Mom’s Virtual Farm Addiction

Backstory: My mom has become addicted to the Facebook application Farmtown.

Mom: R U home today? Can you get on farmtown?
Me: I’m at the office today … sorry :(
Mom: OK I’ll plant some grapes to harvest tonight. I’ve got my personal laptop hooked in to the guest network and can get to it so I’m playing
Me: You’re like an alchy looking for their last drink
Mom: Yep and ur one to talk…little miss “text me when you get online” :)
Me: It’s a hard life as a virtual farmer I tell you what

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    • 1.  Rebecca

      The Farm Town bug has bitten my entire family, immediate and extended, as well. In fact, most of my “neighbors” are related to me. Who would’ve guessed that being faux farmers could be so uniting?

      May 30, 2009 at 2:05 pm

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    • 2.  Keely K

      LOL, I’ve never heard of it but now am extremely intrigued. Guess I will checking that out later…

      June 1, 2009 at 3:15 pm

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    • 3.  Ophelia

      I am also addicted to the farmtown app!!! Maybe your mom can be my neighbor :)

      June 1, 2009 at 4:03 pm

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    • 4.  Betsie

      My daughter and grandsons are also farmers on “Farm Town”, I send her an e-mail with the subject line” i’m outstanding in your field” when her crops are ready to harvest, then we chat up a storm! LOL!

      June 1, 2009 at 5:55 pm

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    • 5.  brokemom

      i just recently found farm town, and i cannot stay away! i always kill my grapes though…

      June 5, 2009 at 1:36 am

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    • 6.  S

      at least your mom is into something cute like farmtown. mine is obsessed with mafia wars. so every day i get e-mails regarding her need for AK-47′s, wacking a member of the russian mob, or ransoming a businessman’s kids. of course she sends these e-mails to my work address, so if i ever get audited on my e-mail usage my family is going to think we are a step away from the Sopranos.

      June 5, 2009 at 11:51 am

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    • 7.  JRG

      I also just became a farmer on farm town. My only 2 neighbors are people I know from church. It is a lot of fun, especially going to the market or the inn and seeing all of the people who look alike. Not many branches on the family tree in farm town! But it is a lot of fun.

      June 5, 2009 at 11:59 am

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    • 8.  Angela

      Are we related? This is totally my mother. All I’ve heard about for days is her farm and how her cow escaped and ate her crops. I just showed her this post. She replied, “…grapes are a bad crop to plant…they wither.”

      June 6, 2009 at 8:57 pm

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    • 9.  MindyK

      After reading this I checked out Farm Town. It’s great, I got my daughter to join and 5 friends. We’ve having a great time. I’m at level 18 and moving up. Thank you for sharing this, must call my daughter and tell her the cabbages are ready!

      June 8, 2009 at 12:59 pm

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    • 10.  Amy

      I was sick from April 29th-May 15th with the flu, and stayed on farm town the entire time. I seriously considered ditching work for another two weeks to play it.

      June 9, 2009 at 8:27 pm

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    • 11.  Lucy

      haha i love farm town!! i need neighbors though, maybe your mom can be one of them!

      June 27, 2009 at 9:39 pm

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    • 12.  Meredith

      OMG! As I type, my mom is “slaving” away on both Farm Town AND Mafia Wars…Oh, AND YoVille. She spends hours playing those games.

      I had no idea there were others out there so obsessed with those apps….I feel better about my mom now.

      August 15, 2009 at 10:32 pm

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    • 13.  Danielle

      My mother is completely obsessed with farmtowm and farmville!! She spends most of the day and most f the night on it.. It is horrible. No one can ever get on the computer anymore. I played it for a little while and I have to admit that it is pretty fun at first. But this is beyond fun to her; it is like her life!! I hate those stupid games now and I am prayig that one day they will just disappear and never come back!!!

      December 27, 2009 at 9:09 pm

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Love, Mom