Barren County Regional Farmers' Market
Country Wisdom and Wisecracks

  • Life is simpler when you plow around the stumps.

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

  • A bumble bee is faster than a John Deere tractor.

  • Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.

  • 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 to 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 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 huntin' 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.

  • Don't name a pig, calf or goat you plan to eat.

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


(1) Just one God.
(2) Honor yer Ma & Pa.
(3) No telling tales or gossipin'.
(4) Git yourself to Sunday meeting.
(5) Put nothin' before God.
(6) No foolin' around with another fellow's gal.
(7) No murderin'.
(8) Watch yer mouth.
(9) Don't take what ain't yers.
(10) Don't be hankerin' for yer buddy's stuff.


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