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 too hard to hear the show. Well Papa Dirt has a surprise for you! We hope that you enjoy this weeks edition of the Dirt Farmer Gazette, a short summary of many of the important subjects discussed on the show. If you like it, please remember to share with your fellow farmers!
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June 12th, 2016
The inimitable Barry West has done it again. His awesome new song, CAVEMAN JOE just in time to get us in the mood for the upcoming Caveman Club farm (Releasing on Barry's Birthday!). Enjoy the song!
Barry West-Caveman Joe
As many of you know, we here at the Dirt Farmer constantly report on everything that gets coded. This includes a growing number of SPITTER CLASS Buildables that we never seem to see released. This week we actually got one. The COZY TREEHOUSE was actually released, and exactly how long did it take? Well...let's see...The Cozy Treehouse post on farmvilledirt.com was published in November of 2015...soooo...that's about 7 months...wow...let us see if it was worth the wait. After completion we will be able to harvest the building for a variety of decos...Flaming Torch Fences, Wanderer’s Wagons and Turquoise Pattern Moat pieces...sorry no hay bales this time
According to the current Facebook Event published by Farmville. We can expect to see early access to our next farm on Monday June 20th. You can probably expect to see any and everything we know about the new farm on our website as soon as it becomes available. Also be sure to join us next Sunday for our NEW FARM Preview show right here on the ALL DIGITAL RADIO NETWORK. Our next new farm will be called the CAVEMAN CLUB. So it seems we will be going back in time. We'll actually have a farm based in a time before the birth of agriculture...the irony
CONGRATULATIONS!!! to our WINNER of last Week's BATTLEGROUND Watering Cans, Mystery Seedlings & Trees Challenge (week ending 06.05.2016) Lynn Dayus. This Week's NEW Challenge is MISCELLANEOUS BUILDING PARTS & SPECIAL DELIVERY BOXES. 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.
We had more than our share of issues this week in Farmville. They started slow with our inability to redeem the Farmstand reward on Wednesday. It seems the VIBRANT SHRUB SHEEP was up to no good and decided to make a mess of Farmville. Your Dirt Farmer Team reported this issue and it was corrected the very next day with an enhance. Yes...That would be the same enhance that slowly began to trigger WHOA FARMERS in nearly every action in the game...It was first noticed in sheep breeding but quickly spread to the use of Super Fertilizers and Fuel...Eventually we had reports from several different actions and a we were in the middle of a full blown epidemic of WHOA FARMER. Your Dirt Farmer Team quickly reported the issues and we saw a follow up enhance less than an hour later that seemed to help but only for about half of those affected, according to a Dirt Farmer Flash Poll we used to determine the enhance's effectiveness...We also shared this info with the FV Studio and they used it to make even further repairs
We love it when we can bring you some GOOD News. Were you one of the Farmers who could not upgrade your Market Stalls using the Special Delivery Boxes? Have you tried again lately? Your Dirt Farmer TEAM has received reports that the Special Delivery Boxes can once again be used for the upgrade for ALL of us. So if you never did complete that last upgrade, GO IN and TRY AGAIN and let us know if they are working for you.
Surprise, Surprise Farmers. We have a BRAND NEW BINGO GAME. Load up your Farms now. It even contains some NEW ITEMS! Prizes include a ROSE BUD IKEBANA, AKABEKO COW, KENDO FOX, and a 6 pack of decorative mosaic tiles called PATH OF SUCCESS. If you can collect ALL of the numbers on your Bingo card you'll win the Grand Prize .... the KIRIN UNCORN!
Remember, You can ASK for the Bingo Balls every 6 HOURS! Hurry. The Card expires in 4 days
Remember, You can ASK for the Bingo Balls every 6 HOURS! Hurry. The Card expires in 4 days
Just a reminder farmers! On Monday, June 13, you will be granted the Sensei's consent to unlock the TENTH EXPANSION "Mythic Pass" on the Zen Valley region of the Story of Sakura farm providing you have already met the other requirements - Upgrade the Judo Dojo to Level 14 and Reach Sakura Level 98.
