Life from the seat of a tractor

Sometimes you receive an email that is too good not to share.  It may not be from a local farmer, but I’ll bet a lot of our local farmers know exactly where this farmers wisdom comes from.  Common sense.  We’re not born with it – we earn it!

~  Lorraine Newman

Life from the seat of a tractor

An old farmer’s words of wisdom we could all live by.
The last quote fits everyone… I don’t care who you are.


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.
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.
Most of the stuff people worry about, ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
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.
Speak kindly, and leave the rest to God.
And, finally…………………………………..


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