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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Old Farmers Advice

Coming from a farming background I found these tips to be very
worthwhile, could I please ask of those of you who comment,
would you tell me whether you see my sidebar with stuff on it or
is it blank, seems for some reason not to be working some places
and to be fine in others, computers who’d have one?

An Old Farmer's Advice ....

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

* Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers 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.

* Mean-ness 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 botherin' 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. Sounds good to me folks!

That's it for now, so 'til next time ....

Be yourself - and be good at it! Learn the Art of Being You!
Stay in your own power - and enjoy it!

Have a great week of being good to yourself and others.

Remember: "What others do or say is their stuff; how we react,
or not, is our stuff"!


Ivy the Goober said...

Hi, Peter, I haven't seen this one before. Good stuff. Your sidebar as I see it is way at the very bottom of the posts.

Karen said...

Very wise and funny. I like the forgive your enemies. :-D LOL It does mess with their heads.

Have a great day!

bubba said...

I'll take a picture of it and send it to ya via email. Great post I live by alot of it.

Theresa said...

I love this one - You cannot unsay a cruel word. I am always telling my girls that.

And nope, I cannot see your sidebar.

Karin said...

Great post! I'm using Safari on my Mac and most of your sidebar is at the bottom of the page. I'd say check your width on the sidebar and see if that might be the issue. Or the float as well.

mreddie said...

Much wisdom in those - now to just put them in action.

Like ivy and karin said, everything is all the way to the bottom of everything. ec

LZ Blogger said...

Peter ~ As I said in my email. I still see it a t the bottom of your blog. I really think it needs to get reformatted, but I don't really want the resposibility of doing more than I've done already. I will take another look at the settings (and break rows) tonight though. Sorry I couldn't fix it remotely buddy! ~ jb///
P.S. LOVED the post. GREAT advice!

Big Dave T said...

At the bottom of mine too. Hea! Did you take that "Too soon we get old, too late we get smart" from Trucker Bob? I used that line in my holiday greeting letter this year. (Christmas greeting letter if you prefer).

Hadn't seen that list before. Thanks for the chuckles.

Cliff Morrow said...

Excellent pieces of advice Peter. Sidebar your honor? What sidebar>??
Seems it's clear at the bottom.

I do have one more I heard to add to this list.
Let's not make it a problem, until it's a problem.

Ms. Vickie said...

What a great list you have shared with us Peter.

I can see your sidebar just fine on the side. I am using FireFox,
I went one step futher for you Peter and as I also have Internet
Explorer and I checked it there and your sidebar is located at the
bottom of the page.

Hope this will help you, so many are not aware that templets are not
the same in both browsers and it only small changes to do this,

Hale McKay said...

Hello Peter, Thanks for your comments and I will look forward to your visits in the future as long as you can tolerate me dropping in you from time to time.
I am wondering how I never came acorss your blog before now, I can see that you read some of the same blogs out there that I read.
...Wow, I got to say that I have been missing out on a lot of good and funny stuff. It'll sure take some time to go through your archives- but I will eventually.

Jerry said...

Great advice. I've lived through most of those phrases here on the farm.

Happy New Year!

bornfool said...

Great post, Peter. I especially like the last bullet point: A great philosophy for life.

bornfool said...

Oh, I forgot. I see nothing on the sidebar at all.

Mike Ashley said...

Peter I answer to Michael or Mike and sometimes Hale McKay and am also known as the Pointmeister. But Mike and Hale are the ones that you might see in comments.

jeanette said...

Hi Peter
no side bars have to scroll down to bottom of page

Peter said...

Thanks for your help folks, those of you using Firefox seem to be able to see things as I do, (I use Firefox) those using Internet Explorer get nothing at the side at all, so it's a browser problem.

kenju said...

No sidebar here, Peter.