A big-city lawyer was representing the railroad in a lawsuit filed by an old rancher. The rancher’s prize bull was missing from the section through which the railroad passed. The rancher only wanted to be paid the fair value of the bull.
The case was scheduled to be tried before the justice of the peace in the back room of the general store.
The attorney for the railroad immediately cornered the rancher and tried to get him to settle out of court. The lawyer did his best selling job, and finally the rancher agreed to take half of what he was asking.
After the rancher had signed the release and took the check, the young lawyer couldn’t resist gloating a little over his success, telling the rancher, ”You know, I hate to tell you this, old man, but I put one over on you in there. I couldn’t have won the case. The engineer was asleep and the fireman was in the caboose when the train went through your ranch that morning. I didn’t have one witness to put on the stand. I bluffed you!”
The old rancher replied, ”Well, I’ll tell you, young feller, I was a little worried about winning that case myself, because that durned bull came home this morning.”
A retiring farmer in preparation for selling his land, needed to rid his farm of animals. So he went to every house in his town. To the houses where the man is the boss, he gave a horse. To the houses where the woman is the boss, a chicken was given. He got toward the end of the street and saw a couple outside gardening. ”Who’s the boss around here?” he asked.” I am.” said the man.” I have a black horse and a brown horse,” the farmer said, ”which one would you like?” The man thought for a minute and said, ”The black one.” ”No, no, no, get the brown one.” the man’s wife said.” Here’s your chicken.” said the farmer.-0+
A man’s car stalled on a country road one morning. When the man got out to fix it, a cow came along and stopped beside him. ”Your trouble is probably in the carburetor,” said the cow.
Startled, the man jumped back and ran down the road until he met a farmer. The amazed man told the farmer his story.
”Was it a large red cow with a brown spot over the right eye?” asked the farmer. ”Yes, yes,” the man replied.
”Oh! I wouldn’t listen to Bessie,” said the farmer. ”She doesn’t know a thing about cars.”
A farmer was milking his cow. He was just starting to get a good rhythm going when a bug flew into the barn and started circling his head. Suddenly, the bug flew into the cow’s ear. The farmer didn’t think much about it, until the bug squirted out into his bucket. It went in one ear and out the udder.-0+
A New York City yuppie moved to the country and bought a piece of land. He went to the local feed and livestock store and talked to the proprietor about how he was going to take up chicken farming. He then asked to buy 100 chicks.
”That’s a lot of chicks,” commented the proprietor. ”I mean business,” the city slicker replied.
A week later the yuppie was back again. ”I need another 100 chicks,” he said. ”Boy, you are serious about this chicken farming,” the man told him.
”Yeah,” the yuppie replied. ”If I can iron out a few problems.” ”Problems?” asked the proprietor. ”Yeah,” replied the yuppie, ”I think I planted that last batch too close together.”