The Dirt Farmer LIVE! Show Summary January 29, 2017

2017 Edition of the Dirt Farmer LIVE! Show Summary

Have you ever wanted to listen to the podcast, but you are unable to do so?  Do you want to read all about what worked and didn’t work this past week, and what FarmVille has in store for us next week?  Do you need a quick reference for your quests, leaderboards, farmstands and more?  Well do we have a treat for you!! Here it is this week's EXCITING new addition of The Dirt Farmer LIVE! Show Summary!  If you enjoy reading it, please remember to share with your fellow farmers!

***Daily Delights***

Valentine's Day is still more than 2 weeks away, but that isn't going to stop Farmville from getting us in the mood well before then.  Collect all your CANDY SUSHI this coming week, starting in just a few hours, and you can earn much needed consumables.  Collect for all 7 days and you can earn a Valentine's Day Treat:  The LOVE STRUCK CAT.  Just in case you want to put a little VA VA VOOM in your Groovy Hills Pet Run,  and the following week we will be playing for a Kaleidoscope Peacock.  If you'd like to see a full list of all the upcoming Dailey Delight's Rewards, you can check out our post on
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***Movie Mania Feature***

The all new MOVIE MANIA Feature started this past Monday and Director Steven of Movie Mania fame is back with a new request for help! This time he is putting on a musical play! He needs to recruit a talented troupe of musician animals for the play to be a success! The feature, called the Musical Dash appears to be similar to the Merry Marshal and Gypsy Trader features from the past. We will be collecting, crafting and redeeming Pitch Pipes to redeem the musician animals and recruit them for the troupe. This seems to be a straight up collect and redeem event, with no time delays or duplicates built in. 

The Musical Dash feature will be available on our farms from January 23rd, 2017 to February 22nd, 2017.  We will be collecting, crafting and redeeming PITCH PIPES to win the musician animals. We will be able to craft the Pitch Pipes in increments of 1, 3 and 5.
Please be aware that the Quaver Berry required for the one Pitch Pipe recipe, the G-Clef Corn required for the three Pitch Pipe recipe and the Flute Cane required for the 5 Pitch Pipe recipe are NEW CROPS.
They became available in the market at the regular update time on January 22nd/23rd depending on your time zone.
Remember that as new crops, you will have lower bushel yields on these until you master them, with bushel yields increasing progressively with each mastery star earned.

There are 18 redeemable rewards and a 19th bonus reward if you can collect them all.
Rewards include a Bongo Chimp, Singer Cow, Xylophone Crocodile, Trombone Panda, Triangle Cat, Snare Drum Duck, Accordian Penguin, Cello Rabbit, Cymbal Sheep, DJ Tortoise, Hand Harp Turkey, Trumpet Elephant, Piccolo Duck, Tuba Horse, Tambourine Hen, Drum Donkey, French Horn Ram, EQ Giraffe and the bonus prize is a Drumbeat Pegacorn
...So sad...No ukulele for BEA

***Community Goals***


We can confidently tell you about the next COMMUNITY GOAL CHALLENGE.  We we be asked to collectively own 170,000 Groovy Hills Land Expansions.  That means that we each need to own at least 2 Land Expansions in order to qualify for the Fuel, Turbos, UnWithers, Super Fertilizer and FREE FUEL for 3 days on the new Groovy Hills Farm



Every Wednesday Farmville gives us a great way to earn much needed InstaGrows, UnWithers and Super Fertilizers in the form of the LEADERBOARD CHALLENGES. This week will be no exception.  Our LIMITED EDITION CROP CHALLENGE will see us harvesting 6000 Ruby Pitangas.  The Ruby Pitanga Crop is an 8 hour land crop which will be in the market at normal update time,
roughly 13 hours before the leaderboard begins.  Our LOCKED CROP CHALLENGE this week will be to harvest 300 Breaded Pumpkins.  Breaded Pumpkin is a Groovy Hills crop that grows in 6 hours.  Our CRAFTY CHALLENGE will require us to make 12 Bell Pepper Egg recipes on the new Groovy Hills Farm.  Bell Pepper Egg is an 4 hour Crafting Tent recipe.  It requires 3 Flowering Dogwood Bushels, 3 Candy Button Cucumber Bushels and 2 Illusion Pear bushels per recipe.
Breaded Pumpkin Harvest Ruby Pitanga! Make Bell Pepper Egg in Groovy Hills!
Breaded Pumpkin Ruby Pitanga Bell Pepper Egg

