Saturday, July 18, 2009

If You Can't Live On a Farm . . .

I dream of living on a farm. My dream is totally unrealistic. My dream is romantically idealistic. I know this.

In truth, I'm not gifted for farm life and the Man of the House has no desire for farm life. It's just not going to happen.

But the dream persists. ::sigh::

So, if you can't live on a farm, if you don't live on a farm, if you won't ever live on a farm but wish you could, did and would, I have discovered the next best thing to being there!!

Oh, this game is fun with a capital F-U-N!!

Look at the adorable game markers . . . John Deere hats! Even a pink one for idealistic, unrealistic, wannabe farm girls.

Here's the family farm I inherited in this game. I was glad to see that even though I'm out in the sticks of farm country, I still have quite a nice back deck and pool . . . with a giant John Deere tractor backing right up to it.

Youngest Son was the "banker," and I was loving, loving, loving the mental math skills the game required.

By the time the game was over, I had purchased seed, plowed my land, been mercilessly attacked by rootworm, had my soil inspected by the Department of Ecology, narrowly missed a flood, sold my crop, and bought a lottery ticket at the farmer's supply store (just as much of a waste of money in a board game as in real life . . . I really should have known better!)

For a one-hour period I was a farm owner, with all its accompanying joys and struggles, victories and disappointments. I got to strategize, analyze, plot and plan for the success of my farm, all without coming into contact with dirt, large machinery, or demanding livestock. Ah, it was sweet!

I think playing this game once a week should keep my farm cravings satisfied . . . for now.


  1. What fun! A game by John Deere, huh? I love it!!

  2. That looks like great fun! (and you don't even get muddy or wet!) :)

  3. Oh my goodness! I have not seen this game, but will look for it. I'm like you. I have a desire to live the country life. Hubby doesn't. I'm probably locked into suburbia for the rest of my life, but we'll see.
    Thanks for the game recommendation.
    What is the age group it recommends. Did you find it at a national retailer?


  4. Oh if only they would make a roomy cottage version set in cornwall, with cath k tokens for the banker to hand out!!, that's my unrealistic dreamy day dream!!! xxx

  5. OMG I want that game! We do live on a farm and my husband and children would totally relate to it and love it. And I really want a go at the pink hat. What are the details? And as for all that money you spent, I have named our farm the hungry beast. Can't wait to see some pics of your washcloths. Love Kate

  6. I completely dream of living on a farm too, and I dont know of we are cut out for it either! This game looks hysterical!

  7. I was raised on a farm. With over 100 cows, 200 acres and three brothers. It was not as romantic and idyllic as you might believe. Milking muddy, always-pooping cows at 4 a.m. every morning and then again at 4 in the afternoon EVERY day was no dream ladies. I would choose the board game - much tidier.

  8. You are too cute! I grew up on a farm with chickens, horses, cows and pigs - now I live in the city and there is definately not a day that goes by that I wish I could raise my kids out in the "boonies" (as I would call it when I was growing up) ... I mean we were an hour from the nearest town where we would be bussed into school - at the time I hated it... it is amazing what things you take forgranted huh. Anyhow, I have a blogging friend that has an amazing little country blog and I think you might totally find happiness in it, as I know I do - it is

    Enjoy deary! and God Bless!

  9. That game looks like fun with a capital 'F'

    Nina x