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.
As we move into 2013, here are some pieces of advice that could provide good Resolutions. For example, this year, I intend to whisper more and yell less.
This list is from a Farming and Agriculture blog, and the list can be found here: http://pakagri.blogspot.com/2011/09/old-farmers-advice.html
This has, by far, been the weirdest Christmas for me.
It took me a while to realize why it was so weird, but when I figured it out, it made so much more sense.
This is the first Christmas that I have been in a warm place.
The first year I was gone for Christmas, I as in Germany. The next time I was gone for Christmas, I was in Spain. I was in South Korea until the 22nd of December, and it snowed there. Last year, TC and I were in Colorado. Other than that, I have mostly been in Minnesota for Christmas. This year, I was in Houston and it was 70 degrees for most of the day.
This is what Houston looks like right now:
This is Colorado 12/15/2011:
I used to drive past this all the time and I always wondered why the barbed wire was facing inwards. Normally, if you don't want something or someone to get into an area, the barbed wire on the fence would point outwards. Either the person who put up the fence is wholly incompetent or the children who play on that playground are more dangerous than I would care to imagine. It's Houston, so I feel like both of these options are legitimate.
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