Grab your calendar and mark Tuesday as NEW COUNTDOWN DAY. Yes...It's true...we have a brand spankin' new COUNTDOWN. The Farmville Electric Daisy Countdown starts this Tuesday with 16 days of prizes and a 17th bonus prize.
Countdown Trick Video
Are you sick of setting your Facebook Newsfeed to "Most Recent" only to have Facebook automatically change you back to "Top Stories" with every refresh? This has long been a frustration for FarmVille players and others alike. Your Dirt Farmer team has a solution for you. The way to get around the annoying switch back is actually quite simple. First, simply bookmark the link on a browser that you are currently logged into Facebook on. Then move that bookmark to an easily accessible spot as shown above by clicking on it and dragging it to where you want it. Then simply click on the new bookmark to refresh your newsfeed instead of hitting F5 or the refresh button. It will bring you back to most recent stories - and current game posts every time.
LEADERBOARDS This Wednesday we will once again get a re-loaded set of Leaderboard challenges. Three separate ways to earn Insta-Grows, UnWithers and Super Fertilizers. Our LIMITED EDITION CROP Challenge will see us planting and harvesting 6000 of the Corn Flowers crop. Yes that is CORN FLOWERS (plural) with an "S". Not to be confused with the older Corn Flower Crop. The New CORN FLOWERS Crop will be in the Market roughly 13 hours before the Leaderboard goes LIVE. It is a 12 hour crop that can be planted on any farm. Our LOCKED FARM Crop will see us harvesting 300 Akebi in Story of Sakura...Akebi is a 9 and a half hour ZEN REGION CROP. Our CRAFTY CHALLENGE this week will see us making 12 Origami Owl in Zen Garden House. Origami Owl is a 3 hours Zen Garden House Recipe for which you will need 3 Temari Kyoho, 3 Wagasa Bloom and 3 Pinkstar Pin Blossoms bushels per recipe.
Story of Sakura Chapter 14 will start for us sometime tomorrow with 6 stages and a 1 week duration. Planting will start out easy once again. We have a 15 minute Candied Chopsticks crop in stage one and a 30 minute Handfan Momo crop in stage 2. It will however get progressively more difficult, ending with the 23 hour Kousa Berry crop in stage 6. Also be aware that these are all ZEN CROPS. Get a jump on crafting by making 3 Origami Dolls and 3 Origami Dragons and you'll breeze through the first 2 stages. Now let's see what great rewards we can earn for our efforts
Farmville Dairy Day Quest. This Thursday we will see another all new all farms quest. The Dairy Day Quest will have 9 stages and a 2 week duration. We have some LONG harvest times to look forward to in this quest. Bushels needed to craft include Rye at 20 hours, frozen grapes at 23 hours, BROCCOLI, LAVENDER, PINK ROSE CROPS take 46 hours...and the ARTICHOKE CROP takes 4 days, so do yourself a favor and check out our guide and collect those crafting bushels well in advance. We will see a new crop in Stages 2 and 5...The White Milkweed crop takes 14 hours to grow.
***SPECIAL REQUEST: PLEASE SEND HALLEE BIRTHDAY CARDS.*** A Facebook post that shows a girl sitting alone at her birthday party has gone viral for all the right reasons. Hallee is 18 and has autism. She loves getting mail. None of her friends showed up for her party last year. Now, with her birthday coming up in July, her family is asking people to help flood her mailbox with birthday cards from all over. Please Share.
We invite you to check out the wonderful MONTH CAUSES & CAMPAIGNS The Dirt Farmer Foundation has shared each month throughout the years and OPEN YOUR HEART & GIVE ... Support & Help these non-profit organizations, spread the word and please share with your Friends!
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
That's all we have right now, remember to always visit Ask the Dirt Farmer for up to date information and help, and enjoy the rest of your week!
Reporting live from the Dirt Farmer Studio in downtown Farmville, Dirt Farmers Michele and Karen