***Battleground Challenge Winner***

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CONGRATULATIONS! to our WINNER of last Week's BATTLEGROUND Groovy Hills Building & Treasure Parts Challenge (week ending 01.22.2017) Myrna Yutzy Christiansen. This Week's NEW Challenge is MUSICAL DASH BUSHELS. 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.

***Hot Tip***

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When you go into groups are the posts not on most recent? Are you seeing a lot of older post before you see the new ones? Well your DF Team has a HOT TIP for you thanks to Farmer Wendy! Simply type an * in the search bar for the group and hit enter! Your posts will be sorted to most recent once again!

***Groovy Hills Beat Event***

Finally, this past Thursday, The BEAT EVENT for the Groovy Hills Farm went LIVE!  Four tasks stand between you and your Beat Trophy and Shipping License. We must Expand the Spring Fair through level 9.  That's your Centerpiece Main Buildable.  We must master all of the Groovy Hills crops to 3-Star.  We then need to Make all 15 animals in the Peaceful Stables.  And finally Improve the Crafting Tent to LEVEL 5.  The Crafting Tent is, of course, your crafting cottage for the Groovy Hills farm.  There are rewards along the way...such as Groovy Points, Un-Withers and Insta-Grows.  But our ultimate goal is the Beat Trophy that comes with the Shipping License to Groovy Hills.

***Something Completely Random***

We get a lot of the same questions over and over again in ASK the Dirt Farmer...on our Facebook Page and our website Every so often we get an unusual question that we think may be worth sharing.  Megan Clyne asked The Dirt Farmer alot of my friends are trying to build the windmill for unwithers but are finding it hard to get parts . You  can’t use Special Delivery Boxes, they aren’t in the free gift section, and you can’t craft them. ...The answer is simply...They're not in there, but you only get a "chance" at one unwither once a day from that crap buildable, level up Farmer's Square and you get guaranteed 3 every 4 hours from the garden.

***Farm Of The Month***


Some of you may have got an email from FarmVille this week about the FARM OF THE MONTH Event.  Jane Orton's Jade Falls Farm earned her Farm of the Month honors from the folks at Zynga.  If you'd like to submit your farm for next month's contest, you can search Farmville VIP Farm of the Month on
for those of you listening live...we will drop that link into the dirt box

***Land Expansion***

In just a few hours...Dobie Gillis will grant his consent to unlock the Sunshine Meadow Expansion of the new Groovy Hills Farm...The requirements include Upgrading the Spring Fair to Level 1, Unwrapping 5 Mystery presents in the Sunflower Silo, and you will need to Reach Groovy Hills Level 24.

***Lover’s Reunion Countdown***

Tuesday Jan 31st will see the start of the Lovers Reunion Countdown 2017...A chance to earn 16 days of LOVE THEMED prizes and a 17th Bonus Prize
...We start out with a Lovers Chandelier Tree and a Blooming Hearts Tree...then we GO GNOME with a Cute Couple Reunion which is a couple of kissing gnomes...and that chick looks CRAZY...Next we get a deco...A Valentine Birds Fountain...Then we have a Romantic Heart Lamp...a Love Legend Dolphin...a Love Lord Phoenix...then we have a Lovely Date Night that looks like the SGHETTY scene from Lady and the Tramp...I smell a lawsuit...there's a Love Prediction Cat and a Love Song Kangaroo...We have a Heart Ears Elephant and a Love You Panda...Then we have a Lover Boy Chicken...a Lovely Heart Pig that looks like Tucker with a TRAMP STAMP on it's HAM HOCKS...we have a Lovely Beauty Cow a Love Celebration Deer and if that wasn't enough icky pink and heartie stuff...Our bonus reward is a Love Halo Pegasus

