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c91 part2
07/17/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c91 part1
07/05/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c90 part2
06/28/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c90 part1
06/17/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c89 part2
06/04/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c89 part1
05/25/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c88 part2
05/10/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c88 part1
04/30/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c87 part2
04/21/21 Chrysanthemum Garden c78 part1
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31 Reviews


iceflecks
iceflecks
Mar 18, 2019
Status: Completed
Very unique story with a set of characters that are easy to love, both male and female. I loved all the food and cooking in the story as well, but that's the part of me that loves slice-of-life stories. ^^ If you want action packed drama, this is not the story for you (although there is some action here and there). If you want slice-0f-life with supernatural aspects, come on over. =)
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maevalily
maevalily
Jun 06, 2019
Status: c20
This is like a story with all my favorite genres rolled into one. It’s hilarious, the horror is subtle and creepy, it’s bl, the characters are awesome ?

It’s a great slice of life that has a sort of episodic mystery type plot that slowly adds up into a little world of its own. The translation is amazing too!

As a bonus there’s lots of awesome food in this story (and the translator does an amazing job of including all of these mouth-watering pictures of the dishes). Although this may be a... more>> form of torture, since it looks sooooooo good ?? <<less
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Monniebiloney
Monniebilone
Oct 03, 2019
Status: c37.1
This novel is really great! Reminds me a lot of Natsume Yuuchinchou. This is a novel about the quite life living in the country side along with the mysteries that exist in the unknown.

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“At first, I thought that the crow was calling my name in order to lead me out, ” Lu Qingjiu said, “Afterwards, I thought about it more carefully.” His tone was a little pained, “Say, do you think that even when I’m not there, the crow would still be calling my name?”
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Domar
Domar
May 02, 2019
Status: c12
The characters are rather nice, MC is your normal everyman. The supposed love interest is a fox spirit taking the form of a handsome man, he's constantly ravenous for food. MC just resigned from a company that constantly overworked him, decides to move back to his ancestral home out in the country. Only... the place is chock full of supernatural beings, many of them malevolent. Pretty much every day is a horror story of something trying to devour or haunt the MC, but he cooks meals for the fox which... more>> then either chases off or eats said threat.

I say supposed love interest because, well, frankly there has been zero BL up to this point. Nothing sexual or romantic has gone on between the two lead characters, its all been focused on food and horrific beings. If I hadn't seen the shounen ai tag and the novel being on a BL themed translator's website, I'd assume there wasn't any content like that in the entire series.

Honestly, its a fun read, I like the x-files monster of the week feeling going on. <<less
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Gumihou
Gumihou
Aug 08, 2020
Status: c71 part2
"I don't see nothin'" might as well be the main theme of the story, which is an incredibly sensible way of dealing with the supernatural. See no evil, hear no evil etc. It's amazing how quickly the characters back off at the question 'Do you really want to know?'

Lol, it made for a lot of hilarious moments, with a lot of nods of understandings, most of them amounting to 'Yaaaa, let's not talk about this, ever.'

Also, I really enjoy the cooking scenes. The protagonist making all kinds of sensible meat... more>> filled dishes for his various friends and moochers, but is also able to casually talk about making soy sauce and stuff. If the setting had been in the ancient past, I might not have believed that someone below 30 could make all these stuff, but this is the information age where one could find recipes for miso, soy sauce, preserved beancurd etc, so kudos for all the delicious images! <<less
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Lollipoop
Lollipoop
Apr 03, 2019
Status: c6
So.... What can I say in 6 chapters so far?

Apparently enough, because these chapters are nice and long~ translator said that the chapters get shorter, though, from this point on. :/

Have you ever encountered a slice-of-life with tastes of mystery/suspense and supernatural (mild) horror and regular doses of food p*rn? How does an author mix those supposedly-contradicting genres without involving drama, intense romance, and overbearing/possessive/jealous MCs/MLs?

You can say the characters are simple, but that's part of this novel's charm. They're easy-going, so they don't rashly rush into action. Being SOL,... more>> they also don't weigh to heavily on the romance (yet), but there's potential. You know, reach a man's heart through their stomach~ and I love how, even though I'm not used to slow rural-types with few humans around, this MC doesn't give off any lonely vibes because this is what he grew up with, and the local community supports him.

Pigs are so cute. And tasty. And now the chickens arrived. I look forward to watching the summary unfold, but do I dare hunger [literally] for more? <<less
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Yokishko
Yokishko
Feb 04, 2021
Status: c81.1
I really like this, it’s very chill and fluffy without becoming boring. It has enough amounts of angst/drama to spice it up from time to time without becoming like a soap opera. I like the MC quite a lot too, he’s got a lot of common sense and is quite open-minded but is still funny and not OP. While the ML does seem to be a bit OP it’s actually believable and not in an omnipotent way, he’s very real (for a supernatural being) and makes mistakes too.
Even though... more>> the romance is developing quite slow, I don’t even notice how long it’s been since the first chapter. The story is entertaining enough without having to lean on MC/ML romance drama (though I’m excitedly awaiting for it to happen, they’re so cute 🥰).

