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Agriculture, Farm Operation   January 01, 2022

Farmers are aging out quickly

But farm help exists, if you look in a new spot.

what's the fuss?

The boss was very exasperated with his new secretary, who kept ignoring the phone when it rang.

“You must answer the telephone when it rings,” he told her irritably.

“All right,” she groused, “but nine times out of ten it’s for you.”

x Trust people and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)

x If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
—Josh Billings (1818-85)

x People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
—Soren Kierkegaard (1813-55)

x Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot and anyone driving faster than you is a maniac?
—George Carlin (1937-2008)

A Painful Plan

Judge: “Is there any reason you could not serve as a juror on this case?”

Juror: “I don’t want to be away from my job that long.”

Judge: “Can’t they do without you at work?”

Juror: “Yes, but I don’t want them to know that.”

x A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once.
—William Faulkner (1897-1962)

x While all other things are uncertain, evanescent and ephemeral, virtue alone is fixed with deep roots; it can neither be overthrown by any violence or moved from its place.
— Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.)

Good Question

Teacher: “If you had one dollar and you asked your father for another, how many dollars would you have?”

Student: “One dollar.”

Teacher: “You don’t know your arithmetic.”

Student: “You don’t know my father.”

Capsule Sermons

x Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.

x It’s character, not circum- stances, that make the man.

x When in doubt, tell the truth.

x When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.

x A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.

x Gossip is what no one claims to like, but nearly everybody enjoys.

x We could take a lesson from the weather; it pays no attention to criticism.

x An ounce of don’t-say-it is worth a pound of didn’t-mean-it.

x Success breeds confidence, but confidence also breeds success.

x What we believe is who we are; how we engage our beliefs is who we become.

x All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

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