South west Michigan, born and raised, in the cornfields is where I spent most of my days. Chillin out farmin relaxin all cool and shooting some white tails outside of the school when a couple a guys said we’re up to no good, started riding horses in my neighborhood-

whenever i go to sanctuary i always have to ring the bell or search all over the damn place for my companions…except maccready. i always know where to find that nerd. he’s always out back behind the house on his hands and knees diggin’ in the dirt and taking care of this one tato plant…it’s his favourite lil tato plant and he is always there taking such good care of it and i’m really proud of his commitment 


The changing face of California agriculture

Jennifer Sowerwine’s work at UC Berkeley, centers on bringing largely unrepresented voices to the table for discussions around food security and food systems change. Much of her time is spent working with Hmong and Mien farmers in California’s Central Valley.

Many of these farmers, or their families, came to California from Southeast Asia, usually Laos, mainly as political refugees in the ’70s and ’80s. Sowerwine looks at how they got into small-scale farming, how they find and keep land, how they make farming economically viable, and how they’re adapting and changing their practices to meet new challenges. In looking at these things — along with labor and crop diversity — she’s found that these farmers have had little access to government resources.

Rather, they’ve relied on traditional ways of trading labor (you help me with my crop and I’ll help you with yours) and information while producing an incredible diversity of foods (you will see 20 crops in a single acre at many of these farms).

An important part of Sowerwine’s work is bringing these small-scale farmers’ food to supermarkets, school lunch programs, and so on.

Wiki article which mentions us.

This wiki article here mentioned us which is really cool. Thanks to whoever I put us in there. I know we’re behind on non-binary NPCs but we’re hoping to fix that with more character designs later. It mentions that we have very little media attention, which I much rather prefer at the stage we are. I’m the type of person who doesn’t like too much attention until I’ve already accomplished the thing I’ve set out to do. So, we’re walking the walk instead of talking the talk. I’m hoping more than anything that we’re not the only ones who incorporate wider gender representation in the media and others will consider and follow suit. Thanks we hope we continue to relevant in the coming years. And of course we couldn’t have had a shot at making this game without the supporters from Kickstarter so we humbly thank you for giving us this opportunity to make this impact.

Pumpkin-Online is a Harvest-Moon / Animal Crossing inspired mmo currently in development by indie game company, Pumpkin Interactive, we need a lot of support to make this happen so please follow, and spread the word about us. Please visit out website or  Forums and join the discussion!

help… people are typing more in chat then actually playing the game

then when i say something important in chat they’re focused on farmin

I find it kind of ironic (and cool) that the company in charge of Harvest Moon follows CA…. like… yeah you better… you better learn some stuff… ya farmin sims

“Boil-dripping, beef, fart-sniffing bubble butt!”
“Someone has a severe ca-ca mouth, you know that?”
“You are fart factory, Slug-slimed, sack-of-rat-guts-in-cat-vomit, cheesy, scab-picked, pimple-squeezing finger bandage. A week old maggot burger with everything on it and flies on the side!”
“Substitute chemistry teacher.”
“Mung tongue”
“Math tutor.”
“Prison barber.”
“Mother lover”
“Nearsighted gynecologist.”
“In your face, camel cake!”
“In your rear, cow derrière.”
“Lying, crying, spying, prying ultra-pig.”
“You lewd, crude, rude, bag of pre-chewed food dude.”
“You… you man! Stupid, stupid man!”
“Rufio, if I’m a maggot burger why don’t you eat me! You two-toned zebra-headed, slime-coated, pimple-farmin’ paramecium brain, munchin’ on your own mucus, suffering from Peter Pan envy!”
“ What’s a paramecium brain?”
“I’ll tell you what a paramecium is! That’s the paramecium! It’s a one-celled critter with no brain, that can’t fly! Don’t mess with me man, I’m a lawyer!”

I call people paramecium brains and lewd rude crude bags of pre chewed food dudes to this day.