It’s kind of like a hybrid of the Manga/Anime N*tsume Y*jinchō and the Korean variety show 3 Meals a Day.

My only complaint is that it makes me gain weight, I keep eating because they keep eating 😭 (my grocery and delivery bills have gone up too.... at least I’ve learned new recipes) <<less
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ike_00000
ike_00000
Aug 08, 2019
Status: c29
I really like the MC's personality / attitude in this story, the way he calmly / comically accepts things haha. Paired with his childhood friend and the ML, this is a super entertaining trio! It's definitely a slice of life story, and even for slow romance this is really quite slow, but I really enjoy their relationship so far. It's built on mutual respect, and unlike many other MLs I find this one super refreshing. Not only is he willing to do dirty work even though he's super OP, the... more>> farming and washing dishes, to spare up MC's time (although ulterior motives are present..), he's a glutton and ridiculously lazy. He also helps the MC a lot and never really intentionally hides anything from him.

As a glutton myself, I like that there's also a lot of food p*rn in this story! Side characters are also comical and unique, like the ghost that fixes balding. I also got quite a few shivers reading this story. It's not scary or anything though, so if the horror tag is s a deterrence don't let it be. <<less
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ichigofanz
ichigofanz
Sep 02, 2021
Status: Completed
A slow paced, slow burn, slice of life story with a touch of supernatural & mystery. The climax is at the very end and while it's suspenseful & heartrending, it was solved quickly enough with quite a satisfying conclusion. ML & MC didn't fall in love at first sight, in fact ML only regards MC as meal tickets at first while MC never consider man as target of affection. Though the romance is sparse, they grow closer naturally. MC knows what he wants & take the first steps (and ML... more>> finish it LoL). Love how independent & self-aware MC is.

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Things that I find sad is that MC's grandfather & grandmother never resolved their misunderstanding until the very end (I know, grandma has passed away even before the story start, but still, they are the linchpin). I wish grandfather can get some closure at the very least. He's been through so much and can't even get a happy ending with his grandson. While the villain can't be considered evil, they are the epitome of doing wrong for the greater good. Unfortunately the one who got sacrificed is MC's whole family. All's well that ends well doesn't sounds so good when you think about the one that suffer. <<less
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Fuchou
Fuchou
Jul 15, 2020
Status: Completed
I usually dislike over-repetition and find them boring (which ends with me dropping the novel), but there's something about Fantasy Farm that I can't just stop reading it to the point that I mtled it in one seating after reading the translated chapters a few months ago. I can't let it go omfg, even now as I write this, the scenes are still stark in my mind. It's utterly refreshing, at times sad (realistically too, in my opinion. The angst isn't overexaggerated and just about right) and over all, it's... more>> wholesome. 10/10 would reread in my free time (not that I haven't two times already).

Also:

Spoiler

It should be called "Fantasy Village" lmao. It's not just the farm that's filled with supernatural creatures, the entire village is, along with the residents. God, like, I had my doubts because from time to time it's kinda obvious? But I was still not prepared for it when it was ultimately revealed. The villagers doesn't even know they're dead OTL

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Svetlyak
Svetlyak
May 06, 2020
Status: c59.2
I didn't know what to expect when I found this novel was written by the same author as "Perfect Destiny", but holy cow is it different! This novel is quite slow on the romance side but quite nicely paced in the slice-of-life aspect. The plot isn't exact what you would call exciting, but I would be lying if I said that there weren't parts that made me cry or laugh (there were a LOT that made me laugh). The characters (including all the weird ones) ... more>>
Spoiler

(note: there is a sentient truck that used to be a slug, two talking piglet creatures, a hair-granting ghost, a bull that produces flavored milk, etc)

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are quite likable and they're slowly growing on me. <<less
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Erin_W
Erin_W
Nov 09, 2019
Status: c42.2
This is a really well written novel with slice of life and mild horror. Its not really scary, just some parts are kind of creepy--which is why there's a horror tag-- but most chapters, if not all, gives very delicious food p*rn. So, if you're into a supernatural farming life with occasional food p*rn, you should read this novel.

Also, I love the fact that it's not really romance-focused, though it is Yaoi, there's barely any romance between the MC and ML. It's very slowburn. The MC is surprisingly chill with... more>> all the supernatural going on around him. Even when he knows some beings are not human or 'natural animals', he just shrugs it off and invites them to dinner. It's hilarious because the ML gets really, really protective of his food (and maybe the MC but its really vague).

