Sunday, October 26, 2008

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 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.


Twisted Fencepost said...

All of it is great advice!
I loved the bit about drinking upstream from the herd. Cracked me up! So true!

Anonymous said...

My post this morning is old fashioned too. I like your blog post better though.

I did get Grandma Custer's noodle recipe online.

My Halloween memories

Gill - That British Woman said...

Great advise, I liked the one about forgiving your enemies and it will confuse them!!!

Gill in Canada

Gill - That British Woman said...

I should mention, I have something similar that you will be able to relate to being posted on my blog tomorrow (Monday)

Gill in Canada

Wanda said...

You are such a delightful morning time.

Patty and coffee.... nice combination.

Gramma Ann said...

I enjoyed them all, but being an old farm girl, I found the first one funny, and I agree a bumble bee is faster than a John Deere tractor!

Have a nice afternoon and evening.

Rosy said...

These are great some great advices too.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Good homespun advice.

I'll respond to your letter at the w/e. This is a busy week. We just had our Friendship Day at our club (and I'm President so I was heavily involved), tomorrow we're performing one of my melodramas for the Country Women, and on Wednesday we're going to an area barbecue!

All this with the temperature soaring!

Merle said...

Dear Patty ~~ A lot of very good advice
in the this post. I hope you have a really wonderful birthday on 27th of October. I hope you get some nice surprises and some spoiling from Abe and the family.
John should be home in a couple of days
and has had a great 3 weeks holiday. Soon be back to work again. And my little visitors will go home. We have enjoyed the time together. I read your sad post of 5 Michaels, and felt for you at the funeral. Take good care,Love,Merle. Again Happy Birthday

fishing guy said...
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sheoflittlebrain said...

Happy Birthday to you! Today, Oct. 27th is also my son's
(36th) birthday...
You have a lovely blog:)

RuneE said...

I'm one or your husband's loyal admirers, so when he told me to pop over and congratulate you with the birthday - I did:


BTW - I enjoyed your advices. I can't promise to follow all of them, but I loved that about bankers!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Love the advice - all so true. We have a saying here in UK
Three things never return -
the spent arrow.
the spoken word.
the lost opportunity.

Gypsy at heart said...

Happy Birthday, Patty! Isn't it nice that your husband remembers your BD!?

Moi said...

:) some of them cracked me up completely......wish you a very happy b'day, Patty.

KPPatty said...

AMEN to them all!