Old Farmer Advice

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  1. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    I found this poem in a box of stuff tonight... something I cut out and saved. Thought you might enjoy.

    An Old Farmer's Advice
    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 with 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 gonna happen anyhow.
    Don't judge folks by their relatives.
    Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

    Live a good honorable life. Then when you are older and think back, you can enjoy it a second time.
    Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none.
    Timing has to do a lot 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, some times 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 judgement comes from experience, and a lot of experience comes from poor judgement.
    Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.
    If you get to thinking that you are a person of influence, try ordering someone else's dog around.
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    OMG that is fabulous!!! Every line is sage advise.
     
  3. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    Well Said!

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  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I love it! I wish I had a printer - I'd put it on the fridge!

    'specially that part about the stump....I got a problem stump in my front yard. It's smack dab in the way of EVERYTHING, plus my water meter is RIGHT beside it so I'm sure those roots are all over those pipes.....not to mention they are in my driveway creating a really bumpy ride every day [​IMG] Anybody wanna rent me some pigs???
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2010
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Thank you.
     
  6. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Quote:That works!!!

    I guy (meth head with a gun) threatened to kill me once......... [​IMG]

    I gave him a couch..... [​IMG]


    Im still here. [​IMG]
     
  7. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

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    Minnesota
    I like it! Words to at least try to live by![​IMG]
     
  8. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    I am going to print it and post it on the bathroom mirror
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    how do i print that out?? I hate computers..and they hate me.. *sigh*
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:That works!!!

    I guy (meth head with a gun) threatened to kill me once......... [​IMG]

    I gave him a couch..... [​IMG]


    Im still here. [​IMG]

    Been there done THAT!!!! With one eye open.
     

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