Dirt Farmer Live! Show Summary July 31, 2016


Howdy Farmers!  Have you ever wished that you could listen to the Dirt Farmer Radio show, but you couldn't?  Maybe you were out plowing the back 40, or milking the cows, or even sowing some wild oats.  Maybe you haven't figured out how to join that new fangled contraption, the dirt box.  Maybe it's just a little to hard to hear the show.  Maybe you just want a handy reference of some of the important game links that we share during the show.  If so, we hope you enjoy this week’s written summary of the Dirt Farmer Live.  Please remember to share with your friends!

**********BREAKING NEWS********** 
Farmville Caveman Club Farm Chapter 7 Quest

Stone Age Studio

Caveman Club Chapter 7 will start at sometime tomorrow with 6 stages and lasts one week.
Plant ahead for those crafting bushels:
the COLOR SPIRAL BANANA CROP takes 18 hours to grow.
Get a jump on the first 2 stages of crafting by making 3 Slingshots and 3 Fish Bone Combs in the Twostone Mill

Rewards include the following:
Dragons Water Tree which is great if you love pink and blue, a
Muscleman Gnome lifting stone age weights,
a Hipparion (Hipparion is an extinct genus of horse living in North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa during the Miocene through Pleistocene era.
There is also a Cave Penguin wearing a grass skirt for some reason.
A Homotherium (Homotherium is an extinct genus of machairodontine saber-toothed cats,
often termed scimitar-toothed cats, that ranged from North America, South America, Eurasia,
and Africa during the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs, existing for approximately 5 million years.)
the reward for finishing the quest is a
First Unicorn which isn't our first unicorn, sooo...

Caveman Club Land Expansion

Just a reminder farmers!
On Monday, August 1, you will be granted the Big Chief's consent
to unlock the FIFTH EXPANSION "Tusker Vale" on the Caveman Club farm
providing you have already met the other requirements:
Upgrade the Rockmore Rotunda to Level 5,
Unwrap 20 Mystery Presents in the Rockmore Granary,
and Reach Caveman Club Level 51.


The FarmVille Studio will soon be releasing a new version of the Gypsy Trader to our farms.
This will be a much simplified version with a greater variety of prizes than the one we saw last July
Instead of all magic deer this go round, we will be getting a variety of summer themed prizes
(though still all animals) so the feature will appeal to a more diverse group of players.
It will again be loosely based on Bring Back Winter, but a much more simplified version.
Instead of having to collect several components to redeem for prizes there will just be one
the Rose Diamond.

Also instead of bothersome daily collects or having to count crops to yield the redeemable consumables,
it will be a simple post, collect from feed and crafting feature.
There will be three new crops required for the recipes for this feature.
The crops will be available at the market update before feature begins,
but the bushels are not start dated and are currently available in the bushel swap feature.
NEW CROPS: pink sunrise stalk, morning sun dandelion and the hot shot flower
We will be crafting ROSE DIAMONDS in sets of 1,3 and 5 as usual

(REWARDS) Honey Honey Badger (yes, it's a honey badger eating honey)
Sunshine Porcupine has golden spikes and a purple face
the Summer Hat Caribou is exactly what you'd expect a big old honkin caribou with a bunch of hats caught on it's antlers
the Hiking Bear looks like he just robbed the REI store
the Beach Vacation Gator is chillin' with it's shades Hawaiian shirt and shorts
the Beat The Heat Squirrel is chomping down on an ice cream cone with a cherry on top
the Summer Fox is wearing a ball cap and looks a little like a blonde Will E Coyote
the Snorkeling Yak has his swim flippers on
the Floaties Otter looks like every otter FV has ever released
the Rising Sun Llama is FABULOUS!!!
the Beach Time Bull has a double beer can hat and a white wife beater (must be a Jersey beach)
the Beach Fairy Donkey got dipped in a rainbow and has wing (oh,no pega-ASS)
the Surfer Gorilla has a board
and the Sun Oryx actually has the SUN in it's horns (HOT)
Summer Camel is sucking on a bottle water (one hump camel)
and finally the Sunrise Stallion looks like he's posing for a GLAMOR SHOT.
The bonus prize for redeeming all rewards will be the Beach Pegacorn.

