About making hay when the sun shines…It's a whole lot better than the alternative!
About driving tractors to dances and weddings…If you'd tried that back in my day, the first mud puddle you ran through and me and my dearest would both look like speckled pups -- no cabs. Guess technology is good for something.
About picking strawberries…When we go to one of those U-pick places, I always ask this question first: Do you just weigh the cartons of berries we bring out, or do you weigh me, too?
About cutting weeds…My dad used to put me and my brother out there with old-fashioned scythes. Show one of them to a kid today, and he thinks the grim reaper is coming after him soon!
About summer vacation… These modern educators have it all wrong. They think kids forget book-learning over the summer. Instead, they've got so much street-learning to do and only three months to do it, they cram their little heads full of everything a kid should learn from being outdoors during the summer.
About hoeing corn… I heard about a farmer who hired a city-slicker kid many years ago to run his two-row rotary hoe. He showed him how to go down two rows, skip two, come back, and move over. An hour later when the farmer checked on him, he was still going round and round on the same two sets of rows!