Some Things I Learned On The Farm….

“Some Things I Learned On The Farm” – a collection of thoughts and quotes (borrowed from here)


Don’t name a calf you plan to eat.

Country fences need to be horse high, pig tight and bull strong.

Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.

Keep skunks, lawyers, and bankers at a distance.

Life is simpler when you plow around the stumps.

Mortgaging a future crop is like saddling a wobbly colt.

A bumble bee is faster than a John Deere tractor.

Trouble with a milk cow is she won’t stay milked.

Don’t skinny dip with snapping turtles.

Words that soak into your ears are whispered, not yelled.

Meanness don’t happen overnight.

To know how country folks are doing look at their barns, not their houses.

Never lay an angry hand on a kid or an animal; it just ain’t helpful.

Teachers, bankers and hoot owls sleep with one eye open.

Forgive your enemies. It messes with their heads.

Don’t sell your mule, buy a plow.

Two can live as cheap as one if one don’t eat.

Don’t corner something meaner than you.

You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar, assuming, of course, that you want to catch flies.

Man is the only critter who feels the need to label things as flowers or weeds.

It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.

Don’t go hunting with a fellow named Chug-a-Lug.

You can’t unsay a cruel thing.

Every path has some puddles.

When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

The best sermons are lived, not preached

This is another image from our visit to the neighboring county “Antique Tractor Show.” (See the previous post.)

One lesson learned from the outing — the shots my husband wanted me to take were quite different than the shots I wanted to take. 🙂 I’ll spare you the snap shots of each Ford, IH, and John Deere tractor lined in a row for the visitor to enjoy. I’ll spare you the old tractors, new tractors, huge tractors, small tractors. 🙂 Hopefully the images I’ll share with you on this blog will contain some aesthetic quality that makes the image somewhat interesting and unique for the viewer.

I have spent the day processing the images from the show and this is one of my personal favorites. I love the silhouette of the tractor and driver against the strong background color (enhanced with an interesting texture layer.) Texture is once again provided by Flickr user, Ghostbones.

It IS possible to turn the ordinary into extraordinary! I believe that more and more each day.

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4 Responses to Some Things I Learned On The Farm….

  1. JRP says:

    sue, you’re so right. the ordinary has become extraordinary here!

    what a wonderful silhouette! Its remarkable what the texture did to this as well!

  2. suehenryphotography says:

    Ooooo….and I wouldn’t DARE show the original! The texture is what turned this image to “extraordinary.”

  3. OMG Sue! I adore this! It is “PERFECTION”!

  4. Lesa Clark says:

    love the thoughts. if we could only learn to follow the wisdom of others.

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