A young farmer couple got married, and they just couldn’t seem to get enough
lovin’. Just before leaving the house for the fields at dawn, they made love,
and when the husband returned home at evening they had another go – both before
and after supper, and then again a few more times during the night.
The problems only happened during the day. The fields were far away from the
house and the young man lost half an hour each time traveling home and back
again at noon. Finally he decided to consult a friend, the town’s doctor, about
what to do.
“Easiest thing in the world, Homer” said the doctor. “You take your rifle out
with you every day don’t you? Well, when you feel like you’re in the mood for
some lovin’, just fire a shot into the air as a signal to your wife, for her to
come out to you. That way you won’t lose any working’ time.”
Homer tried his friend’s solution and it seemed to work pretty well for a
while. One day though, the doctor stopped by the house to pay a visit and he
noticed Homer sitting alone inside looking very somber.
“What’s wrong?” he asked. “Didn’t my idea work? Where’s your wife?”
“Oh, it worked,� says Homer. “Whenever I got in the mood I fired off a shot
like you said, and Beckie’d comes running’. Then we’d find a secluded place and
make love. Then Beckie’d go back home.”
“So what’s the problem?”
“Well I think I overdid it, Doc. I ain’t seen hide nor hair of Beckie since
hunting season got started…”