Here are some words of advice forwarded to me from a salty lady who is in my country spinning group. (This is as compared to my "city" spinning group in the suburbs.) Words for a farmer to live by:
Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stumps.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a tractor.
Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
Don't corner somethin' that you know is meaner than you.
You can't unsay a cruel word.
Every path has a few puddles.
Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.
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'.
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.
Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he's too old to fight, he'll just kill you.