Cultivating your inner farmgirl?
Have a little fun with your friends and neighbors by throwing out a few old-fashioned farm phrases in casual—or, better yet, formal—conversation.
After all, if you’re going to walk the walk, you might as well talk the talk, right?
I guarantee that you’ll get a giggle from the puzzled expressions you receive in return.
Here are a few dandies to dabble with:
- Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
- It’s gonna be a toad strangler (translation: a big rainstorm is coming).
- Every path has a few puddles.
- Trouble with a milk cow is she won’t stay milked.
- Fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight, and bull-strong.
- If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.
- Don’t kick a fresh cow chip on a hot day.
- Always drink upstream from the herd.
- It don’t take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.
- It’s hotter than a hen on a hot rock.
- The second mouse gets the cheese.
And, by all means, don’t skinny dip with snapping turtles!
While you’re on a roll, you can beef up your down-on-the-farm vocabulary with this glossary of farming terms.