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 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



*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

going to happen anyway.


*Don't judge folks by their relatives.


*Remember that silence is sometimes the best


*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 up stream from the herd.


*Good judgment comes from experience, and a

lotta that comes from bad judgment.


*Lettin' the cat otta 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.


(This is all true for I was born and raised on the farm in the background.  J  Charlie)