Thoughts from Kelln

World Records

Posted on February 28, 2021

We’ve got some things around here that nobody else has.  For starters, Kela and I along with Tommy & Julie Milligan were the FIRST ever to hold an online goat auction.  It warms my heart that so many have driven to take a look at this latest online sale set. Speaking of online goat auctions, I am REAL sure that I hold the record for the longest write-up.  That would be lot #5 in the

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Do NOT read that title and try to decipher any part of it.  I’m probably going to hell for numerous reasons but that one opens up a new express lane for me.  But, yes.  It happened and I was like WTFFFFF!?!?!    If you have never met me, don’t text or call about this.  But yes, our little corgi cross dogs really like new visitors. Once again, the things that happen in everyday life and

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Posted on February 26, 2021

As I type this, I am watching Winston the cavapoo run laps around the furniture.  Tammy is gone for work and I am left here tending to a 8# dog.  I can’t complain as she was wicked good help during the frozen weeks. So, here I am tending to this beast.  Even! I had to put him on a leash and go out to the big machine shed.  That’s where he likes to crap at

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Almost Perfect

Posted on February 22, 2021

Not really, but a good day indeed. We started the Woodward District Livestock Show on Saturday with the Ag Mechanics contest.  It went well.  I will touch on this more, at a later time.  Today, we showed barrows.  Shattuck’s hog #s are down.  And the ones we have are not as good as we wanted them to be.  Well fed and well presented but just not good enough.  I’m not known as a hog guy

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Hello Darkness

Posted on February 19, 2021

Hello Darkness my old friend…….Yeah, that song.  No matter what my career choice or location has been, I thrive starting early in the AM.  Just me and the darkness.  Seriously, in the dark. Wednesday night, I told the kids to leave the shop.  We couldn’t get a deal right.  It was jinxed.  I said, “Let’s all leave and come back with clear minds.”  A lot of these activities that we pursue in class are new

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My Ass!

Posted on February 17, 2021

Rolling blackout?!?!   Seriously????   Who makes these terms up? And NO warning when the “rolling blackout” is going to hit.  Imagine a hog farm with a farrowing barn full of babies.  A greenhouse full of plugs and young plants.  Damn!    Give them some warning so that they can get a propane heater or a generator going.  Come on, man! Common sense.  A simple message from the Southwest Power Pool (who ever heard of them before

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Random Thoughts

Posted on February 16, 2021

Thank you to all that called, bid and/or bought in last night’s buck sale.  I wasn’t sure if any of them would get a bid as right now, I have no desire to own another piece of livestock.  I could understand why the rest of the world would be of the same mindset. It is of interest to note, that 4 of the 5 bucks went to either coast where they aren’t fighting this current

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Posted on February 15, 2021

It is currently Juan degree outside.  One.  The plunge continues.  One damn degree.  I know it could be worse.  Way worse! Weird thing today.  I woke up thinking about eating chili and I really wanted a chili dog.  This afternoon, I was getting ready to leave Shattuck, so I called the Dragon Lady to see if she needed anything.  Her reply, “See if the grocery store has any hotdog buns left, I’m craving a chili

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We’ll see

Posted on February 14, 2021

I’ve never had a buck sale in February before.  This will be the first and last Feb. buck sale for me.  I don’t have a clue how it will go.  The current weather conditions will play a role–one way or the other.  Either bidders will be trapped inside due to the extreme cold and with nothing else to do, will peruse this online offering.  Or, they will be like, “I don’t want to own livestock

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Posted on February 12, 2021

Destruction is not one word.  It isn’t.  It is two words–Doe Goats. Sure, there are more destructive elements in the world, such as weather.  But, in the animal kingdom, it is hard to find a more destructive creature.  How you say?  Well let’s list it. 1–Curse words–pick one, use em all (my favorites involve the terms–you sack of monkey crap, owl-headed, sideways-headed, the letter M and the letter F, then a whole string of expletives,

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