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Yep we thought we had covid a few times but finally got it last week. My fil got it first and my wife was taking care of him and our house then I got it then my wife. We are on the upswing just hope my taste comes back soon
Sorry y'all got Covid, but it sounds like y'all are already doing much better.

@Baymule here's some pics for u I figured if u saw some nice beef in the pasture it might help u want more than eggo waffles.
Those Eggo waffles kept me alive. Plain, they don't have a taste, since EVERYTHING tasted terrible, Eggo and OJ kept me going.

Thank you for the lovely pictures of the cattle. We were supposed to pick up a steer on September 11. Had two customers each wanting a side of beef. Well I guess you know that ain't gonna happen now. I talked to the lady with the steer, she and her husband talked it over and decided to go for it. I pointed out that they already raise the cattle, why not finish one out, for added value. We went over the numbers from the steer I raised last year. Price of steer, hay, feed, processing came in at a little over $3 per pound hanging weight. I had this steer sold at $8 per pound hanging weight. Talked to one customer, they are on board, gotta talk to the other customer this weekend, pretty sure they will be for it too. I still have a lot of beef from the steer we split with my DD and family last year.

Don't know where I will finally settle, but I will go back to raising pork, chicken and beef, if nothing else, for me and my family. Can't eat industrial meat, no taste. I'm down, but I'm not out.

Your taste will come back, in the meantime it's pretty miserable. I still can't eat my favorite cereal, it's like chewing hay with tons of sugar on top and It's not a sweet cereal. Sigh........

Last night my son came to spend the night, I fixed T-bone steaks, baked potato with all the fixins and salad. I licked the plate. :drool
 

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I spent the day doing not much, despite a whole house to pack. (we're also recovering from mild covid here. Energy is hard to come by). But I managed to sort out cloth diapers between loans which need returned, stuff to sell, and the few we're still using. Baby steps right?
Sorry y'all got Covid, but glad that it is a light case. Evil stuff.

My energy is coming back, getting stronger daily. I have to sit down and rest while doing outside things, so I keep lawn chairs in various places. Always kept them out for BJ and would make him sit down. My step counter always went from 3-5 miles, not even busting a mile now, but I'll get there. You will feel better too, just don't over do it.
I've been doing a ton of research for bringing my 24yo gelding back home, and it seems like the best for laminitis/Cushing's/other foot issues.
My avatar is the beautiful blue eye of my purest white cremello gelding Joe, the love of my life. My husband bought him for me just months after we married 25 years ago. He had Cushings and we finally had to put him down last year. We hugged each other and bawled like babies. Joe was 32 years old. He carried me many a mile, safe to put anybody on. The joke was Joe had two speeds, slow and stop. :lol: For me, he liked a brisk trop or gallop, but he didn't do much for anybody else. I did all the things you aren't supposed to do, like let him graze while riding, but what the heck. If he saw a lovely patch of grass, we might be there for awhile. :gig

I'll be watching your journal for updates on your gelding.
 

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Sorry y'all got Covid, but glad that it is a light case. Evil stuff.
It really is! Even having had it once (hubby brought it home from work), and being vax'ed in May... it's no fun.

My energy is coming back, getting stronger daily. I have to sit down and rest while doing outside things, so I keep lawn chairs in various places. Always kept them out for BJ and would make him sit down. My step counter always went from 3-5 miles, not even busting a mile now, but I'll get there. You will feel better too, just don't over do it.
I'm glad you're taking care of you! I don't know many who make sure to give themselves the breaks they need. I hope you keep getting better and are back at full strength soon!!

My avatar is the beautiful blue eye of my purest white cremello gelding Joe, the love of my life. My husband bought him for me just months after we married 25 years ago. He had Cushings and we finally had to put him down last year. We hugged each other and bawled like babies. Joe was 32 years old. He carried me many a mile, safe to put anybody on. The joke was Joe had two speeds, slow and stop. :lol: For me, he liked a brisk trop or gallop, but he didn't do much for anybody else. I did all the things you aren't supposed to do, like let him graze while riding, but what the heck. If he saw a lovely patch of grass, we might be there for awhile. :gig


I'll be watching your journal for updates on your gelding.
Joe sounds wonderful! He is the kind of horse I was looking for before I found Luke's donkey posse. Something quiet for the kiddos. But they'll have just as much fun with a herd of donkeys... and they cost about the same to feed, lol. I'm really excited to try that forage based feed, it sounds ideal. I've always figured closest to an animals natural diet is probably gonna = healthiest. I also can't wait to take Luke on the trails. He is NOTHING like Joe (under saddle) though. I will not have peaceful trail rides, munching grass. It'll be him prancing and begging and pulling until I let him book it as far as possible. He's gentle with the kiddos, but he knows I can handle a good run. And won't take no for an answer. It is quite the upper body work out keeping him from running himself to death. :lol:
 

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October is my favorite month of the year for riding. After the summer heat, it is cool, brisk without being cold or hot, the clearest bluest skies and beautiful. Gonna miss that this year. Doubt I'll have a horse next year, but I still have my saddles! LOL
 

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October is my favorite month of the year for riding. After the summer heat, it is cool, brisk without being cold or hot, the clearest bluest skies and beautiful. Gonna miss that this year. Doubt I'll have a horse next year, but I still have my saddles! LOL
I agree! And easier to cool out after all the running, lol. Who knows, maybe you'll end near one you can borrow/ride out with someone? 🤞
 
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