A friend kept a cow and would always keep the calf. A cow produces more milk than a family needs and the government won't let the excess be sold. So my friend would turn the calf in with the cow anytime he didn't need the milk or was going to be away from home. If he were still living I could use him as a source for raw milk.Eddie, they are pets. I think they are beef cattle though. The mother is a Brahma Jersey mix. She's red and has big horns. She was a dummy calf (too stupid to know how to nurse) & the vet needed someone who would take care of her so he offered her to me after my other cow (who had also been a dummy calf) died. Later a Brangus (Brahma Angus mix) broke through the fence and got her pregnant. The red one chases trespassers. I spoiled her when she was little so she's very affectionate with me.
Sorry for your loss. I hope you don't have any long term side effects.Gave in, got a covid shot. My cousin spent 6 weeks in ICU. Got MRSA in his lungs. Begged them to unplug him, so they did. His pain was horrible. Decided I would rather take a chance of the vaccine killing me than covid.
That thing looks dangerous! Good for him for trying to help, but there's no way to breathe through it.Rusty, if you normally react to vaccines, you may feel like you got hit by a truck a day or a day and a half after getting the vaccine. My mom woke up feeling fine this morning but had aches all over by afternoon. She's currently resting, but I've read that those side effects are normal. Supposed to last maybe 3 days. Same symptoms after 2nd vaccine.
I'm glad you were able to get your first shot. Still not available to people in my group yet. Probably won't be until next year honestly. They don't consider caregivers of elderly people to be important enough here. Hell, they didn't consider teachers to be important enough to get vaccines yet but they re-opened schools. Legislators got their shots first though so that shows you their priorities.
I'm also very sorry to hear about your cousin.
My brother convinced my mother to sign up for Starlink. I hope it doesn't end up as a flop. He promised to clean the living room (Mom says the agreement was for him to clean the house). I'm positive he's not going to do it and the bulk of the work will fall to me. But, if I can get him to help for a few minutes it will be nice. I offered to help clean his room too if it will get him to help me clean other areas. I also offered to help him with the living room in exchange for him helping with the kitchen.
Got distracted bc my power backup/surge protector just started beeping at me like crazy.
I went to the post office. It was 35 degrees. Got my mail without problems. Had a package from Frodo. He sent me some leather scraps, some tools, some little metal thingies, and a leather mask he made. The mask will be helpful for me to figure out how to tweak the pattern. I found that the washable nursing pads (for bras) fit perfectly. I was expecting to have to trim them but they are the right shape & size to cover the holes. I intend to make a cloth liner to go inside that will have a pocket for a filter to slip behind the pad. Filters will be able to be changed and pad can be removed to be washed. Might attach it to the liner itself so the whole thing can be washed.
This is the mask Frodo made & last pic shows it with the pad.
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In addition to the liner, I will have a metal band to make it conform to the face (if band doesn't work I might use coated landscaping wire from dollar tree). I will have fewer holes and use larger grommets with mesh screens (there will still be multiple layers of cloth plus a filter in between the vents and the face). I will use magnetic rivet snaps to attach the liner inside. I will change the shape of the side pieces that hold the straps to have a rivet go through them, and I will double up leather inside the strap holders to make them sturdier. I will also switch out to soft spandex elastic ear straps instead of a leather head strap.
I can't go with J&J either, they tried covering up their Killer Baby Powder.My county has only about 200 shots per week and instead off reserving them they open a window for about 15 minutes each Friday for people to scramble to call or fill out an online application. I don't feel like playing that game so if I get a shot I'll probably wait for the J&J single shot.