Anyone play the FarmVille' online game? (who has time,right?) Our state Farm Bureau magazine gave it plenty of space in this month's magazine. 80 million are playing. I am wondering if it is a gain for ag or bad for ag. We know farming is not a game but few do. You farm on schedule and buy and sell etc. But no problems like weather or pests or breakdowns etc.
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I will admit that I do not get it. I can understand the attraction of country living if you are stuck in a city apartment or suburb, but most of the FB requests I get for stuff needed on the "farm" seem to come from other country women...or maybe that is who is on my friends list. And, I love you gals, but I do not play Farmville!
Unless it includes stuff like TGE in a farrowing house, snakes in the hens' nests, or hailstorms like Rusty got a short while ago, it is pure fantasy, as we all know. I am sure it will give as false a picture of farming as a business as does this "Mary Jane's Farm" magazine I subscribed to a while back. The woman who evidently owns and lives on that farm alone, except for her pet chickens, is constantly twanging blissfully away on her banjo. That's what I do all day...you too, right?
Eighty million people think they want be a farmer now? How come we can't find one on a regular basis who wants to help pick up hay on a hot day?
If one in a million of them want to get irrigation equipment for their birthday every year for five years in a row, as I did from about ages 25-29, and a shiny red baler for Valentine's Day, they would have a better idea of what farming is really all about....
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I have to admit I play Farmville, and Farmtown. I guess with my broke ankle I will be playing more than I had been. I do not use real money like some, I feel like I spend enough REAL money farming, I do not need to spend any more on FAKE farms. I know that most people do not understand farming. I was so excited when I found this site, because the people on here knew exactly what happens year to year since they actually farm, I could communicate with. We have family that lives on the farm and works in town, and they still have no clue on what it takes to farm every year.