Post by grammagrace on Jan 13, 2019 14:31:37 GMT -5
And it's not what you probably think. When she came to be milked the morning she made me sick. My eyes are dry feeling and watery at the same time. My lips are dry and cracked and my face burned. I now have a headache and I'm freezing. I know in the years since my mom became unable to be out and about there has been a lit of trash scattered. But what my cow got into and where it was I just don't know how it ever got there. When she came to be milked. I didnt. My son went looking where she sleeps. On the south side of some cedar trees in the fence line of the hay field, that we divided off with hot wire for a lot. He found a broken perfume bottle. She must have stepped on it. Then lay down right in the stink. She's got no cuts but this stuff is toxic. It's killing me. My daughter has washed her side twice with vinegar then hot dish soapy water with baking soda in it and then vinegar again. I have not milked her today I'm hoping the soapy water helped so I can. This stuff is soooo strong I could smell and feel it as the cow went down the trail. Not very close. Any other ideas of how to get rid of the smell? If we have it we can ty it. Gotta milk tonight no matter how bad she still smells.
Post by grammagrace on Jan 13, 2019 14:57:44 GMT -5
Thanks. We may try some tomato, I'd forgotten about that. Dawn dish soap is as toxic to me as the perfume. I have a can of out dated tomato sauce that might help. We could just rub that in and leave it maybe.
Post by grammagrace on Jan 13, 2019 20:58:58 GMT -5
Thanks all. mommasquilts believe me I really concidered it. This stuff is awful. I did milk her tonight now my hands have it on as do my shirt ad scarf. My son an daughter both say it's not as bad as it was. To me it is. I milked from the other side but she stunk on that one too. I figure it's from her tail. We used vinegar, hot soap water with lots of baking soda then rinsed with clear. Then the tomato stuff. I didn't keep the milk. I have no idea if it smelled or would have tasted. I'm hoping she's less stinky by morning. I asked my son to put a wire up so she can't get back in that area. I thought the bottle was glass and broken but he said it was plastic and only the lid was cracked. Thank God for that or I'm sure she'd have been worse. I just keep hurting more and I'm absolutely freezing. That is one of the things some perfumes do to me.
Post by sdmilkmaid on Jan 13, 2019 21:04:33 GMT -5
I'm sorry! That sounds miserable! Rachel
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grammagrace My daughter loves to wear perfume and I'm with you, it gives me a headache. I feel bad for the cow getting a cold water bath in January. How about cornmeal rubbed in and then brushed out the next day, far from where you milk? I've been known to use a leaf blower to blow dry and extra big dog I had when I had to bath him in the winter, as he'd trash my bathroom if I tried to put him in my tub. Maybe try dry dirt or something somewhat absorbent and non toxic besides cornmeal and blow off with a leaf blower. Or.. put on a horse fly sheet and wait it out.
I would be right there with you, feeling lousy all over from the perfume-y smell. Anything like that lays me out with a terrific migraine. I wish I had some pearls of wisdom to offer, but what others have said already would have been what I would have recommended. Maybe do the mix that bigredcow suggested, but with non-scented dish soap instead of Dawn? I can't stand the smell of Dawn soap, either. Instant major migraine. Sorry this happened. Might I say, it *stinks*
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Post by grammagrace on Jan 14, 2019 9:17:45 GMT -5
Aaaaaannnnd it's just as bad this morning. I can't milk with gloves on so it's on my hands. I do not have corn meal or we'd try that. I just tried something it think it helped on my hands but I can't do a whole cow that way. I slathered my hands with olive oil then washed that off with organic foaming hand soap. Yesterday when she was washed it wasn't really cold and it was only the spot where it was worse. I think she needs her tail washed but it's gray and colder today. Again I thank all for ideas. westxgrl13 I'm sorry you have this problem. It's no fun for sure.
The stuff is oil-based it's not going to come off in anyting water-based without a good emulsifier like Dawn dish soap. Could you have someone else give her a bath and then have her rinsed very thoroughly?
Post by grammagrace on Jan 15, 2019 20:44:16 GMT -5
It's too stinking cold to get very much of her wet . I've used some olive oil on my hands it helps but does not remove it all. I can't tell that it's any less at all. On her. I really appreciate all the ideas and thoughts but until it warms and there's no sign or that in the 10 day for cast I guess it just keep on keeping on. I so wish I had a relief milker but my Amish friends already have my heifer. We didn't get a stanchion built while my son was here as the darn beef cows got into the hay so he worked on fence. Oh well, I've heard what don't kill you makes you stronger. I'm going to be Hercules before that stuff goes away.
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