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A Cowboy’s Faith: Farmer’s wife gives advice

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“It’s a whole lot easier to get breakfast from a chicken than a pig.”

Several times in recent months, advice from some farmer’s wife came up unsolicited on the computer. It must be a sign to share that wisdom with others.

Whenever you return a borrowed pie pan, make sure it’s got a warm pie in it.

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.

Always pat the chickens when you take their eggs.

Biscuits brown better with a little butter brushed on ’em.

Check your shoelaces before runnin’ to help somebody.

Homemade is always better’n store bought.

A tongue’s like a knife. The sharper it is the deeper it cuts.

It’s easy to clean an empty house, but hard to live in one.

Enjoy doing your children’s laundry. Someday they’ll be gone.

All children spill milk. Learn to smile and wipe it up.

There’s no such thing as woman’s work on a farm. There’s just work.

Invite lots of folks to supper. You can always add more water to the soup.

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.

You’ll never catch a runnin’ chicken, but if you throw seed around the back door, you’ll have a skillet full by supper.

Visit old people who can’t get out. Someday you’ll be one.

The softer you talk; the closer folks’ll listen.

The colder the outhouse, the warmer the bed.

Reminded of Psalm 32:8; “Let me give you some good advice; I’m looking you in the eye and giving it to you straight.”

Frank J. Buchman is a lifelong rancher from Alta Vista, a lifetime newspaper writer, syndicated national ag writer and a marketing consultant. He writes a weekly column to share A Cowboy’s Faith.

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