Jerry’s Immutable Laws of Farming
Recently I received a list of Immutable Laws from an unknown source. As I read them, they made me think of similar situations I have been in out at the farm. So, I renamed them Immutable Laws of Farming.
Have you ever noticed that as soon as your hands are covered with grease, dirt or manure your nose itches?
When you are working on a piece of equipment, especially on a ladder, any tool, screw, bolt or nut you drop will roll to the hardest place to find it.
The probability of being watched will be directly proportional to how embarrassed you will be if you are seen.
When you are fixing a piece of equipment, you remember a call you need to make only when your hands are dirty. Then you touch the wrong area on your phone. You end up calling someone and do not know who it is. Ever notice when you call a wrong number someone always answers?
The probability of meeting someone you know when you go to town for parts increases dramatically the dirtier you are.
Ever notice that when the planter monitor will not work, it will as soon as Bill from Ag Power Enterprises gets there to fix it?
You are in the tractor or combine cab and everything is going well. As soon as you pour a cup of coffee, something goes wrong. By the time it is fixed, your coffee is cold. Has happened too many times so I got an insulated travel mug!
The chances of dropping a sandwich on a dirty tractor cab floor are directly proportional to how hungry you are.
It has been a long harvest, you are tired and really don't feel well. Your hip is really hurting. You know you should get an appointment with Dr. Munch. You make an appointment, but by the time you get there you feel better. Don't make an appointment and you will wish you had!
Just thinking about all these laws applying to me wears me out. I need a nap!