Hey ya'll. Sorry if I've dropped off the face of the planet for the last week on social media/blogs, but I had a good excuse. Tuesday afternoon I got incredibly sick, and Wednesday I tested positive for coronavirus (or covid-19, or sars-cov-2, or whatever you want to call it). I got it from DH (thanks honey), who tested positive the day before me after getting sick over the weekend with what his doctor initially thought was a tick-borne illness. We were both incredibly lucky in that while our symptoms were bad, they were (relatively) short-lived, and that our jobs have emergency sick leave for this situation. It also helped a bit that we got sick in a staggered fashion, so I still felt fine when he was at his sickest point, and by the time I was at my sickest point he was already on the mend. Because, of course, the animals on our farm don't understand covid and still expect to be fed in a timely fashion ;)
|Last year's leftover round bales for the goats in the foreground, nice new net-wrapped bales for the horses in the back (substantially bigger this year!)
DH is off quarantine today, and I'll be off by this weekend. I was already set up to telework, since I've been doing that since March, so I just tried to keep up with work as my symptoms allowed, but also knowing when I couldn't do it anymore and needed to crawl back into bed. Most of last week was pretty bad, with me not doing much beyond working and sleeping, but by the beginning of this week I was starting to feel a little more human again. Aside from a lingering inability to taste anything (which is getting REALLY OLD), and the fact that I tire far more easily than I used to, I seem to be relatively on the path to recovery. I overdid it a little yesterday, but still managed to scrape up the energy for a hack out after I finished working -- even though I had to take a breather to recover after tacking up, that's how easily I tire right now :(
|The best bay mare TM
|She was super excited to be out, and I was super excited to use our new Pearlescent Pony browband haha
|We walked around the arena for a while and then she dragged me to the gate repeatedly
|So we hacked out and checked out the new sights -- DH has been working on getting our winter supply of firewood replenished (this pile is waiting to run through the log splitter).
|He was moving some round bales as we finished up so we had to go check out the tractor, Ruby got cookies for marching up and touching the scary thing with her nose.
|It's starting to look and feel a lot more like fall.
I'll admit to being more than a little annoyed any time I opened up social media last week to see people acting like we aren't still smack in the midst of a global pandemic, especially knowing how hard DH and I tried to avoid getting sick and all the precautions we have and will continue to take... But I guess that's life right? At any rate, hopefully we are through with the first bout, our precautions hopefully prevented anyone around us from catching it from us, and at least we should have some immunity against reinfection for at least a few months.