Pig Pen

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

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

Putting A Roof Over My Head

The mine I made last yesterday came in very useful today as I needed quite a lot of cobblestone for the roof. I decided to try and see what it looked like having a roof on my house.

New Roof

I think that looks fine and dandy. I might extend the roof over the balcony on the right in the future, but that’s fine for now.

Making The Farm

I also decided to make a farm, firstly because of food, secondly because I need wheat to tame livestock (baby animals mod) so I can bread them and thirdly because pistons are coming to Minecraft in Beta 1.7 and because of this I can make an button harvesting farm.

Making The Farm 2

I built it in a way that I think looks quite cool (and weird) but the main thing is that it works efficiently. Until pistons get implemented you can just place a block of water in the hole at the end of the farm and it will have the same effect as flicking a switch when the farm is finished.

Making The Farm 3

Farm Finished

It holds 24 wheat in total and give back around 10 seeds back, so they will build up quite quickly. That’s all for now, don’t know what I’m going to be doing in the next post. You’ll just have to wait and find out . . .

Farm Inside

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.

Minecrap

Sorry about the title, I felt it was necessary. But anyways moving swiftly on. I’m getting to the point on the server when I’ve nearly “beat the game” as such. But that will hopefully change soon, when the next update comes out actually because Burnt is going to re-set the server’s map when that happens.

Toilet

Don’t ask why, I was bored ­čśÇ

Toilet in Progress 1

I started off by making some circles, gradually getting bigger

Toilet in Progress 2

Then I started planning how big the tank was going to be and started building that

Toilet in Progress 3

Added a seat . . .

Toilet in Progress 4

And then the finishing touch – making it flushable! That hole on the right holds the lever where the water is turned on and off. The water is simply behind some pistons and when the switch is flicked it opens the pistons, letting the water flow.

Farming

Over the last few days I’ve being┬áimproving┬ámy 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┬átexture┬ápack as well – Minecraft4Kids ­čśÇ

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.

The Grinder

So today, I decided to finish off a little something I have been working on for a while. A pretty small mob grinder.

Grinder In Construction

Took me about 2-3 hours to build over today and yesterday.

The Spawning Floor

The spawning floor is about 15×15 blocks.

Grinder 2

Grinder 3

Grinder 4

And here is the actual killing part of the grinder, complete with observation deck where you can peer upon the helpless monsters ­čśÇ

Spawning Floor 2

And just for fun here is the spawning floor in action.

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 . . .