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For those of you sucked into the Facebook game of Farmville, here’s your chance to use your hard earned Farmville talents for real good. Wimpole Home Farm in Cambridgeshire England is opening its farm to 10,000 lucky farm overseers. For an annual fee of 30 Sterling Pounds you can have a say in which crops to plant and which animals to buy and whether or not to plant hedgerows. Farm participants will have at least 12 monthly critical decisions to make regarding the operation of the farm. According to the BBC, the farm is looking to make people more aware of where their food actually comes from (yes, really it doesn’t come from the styrofoam containers in the supermarket no matter what you think) and provides the real life Farmville Farmers with a website, live webcams and even a passes for the family to actually visit the farm.
For more information or to read the entire article from the BBC News, click here.
The first of our three boys was confirmed last night. As luck would have it, he was the last candidate out of over 65 which gave the Bishop a nice opportunity to chat with him and gave my son a great case of “everyone is watching me”. In any event, it was a beautiful ceremony. The best line, of course, of the night came when we were taking pictures with Bishop Matano and he learned that the other two boys are right behind the oldest for confirmation. His reply: “I’d better go home and eat my Wheaties”. The boys loved it.