Farming Social Media

That sounds like the sort of thing that nefarious agencies and corporations do doesn’t it? And we all know that they do 😦 This, however, is much less sinister πŸ™‚

A couple of days back I shared some of my recent Farming Simulator activity on Twitter – some of these images may become part of my future post from my Boundary and Rosland Farm series, so I won’t share the initial media at this time.

I’ve mentioned before the great friendly community on Twitter centred around the Truck Simulator games that I am lucky enough to be part of πŸ™‚ As in any good community, there is always banter, so my post of recent farming activity elicited the following response…

“If I had a chance to get you here (by your will, of course, I’m not a maniac) I would give you the IMT 533 and I’ll let you plow my land and see how you handle it πŸ˜‰ “

Firstly – I should make clear that my firend is not a native English speaker, hence the odd choice of words. This should really be read like an invitation to holiday at his place πŸ™‚ It’s also a sort of laying down of a gauntlet – a challenge if you will πŸ™‚

I asked (using my recently gained knowledge of ploughing from my research) – “Is the plough set up for in-furrow or on-land? πŸ˜‰ “

There was a hiatus at that point and I’m guessing my young friend either had to go and check with his Father or he might have just been busy in their fields – They’re clearing an area of grass you see. I should add at this point that all of this is visible to the rest of our followers, so not a private conversation, and several are marking our chat with likes πŸ˜‰

He finally tells me it’s “On-land. We just need a little chunk done for healthy growth of our trees. We are currently mowing it.”

A while later he posts – “Martin will get this chunk done in March next year but for now we are preparing it for winter.” – with a photo of him strimming an area of grass as part of the work.

But while he’s been busy on the family farm, I’ve been busy tracking down an IMT 533 tractor mod for Farming Simulator 19 πŸ™‚ As far as I can tell, this tractor is a Massey Ferguson 35 manufactured under licence. I also sorted out an IMT plough and a map set in Eastern Europe, not too far from my friend’s homeland so that I could at least catch the flavour. I posted back to him, “Thought I’d better get some practice in… πŸ˜‰ ” with these images from Farming Simulator…

And I got the great response… “You just made my day!” with appropriate emojis πŸ™‚

Social Media may be one of the evils of our modern world but it can also be a bridge-builder between people of different ages, cultures and religions. We really shouldn’t let governments, or corporations, own and control it. Neither should we allow the haters to guide our behaviour – there’s a lot of opportunity for friendships to be forged on social media and just maybe that can lead to a better world πŸ™‚

9 Comments

    1. Lovely – He’d probably recognise the IMT version πŸ™‚ I think someone is working on a mod of the Massey 35 – looking forward to that coming out.

  1. Me two! I downloaded the map you had before that you called the Boundary farm.
    I am trying to make farm sim videos for my youtube channel. Instead of resetting the Fendt combine and truck that were left abandoned in the shed i downloaded the chain mod so I could tow them out so far I got the Fendt out. What’s the name of the map you got your new series on?

    1. Sounds like you are having fun – don’t let it get in the way of your school work or your Mum and Dad won’t be happy with me! The new map is Bessy Beneath. It’s on the modhub πŸ™‚

      1. Ok thanks! I play farm sim in the morning when I wake up at 5:45 to help me get chores done and I only start schoolwork after breakfast which is at 8 am after chores. Do you like the Massey S5700 series pack? I have a 6710 on the the lone Oak map that I’m thinking of replacing.

      2. I like the 5710S very much – nice tractor. But not sure that selling the 6710 is a good option – looks like a good tractor to me. That’s what this game does well – you’ll have to make your choices and whatever route I choose may not be the right one for the map or for you πŸ™‚ Farming Sim can be a great learning experience – Good luck with your new farm

      3. Thank you, I know the only difference between the 5710 a 6710 is the engine frame. like a Kubota M5-111 might have 110 horsepower but the engine frame is different the the M6-111 has 110 horsepower but it’s got a bigger engine frame.

      4. There you go – You know more than me πŸ™‚ The benefit of real farm experience! But – thinking about it, the 5600 vs the 6600 – the 6600 is a larger machine with higher HP options – so they fit different requirements while bridging across them…

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