Wisdom From The Farm

Jeff  Carter
Posted: Apr 09, 2012 12:01 AM

Farmers can be really wise. They learn a lot by making their living from the land, or from raising livestock on their property. Here is some wisdom from the farm.

  • “Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.”
  • “Keep skunks, lawyers 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 just 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 and 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 bothering you none.”
  • “Timin’ 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, and leave the rest to God.” “Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”