Thursday, December 31, 2015

Wise Advice from a Farmer's Wife

Whenever you return a borrowed pie pan, make sure it's got a warm pie in it.
Invite lots of folks to supper. You can always add more water to the soup.
There's no such thing as woman's work on a farm. There's just work.
Make home a happy place for the children. Everybody returns to their happy place.
Always keep a small light on in the kitchen window at night.
If your man gets his truck stuck in the field, don't go in after him. Throw him a rope and pull him out with the tractor.
Keep the kerosene lamp away from the the milk cow's leg.
It's a whole lot easier to get breakfast from a chicken than a pig.
Always pat the chickens when you take their eggs.
It's easy to clean an empty house, but hard to live in one.
All children spill milk. Learn to smile and wipe it up.
Homemade's always better'n store bought.
A tongue's like a knife. The sharper it is the deeper it cuts.
A good neighbor always knows when to visit and when to leave.
A city dog wants to run out the door, but a country dog stays on the porch 'cause he's not fenced-in.
Always light birthday candles from the middle outward.
Nothin' gets the frustrations out better'n splittn' wood.
The longer dress hem, the more trusting the husband.
Enjoy doing your children's laundry. Some day they'll be gone.
You'll never catch a runnin' chicken but if you throw seed around the back door you'll have a skillet full by supper.
Biscuits brown better with a little butter brushed on 'em.
Check your shoelaces before runnin' to help somebody.
Visit old people who can't get out. Some day you'll be one.
The softer you talk, the closer folks'll listen.
The colder the outhouse, the warmer the bed.


Frank said...

I'm stealing this for

Angel eyes said...

Happy New Year to you and the teen queens.
JG in Northern California.

hiswiserangel said...

Happy New Year, Angel eyes!

Anonymous said...

A Happy New Year to you and yours.


fjord said...

This is going on my frig.

I wish i could make a pie crust.

hiswiserangel said...

fjord, email me, we'll make you a pie crust champion.
I learned from my granny, and my crusts have never failed me.
Light, flaky.

hiswiserangel said...

Happy New Year, foodgrower!

drjim said...

What wonderful wisdom.

Happy New Year to you and yours, Angel!

pdwalker said...

All very good advice, but can someone help me with this one?

The longer dress hem, the more trusting the husband.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure it could be expanded to like the following -

The more modest the wife the more secure the husband in his wife's fidelity.


Anonymous said...

Very nice! Happy New Year

rickn8or said...

A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to you and yours Angel, as well as all the posters here.

Anonymous said...

Wise Angel One...can I hit you up for a seminar in pie crust makeing? You name the place and the price......

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