Monday, October 30, 2006

an old farmer's advice

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 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.

* 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. Leave the rest to God.


Terry said...

Dear Saija...These are so good! I am going to copy them out for Grampa Yade!!

My mom has this on her fridge.."Those who know the least, often know it the LOUDEST!" hee hee..[I think she put that there for my dad!]

Actually I just phoned my mom to get the right wording to this quote and while I was on the phone with her, I read her your list. Now SHE wants a copy!! Ha!

I am taking her and my aunt out today and I think I will slip into mom's apartment and take a picture of her fridge for Sabine.
Sabine disqualified Bernie and me for wanting to tidy ours' up a little!! NOT nice!

Anyways Saija, here is is real good quote, I heard one time...."The mail slot in the church door should just be big enough to to slip the Bible through. No smaller. no bigger..

Have a great day....Love Terry

Saija said...

terry ... smiling over your quote! that is a good one ... well it's snowing in our neck of the woods and i'm drinking tea and eating goodies - it's that hibernating bear mode that wants to kick in!

Maggie Ann said...

What a great sermon in these quotes that make us smile. Each sentence is powerful true!

Saija said...

maggie ann ... i love these down home type of sayings too - sometimes they speak so much more eloquently than grandiose words! maybe it goes along with God saying He uses the simple things to confound the wise!

Michael said...


So nice to be reminded of so much.

Take Care

Saija said...

michael ... thanks for dropping by *grin* ... i do visit you too - though don't always leave a comment ... i guess you've taught me to "lurk" ... !