Advice from an old farmer

Editor’s note: I have no idea who wrote the following “Advice From An Old Farmer’’ or when, or where I found it, but I think there’s something in here for just about everyone today wondering what to think about the coronavirus.

*Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

*Keep skunks 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 doesn’t just happen overnight.

*Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.

*Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

*It doesn’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 the pigs, expect to get dirty.

*The best sermons are lived, not preached.

*Most of the stuff that people worry about is never going to 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 look back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.

*Don’t interfere with something that isn’t bothering you personally.

*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 digging.

*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 morning.

*Always drink upstream from the herd.

*Good judgment comes from experience and a lot of that experience comes from bad judgment.

*Letting the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in.

*If you start thinking you’re a person of influence, try ordering around somebody else’s dog.

*Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.

*Speak kindly. 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.

*Most of the time, it just comes down to common sense.

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