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10 Things I've Learned from Farmville about Real-Life Farming

I've been playing Farmville on Facebook for a couple months now, and I must say I've become an agricultural expert. Here's what I've learned.

1. Agricultural Diversity -- Plant a variety of crops to avert boredom. Real farmers make the mistake of only planting one thing, then they have nothing to do for hours upon end. One day I planted a massive field of artichokes, and was bored for four days straight. Warning, don't plant raspberries. You'll never remember to come back before they go bad.

2. Animal Husbandry -- Clearly it's not necessary to slaughter animals. Have lots of pigs? Hunt truffles. Milk the cows and goats and capture wool from your sheep. Hair from horses and feathers from foul.

3. Multicolored Cows -- Most cows are generally white. They give white milk. Brown and pink cows are more rare, that's probably why we see less chocolate and strawberry milk at the grocery store. Since the aliens visited, green milk should be available soon at a r…

Cookie Monster is Dead

The Muppet Master

I don't know the story behind this photo, but clearly Cookie Monster  has seen better days.  Somehow I suspect World of WarCraft was involved.

Thanks Mandy B.