Coronavirus Covid-19 Is it Affecting You and How?

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The restaurant my wife works at is doing pick up orders and some delivery. Shes having a hard time with it because she went from making $200 a night in tips to $20. They’ve changed the hourly wage and are still paying her but it’s not what she’s used to. A lot of people are out of work or working from home, but for me it’s business as usual. I can’t phone in to the pig barn, pigs are smart but not smart enough to do as they’re told.
 

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High desert cowboy it they could the would take over lol pigs are smart critters lol i am glad they don't talk on the phone imagine the phone hill from them calling each other up lol.
 

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I don't think it's about deciding who lives or dies at all....it's all about trust. We simply do not trust our government and that distrust is WELL earned~it has nothing to do with one's politics, as I don't even participate in politics...it's about a track record down through the past 100 yrs and even beyond that.

To trust blindly, especially in this intentionally hyped up, over dramatized situation, is okay for some....but others require more actual, real proof of the severity of the situation. And I'm not talking about the stats, so called reports of this or that happening here or there....the urban myths that mark all such episodes...but a single thing that doesn't look extremely out of proportion....but we are not seeing that here, in this situation.

All we see is a lot of misplaced fear and panic about a whole lot of nothing....we have no assurances at all that this thing is even a so called pandemic, no matter what they repeat or how often they repeat it. We have no assurances that the reports from the CDC are not padded to create a certain environment of fear so that people will be afraid to question the wisdom of the measures they are putting in place.

Sounds familiar.......
I don’t have a lot of trust in the government either and I guarantee that there are lots of people in power that will benefit from this in one way or another. There are a lot of us regular people who are being affected economically by this situation, myself included. I am a single woman living in a new place with very few contacts. I am currently unemployed, but because I am a healthcare worker, I stand a chance at finding a job still. There are a lot of people that won’t be as lucky.

BUT I would rather have the states take action now and do what we can to limit the spread of the virus and have it end up being no big deal than be a skeptic and laugh it off (not saying anyone on here is doing that) and have it end up so much worse than could be imagined. EVERY single healthcare worker that I know is very concerned about this.

My main frustration right now is the toilet paper and cleaning supply situation. Seriously, why do people feel the need to have 3 years worth of paper products? I was at the grocery store yesterday and there wasn’t a roll of toilet paper or a box of tissues to be found. I’m ok on TP for now, but you can’t even order the stuff online. It’s not in stock anywhere. I didn’t even bother going down the cleaning aisle.
 

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Seriously, why do people feel the need to have 3 years worth of paper products?
Fear generated by all the hype surrounding this issue, pure and simple. They are afraid they won't be able to get it later, so they buy it all up now. Fear is a powerful tool if folks give into it.

Folks are going to have to resort to family cloth for their wiping needs. I predict huge problems as people start using and flushing things that should never be flushed.....city septic systems could begin to fail over it all. Imagine the results of THAT, with no way to dispose of human waste.....
 

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I am gonna say we all going to have our own opinions on this matter but here my thoughts okay take it for what it is. This is a virus no matter what we do people are going to get it. The why we need shut things down to slow it down is on the insane side more to me. One being if your sick with anything you should not be exposing others to began with. I don't take my kids place if they have a mildcold, strep or anything else because it's common sense not to expose them to more things. Calling or asking people to self quarantine if their sick is one thing asking perfectly healthy people who aren't and don't have the virus to be quarantined as well is an over step. Yes the college kids are being slightly selfish but if they are healthy and practice good hygiene then what's the problem they could go clothes shopping and you could say they selfish for exposing their community. The point is that people have to contiune living regardless of the chance they or someone the know or don't know is going to die we all will even my children will one day. I pray i go first but they and I aren't promised the next minute much less longer. So we can either hide from life as country and no one gets to do anything or we can continue on with life and be smart about what we are doing. Yes not everyone is but those who go to work sick aren't trying to make everyone sick they trying to pay bills to feed their families. It's not malicious to continue with ones life. It's what we need to do. No matter what happens life continues we cry and get bruised then we dust off and keep going.
 

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Fear generated by all the hype surrounding this issue, pure and simple. They are afraid they won't be able to get it later, so they buy it all up now. Fear is a powerful tool if folks give into it.

Folks are going to have to resort to family cloth for their wiping needs. I predict huge problems as people start using and flushing things that should never be flushed.....city septic systems could begin to fail over it all. Imagine the results of THAT, with no way to dispose of human waste.....
They doing that is San Antonio with baby wipes you can't find any in the store my dh went and some older man was buying all they had. By older i mean 60+ unlikely age to have babies at home.
 

