2018 1229 Old Farmer Wisdom!

December 29, 2018

OLD FARMER WISDOM! - My first cousin sent me this and I thought it was well worth sharing as we approach 2019 and think about New Years Resolutions. I hope you enjoy as well...

* 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 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, 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. 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 times, it just gets down to common sense.

Farm Risk - All occupations have risk. Some we can control and some we cannot. Several that I'm thinking about are:
1) Last Sunday evening a woman stopped on the public road and started taking pictures of my pastures and cows. She never asked permission which leads me to believe she was up to NO GOOD! If she had integrity she would have asked and most likely would have been granted permission. Unlike CAFO's we are proud of our operation and the care we provide the land and animals and welcome visitors
2) Folks who drive to the country and dump unwanted animals vs. taking care of them humanely
3) Hunters who dump deer carcasses along the road that attracts predators - that kill chickens & baby calves
4) Folks who release balloons that then fall into my pastures where the animals chew on them


Customer Feedback- "Excellent beef and chicken! Friendly and convenient service. They also provide cooking guidance and are quick to answer any questions. A + !!" ~J. Sours

Quote Worth Re-Quoting – “Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” ~ Wayne Huizenga

Thank you for supporting our regenerative, local farm.
Ben & Beth

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