How to Place Your First Scarecrow Farm
The zones that allow you to place private farms are highly contested and some degree of luck and perseverance are required to manage to place your farm. You can see the location of some of these zones on the map, but there are others that are not shown. You should expect your first private scarecrow farm to be in a location that is far off the main area, but you might always get lucky.
The first thing you need to do is find a spot where your 8×8 farm can be placed. By clicking on the scarecrow farm design in your inventory you can see the space you need to place the farm. The area where the farm can be placed is also shown if you are within a zone where you can place a farm. Now, find a spot that is big enough and place the farm there.
The next step is to use the lumber you got from the quest to build the farm. Walk up to the stick in the ground and chose the construction button. There you can place the lumber in the small window and construct the scarecrow. After that, you will have a finished scarecrow farm.
When you have placed a private farm in a farming zone you need to start paying taxes for the placement of the farm. The tax is in the form a tax certificate that you need to buy from the auction house, buy with either loyalty points or currency from the marketplace, or make using the construction proficiency at your scarecrow. Each week requires you to place a certain amount of tax certificates into the farm to keep it running, which depends on the number of properties you have on the server. If you fail to do this your farm will despawn into your mail and leave the spot where the farm was open for anyone to claim it. The taxes are usually collected via mail and you need to pay your first batch of taxes like that. However, after that, you can prepay up to 5 weeks of taxes at your farm.
Once you have placed your farm you can start planting and growing crops to earn some sweet gold. An 8×8 farm can hold up to 36 small crops or 4 large and 5 small crops.