Thanks for all your input on my previous entry!
Now, on to lighter subjects: When I was a child, one of my favorite Christmas gifts was a farm set consisting of a barn, fences, animals, and other things that make up a farm. I liked making pens and putting pigs in one, cows in another. So when friends on Facebook (mainly my daughter) started sending me horses, cattle and chickens for MyFarm, I decided to check it out.
You start out with a little pretend-cash ($2,000 I think?) which supplies you with funds for plowing, buying seed, and planting crops. Crops are harvested in one, two, or three days, depending on which crop you choose to plant. If you forget to harvest on time, the crop is ruined. You can also harvest fruit from your trees, which I didn't realize until my daughter told me the other day.
Here's how my farm looked a week ago. You can buy animals and trees, but the best way to get those is to have your friends give them to you. You send your MyFarm friends something and hopefully they send you something in return. This is free to both the giver and the recipient.
Those blue areas show a rice crop I planted the other day. Rice, I believe, takes two days until harvest. Since then, I've gotten more industrious, though, and planted a much larger area.
Isn't that an impressive crop? The reason I've gotten so industrious is that for 50,000 MyFarm bucks I can buy a barn, and then I'll be able to sell animals. For $25,000 I can buy a chicken house, and eventually sell eggs. So I'm planting bigger crops in order to bring in more cash! Once I harvest the crop you see here, I should be able to afford a barn.
I figured since I'd told my readers about YoVille recently, I had better tell you about this application. I think I actually prefer this one; it takes me back to my childhood play-farm.
I figure if there's a total crop failure, the government will bail me out. Right?
It's nice to be retired and have time to play silly games on the computer.
If you should decide to start a farm on Facebook, let me know and I'll send you some animals and trees.