Farm Quotes

13 Mar

The letter Q is difficult, and our weather has made it hard to go out and take pictures or do much around the farm, so today I’m sharing some farm quotes with picture you may have seen before.

“Life on a farm is a school of patience; you can’t hurry the crops or make an ox in two days.”  -Henri Alain



“There is of course, a gold mine or a buried treasure on every mortgaged homestead.  Whether the farmer ever digs for it or not, it is there, haunting his daydreams when the burden of debt is most unbearable.” -Fawn M. Brodie

Windmill Sunset

There are only three things that can kill a farmer:  lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age. -Bill Bryson

farmer on tractor

It is thus with farming, if you do one thing late, you will be late in all your work. -Cato The Elder

kissing a goat

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.  -Dwight D. Eisenhower


The first farmer was the first man.  All historic nobility rests on the possession and use of land.  -Ralph Waldo Emerson



There is no gilding of setting sun or glamour of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers wives.  -Hamlin Garland

sunset behind fence

Sowing is not at difficult as reaping. -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways. -John F. Kennedy.

grain truck on gravel road

Farmers are philosophical.  They have learned that it is less wearing to shrug than to beat their breasts.  -Ruth Stout

Tiny Tim

Tiny Tim

When tillage begins, other arts follow.  The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization. -Daniel Webster

planting crops

A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus. -Elwyn Brooks White



I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman’s cares. -George Washington

Cinnamon and Haley

Cinnamon and Haley

I’m linking the to Jenny Matlock‘s Alphabe-Thursday.  I’m also sharing with Rurality Blog Hop and Thursday Favorite Things.

72 Responses to “Farm Quotes”

  1. TexWisGirl March 13, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    some really great quotes and some really great images. loved the windmill shot. and the spider-web fence at the top of the rise. 🙂

    • Teresa March 13, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

      Those are a couple of my favorite pictures. That fence is the best ever for sunset shots!

  2. Joani March 13, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    Love the photos & the quotes. I especially like the photo of the windmill. Thanks for sharing.

    • Teresa March 13, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

      That is one of the few good shots of my windmill. It has so many things around it that make it hard to photograph.

  3. Jen Gerhart March 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    Love, love, love the quotes! I have to share this with my mom and dad!

    • Teresa March 13, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

      Thanks Jen. I really enjoyed tracking down these quotes last night. 🙂

  4. Jody Morris March 13, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    Love ‘Joe and Me’

    • Teresa March 13, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

      Thanks! Joe is a sweet girl!

  5. GoneCountry March 13, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    Great shots and quotes! Loved all the farm scenes and the goats especially the one of you and Joe! Oh, and the windmill…

    • Teresa March 13, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

      Thanks. I do love my windmill. Of course, the goats are my favorites!

  6. hopesquires March 13, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    Your Myson looks like he could be Quixotic. 🙂 Thanks as always for the lovely farm photos and words.

    • Teresa March 13, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

      Myson is a wonderful actor goat!

  7. Rocky Mountain Woman March 13, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    I’m pretty sure I’m in love with Tiny Tim..

    • Teresa March 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

      He was the sweetest little guy.

  8. Sharon Qualls March 13, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    Toss up of my favorites today, Muffin Scene or Fence at Sunset. Both outstanding shots!

    • Teresa March 13, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

      Thanks. That shot of Muffin was in my first calendar.

  9. Pam March 13, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

    Oh, I really loved this post, Teresa! Such a great idea! 🙂

    • Teresa March 13, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

      Thanks. I was really having a hard time coming up with a new Q post. This is the fifth or sixth time I’ve gone through the alphabet.

  10. artmusedog March 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

    Wonderful farm ‘quotes’ and love your photography ~ especially the one and your sweet animal ~ love them all! ^_^

    • Teresa March 13, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

      Thanks. I love farm life!

  11. Alica March 13, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    I like the JFK and Eisenhower quotes…so very true! And that windmill photo is just beautiful!

    • Teresa March 13, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

      I really enjoyed reading last night to find some good quotes. 🙂 I love my windmill.

  12. Scudds March 13, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

    I had fun reading the qoutes and love the photos, too. Myson looks really cute 🙂

    • Teresa March 14, 2013 at 6:48 am #

      Thanks. Myson is a very sweet little guy!

  13. Scudds March 13, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    You and Joe are really sweet, too.

  14. LB March 14, 2013 at 4:01 am #

    These are good, thank you x

    • Teresa March 14, 2013 at 6:47 am #

      Thanks. I enjoyed finding them.

  15. JDaniel4's Mom March 14, 2013 at 6:22 am #

    I love how you wove these amazing quotes with your beautiful pictures.

    • Teresa March 14, 2013 at 6:47 am #

      Thanks. I was surprised how well they fit with my photography.

