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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

An Old Farmer's Advice


* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

*Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.

*Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

* Words that soak into your ears are whispered ... not yelled.

* Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.

* Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.

* Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

* It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.

* You cannot unsay a cruel word.

* Every path has a few puddles.

* When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.


* The best sermons are lived, not preached.

* Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.

* Don't judge folks by their relatives.

* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

* Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't bothering you none.

 * If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

* Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

* The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever
have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.

* Always drink upstream from the herd.

* Good judgment comes from experience, and a
lotta that comes from bad judgment.

* Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot
easier than puttin' it back in.

* If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some
influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around

12 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Hilarious! Sending this to all my farming friends.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

George said...

That farmer has a lot of great advice. I wish some people in an east coast town would listen to some of his advice.

Leovi said...

Beautiful picture and some very interesting advice. Take them into account.

texwisgirl said...

love the 'mirror' one. SO true!

magda said...

Very interesting !!!
Have a wonterful day Sylvia !
Many greetings

EcoRover said...

All true. Wonder how American farmers (at least the big corporate types that dominate ag today) ever got so far away from this advice?

Margie's Musings said...

Very good!

Jack said...

There is a lot of wisdom here, Sylvia. I like this one: If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

Cildemer said...

He he he! Love the farmer and his advice! My favourite is: "The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever
have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'."

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Have a fabulous day, Sylvia****

Al said...

Great advice here, Sylvia. I love your new header. Have a great rest of the week.

Team G Square said...

Hilarious and interesting .

Dimple said...

Good advice! I laughed about the first thing to do when you find yourself in a hole!

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