BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Aug 2002
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Farming can be interesting,
It was the old farmers favorite time of the day, late in the afternoon about 5 pm in the summer, to just sit in the front porch of his farm house and just gaze at the tranquility of the end of the day as the sun was setting.
This particular afternoon a car appeared on the long dirt road leading to the house, the old farmer wondering who this stranger may be, as the car stopped in front of the house a decent looking young man got out, howdy he said, the farmer nodded and said; how can I help you? The fellow proceeded to explain, I was driving by and noticed you have a lot of milkweed in your pastures and I was wondering if I can get a little bit of milk from them, if you don't mind.
Well young man, I hate to tell you but milk comes from cows and........the young fellow interrupted him by telling him that he was a graduate from Texas A & M agricultural school and proceeded to explain to him how he was wrong and this that and the other, the farmer said, OK go ahead and get you some milk then, with a certain sarcasm. About 15 minutes later the fellow shows up with two buckets full of milk, puts them in the car, thanks the farmer and leaves. The farmer just watching in silence.
Next day same thing about the same time of the day, the young fellow appears again and after exchanging pleasantries proceed to say, yesterday while I was getting some milk I noticed you have a bunch of honeysuckles by the fence row and I was wondering if I can get some honey? Well let me explain to you, honey comes from bees and......before the farmer could finish he interrupted him again and proceeded to explain to him that he was a graduate from Texas A&M and bla bla bla, the farmer just waved him to go on. A short while later he shows up with two buckets of honey, thanks the farmer, puts them in the car and drives off. The farmer again just watched in silence.
The third day the same fellow shows up about the same time and as usual they exchange some pleasantries first, then he proceeds to tell the farmer, yesterday while I was getting some honey I noticed you have some pussy willows down by the creek and I was wondering if I could.............how, how hold it a minute, the farmer interrupting him, lemme get my boots on, am going down there with you.