  16. March 14, 2013 at 7:15 am #

    Love the goats and the photo’s

    • Teresa March 14, 2013 at 7:56 am #

      Thanks. It’s been a rough week to get out and take any pictures. I’m looking forward to a beautiful weekend to spend with the goats.

  17. Leave It To Davis March 14, 2013 at 8:05 am #

    Amazing photos….and you made me laugh with, “a sense of humus”. lol

    • Teresa March 14, 2013 at 8:08 am #

      Farmers certainly do need a good sense of humus!

  18. Sue at Naperville Now March 14, 2013 at 8:14 am #

    Making an ox in 2 days is something I have never contemplated until today. Love it. Gorgeous pix, great quotes,m great post. (And the sense of humus was very funny.)

    • Teresa March 14, 2013 at 8:16 am #

      The humus one was my favorite! Of course it seemed a perfect opportunity to share Myson in his garb!

  19. EG CameraGirl , Canada March 14, 2013 at 8:22 am #

    T GREAT set of quotes and photos, Teresa. I especially liked the Eisenhower and Kennedy quotes.

    • Teresa March 14, 2013 at 8:30 am #

      Thanks. It was a lot of fun reading and finding quotes to use!

  20. Pat March 14, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    Lovely goats and quotes!

    • Teresa March 14, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

      Thanks! I just noticed your cute rhyme!

  21. Nancy March 14, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    Fantastic collection Teresa! xo

    • Teresa March 14, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

      Thank you, Nancy!

  22. Barb March 14, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Really great photos and quotes. My favorite photo is probably the windmill, but loved all your animals too.

    • Teresa March 14, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

      Thanks, Barb. I do love windmills!

  23. Tracy March 14, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    What brilliant quotes love bill brysons the best

    • Teresa March 14, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

      Thanks! I really enjoyed reading and looking for the quotes.

  24. Pat--Mille Fiori Favoriti March 14, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    All the quotes you chose were wonderfully descriptive, Teresa. I love your photo of your windmill with the setting sun in the background–very framable picture!

    • Teresa March 14, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

      I love windmills! They are such a symbol of rural life.

  25. Lola March 14, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    BTW. Message left on previous post!

    • Teresa March 14, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

      Thanks Nora! I am always happy to have people spread the word about my novel. I do hope you enjoy it if you get it. 🙂

  26. Madge Bloom March 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    Lovely series of images… I do enjoy that shot of sunset and the silhouette of the fence… Thank you for joining in ‘Rurality Blog Hop #6’ Hope to see you next Wednesday for #7…

    • Teresa March 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

      Thanks. I’m really hoping to have some good weather to go out take some new pictures this weekend!

  27. Candy Conrad March 14, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    What a fun post! Your pictures went with the quotes perfectly!! 🙂
    My favorite was the quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower.

    • Teresa March 14, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

      I was happy to find good photos for most of them.

  28. Dotsie March 14, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    Great post and good idea for Q. Enjoyed it all. BTW, I’m reading your book!

    • Teresa March 14, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

      Glad you enjoyed it. Q is certainly a hard one. I do hope you enjoy the book.

  29. Stacia March 14, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    I want a Joe. Can I have a Joe? Or maybe just a sunset that looks like yours??

    • Teresa March 14, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

      Only those of us that are very lucky are fortunate enough to have a Joe. She’s a special girl!

  30. VBR March 14, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

    oh, your photos capture life on your farm in all of it’s beauty and wonder.

    • Teresa March 15, 2013 at 7:59 am #

      Thanks. I do love it out here on the farm.

  31. Pam Beers March 15, 2013 at 1:56 am #

    I cried when I read this. Farmers are my favorite folks for many reasons. This was very moving and a very beautiful blog.

    • Teresa March 15, 2013 at 7:59 am #

      Thank you. That truly makes me happy to hear you enjoyed.

  32. Sue Anderson March 15, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    Absolutely wonderful photos AND quotes.


  33. Katherines Corner March 15, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    love this post and the photos are great, Hmmm what do you get when youput a hat on a goat ? A stylish goat, giggle. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

    • Teresa March 15, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

      Myson loves to play dress up!

  34. Esther Joy March 17, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    Wow! I think this is my very favorite of all your posts I’ve seen! Awesome photos and quotes! Thanks for sharing!

    • Teresa March 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

      Thanks. I’m so glad you enjoyed your visit.

  35. Jenny Matlock March 25, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    I am a quote junkie so this post had me drooling!

    This would make a great calendar!

    Really, really wonderful post!

    Thank you for linking.


    • Teresa March 25, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

      I love Alphabe-Thursday! Thanks for being such a great host!

  36. Penny February 15, 2014 at 10:52 pm #

    Love these! Especially the one by JFK. Hadn’t heard that one before.

    And although I’ve heard it before, I also like the Daniel Webster one.

    Another favorite of mine (and why I stick to organic gardening) is from Joel Salatin: “You can’t chemical your way out of soil infertility.”

    Got it from here:

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