Saturday, September 15, 2012

I should've been a farmer

This post could also be called "My poor husband".

I love animals. And because in many ways, I'm still like a little girl....when I see a cute animal, I pronounce "I want one". When my husband tells me, I can't have one...I cry, kick and scream and throw a tantrum. Well, only sometimes.

Like the time A was watching Rob & Big and I became obsessed with their mini horse. I don't even think he had a name - they just called him mini horse. My rationale for getting mini horse was that he was much more realistic than a real horse. He's domesticated. He gets along well with dogs. He can ride in the back of an Escalade. No need for a horse trailer. I mean seriously this is a reasonable request.

He said no.

Very sensibly, he pointed out the time mini horse kicked meaty (the dog star of the show) in the head. He reminded me that mini horse eats pillows. And that he made a big mess in the back of that SUV.

Fine. You win this one but this is not over yet my friend.

Then there was the time that I became convinced that it was going to save us a gazillion dollars if we invested in chickens. Organic, free range eggs are expensive these days.

He said that chickens stink and we'd have to raise like 40 chickens to make enough eggs for it to be a cost savings. Sheesh. He's so practical.

There was also that time when I was sulking around the house. When A asked me why, I told him that it was a mistake that we got our fur baby clipped because it was my calling to breed aussies. Now my life's work must be put on hold until we get another dog.

But if you asked my hubby, "what does Jessah want to do when she retires"? He would sigh and tell you "she wants to raise alpacas". For the past 8 years, I've been trying to convince him that alpaca farming is where it's at! You have to admit these guys are the sweetest, cutest livestock you've ever seen.

And the best part about it is that you don't ever have to kill or hurt the animals. Instead you make beautiful clothing to keep people warm. Like this lovely ruffle alpaca scarf.

In all seriousness, I really should have been a farmer. Fresh air. Open spaces. Beautiful animals. Gardens. When I see pictures of horses, barns and just heart melts.

What does your heart long for?


RadiantKristen said...

Alpaca farming is the way to go! I know some people who do it, and not only do they make good money selling the wool, but they love it too. I guess Alpacas are really fun to be around.

We want to have a hobby farm as well, and live as off the grid as possible. My heart longs for a huge garden, chicken, and cows.

Aspgriswold said...

I love this post! All those animals are SO cute. So cute. I think you should have a farm.

LWLH said...

I long to either work with kids or be a photographer. :)

Alana Christine said...

I have two mini horses and chickens!! lol. Those alpacas are pretty stinking cute!

Heather said...

Ahhh!!! The mini horse is so cute!!! I think you should breed aussies though so i can come visit and love on all the puppies. I honestly think they are the cutest puppies EVER.

Nicole said...

Awe. So sweet. I wish I could have all the animals in the world! I guess I'll have to settle for six chickens, two ducks and a cat for now.

Have a lovely day!

Shannon Elise said...

l adore this post Jess! I always wish I would have pursued being a vet. Maybe I could have lived on your farm and cared for your animals. :)

Lisamarie said...

I could have written this EXACT post. I love love love little animals. Or big ones really. Have you ever thought about owning a teacup pig? I want one so badly. I want all those animals you mentioned. A client of my law firm owns an alpaca ranch. I do not think its profitable yet. But its certainly interesting. I want to own a ranch too. With a dreamy horse like you pictured... oh thanks for causing me to tailspin into daydreaming today. Not good for a monday.

Tif said...

My heart longs for friends with a heart like yours! You're awesome! I'm so glad you found my blog! I'm happily following back!
Ramblings of a Southern Belle

Amanda Schroeder said...

You make me smile. I am the same way. Our poor husbands! That mini horse was so cute. My heart definitely longs for A PUPPY! awwwuhh! SOmeday..I'm determined to get one.

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. You're the nicest and I'm excited to swap and be buddies. Wahoo!!

Amanda @

Recently Roached said...

This is adorable. :)
Who wouldn't want a littl mini pony?

I think you're the only woman in the world who wants to farm alpacas. (I've eaten one!) So that's awesome. Hey, you'd be warm all winter!

Count To Four said...

great blog! now following you on gfc, would really appreciate it if you followed back :)

Allison said...

We are meant to be friends. I definitely should have been a farmer and I LOVE alpacas! I have alpaca socks (the warmest yet most breathable socks ever) and I have ear muffs. They are so much better than llamas. :)

blake steadythreesixty said...

How cute! I've always wanted a mini pony.. and of course a goat. I really love reading your blog, but I can't seem to find the button to go to the next page. Just wanted to give you a heads up. Or maybe I'm just blind and missing it!


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