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

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Huanxiang Nongchang
Nông trường ảo tưởng
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05/17/22 Tea Novel c120
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New jaybirb rated it
May 23, 2022
Status: Completed
A really fun, funny and interesting story! Such an entertaining read, with a cast of amazing characters.

The only downside is that from Chapter 96 to 120, the translator is by Tea Novel. All translations by Tea Novel is barely disguised MTL. They have the wrong pronouns (sometimes the pronoun changes mid-sentence!), gibberish sentences, wrong names, the whole lot. I hope someone eventually finishes off the translation so we get a smooth complete read.
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New dramamonster rated it
May 18, 2022
Status: Completed
Cooking/farming/village slice of life with BL, a bit of horror, and many supernatural creatures.

For the first part, I'd give it 5 stars. After the last story arc and ending, I'd give it 3 stars. The ending ... more>>

I found very melancholy, as it turned out that every human in the village was dead, possibly all along, and only supernatural creatures and ghosts/spirits were left. The family history was also super tragic. The MC was super isolated and alone, other than his little farm of supernatural beings, his supernatural friends, his supernatural ML, and the one ex-co-worker that visits one a year. Every day was just cooking cooking farming farming in an isolated supernatural farm, but I guess that's what he wanted.

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iceflecks rated it
March 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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Monniebiloney rated it
October 3, 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.


“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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maevalily rated it
June 6, 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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Domar rated it
May 2, 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 rated it
August 8, 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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Dragon_Reader rated it
January 8, 2022
Status: Completed
An amazing, slice-of-life novel which manages to hit you with equal doses of tragedy and comedy at surprisingly intervals in the same chapter.

Ofcourse, it's not very angsty. Just that one chapter, you are smacking your lips and the next chapter a tragic past memory makes its way and the next chapter you are laughing your ass off at the FF inhabitants' antics...

The romance is pretty slow but beautiful.

MC is a gentle, warm and open-minded/ accepting all weird sh*t happening around kind of a person. He has always been able to... more>> see/ hear weird supernatural stuff so he manages to accept new creatures after a brief surprise.

ML will initially come off as violent and hungry. But as the novel progresses, readers will realise that he is actually pretty good, childish and strangely obedient to MC despite being a gazillion times stronger than MC.

We cannot forget MC's best friend - his presence in the novel is extremely constant and frequent, he could very well be one of the main characters. Like all other 3D characters in the novel, he comes off as a silly but warm-hearted and kind farmer but as the novel progresses, you will ofcourse realise that his past is tragic.

This novel has managed to maintain its comedic and slice of life undertone despite most characters having terrible, painful and tragic pasts that should have built up more angst.

I highly, highly recommend this novel.

Special mention to the TL (Chrysanthemum Garden) - Super good TLs with yummy food pics. <<less
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Youkonos rated it
May 9, 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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April 3, 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 rated it
February 4, 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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Fuchou rated it
July 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).



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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ike_00000 rated it
August 8, 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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Svetlyak rated it
May 6, 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>>

(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)

are quite likable and they're slowly growing on me. <<less
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September 2, 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.


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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Erin_W rated it
November 9, 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 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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March 12, 2022
Status: Completed
The novel is 4 ⭐️, minus a million stars for that translation. I switched to the mtl and I found it easier to understand.


-the friendships and side characters

-interesting plot and concept

-enjoyed the little mini supernatural segues

-liked the characters

-Yin Xun, poor kid needs a hug


-the food, waaayyyyy too much time spent on food and it was annoying

-not that big of a fan of their relationship once they were together. Can’t figure out exactly why

-THE FOOD, again, there was so much food p*rn
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February 10, 2022
Status: --
The summary has nothing to day with the story. It's very horror genre. The MC is not the one having magical hands to farm...

Very misleading.

And the TL is difficult to treat because it's not in very good English. At some point, MC is talking like an idiot that states the obvious. Maybe it's the original work that's not good or the tl. Maybe I'll try MTL to see if it's better.
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blrblrb rated it
November 25, 2021
Status: Completed
Read up to chapter 94 and MTL'd the rest. The MTL is about 80% understandable, but there are some hilariously bad mistranslations at some points.

This is mostly a comedic slice-of-life novel. It does get boring at times but I keep coming back to it because of the mouthwatering food descriptions *q* There is an overarching plot, but it progresses very slowly until the last 5 to 10 chapters.

The romance is very sweet, even though there's a lot of third wheelers *cough Yin Xun cough*
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Marina Okumura rated it
September 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 rated it
June 6, 2020
Status: c63

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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fuwa.fuwa rated it
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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