Ode to Olympus Farm Coming Soon!


We are already in WEEK 7 of the CAVEMAN CLUB Farm
That means we can expect the Farmville Studio to launch a Facebook Event very soon
In fact we can expect the Ode to Olympus Event tomorrow AUG 1st
If you can't find it be sure to check our Facebook page for the link.

Land Sale for Coins


FRIDAY saw a RARE treat for Farmer's who have been hoarding those COINS
The FarmVille Studio released the Fairytale Fields 26x26 Coin Expansion
The Whistling Woods for only 2 million coins
No need to hurry away
Once an expansion is released for coins it stays released
It isn't for a limited time like the percentage off sales

**********ODDS AND ENDS**********

Wild West Sale

It's BIG! ,  It's REALLY BIG! It's a really BIG Farmville WORLD Sale on the WILD WEST RANCH Farm.
There are 31 PAGES of 80% OFF items including Decorations, Trees, Animals, Vehicles, Land Expansions and even the Unwither Ring!
Prices are slashed!
How about a Wild West COMBINE for $6 Farm Cash?
Unwither Ring for $50 Farm Cash?
A really cool Gold Mine Building for $4 Farm Cash?
Many great Trees for the Tree collectors are $1 Farm Cash.
And remember .... if you buy any LAND EXPANSIONS with this great Sale
you should be able to OPEN the Treasures using Special Delivery Boxes.
But...It only lasted for about 24 hours and it started and ended this past Tuesday
Hopefully you were able to take advantage of the sale if you wanted to.
We seem to be seeing more and more sales these days but this is the first WORLD SALE we've seen in months.
Be sure to check in with The Dirt Farmer's Facebook page as often as possible so you won't miss any breaking Farmville news.

Crafting Gets Easier

It's the Great Recipe Caper 2016!
As of an enhance this past Tuesday,
all of the 4 ingredient recipes in the Winery, Bakery and Spa only
displayed 3 ingredients and could not be crafted.
Your Dirt Farmer team reported this to the FarmVille Studio.
A fix was rolled out the next morning, and the fourth ingredient from all recipes was removed permanently.

Facebook Does It Again!

Tuesday was a bad day for posting.
It seems many players found themselves on a Facebook posting ban.
To check your FB support inbox, click on the arrow in the upper right of your Facebook screen
and click on support inbox.
If you are on a posting ban you will have a message there letting you know how long the ban will last.

FarmVille Friendship Event

weeeellll diggity
Farmers! We have a NEW Farmville Friendship Event this week!
Send a Wild Pegacorn to 5 friends and you will receive an exclusive Dappled Deer in return.
I'm sure we all received a few this week and I'm sure we have NO IDEA who sent them
because Facebook rarely supports this feature anymore
If you send someone a FRIEND GIFT you should let them know
I'd say this has to be proper FV etiquette since most would like to know where they came from

70 percent off land sales


Thursday saw our second sale of the week in the form of a 70% off land expansion sale on one of our older farms
For a limited time starting on Thursday you could buy as many land expansions as you liked at a 70% off discount
This is the second time in as many weeks that we have seen a sale on an older farm,
Lighthouse Cove last week and Hawaiian Paradise this week.
Will we see a Winter Wonderland or Jade Falls Sale next week?

Dirt Farmer Poll

 MICROSOFT announced this week that your chance to get WINDOWS 10 for free has EXPIRED
Maybe now they'll stop trying to force me to switch,
but I doubt it.
So we decided to ask you all what you thought about this JULY 29th deadline and see if you've already gone WINTEN or not


The Dirt Farmer wants to know
Have you already or will you be upgrading to WINDOWS 10?
Reminder: You only have until July 29 to do so for FREE.
After that date, it will cost $119 to upgrade.

