Farmers’ Wisdom

Old Farmer’s Advice:

(source unknown but here is one possibility)

• 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.