oh my farmer friends
I have been farming with my friends.
Friendships thrive where things grow and where happiness is harvested.
The group: Deb, Sookie, Lil-Andrea (aka Mafia Princess), Fancy, Sheila, Jen, and Karen have become cherished, dear friends. We are one another’s support group, and friendships have grown, in some cases, into true friendships, beyond the one dimensional “internet” friendship dynamic.
We all originally met and became online buddies in a drama-filled chat room about the Casey Anthony saga. When the Anthony case moved off of the front page of the news, what followed was chat room antics and cyber-bullying that got bizarre and hateful. That is when the group found Farm Town, on Face Book.
What started as a silly place for farming, fun and sharing has grown into a community that allowed us to mouse-click our way into each others hearts. (By the way, if you have not yet discovered Face Book, do yourself a favor and check it out. It’s a wonderful medium for staying in touch with loved ones and friends.)
Farm Town is a highly interactive online game in which groups of friends work on each others virtual farms – in real time. There’s a chat functionality, too, which makes it completely enjoyable.
The object of the game: to plow, plant, harvest, and sell farm crops that you “farm” on a colorful piece of virtual land. The seeds literally grow and mature into fruits and vegetables to be sold in the virtual Farm Town marketplace. There’s even a real estate office where you can “buy” additional land. (Pictured here is an example of the avatar/farmer-characters that players of Farm Town virtually embody.)
Strong bonds have developed. We are cheerleader’s for each other’s big and small victories. We are a lovely bunch of coconuts…. nuts for each other.
We are from all corners of the United States: California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Alabama, Florida, and Rhode Island, yet the internet has brought us together like close neighbors and dear friends. And now we have learned to do voice chat (VOIP) and some have learned how to video chat, too, which strengthens our bond even further.
My farmer friends, I love you all unconditionally. We are farmers and harvesters of everything postive, fun and crazy!
From the bottom of my heart I thank you all for your friendship. ((((Hugs))))