An Old Farmer's Advice Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong ..and watch out where you're steppin. * Life ain't about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce. * 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 botherin' you none. * Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. * The easiest way to eat crow is while it's still warm, 'cause the colder it gets, the harder it is to swaller. * If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'. * It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep. * 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'. * Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment. * If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.