Hmm. A comment by Joe Grossberg leads me to consider that perhaps referring to "sheep farming" as my eventual stressed-out programmer out-to-pasture phase is as insulting to those who herd sheep as using "Mom" to stand in for "naive user" is to actual mothers. Maybe what I'm really after is to become a sheep - though that's a bit scary. Or better yet, I'd like to be one of our own pampered cats.
Yeah, that's the ticket.