DairyFarmersWife's Journal, 11 February 2013

I've been reading a ton of diet advice, coping with stress, ridding yourself of the habit of eating your emotions, etc. One of the solutions is to find a different coping mechanism. The first coping mechanism I found was wine. Over the weekend it was vodka in a diet pepsi because we had guests that act nice but I know are thinking OMG I can't stand that woman! I know this because they have told people. I'm not just paranoid. But still.. slipping a shot of vodka into my can of diet made me feel like a liiiiiiiitttle bit of a lush. Especially when I started giggling uncontrollably in the middle of milking when hubby caught on that I may or may not have had a little buzz. I think the attempted line dancing to the song Fuzzy gave me away.

Today.. I found the ultimate stress coping mechanism! What is the most logical thing for a dairy farmers wife to do?? Shop! I bought two piglets. I'm going to go pick up the piglets this weekend. At least hubby can't yell because I brought home another pair of shoes. I just have to remember not to mention this latest purchase to my boss. The last time we bought pigs she wanted pictures, then she wanted to know their names (pork chop and bacon), then.. 6 months later.. she wanted to know how the pigs were doing. Ahem....

I also forgot to mention my cow is pregnant again! I have one cow and two babies. I got into the spirit of an auction when hubby and I first moved in together and I bought Mookie. Since then she has had two baby girls Moochkins and Moopsy. In 6 months I could have a herd of 4! If you want to see a really funny reaction tell a man who milks cows for a living and has a herd of 100 that you have a herd of 4. Make sure you smile really big and do the happy clap dance when you do it. I think it adds to the whole moment and gets a bigger reaction. :)

Diet Calendar Entry for 11 February 2013:
1847 kcal Fat: 118.38g | Prot: 123.51g | Carb: 75.29g.   Breakfast: Coffee Creamer - Toffee Almond Cream, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds) , Egg, No Calorie Sweetener, Cream (Half & Half) , Applewood Smoked Bacon, water. Lunch: Chicken BLT Salad, Ken's Ranch Dressing, water. Dinner: Chicken Breast (Skin Not Eaten), pizza, Pumpkin Cheesecake III. Snacks/Other: Caramel Cinnamon. more...
on diet Atkins  


Oh my gosh, that is to funny. Hope you and the herd of 4 don't do the diet pop trick to often. Think I'd be kicking the couple to the curb, could do it after the diet soda of coarse. Would do a whole lot for my stress level.  
11 Feb 13 by member: Sunkeeper
I am a dork like that too about things and my husband secretly loves it when I do my happy dance.By the way you are really good at naming animals. ;) Hope your hand is felling better 
11 Feb 13 by member: iamachristianjesusfreak
Too funny! Love your coping mechanisms. THe cows are an income tax write off correct?!! and so are the piglets!! Just be careful when you're doing the milking and don't bang up your hand anymore! 
11 Feb 13 by member: aggie95
I bought a colt at an auction once - named him 'Impulsive Bidding'. He was so tiny I considered putting him in the trunk of the car to take him home - seemed silly taking the whole big truck & trailer back after him. Wanna get even w/people you don't like? Tequila & coffee. Makes you a total wide awake drunk :-) I'm just sayin'.... Happy Dance! 
11 Feb 13 by member: FullaBella
Haha, love this! I could never be a farmer.. I would get attached to those sweet little piglets and keep them forever.. :) 
11 Feb 13 by member: erika2633
LOL girl..a herd of 4..thats too funny...we don't raise pigs but our co farmer always gets one for us to split...yummy bacon, ham, sausage..etc..I love our beef too..love the names you have for your animals..I like bella's tequila and coffee..may have to try that..:O) 
11 Feb 13 by member: BHA
Well 4 is a herd isn't it? Like Erika I do have trouble eating things that have names. Wish I wasn't such a hypocrite because I know where meat comes from.  
11 Feb 13 by member: BuffyBear
Buffy - I totally agree - I like to play the "don't ask, don't tell" game and pretend like the cute little piglets that I see are not the same pigs that get butchered for delicious meat.. :) (same goes for all the rest.. ) 
11 Feb 13 by member: erika2633
naming farm/ranch animals is fun! my pig was Hormella. at the humane society saturday was one my favorite breeds of dog - shiba inu. lucky i can't have pets here or he might have come home! they look like foxes. 
11 Feb 13 by member: JessWhatINeeded
Too funny! lol I would love to have some pigs and cows... my DH and I are only getting started out with raising farm animals but that is our dream. Right now we only have chickens.. haven't gotten to the point yet where we'll be eating them, but we want to raise some to have for meat. I love your animal names, so cute and naming them food names helps to keep it in perspective... food not pet!! 
12 Feb 13 by member: shadowx1110
You do make me laugh! Love your cow names!!  
12 Feb 13 by member: Rubie-sue


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