One of the many unique aspects of Yonder is the ability to recruit Farmhand’s to help improve the quality of your farms. This Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles Farmhand Guide will tell you everything you need to know about finding farmhands and adding them to your farm.
Once you have completed enough of the main story quests you reach your first farm. Once unlocked you are able to recruit Farmhand’s to work on the farm while you’re away. They complete a variety of tasks such as keeping the place clean and tidy, as well as providing boosts to other areas of farming.
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles Farmhand GuideThe vast majority of citizens you encounter outside towns will be able to become a Farmhand, with the exception of a few key characters and those that have other tasks available – such as trading or building. Most other characters can be recruited as a Farmhand. The best way to check is to walk up to them and speak with them. If they are not initially available but have a quest, completing the quest often unlocks the ability to recruit them as Farmhands.
In order to recruit them as a Farmhand you need to feed them. Each time you feed them, they become more full. You have to get your target Farmhand to 100% before you are able to ask them to work for you. The food you feed the Farmhand does effect the amount of % you get in return. A raw fish for example may only give 1% but a properly cooked fish can be 10%. Groffle Milk is worth 10% raw and even more if made into a hot drink, so make sure you have some Groffle’s at your farm and you shouldn’t struggle hiring new Farmhands.
Once you recruit a Farmhand, the only way you can speak with them again is to have another Farmhand take their place. However, if you do this, the original Farmhand will have to be fed to 100% all over again.
There are a LOT of Farmhands that you can recruit, more than you’ll need to fill the few farms you get. We’re still working through them but if any appear to offer benefits, we’ll update the guide.