Wednesday, July 1, 2009

An Old Farmer's Advice!

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.*

* 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 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.*

* 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 bothering 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.*

Don't pick a fight with an old man.. If he is too old to fight,

he'll just kill you.

Some days all you can do is smile and wait for some kind soul to come and pull you out of the bind you've gotten yourself into!!!!!


Anonymous said...

I remember a few of these sayings from my grandpa! Thanks for the memories.

Daria said...

I was raised on a farm so I can really appreciate them ... they are so simple but true.

Denise said...

Oh yeah! there are too many there to try to pick my favorite.. but talk about your words of wisdom! We need the old folk to move into Washington and fix this mess!!

Hope you are well my friend and feeling ok! Summertime is so demanding and here it is 10:00 and I am just sitting down to blog a bit! BUT it is time for bed!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

That about sums it all up! Great advice.

nancy huggins said...

Love all the advice Cora...Would you mind if I print some of them and use them on my tags and stuff...They are the best I have read in a long time.

KathyB. said...

yes, wonderful advice.Best advice " the biggest troublemaker you'll ever have to deal with watches you from the mirror every mornin'" and "don't pick a fight with an old man, if he is too old to fight he'll just kill you". Guess I gotta watch those old men!

Seriously, I hope you are doing well and able to enjoy the blessing of another grand summer!

Roxanne said...

Country words of wisdom!! I loved them. Love the dog at the end. Great way to start my day. Thanks and Blessings to you :)

Lea said...

Some days I feel like the hound dog stuck in those trees. lol

papel1 said...

I am glad thats not Buster stuck in the tree.

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Timeless and ageless words. Worth repeating!!

hugs, Linda

Linda said...

*lol* I love those! I'm saving your post and'll be re-reading it! thanks ;)

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

Hahahaha.. now ain't that just true!

Greetings from the netherlands!

LindaSueBuhl said...

Wonderful sayings - the one about ordering around someone else's dog rings true - of course we can't always get OUR dogs to behave! Good to hear from you -