Farming Quotes

I don’t see how a pumpkin patch could be more sincere than this one. (“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”)

Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.

A green Christmas makes a fat churchyard.

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or our family, we blame the other person. […]

Horn, corn, wool, and yarn! (Scottish toast)

The Golden Age of the small farmer is over. He can barely get along. He is in debt to the cattle-dealer, the land speculator, the usuerer. Mortgages ruin whole communities, even more than taxes.

The farmer works the soil – The agriculturist works the farmer.