Spoiler

Spoiler alert, I kept on sobbing at the part where Yu Xin (accidentally?) reveals that he's not human anymore. Lu Qingjiu was just so worried (like the mother hen that he is) when Yu Xin's not coming home after Lu Qingjiu knows to the point where he cuts himself when he's cooking. My heart breaks for 2 whole days because its sad that he died waiting for Lu Qingjiu (ಥ_ʖಥ)

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Youkonos
Youkonos
May 09, 2021
Status: c46
Let's be honest, this is cooking novel. Over half is dedicated to cooking food, discussing how delicious mc's food is, and getting ingredients to get said food. The actual character elements are there for some light comedy and the occasional spook here and there.

As someone who has made the food in the novel or had it, the food parts honestly do not appeal to me. More often than not I find myself wishing the novel would just get on with it since I find the horror elements and the supernatural... more>> parts fascinating.

If you don't mind this detail, this is a pretty good time waster. <<less
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Marina Okumura
Marina Okumu
Sep 12, 2020
Status: c57 part2
I love this novel, really. She took me totally by surprise, I expected something funny that would make me relieved, but suddenly I was on the floor crying and I really admire it. Lu Qingjiu is one of the best protagonists I've ever had the opportunity to meet, he's definitely my favorite too, I like everything he does, from cooking delicious food to being extremely weak during the winter, and I love how kind he is. I love the fox of our family (even though it may not be a... more>> fox?) and laughs a lot with everything he does, I also identify myself in the laziness part. Anyway, I'm surprised to like all the characters, they all captivated me. So yes, I recommend this novel (although my taste is a little strange), this novel is perfection. <<less
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hejikkk
hejikkk
Jun 06, 2020
Status: c63
4.5/5

Okay to begin, I really really like this novel. It's the kind that soothes you and makes you happy when you read it. I also like how the MC is super chilll with all the supernatural stuff happening around his home. It makes the story alot more amusing, switching from horor to comedy.
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AmNut Obcess
AmNut Obcess
Mar 30, 2020
Status: Completed
Love it! But too short for me : (

Would love of it was longer.
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fuwa.fuwa
fuwa.fuwa
May 23, 2019
Status: c22
Well, it is good. Although, I am a scaredy cat when it's about horror story (ugh, how many times I got goosebump because the woman in the well's story), the existence of Bai Yuehu makes I'm feeling save to read this (because the ghost or evil spirit won't have a chance to end the important chara in here~)

Well, a kind of slice of life BL? It is good
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Shikichan
Shikichan
Jun 24, 2021
Status: --
Wow this novel is such a fresh read for me. I usually don't care about the side characters but wow they just made me cry. Especially when the truth about MC's childhood friend was revealed. Definitely 10/10 and can't wait for more chapters
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Hualian bae
Hualian bae
Jun 14, 2021
Status: c1
5/5 from me!!! WOAHH!! WOAAAHHH!!so I had some free timee and gave this a try without knowing anything at all... AND IT BLEW ME OFF LIKE LITERALLY! WHEN THEY REVEALED WHO THE ML ACTUALLY WAS I WAS BLOWN AWAY😂😂 loveeed ittttt!! and this is the definition of slice of life... BUT IT IS VERY EVENTFUL... IN EVERY CHAPTER SOMETHING HAPPENS... and the thing is if you skip a few sentences u would miss some interesting event... and this fantasy world is indeed super amazing!! you just have to imaginee and... more>> go with flow of the author 😍😍 AND THE FOOD p*rn IS REAL YALL! every chapter a new dish debuts!!

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I LOVE THE MISS GHOST IN THE WELL... THE TWO PIGGY SIBLINGS... THE FIGHTER CHICKENS... THE FOX KIT... THE CHIBIFIED RAIN MASTERS CONCUBINE... THE BULL COW... THE BEES... THAT EYE PLANT... AND EVERYTHING IN THE BOOK😭😭😍😍 AND of course YU XINNN BABY😭😭

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AND OUR MC AND ML😍😍 imo everything happened so naturally between themm ah... likee we were super deprived of romance so when they actually got together it was a festival in the comments section ah😂😂😂😂 soo awesomeee!! and I JUST LOOVE HOW OUR ML DIDN'T CHANGE HIS CHARACTER throughout the story... his desires and everything its felt super real and HE LOVES OUR MC SOOOO MUCHHH😭😭

SO MY DEAR FELLOW READERS... GIVE IT A TRY AH😍😍 <<less
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La-li-ho
La-li-ho
Mar 18, 2021
Status: c85
For those who like slice of life genre as much as I do - try this out! This novel is light and entertaining, it does not have any heavyweight drama or emotional rollercoasters. The emotional development is slow-burn

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though there’s no explanation to MC falling in love with ML except for ML being an extraterrestrial beauty. MC just grew used to him?.. given he was straight originally...

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MC is sweet and caring, ready to accept everyone without questioning and doubts. ML is OP, however, there’s an explanation to that. There’s also a bunch of other characters who are great addition to the story, and this whole kaleidoscope of Chinese mythology (hope this would be a proper word) is what makes this novel especially catching.
And of course... one needs to be careful of all the food-p*rn... I felt like I was gaining weight just by reading. <<less
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