Summer Insanity!

All the fun with none of the smell! 😂
This has been the summer of Hay Day! Okay, I admit it, this may be one of the silliest things I have EVER done! Yup, it’s right up there with licking the frozen flagpole (don’t you just LOVE Christmas Story?) and sticking your tongue in the electric socket! “So, what is it?”, you ask. Hay Day, by SuperCell, is an addictive opportunity for people like me to care for a variety of cute animals. So, this summer I have spent a whole lot of time tapping my iPad while caring for a huge farm full of virtual pigs, chickens, goats, cows, and sheep. I am also growing acres and acres of virtual crops. 

Yes, you read this correctly…virtual. Now, virtual or not, farming is hard! I have animals in all colors, shapes, and sizes. They need to be fed and loved. Crops need to be harvested every day. Sheep need to be shorn, eggs collected, cows milked. A virtual farmer’s work is never done! I am busy doing all of this in order to make big virtual bucks selling milk, eggs, goat cheese, wheat, and corn, just to name a few.

Last summer I made a trip to the Grand Canyon, the Painted Desert, and the Petrified Forest. This summer I farmed. My niece commented that she had a virtual pet when she was in the third grade. Emphasis was on the fact that she was nine years old. I’m slightly older than that, so what’s my excuse? No excuse; I just find it fun and relaxing. So here’s to my summer of Hay Day! 

Author: Jennifer C. Walts, Ed.D.

I am a retired educator and School Improvement Specialist.

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