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HomeFarming NewsWise advice from a farmer's wife
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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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 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 neighbour 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. Som day you’ll be one.
  • The softer you talk, the closer folks’ll listen.
  • The colder the outhouse, the warmer the bed.

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