Tuesday, October 7, 2008

An old farmer's advice

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong
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Keep skunks, bankers and lawyers at a distance
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Life is simpler when you plow around the stump
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A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor
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Words that soak into your ears are whispered not yelled
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Meanness don't jes' happen overnight
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Forgive your enemies It messes up their heads
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Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you
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It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge
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You cannot unsay a cruel word
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Every path has a few puddles
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When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty
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The best sermons are lived, not preached
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Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway
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Don't judge folks by their relatives
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Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer
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Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none
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Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance
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If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'
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Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got
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The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'
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Always drink upstream from the herd
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Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment
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Don't squat with yer spurs on

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Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in
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If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around
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Live simply
Love generously
Care deeply
Speak kindly

4 comments:

Patti said...

Wonderful! good advise and a pleasant reminder for us all!

Pikes Pickles said...

Okay - I love this.
Dont squat with yer spurs on is the BEST.

Living on the Spit said...

Such great sage advice...where were you before I had screwed everything up? LOL, I really love this post and will pass it on to my young buckaroos...who by the way made honor roll AGAIN! I wish my Mom and Dad would have known this stuff when I was growing up. I love visiting with you Della.

Chuck and Nancy said...

My favorite version of this one is:
Good judgment comes from surviving comes from bad judgment.
Q
DAD