It seems that 70% of you have already done the deed and upgraded to WINTEN
But, it seems that 30% of you have not upgraded and do not intend to
free or not.

Help us help some blind raccoons

With the addition of all of the admins who make up The Dirt Farmer
nearly 30 of us now
who search the code for new features
write the website posts
admin the numerous groups and pages and come here to do this show
we sometimes find ourselves with a lot of free time online these days
So I've actually started playing with the PERISCOPE app which is a division of Twitter
There is a TON of boring crap on PERISCOPE but every once in a while you find something really cool
I usually share it in our DF chat when I do and more than a few us us
have become addicted to a PERISCOPE channel from a Mr. TODD H
who sits out in his well lit backyard in Minnesota and feeds the local raccoons
yes, we actually watch this for hours and hours
okay maybe minutes but it's cool
He names these raccoons and this week they had somewhat of a happy tragedy
The raccoons he named Batman and Robbin,
who are blind, are being sent away to a special sanctuary in Georgia
Bea has some links if you'd like to see for yourself
feel free to check it out
maybe we'll even have a Farmville PERISCOPE contest soon
who knows?
To see the raccoons for yourself, click here
To help the raccoons, click here

**********RECURRING FEATURES**********

All farm two week quest

Farmville Friends Forever Quest

 Friends Forever!
 FarmVille Friends Forever Quest starts next Thursday
Be sure to plan and plant ahead for bushels in order to complete the crafting.
The RYE Crop takes 20 hours.
You will need bushels of LAVENDER, PINK ROSE and CAULIFLOWER CROPS; they take 46 hours to  grow.
To get a jump ahead on that crafty crafting, start crafting  3 Goji Berry Floats in the Winery and  3 Strawberry Licorice Cupcakes in the Bakery.
As always, be sure to check out the DF's guides for all the crafting.
Besides the usual consumable rewards you can expect to earn a Swingy Friends Tree which is a big old purple tree with 2 tire swings,
a Sweet Friendship Cow that's all covered with pink hearts chasing a flutterbee,
and a Bubble Tricycle Ride which isn't a tricycle it's a 3 seat bicycle with 3 gnomes.
The reward for finishing is a friendly unicorn.

Leaderboard Quests and Rewards

The LEADERBOARDS will re-load again this coming Wednesday August the 3rd.
There will be 3 new challenges that will allow you to earn
those much needed Insta-Grows, UnWithers and Super Fertilizers.

Our LIMITED EDITION Crop Challenge will see us harvesting 6000 Bird’s Eye Chilis on any farm we'd like.

The Bird’s Eye Chilis are a 14 hour crop and will be in the market at the normal update time,
roughly 13 hours before the leaderboard begins.

Our LOCKED Crop Challenge will keep us focused on the new Caveman Club Farm

we will need to harvest 300 Blue Chrysanthemum in Caveman Club
Blue Chrysanthemum is a 12 hour Caveman Club Farm Land crop.

For our CRAFTY Challenge this week we will need to make 12 Primitive Clocks in Caveman Club
Primitive Clock is a 2 hour Twostone Mill Recipe for which you will need
2 Hidden Pumpkin,
2 Pearl Sprouts
and 2 Ooga La Fruit bushels
per recipe
Lonely Animal

A lonely Painted Boho Horse is lost and looking for a loving home
The cowardly critter has been seen lurking on the outskirts of your farm
Get 5 friends to help you catch this cool little guy that would look pretty awesome on your Wild West Farm
and if you get more than one, you can always sell it for 13K coins! Spread the word!

This weeks Battleground Challenge winners:

Summer Themed Animals & Trees Challenge (week ending 07.24.2016) Lisa Morgan.
The reward for the winner of this Challenge will be a Papa Dirt Prize:
your choice of ANY Unwither Ring or Double Statue from the Market.
If you are not a member of the Battleground Group JOIN TODAY and invite your friends.

