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This has probably been posted before but it's worth reading again..

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 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.”

“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, 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.”

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“Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.” I wonder if that'll work on my kids? :scratch

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Wife's Grandpa

If he was alive today, he would be a hundred and sixteen years old.

For most of his life, he was a subsistance farmer.

When he was in his late eightys, he still planted and grew a huge garden.

I asked him once why he planted so much when it was way more than he could use.

He told me that it was a habit , he had been taught, as a rule of thumb when he was a boy.

He said they taught him to always plant five times the amount you expect to actually use.

The reasoning was that if there was drought, infestation or any other problem, you would still have enough.

The multiplication by five rule !

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I like the one about drinking upstream from the herd...but they're all good!
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