Thursday, July 9, 2009

An Old Farmer's Advice:

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

* Keep skunks and bankers at a

* Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

* A bumble bee is considerably faster than a
John Deere tractor.

* 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

* 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

* Live a good, honorable life. Then 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 a

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 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.

* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.
Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.


Nancy said...

Oh, I love it! You always find such good "stuff." Everyone should abide by this farmer's advice and we would be in a lot better world.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Linda,

Love the good, sound advice from a farmer. My favorite is the biggest trouble maker. So true! We can be our own worst enemy!

Have a grand day!



The Main Ladybug said...

Thanks for stopping by my Blog to say hello!

Your Blog is great, and I love these words of wisdom - they should be required reading for everyone!

Have a blessed weekend!

missy said...

stopping by from SITS.
great funny as it is......alot of those little tid~bits are very true!!!!!!
have a great day!!!!!!

Kimberly said...

These are certainly great words to live by aren't they...they sound so simple and tongue in cheek, but there is oh, so much to learn from!! Thanks for sharing them, and I do love the image as well! XXXX Kim

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