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You gotta have land to work, you gotta put in a full day's labor, and you gotta love what you do. Any one who doesn't ain't goin' to last long.Blake Abernathy

Abernathy farm is a location and settlement in the Commonwealth in 2287.

Background

Abernathy farm is a homestead constructed around a large pre-War high voltage pylon; founded and inhabited by the Abernathy family consisting of Blake and Connie Abernathy, and their daughters Lucy and Mary Abernathy. By the time the Sole Survivor reaches Abernathy farm, the settlement has recently been attacked by raiders, resulting in the death of Mary.[1]

Layout

Abernathy farm covers a large, partially uncultivated area that grows tatos and melons, which the Sole Survivor can harvest for caps from Lucy. The farmhouse is a two-story makeshift structure built into the frame of the high voltage tower. The interior already has working lights, but no usable electricity.

Settlement location

Abernathy Farm is accessible after completing Returning the Favor. The settlement is moderately large and already has two designated plots for crops, but there remains lots of arable land for other crops and welling water. There is a large tract of land to the southeast, perfect of agriculture or settler housing. However, there is little in the way of scrap surrounding the farm, so construction may rely on a supply line.

The region in which this farm lies is not particularly dangerous, so it is rare for this settlement to be raided. However, when it is attacked, attacks come from the north, beyond the melon patch, from the south, beyond the tato field, and directly east of the house.

Inhabitants

Related quests

Notes

  • Abernathy farm can be turned into a settlement in two ways: retrieving a locket from a raider camp (Returning the Favor) and convincing the Abernathys to join the Minutemen or by driving the Abernathys away.
  • Abernathy farm has the tallest building limit possible at 20 stories, surpassing Finch farm's 13 stories, and Spectacle Island's 10 stories.
  • Unlike human settlers, Maisie and Clarabell will be permanently dead if they die during a settlement raid. They also do not regain lost hit points over time. Clarabell does not respond to feeding troughs. If one is built, she will remain where she is unlike all other brahmin. Thus, she is stuck where she is, even if the fence surrounding her is scrapped.
  • Mary's grave can be seen just outside the settlement build area, northwest of the settlement. The grave is unmarked, with wet footprints in the dirt, denoting a recent burial. There is a bouquet of dried flowers on the grave.
  • Abernathy farm is one of the first and safest locations to gather crops for Sanctuary and Red Rocket truck stop.

Appearances

Abernathy farm appears only in Fallout 4.

Bugs

  • Icon pc.png Assigning the Abernathy family to the existing owned beds in the settlement may cause a glitch that prevents other settlers from being assigned to various tasks. [verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon ps4.png Icon xboxone.png The three beds present by default are bugged and considered to be outdoors when calculating the happiness of the settlement. To fix this, it may be necessary to create three new beds and assign the Abernathy family (and any recruited settlers) to player character-created beds in order for the happiness mechanic to work properly. Alternatively, this can be fixed by entering the console, selecting the beds in question and typing first "disable", then "markfordelete". Afterwards, build new beds and manually assign them. [verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon ps4.png Icon xboxone.png The reaction time of settlers, from when they are assigned to to a task, is significantly longer than at any normal settlement. Therefore, it may seem like they are unable to be assigned to anything. It may take anywhere between 30 seconds to over 5 minutes for them to be assigned to a specific resource. [verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon ps4.png Icon xboxone.png The existing food crops may need to be uprooted and replanted immediately upon gaining access to the workbench to ensure that they do not become unavailable for assignment on subsequent visits. [verified]
    • Pre-existing crops that become damaged and in need of repair may cause a glitch where attempting to repair the plant will use available seeds but not fix the plant. (Uprooting/replanting as described above should prevent this glitch).
      • If one of the tato patches becomes non-interactive, quick-saving and then loading may allow them to be selected again, whereupon they should be stored and re-planted to prevent recurrence of the bug.
      • One can make the unrepairable crops work properly again by using console commands: first enter the console and select the damaged crop, repair it with SetDestroyed 0, exit the console and replant it in a proper location (the original location usually works), then enter the console again and destroy the crop with SetDestroyed 1, finally repair it normally outside of the console.

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References

  1. Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p. 261: "[1.10] ABERNATHY FARM
    Blake and his wife, Connie, tend to their tato and melon patches and mourn the loss of their eldest daughter Mary, killed in a recent Raider attack."
    (Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)