|Bauernregeln Proverbs||Rating ||Mail|
|If the fowl are flat as plaster,|
the tractor was a little faster.
Note : Lit.: "If the chickens are flat as plates, the tractor must have been faster than they were."
|Chickens dead down in the cellar,|
means in springtime--salmonella!
|When farmer drinks and drives his tractor,|
he becomes a danger factor.
|Farmers who drink too much beer,|
often try to milk a steer!
|If the farmer has cold hands,|
the milkcow bolts for foreign lands.
|When the rain comes slantwise in,|
it means the cow gets a damp chin.
Note : Lit.: "If the rain comes in slantwise (ie, not straight from the front but at an angle), the cow will get a wet horn."
|A red stockinged farmer is a sure sign,|
that it will either rain--or shine.
|When rooster crows from dungheap's top|
Weather will soon change--or not.
|When farmer's seen crowing atop the manure|
most often the shrink comes too late for a cure.
|When soup is covered with strange fluff,|
the farmer's wife must have dandruff.
|What mean hailstones in the soup?|
You have a hole there in your roof.
Note : Lit.: "When it hails in the soup, the roof is probably nailed down quite poorly."
|The sun arises in the west,|
means farmer's compass needs a test.
|When in Winter stands the cotton,|
it was prob'ly just forgotten.
Note : Lit.: "When the grain is still standing in winter, it was probably forgotten."
|When the farmer's head's a blank,|
his farm belongs soon to the bank.
|The man drinks, the horse slurps--|
In Bavaria it's just reversed.
|Each spring learn cattle with a thud--|
not every bull becomes a stud.
|When the farmer loads his gun,|
his wife's complaining is soon done.
|When the maid sings on the prairie,|
every cow craves harikari.
|When farmer joins nude clubs with ease,|
it's caused by high farm subsidies.
Note : No, mistranslation - this means just the opposite, farmer's son not having money for clothes due to low subsidies!
|When the maid saw farmer nude,|
she felt like throwing up her food.
|If farmer falls dead off his tractor,|
he must be near a nuclear reactor.