Old Fashioned Homesteading Advice

This bit of old fashioned homesteading advice is just bits and pieces of knowledge handed down from generation to generation. It resonates more today than ever before.

Keep your fences horse-high, pig-tight & bull-strong.
Old Fashioned Homesteading Advice

A homesteader is kind and gentle to small children, old folks, and animals.
Study hard and learn all you can.
Do what has to be done.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
Take pride in your work.
Keep skunks & bankers & lawyers at a distance.
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.
Remember that some things aren’t for sale.
Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.
Be adventurous and curious, and find your own way.
Don’t corner something that would normally run from you.
It doesn’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
You cannot unsay a cruel word.
Every path has a few puddles.
Always rotate your garden crops.
Talk less and say more.
Keep your fences horse-high, pig-tight & bull-strong.
When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Old Fashioned Homesteading Advice

Most of the stuff people worry about is never gonna happen anyway.
Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
Live each day with courage.
Always finish what you start.
Be tough, but fair.
When you make a promise, keep it.
Know where to draw the line.
Don’t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t botherin’ you none.
Old Fashioned Homesteading Advice

Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
Sometimes you get, & sometimes you get got.
Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke.
Ride for the brand.
Pick your battles wisely.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Good judgment comes from experience, & a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Plant, grow and can your own food

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