Picking Up a General to Plow the Fields

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The people of Dafang village all say, the personality of the Lian family’s eldest daughter changed dramatically after her engagement was cancelled by her fiance’s family. She became extremely forceful and unreasonable. After hearing this, Lian Fangzhou secretly thought: Forceful? My parents are dead, my little brothers and sister are still young, with no one lending a helping hand, there are too many people looking to bully us showing up at my door! There’s still the most shameless pair of uncle and aunt eyeing our few acres of land, and even scheming to sell me off as a concubine! Treating my siblings as servants at their beck and call! If I was not forceful, how would we be able to live in peace? Don’t tell me that I should act like the previous Lian Fangzhou and die from extreme anger? In order to quell this bunch of demons, break out a wide path to walk on, angelic faces are useless, only the tricks used by malevolent spirits are the way to go!

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Village Girl as Family Head : picked up a general for farming
农女当家:捡个将军来种田
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Graestra
Graestra rated it
September 12, 2016
Status: c1
This seems really interesting, it's a nice change from the traditional reincarnation into a bullied daughter of a prominent family, especially with her having to take care of her younger siblings.

I really hope someone picks this up soon.
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jkmessah
jkmessah rated it
October 8, 2016
Status: c6
It is quite refreshing to see the MC have siblings who are not total jerks and downright evil. The story is going at a believable rate and she's not OP with her modern knowledge of agriculture. The titular general have yet to appear but seeing how independent our adorable MC is, I'm not too worried of her being a completely dependent maiden in love that loses all her abilities or sense of responsibility. I am looking forward to how the story unfolds and the translator is doing a good job,... more>> though a little bit of grammar is off, nothing that would affect your reading significantly. <<less
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chibiheaven
chibiheaven rated it
June 9, 2017
Status: c1451
The story was quite interesting in the beginning, but as I got further in I began to dislike how the author chose to continue the story progression. The continuous drama I felt really held the story back, and I disliked how the moment one issue was solved another immediately came in it's place. The female lead also seemed to just... Forget about lessons she learned previously and constantly found herself in situations she should have never been in.

The antagonists were very one dimensional, cliche and were your typical disillusioned villain.... more>> They were annoying and got old very fast. <<less
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KKristen
KKristen rated it
February 2, 2017
Status: c27
Early review of the 24 chapters that are currently released. Will update in more detail later...

Plot so far:
A 30-year old agricultural researcher dies and is reincarnated in the body of a teenage girl. Her parents have recently died, her engagement has been broken, and she and her three younger siblings live a poor village life. Follow the main character as she uses her modern knowledge to grow her farm and refuses to let her family be bullied. (The "general" mentioned in the title and novel description has not yet... more>> appeared.)

Characters:
• The main character, Lian Fang Zhou (formerly known as Zou Mei) is level-headed and practical. She is not over-powered and her knowledge of agriculture and modern education are realistic. She has a sharp tongue when bullied. She is VERY realistic so far (compared to other reincarnated heroines), and I appreciate that.
• The three younger siblings are eager and sweet. They haven't had many roles yet, but they are loyal and likeable.
• The antagonists so far are mainly just bitter, gossiping, older village women.
• The general isn't here yet.

Thoughts:
• Because the story has not yet developed, the main enjoyment is just watching the MC adjust and improve her new life. The MC is interesting but the rest of the cast and plot have yet to be developed.
• I hope this story eventually extends out of her little village.
• The translation quality is pretty good. The translator changed after Chapter 22 (and they changed the title to "Village Girl as the Head of the Family"), but the quality is pretty consistent.
• I'm giving this 4 stars for now because I think it has potential.

Edit: Ever since this has changed translators to Radiant Translations, the English is barely intelligible. The grammar is atrocious and you can barely understand what's going on. Also, even though it's been 27 chapters, the plot has still barely developed. I'm going to have to drop this for now. <<less
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icecream
icecream rated it
September 25, 2016
Status: c4
I really like how the setting is slightly different from the usual. And the side-characters are really good. The MC is also cool and funny. Compared to the other reincarnation type novels, she is more down to earth and frank with her words. She isn't as caring and self-conscious of maintaining "face" and elegance for other people much either. So far a very promising story and female lead
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rakusu
rakusu
May 4, 2019
Status: c325
This would have been great if the author increased the pace a bit and reduce the number of annoying duplicate characters. Seriously, from the chapter she borrowed money from her cousin (about 75) up to the chapter I am atm (325), I am yet to see the cotton harvested. That's how slow it is. The author went into detail how she acquired the lands, seeds, fertilizers, manpower, animals, farming methods, etc. I appreciate that. But I believe it can be told in a lengthy chapter or two for EACH. But... more>> author went as far as 3-10 chapters EACH.

