Tuesday, April 14, 2009

wisdom from an old farmer....

Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.

Meanness don't 'jes happen overnight.

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

Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere Tractor.

Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.

You can not 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 anyways.

Don't judge folks by their relatives.

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

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 to stop digging.

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 morning.

Always drink up stream from the herd.

Words that soak into your ears are whispered.. not yelled.

Forgive your enemies, it messes up their heads.

Good judgement comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgement.

Lettin' the cat out of 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' someone else's dog around.

Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.

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