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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

More Sayings

Hubby was on a roll last night in the milk barn giving me more of these country sayings.

More chicken sayings:

* Couldn't afford a setting hen. (Something you say about someone who brags about how much they have or what all they are going to do with their money.)

* Scarce as hen's teeth. (This is a pretty common saying, I think)

* I'd go scratch (insert expletive-if you are of that bent) with the chickens before I went back to that job.

On being stingy:

* Tight as bark on a tree

* So tight his hindend (change to your choice of expletive) would hold coal oil (kerosene I believe)

In general:

* So sour it'd make a pig squeal.

* It'd stink a dog off a gut wagon.

* So spoiled that salt wouldn't save her. (About kids in general.)

Here is a copy of my response to a comment someone left yesterday on my blind calf blog post from back in August:

Iris-no we didn't treat the calf for anything for the blindness; just took the wait and see response. Really, I don't know what we could have done. At any rate she is still quite alive, though she has developed what appear to be cataracts on both eyes-there are white spots in the iris. But she sees because she will flinch when you make a quick movement to her face.She was actually born sighted, I believe. At least we didn't notice anything out of the ordinary like you described. It, your case, sounds really strange-that the eyes are an opaque green.Good luck. Let me know what happens.


Amrita said...

Love those sayings CF

Unknown said...

LOL! LOVE those farm sayings! My Hubby comes up with some pretty good ones too and they just crack me up! My husband's certainly got some sayings that I have NEVER heard of in the city! LOL

Calfkeeper said...

Yes, sayings in the country tend to be really colorful. You never know what will come up next.