I had to share this Life Advice From an Old Farmer * 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 doesn't just happen overnight. * Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads. * Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you. * It doesn'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 [and that's not always bad]. * 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 and that sometimes doing nothing is the best action. * Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time. * Don't interfere with something 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 digging. * 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. * Letting the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in. * If you get to thinking you're a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around. * Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly...and Leave the rest to God.