Extra Storage

After my last mining trip I came back with about 5 stacks of cobblestone, filling up the column for cobblestone in my old chest. (Yes, I’m quite a perfectionist when it comes to Minecraft) Changing the subject slightly I did also come back with a total 8 diamonds, giving me a grand total of 9.

More Diamonds!

But moving along, I started to build an undergorund/basement area for my house. At the moment it’s just going to have my storage room but in the future it might contain a mushroom farm or something as well.

Stairs To Basement

I built the stairs going down to the right because my mineshaft’s roof is over to the right and it would intersect that and mess everything up. It may look a bit funny but it is easier this way.

The Basement

Done, it’s not much right now but I will be filling it in with extra chests and signs when I need to – right now I only need it for cobble.

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Finding Diamond

After finishing my aniamal padock last post I decided it would be a good idea to go and explore the cave that I found previously. After about 2 minutes of digging further down in my mineshaft I came about this rather large cavin, containing a lot of iron, coal and lava. But most importantly – diamond!

Big Cavern

Bring on the moment of truth, how many diamonds are there? Just the one? Or is it a vien of 3 or 4 of them? Dun, Dun, Dunnnnnn. Just the one, oh well. It’s better than nothing at least 😀

Diamond!

But nether the less I continue across the lava lake in hope of finding more diamonds. Soon I come to another opening on the other side and are greeted with some Lapis Lazupi, exactly 20 pieces to be exact.

Lots of Lava

Wow thats a lot of lava. I wish I dropped my diamond off in a chest or something, don’t wana lose it in here. Even though it looked promising there isn’t really anything special in here, just a few pieces of iron. Oh well. At least it’s somthing.

Pig Pen

I decided what I wanted to try and do today, the title may give it away slightly 🙂

Hello Piggies

So I went out with some of the wheat and seeds I got from the farm I built yesterday and found myself 2 little piglets (who look very cute on this texture pack I must say – Minecraft4Kids)

The Finished Paddock

After keeping them confined behind a dirt wall for a while I began to start building them a proper pen, bit by bit being careful not to let them escape. It may have took a while but I think it was worth it. I wonder what the pigs think . . .

A New Friend

I then went for a wander, found my self a new buddy (a cute little calf) and saw a puppy on a sheep murdering rampage. What a day. I Brought my new calf back home to live with the pigs and found out that calfs don’t like walking through doors aparently, so it took me a minute or two to get him through my house and into the pen/paddock/field thingy (think I like paddock the most, its not really much of a field, yet . . .

Meet Your Room-Mates

Back to My Single Player World

Today I decided to take a break from SMP Minecraft and go back to my single player world for a while, probably just until the map on Burnt’s server gets changed when Beta 1.7 gets released.

Nice Sunset

First thing I noticed when I came back to this world is how ugly my mineshaft in the garden looks, it has to go. So I headed down into it, nearly falling into the lava at the bottom of the shaft that I found last time. I took out all of the ladders and made my way back up on a column of cobble, sealing the top. Also the fence needed finishing so I did that as well.

New Fence

Then I started to build a staircase down the side of the hill, one for the new mine and also because I might build a dock here in the future. The mine is only small for now, but it will do.

Steps Down to The Dock

Mine Shaft

Next on my to-do list is finish off the house properly, mainly the missing glass upstairs. After a quick trip to the desert next door I came back with about 60 sand. I popped half in the furnace and with the left-overs I made this small beach in front of the mine entrance. After that the glass was ready and I quickly filled in all the gaps upstairs.

The Beach

I still need to make a roof and add some finishing touches to the insides like some bookcases and seats maybe. But I’ll do that next post.

Farming

Over the last few days I’ve being improving my mob grinder, which is taking up quite a lot of my time. I’ve also built a little farm next to my house. Oh, I got a new texture pack as well – Minecraft4Kids 😀

Farm 1

It’s in the garden to the right of my house, only quite small but it will be ok.

Farm 2

And I also made my mushroom farm a bit larger and put some torches up in the roof to stop monsters from spawning in there. That would kinda make it pointless having a farm of food and when harvesting it losing health.

Mushroom Farm

Sorry for this very small post, been a bit occupied with school over the last few days. I hope to get a bigger post out soon. And a quick notice when Beta 1.7 comes out Burnt has said he will be starting a new map on the server so expect some more posts when that happens.

Observation

Decided to make an observation deck today, along with a few other refinements to our nether house/base.

Observation Deck

Here is the observation area that I made, to make it I had to go to a lower level and platform over to make the glass part go lower than how low it was in the last episode. I knew this was a bad idea and my suspicions came true when a ghast started attacking my platform. I managed to escape though, just.

Crafting Area

I also added a proper crafting area complete with chest, crafting table and fireplace.

Balcony/Lookout Area

Andddd finished the upper balcony/Lookout area.

Hello Piggy

Oh, and I met a new friend . . .

Building A House

Today I started construction on our nether house, Laura popped on the server for an while and she gave me a hand clearing the area to the right of the house (and disposing of a few pigmen)

Our Nether House

Here is the house, complete with a Laura and a humble abode sign 😀

Our Nether House 2

Inside there is a crafting area and in the bottom of the picture there is a small area where I might put a observation area in the future.

Our Nether House 3

There is also a balcony area of sorts upstairs which (as you can see) I am still working on.

Clearing The Mound

Mound Cleared!

I decided the mound next to the house looked a bit ugly, so we cleared that away which took a few minutes.

Mushroom Field

After finishing off the house for now we set off to explore our surroundings, we found a massive mushroom field and we sat and collected them for about 5 minutes before heading back to the house.

Zombie Pigmen

Laura, as I said earlier is quite addicted to attacking the zombie pigmen . . .