I've got some good news for you farmers! Zynga has quietly launched a Double Mastery Weekend in FarmVille, applying to both trees and crops. This weekend event actually lasts a bit longer than the name implies, as we'll be able to earn double the mastery points on each and every crop and tree harvested from now until Monday evening at 9PM PST.
It should be noted that as of this writing, it doesn't look like animals are a part of this Double Mastery event, which is disappointing, but not entirely unexpected (let's face it - some of those animals have pretty short mastery cycles already). Also, while most farmers will have plenty to get excited about this weekend, including the ability to have 3X crop mastery when harvesting with a Bushel active, if you're the owner of a Platinum Mastery Statue, this bonus will not stack for you. That is, you won't have a 4X Double Mastery event, no matter how fantastic that would be.
Either way, this is a great time to start mastering those short-growing-time crops, including Super Crops, if you've unlocked them. Also, if you upgrade a few Orchards to Super Orchards (watch out - that's an expensive move!), then you'll be able to have plenty of Orchards ready to harvest at least twice before this event ends, upping your mastery plan even further. It's all up to you as to how you take advantage of this event, but just remember - it won't be around for ever, so don't delay!
Which crops or trees are you hoping to finish mastering during this Double Mastery weekend? Would you pay Farm Cash to "ready" your animals if you knew they fell under Double Mastery as well? Let us know in the comments!