Good Old Country Wisdom Don't name a pig you plan to eat. Country fences need to be horse high, pig tight and bull strong. Life is simpler when you plow around the stumps. A bumble bee is faster than a John Deere tractor Don't skinny dip with snapping turtles. 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. 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. The best sermons are lived, not preached. Most of the stuff people worry about never happens. Happiness comes through doors you didn't even know you left open.