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I would like to apologize to @purplequeenvt , and in fact to everyone on BYH. Not for the content of what I said earlier (I would defend my views to the bitter end) but for having said it in this forum.
This is BACK YARD HERDS. It is a place to gather as friends, commiserate with each other over the difficulties we face, celebrate our victories, small and large, and learn the advantages/disadvantages of hair sheep vs goats.
This isn't a political forum, but I got sucked into the politics of the situation. Easy enough to do, given the gravity of the situation. I think the purpose of this thread was probably innocent enough (? is affecting you and how.)...but we can only say "out of TP" or "out of work" so many times without the frustration of politics entering our thoughts.
So Again I am sorry I allowed myself to get caught up in the mass hysteria. Henceforth, I will avoid THIS PARTICULAR thread and concentrate instead on the quandry of hair sheep vs goats.
PS. @Beekissed you probably already know but since you didn't cite the source, your quote (the big lie) is from Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf. He was evil....but he WAS smart.
 

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I would like to apologize to @purplequeenvt , and in fact to everyone on BYH. Not for the content of what I said earlier (I would defend my views to the bitter end) but for having said it in this forum.
This is BACK YARD HERDS. It is a place to gather as friends, commiserate with each other over the difficulties we face, celebrate our victories, small and large, and learn the advantages/disadvantages of hair sheep vs goats.
This isn't a political forum, but I got sucked into the politics of the situation. Easy enough to do, given the gravity of the situation. I think the purpose of this thread was probably innocent enough (? is affecting you and how.)...but we can only say "out of TP" or "out of work" so many times without the frustration of politics entering our thoughts.
So Again I am sorry I allowed myself to get caught up in the mass hysteria. Henceforth, I will avoid THIS PARTICULAR thread and concentrate instead on the quandry of hair sheep vs goats.
PS. @Beekissed you probably already know but since you didn't cite the source, your quote (the big lie) is from Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf. He was evil....but he WAS smart.
I agree....I was determined from the beginning not to participate in these threads, as I can't stand a spirit of fear, but let my own frustration with it all draw me in. I'm not a political person, by far, can't even stand to hear anyone discuss politics under any circumstances.

You are right....this is about literal herds, not the figurative herds, and I'll try to refrain from getting mucked into the mire of it all. It's hard....by far the hardest thing to do during this situation is to just keep one's mouth firmly shut.

My vote is for hair sheep.....less parasitical problems, they flock together so less fence line escapes, and they have less health issues overall. Katahdins get my vote for ease of lambing, good mothering, good and meaty carcasses. They LOVE brush and thrive best on a grass/browse based system. They are also smart as can be, so you'll grow to love their personalities...quirky, moochy and sweet.
 

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I would like to apologize to @purplequeenvt , and in fact to everyone on BYH. Not for the content of what I said earlier (I would defend my views to the bitter end) but for having said it in this forum.
This is BACK YARD HERDS. It is a place to gather as friends, commiserate with each other over the difficulties we face, celebrate our victories, small and large, and learn the advantages/disadvantages of hair sheep vs goats.
This isn't a political forum, but I got sucked into the politics of the situation. Easy enough to do, given the gravity of the situation. I think the purpose of this thread was probably innocent enough (? is affecting you and how.)...but we can only say "out of TP" or "out of work" so many times without the frustration of politics entering our thoughts.
So Again I am sorry I allowed myself to get caught up in the mass hysteria. Henceforth, I will avoid THIS PARTICULAR thread and concentrate instead on the quandry of hair sheep vs goats.
PS. @Beekissed you probably already know but since you didn't cite the source, your quote (the big lie) is from Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf. He was evil....but he WAS smart.
No need to apologize. As my dad says, everyone is entitled to their own stupid opinion. Your opinion is just as important as mine or anyone else’s on here. At least we aren’t hoarding all the TP. :plbb

As for your other problem: SHEEP all the way. I’m not a huge fan of the hair sheep personally though. I much prefer my woolies.
 

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Corona virus just blocked a goat sale. I have a buyer for one of my bucks and they are in Oklahoma. The transporter was originally scheduled to pick him up tomorrow, but they have postponed for at least 2 weeks. I can't say as I blame them.

Oh and one other thing. I haven't been updating the journal in a while, but some of you remember I quit smoking. It has been over a year and a half now. So, with the virus, that's an ever better thing.
 
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