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Thoughts from Kelln

Good Stuff Saturday

Posted on November 18, 2018

We are going to start with agriculture and sports and then end with agriculture and sports.  But, not necessarily in that order.  Get it?  Me either. I actually had nothing scheduled for Shattuck FFA stuff on this weekend.  Thank goodness.  Needed a break.  That lasted until noonish when I got a text about a pig breathing hard.  I went to the ag farm and doctored a pig.  Dang, draxxin is expensive!  I’ve been working harder

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Good Day

Posted on November 15, 2018

I made a trip to pickup a couple of online barrow purchases.  Hopefully, this is the last of the hog buying.  I haven’t had to buy very many but it feels good to be done. We also got all of our goat, sheep & steer OYE nominations done, mailed and typed into the computer (twice).  As an ag teacher, nominations and entries are quite possibly the biggest pain in the ass of the job.  I

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Tuesday

Posted on November 13, 2018

Winter has arrived.  Little bit of ice followed by several inches of snow and throw some wind in to boot.  This morning, the thermometer read 12.  It’s the first of half of November.  WTH?  Lots of various people making statements that it is going to be a long winter. Make sure critters get a good drink of water.  They won’t eat if they don’t drink.   You know that a person is an icon when

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Game

Posted on November 12, 2018

Saturday was one windy, miserable son-of-a-gun outside.  I needed a day to get stuff done, but not much happened.  So, I watched the bedlam game.  It should have been a blowout, but ou doesn’t have a defense and Okie State does have an offense.  Which resulted in a close game. The kicker isn’t good, the qb missed several throws including the most important one and at least Gundy went for the win.  Oh well.  Then

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Hospitality

Posted on November 08, 2018

I don’t spend as much time with goat peeps as I used to.  And that is probably a good thing.  But I dang sure enjoy it when I get to have a day with some great ones. Sure.  We had school today but I didn’t.  When I hired on to this gig, I made it clear that there would be times that I couldn’t be there.  No problem.  Plus, I put in my weekends and

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40

Posted on November 05, 2018

I sat down on my favorite reading stool, opened up the newest issue of the Purple Circle magazine and began perusing the pages.  Sure, I was looking at pictures, but I was also stopping to read the articles.  One of the articles caught my eye–something about an ag teacher that had taught for 40 years.  I know this dude!  The article was about Kevin Frazier and his 40 year run at Ponca City.   Pretty

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Candy Corn & Nickleback

Posted on November 02, 2018

Recently, I’ve heard several discussions on the radio, read a deal or three on the computer and heard some kids discussing whether candy corn was any good or not.  What? Candy corn has been made since the the late 1800s.  Over 125 years–you don’t make a product for that long and it not have some fans.  Some call it Chicken Feed.  Some people are just realizing that it looks like corn.  No crap?  Or to

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Photography

Posted on October 31, 2018

In today’s livestock marketing world, it is all about the picture.  Did you get the shot?  That one magical picture can fuel a sale or drive a new sire to stardom. And yes, unfortunately, there have been some doctored pictures.  As the industry continues to respond to those magical images, this is not a new thing. Back in 1888, a magazine was launched that used stellar photography to bring images from around the world.  Science,

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Spend the $

Posted on October 30, 2018

There are some things in life that are…well, just worth the extra dollars spent. The goat industry is a prime example.  Look at the breeders in your state.  Texas, may or may not apply, (but it still kind of fits).  There is a reason that some things cost more.  Very few breeders are truly raising the kind of wethers that it takes to compete at a state level. Heck, our program sometimes fits, sometimes not.

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Like Bill & Ted’s

Posted on October 29, 2018

This was an EXCELLENT weekend.  I needed to go pick up some pigs.  But, I found an excellent person that was going and was willing to make arrangements and get these shoats picked up and brought to Shattuck.  EXCELLENT! So, this freed me up to actually get some of my own crap done.  And the weather cooperated.  Filled feeders, checked stock and then made plans for the afternoon.  I was in full Kelln wardrobe on

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