advice from an old farmer

Advice from An Old Farmer

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.




natural cure for cancer

who doesn’t want a natural cure for cancer for themselves or one they know. here is one

Today I was at the post office with a long line – people can be friendly and/or humorous. The lady in front of me was friendly – actually no one had an obvious bad attitude. A man walked in and was quietly whistling like a bird and also Christmas songs. He chatted with the woman behind me and in front of him. He called the post master a Burgemeister – he said, “Das ist der Bürgermeister, mayor.”
I learned the word, Bürgermeister, recently in my Duolingo. I didn’t turn around and try to talk to him auf Deutsch, but I kept my ears open in case he said anything else in German.

My husband came in the P.O. and said they were going across the street to QT and I said ok. The lady behind me said, “Do you think he’ll have time?” I said, maybe so and maybe not, vielleicht. Then the man said something in German. Eventually I mailed my 2 pkgs and went on my way – just excited that I can understand a bit of German after working on it through Duolingo for 29 days now !

I think these are hats #26 and #27

and #28




My great-grandmother Frieden’s first name was Mary (I think). I remember her. She married a widower who had 4 sons; later, they had 4 daughters. My grandmother (my dad’s mom) was one of the daughters and her name was Marie.

Today while studying German on Duolingo, I came across zufrieden, which means satisfied, contented or content. says it means this: Frieden Name Meaning – Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Fried or a short form of any of the various compound names beginning Frieden- of the same derivation.

It also means peace.

I doubt we are Jewish though, because I heard if you are Jewish you know you are.