Also there are so many annoying characters who are basically similar but only differs in the level of shamelessness. Take for example the girls who chase after Ah Jian, Cui Gonzi, and Su Master (Fangzhou cousin's husband). They are all girls obsessed in chasing guys who clearly have no interest in them. Like the author is not satisified to annoy you with one so s/he gave you 3 instead.

Another example would be the greedy wives who likes to take advantage of FL such as Lian Li's (Fangzhou's uncle) wife, Li Zheng's (village chief) wife, Aunt Zhang's (neighbor) daughter-in-law, Sun's (hunter) wife. Fortunately, the last 3 is on the mild side. But you see the redundancy in character here. Not so very creative for the author.

I understand that since the story is still on Fangzhou side (ML still not recovered most of his memory) so most of the villains/cannon fodders are females with exception to FL's uncle and ex fiance. But it's so time wasting to read 5-10 chapters about their greediness and stupidity most especially the uncle's wife. It would be fine if the FL teaches them great lessons but most of the time they are just shamed in front of the village crowd, then that's it. They move on then few chapters later, they come back with another level of annoyance. Lately, I just skip their chapters since being repetitive. FL is too kind and just bribes money/goods which is kinda meh.

Putting aside the rant, the story writing is good actually. I like that it's not about arrogant female lead revenging and scheming. But FL needs to be stronger in slapping people faces. I also liked that the story is focused on the slice of life. Just that pacing should be increased and information dump on farming should be reduced. <<less
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SublimiSomnium
SublimiSomnium rated it
January 22, 2017
Status: c22
Didn't want to review until the mentioned General shows up, but at this pace it's probably going to be a while. The reason for the 3-star despite the sensible female MC is for all the other characters. Every villain thus far have been one-dimensional bullies, easily provoked and consequently manipulated into either embarrassing themselves or doing what somebody with even a nominal amount of human decency and common sense would do. Annoyingly enough, these bullies are usually older women.

The saving grace is the MC. She's got a good head on... more>> her shoulders and genuinely cares for her new younger siblings, which is cute. Also, her agricultural knowledge is a nice addition to what would otherwise be a typical reincarnation story. Her knowledge isn't OP, and she explains agricultural techniques which I find interesting. Good for a light-hearted shoujo, but I'm getting a little tired of the formulaic confrontations. <<less
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theludicroushatter
theludicroushatter rated it
September 25, 2017
Status: c32
Spoiler

The MC transmigrates from the modern world to some place in Ancient China. We can clearly see that she transmigrated because she uses modern day arithmetic, agriculture, and etc. To solve her problems.

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The MC is courageous and she deeply cares about her family. She puts her siblings first before her, and she can be quite mischievous.

Spoiler

Like the time when she told her uncle that her mother would haunt his family until he returned the harvested crops he stole from them. When in reality, she did something to make the uncle's pigs seem lethargic.

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Onna31
Onna31 rated it
June 3, 2017
Status: c32
I would recommend go to Radiant Translations if u want to read the full version of the story.

This is a great.. no.. brilliant story! The FMC not only difference from other story but she start of frm poor family!

Oh u have to read for yourself! I wish I can be patient! She still have not met the MMC yet and its already interesting how she.., (u have to read ur self!)

I wish it updated soon. I am grinding my teeth to not click the bookmark everyday hoping for new... more>> update. I am holding myself for 50 updated chapter so I can enjoy the story development. (I didn't ask much... just 50 new chapter evey few days! (+_+))

But thank you for translating this wonderful story! <<less
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Ks
Ks rated it
February 10, 2019
Status: c67
It's really an interesting novel, I like the MC she's realistique not like the other MCs who ran after revenge or after somme stupid mens. She's got a good head on her shoulders and really care fo here littel siblings.

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Spoiler

i really like when she broke her engagement

she's a really shameless relatives (elders) but she always take care of them with some funny tricks.

Ah jian's really a righteous and nice person he have amnesia so he didn't know his past or his identity but I'm sure he's the general since he's strong and know Martial arts, he lives withe the MC and her siblings + third aunt and help them a lot.

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OfficePony
OfficePony rated it
November 29, 2017
Status: c34
If it wasn't for the horrendous grammar I would probably be enjoying this story much more. The author sets up suffering very well but doesn't seem to resolve anything thus far. Most characters are two-dimensional though, they either are trying to completely screw over the MC and family or are trying to unconditionally provide support, with the only exception being bribery by the MC to some of the less favorable characters.
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Homeless_One
Homeless_One rated it
September 22, 2017
Status: c32
Very well written! The translation is nicely done as well. The story engages me greatly. The MC is not helpless, and isnt Overpowered, or have an easy lifestyle, but plans ahead and improves her situation steadily. The story leaves me eagerly awaiting more and I do hope it continues. My only complaint is that there are so few chapters out so far. Hope the translator steadily continues to do an amazing job.
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