Even though I live in the city, I'm still an old farmer at heart...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Mahonri, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    An Old Farmer's Advice:

    * Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight, and bull-strong.
    * Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers 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 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.
     
  2. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.

    I love this one!! And it really works!! Some people just don't get it!!
     
  3. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Love them thanks for posting them they are cool to read and so very true!
     
  4. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    Thanks Mahonri. Those were great.
     
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Love 'em!
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    thanks! sometimes i need a little reminding....[​IMG]
     
  7. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
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    Quote:reminding about which one? this one? "If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around. "

    siiiit. siiiiiiiiiit.
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

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


    This applies to me lately....
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:reminding about which one? this one? "If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around. "

    siiiit. siiiiiiiiiit.

    [​IMG] goof!
     
  10. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Beautifully written................thanks Mahonri.... [​IMG]
     

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