Speaking of The BATTLEGROUND Group
Even though it is one of our newest share groups,
we reached a pretty impressive milestone this week as we crossed the 7000 member mark
If you'd like to join then please click the link below.
You can share valuable items with fellow FV Players as well as being able to claim items for yourself.
You may even win the weekly challenge and get yourself an unwither ring or double statue for your troubles.
It's especially helpful when we have a new farm because we dedicate 2 weeks to new farm parts and items every time we have a new farm expansion.

Personality Vote Feature
We have a new VOTE feature scheduled to start NOT this coming week but the next
So we will just tell you all about the new VOTE
and it's a weeee bit controversial as Farmville stuff goes
It was coded just days before the shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge
We did say BEFORE so this wasn't in response to those horrible events but rather an untimely coincidence.
Our next vote will be the Farmville Police Vs. Firefighter Voting Event
With a chance to earn up to 24 rewards in the 12 rounds of votes
The Rewards include the following:

Taser Cat or Waterhose Cat
Cop Bike (motorcycle without a gnome riding it) or Fire Truck
Ballistic Panda or Firefighter Panda
(one has a bulletproof vest and the other has a BIG AXE)
Crimefighter Pig (the irony) or a Fire Officer Pig (BACON)
Officers Badge Tree or Fire Hydrant Tree
K9 Cop Dog or Spotty Firefighting Dog
Police Officer Monkey or Firemans Ladder Monkey
(straight out of PLANET of the APES)
Super Cop Gnomette or Futuristic Firefighter Gnome
Riot Control Gnomes or Fire Safety Gnomes (3 gnones plying with one hose)
SWAT Bear or Gas Mask Bear
Flashlight Cow or Head Lamp Cow
Top Cop Pegasus or Cool Water Pegasus

Farmer’s Showcase Spotlight Picture of the Week

This beautiful design was created by our very own Dirt Farmer Mary Beth!.
For more inspiration on designing your own farms, or just to browse through some incredible pictures,
please join or visit our Farmville Showcase today.


The Dirt Farmer Foundation Cause: It’s August: The Kids in Need Foundation

The Kids In Need Foundation is a national non-profit organization that works to ensure
that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing
free school supplies nationally to students most in need.

Don't forget to check out our Dirt Farmer Foundation Page.
The Dirt Farmer Foundation is our way of focusing the social media power of
the Dirt Farmer’s community to help worthwhile charities.
We share wonderful Causes, features great charities, lots of real FEEL GOOD Stories
Interesting Stories and news from around the world.

Important community service announcement for the The American Red Cross

American Red Cross Faces Nationwide Blood Shortage, Calls On Donors.
The American Red Cross currently has less than a five-day blood supply on hand.
A five-day supply is what the organization needs at any given time to be prepared
for emergencies that require large volumes of blood.
The group is incentivizing donors with $5 Amazon gift cards.

We all know that playing Farmville isn't getting any easier these days. Whether Farmville is throttling  access to your friends or the  Facebook newsfeed is hiding them from you it's hard to find help links on the newsfeed.  Add that to the fact that a lot of fellow players have quit and it becomes very challenging to  find help.  That's why you should join one or all of the Dirt Farmers SHARE Groups. Mam-Maw's Trading Post, Quest Help and More, The VOTE HELP Group and GOT SHEEP are link sharing groups where you can find neat items and even get help with common FV activities.  Be sure to ASK to JOIN today and please tell your FV friends about these helpful resources


Mam Maw Dirt’s Trading Post
Quest and More Help Group
Vote Help Group
Got Sheep
In the meantime, we hope you will visit our website as often as possible.  Your support and your clicks on that website is what enables us to provide our services to all the players.
Share those posts from our Facebook page so we can reach even more players, so we can help them manage their game and stay in the game.
Without YOUR support there is no Dirt Farmer.  Thanks to each and every one of you!

Here’s the link to this week’s podcast, because don’t you really want to listen to all of it after reading the summary?

Reporting live from the Dirt Farmer Studio in downtown Farmville, Dirt Farmers Michele and Karen

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