Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Old Farmer's Advice

Being that I am the grand-daughter of the greatest farmer ever (I absolutely LOVED my grandpa), I felt the need to post this. These words could be straight from his mouth!
  • 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
  • A bumble bee is considerable faster that a John Deere tractor
  • Words that soak into your ear are whispered...not yelled
  • Meanness jes' don't 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 gonna happen anyhow
  • Don't judge folks by their relatives
  • Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer
  • Live a good, honorable life. When you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.
  • Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none
  • Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of the Rain dance
  • 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 trouble maker you'll probably ever have to deal with watches you from the mirror every mornin'
  • Always drink upstream from the heard
  • Good judgement comes from experience and allota that come from bad judgement
  • Lettin' the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier that puttin' it back in
  • If you get to thinkin' you're a person of influence try orderin' someone else dog around
  • Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

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