***News Flash***

For about an hour this past Friday morning the FV Studio shut down the game for scheduled maintenance...maybe they cleaned out their cache and re-booted...But we do know they turned the game off and then turned the game back on...which we all know is the secret to fix any computer

***Groovy Hills Chapter 4 Quest***

The DREAM PLAN Quest is our Chapter 4 Quest for the new Groovy Hills Farm
...Get a jump on your crafting by making 3 Coconut Clusters and 3 Sweet Potato Chips in the Crafting Tent
...Rewards for this 6 Stage quest include a 60's Color Tree...a Chic 60s Chicken...wearing a fez...and we all know fez's are cool...we have a Hippie Dashiki Monkey...Just for our little friend Tucker...we have a Flower Power Pig...There's a Hippie Paisley Deer and finally we get a Flower Sparkle Pegasus

60's Color Tree Chic 60s Chicken Hippie Dashiki Monkey Flower Power Pig Hippie Paisley Deer Flower Sparkle Pegasus
60's Color Tree Chic 60s Chicken Hippie Dashiki Monkey Flower Power Pig Hippie Paisley Deer Flower Sparkle Pegasus

***FarmVille Sailing Adventure Quest***

We all know...just one quest a week really isn't enough...So, Thursday we get a Sailing Adventure Quest with 9 stages and a 2 week duration
...With just about every ALL FARM Quest we get a brand spankin' new Limited Edition Crop...For this quest we will see the 23 hour Sailor Pumpkin...yes...It's a pumpkin with a sailor's hat...but it is a land crop...despite being a sailor
...Hopefully you have seen our HOT CROP CHEAT SHEET that we make for every ALL FARM Quest...This sheet contains a list of all the Bushels you will need for crafting for this week's quest...By planting these crops you will not only collect bushels fro yourself but you will fill your market stalls with theses bushels as well...This is a great way to help your friends...even if you don't actually quest yourself
...Our rewards include a Lotus Leaf Tree...a Book Of XP...a 3 pack of Turbo Chargers...We have a Yellow Sailor Unwither...Super Fertilizer...a creepy Captain Instagrow Potion and finally a Ship Steerer Pegasus that has steering wheels for wings

Lotus Leaf Tree Yellow Sailor Flamingo Captain Meerkat Ship Steerer Pegasus
Lotus Leaf Tree Yellow Sailor Flamingo Captain Meerkat Ship Steerer Pegasus

***** GROUPS *****

FARMER'S SHOWCASE is an OPEN GROUP where you can show off your farm
ONLY Farm Pic posts. Cool, Funny or AWESOME. Show your MAD decorating skills or something unique and funny you see on your farm.

Check out this creation by Dirt Farmer Mary Beth (MB) and Showcase Admin!

***More Decorating Ideas by Dirt Farmer Ask and Showcase Admin Katy Ward***

Click here for an easy to follow video guide on how to decorate your farm with hearts, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

***Dirt Farmer Foundation***

PLEASE SHARE: This Winter Preparedness information & Safety Checklist from the American Red Cross will help you BE SAFE this winter. We also include information on how to protect your pets from freezing temperatures.  For more information

The Dirt Farmer Foundation CAUSE it’s JANUARY is Operation Warm, a national non-profit organization that manufactures and provides new winter coats to children in need across the U.S. JOIN us and SUPPORT this wonderful Cause and please share with your friends. Learn more here:



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?

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.  We also have several helpful groups such as The Dirt Farmer, Farmville News Network and others! Be sure to ASK to JOIN today and please tell your FV friends about these helpful resources.
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!



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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 beautiful downtown Farmville, Dirt Farmers Michele and Karen

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