- Jun 24, 2020
Completely gone. It's the weirdest thing.
The other day, I was slicing a really strong onion. I couldn't smell it at all, but I was crying from the fumes!
And I can taste sweet and sour. No salty no savory. Everything tastes like sugar or lemons. It sucks.
Mine is starting to come back (had it Feb 2020) but I was able to get away with brooding 6 Appleyard ducklings inside for the first 7 (yes, SEVEN) weeks. Thank goodness my roommates either had Covid or have long lost their sense of smell from lifestyle habits. I cleaned out the pen frequently and was constantly adding horse stall sawdust pellets and fresh straw to the top, but even between that and and collective loss of sense of smell, the little poop monsters did not go unnoticed.
THEN there was that time that half of the water spilled, and we just added straw and sawdust over it for a few days (we had a tarp cupping the bottom of their pen to stop anything leaking out) and unknowingly created an anaerobic fermented poopy cesspool from hell. Seriously, I ferment fertilizer for the garden and nothing has ever come close to the stench we had marinating in our LIVING ROOM. Forget air purifier, scented candles, and loss of smell - it's gonna take a priest to exorcise that stench away! I really should have put some of that into a jar, because I know we're going to end up doing it again, because DUCKS!