Farmer Sayings

I hope everyone had a great Easter! With Easter brings the hope of spring, and every spring brings the hope of rain. Yesterday on Easter morning, we had rain, and some experienced farmers will tell you that “if it rains on Easter Sunday, then it will rain for the next 7 Sundays.” As everyone remembers the drought last year, we will hold on to the hope of 7 Sundays of rain. This is only one of many sayings that I have grown up listening to my family say.
I came up with a list of others that I thought would be fun to tell with the help of my Aunt Gail.
“Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning.”
“Frogs have to look through ice three times before spring actually comes.”
“Stick to your winter flannels until they stick to you.”
“If February gives much snow, a fine summer it doth foreshow.”
“Between the hours of ten and two will show what the day will do.”
“Rain before seven, rain all day.”
“In March much snow, to plants and trees much woe.”
“When sheep collect and huddle, tomorrow will be a puddle.”
“Thunder in February, frost in May.”
“When everything is eaten at the table, it indicates continued clear weather.”
“If the bees get out in February, the next day will be windy and rainy.”
“Many stars in winter indicate frost.”
When you poor a cup of coffee in the morning and it bubbles at the top, it will rain. If it doesn’t bubble then it won’t rain.
My Uncle Roberts contribution is “All signs fail in dry weather.” This one holds to be true!
These are a few good sayings to pass on, or to start up a conversation. Right now we are thankful for the moisture that we have been getting through the snow and rain, and happy to see the ponds are full!


About akm17

My name is Alex Morris, and I am from a small, rural town in Missouri called Ballard. I grew up on a row crop and cow/calf operation. I have always loved the farm life, and I have always been very active around our farm. Now, for the first time, I have been away from where I grew up and am experiencing college. It is always good to go back home to the farm, and I try to make it there as often as I can. It’s my favorite place to be. Being away has only made me appreciate agriculture more. Here, at Missouri State University, I am majoring in Agricultural Communications and I plan to have an emphasis in graphic design. My goal is to be an advocate of agriculture. The way I am going to start “spreading the word” of agriculture is through this blog. I plan to share the issues I may come across, things I find in the social media, or topics that we disucuss in my Relations in Agriculture class or any of my other classes. I will also share stories straight off of my farm. I will talk a little about what goes on around there, and post pictures whenever I can, because they are worth a thousand words that don’t have to be typed. I love to take pictures and to tell good stories. Sometimes I may even talk about life in general if I come across something that needs to be shared. Overall, I am a very stong believer in agriculture. It’s where my heart is, and I want to make people aware of what is going on out there, and bring things to their notice they may not be aware of. I believe that is my job as an agriculture advocate, and this blog is just where I am starting out.
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