~ A' schwäbischer Bauer ~
Apparently one should not tread on a Schwabian farmer's land or the consequences could be tough seems to be the theme on this PUG (printed under glaze) stein marked with the Villeroy & Boch (Mettlach) logo and form number 1526, decor number 598 and dated 1895.
A' schwäbischer Bauer
i' seht oft an a Schutz
trifft manchmal in's Schwarze
mit blei und mit Witz.
A Schwabian farmer
is often seen on the defense (of his land)
sometimes he hits the black (bull's eye)
with lead (bullet) and sometimes with wit.
Translation: Roy De Selms
Photo credit: Unknown