From Kim with Mary’s ok

 
My friend Kim sent this to me in an email … Mary said it was ok to post here.  Neither Kim or Mary are old farmers, heck, thay aren’t really even old (’cause age is only a number) but they always have good advice for me when I need it. 
 

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 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.

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