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Thoughts from Kelln

Makes you wonder

Posted on April 12, 2013

     How is it that anytime a goat is limping, it is always a good one?  How is it that the qui-nine bottle baby, sideways headed, no assed POS never gets sick, goes off feed or gets hurt?        How is that you can feed at 5 am and have one with the shits, but you can’t catch him, so you wait to doctor him that evening and he is just fine

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Just Thinking

Posted on April 11, 2013

      What in the hell was that weather all about yesterday?  5:30 am on Tuesday morning, I did chores in shorts and a t-shirt and was completely comfortable.  By noon, I was digging under the seats of the pickup trying to find a coat.  Thankfully, I found a pullover.  Wind, Rain, Sleet, Hail, Snow, Thunder and Lightning.  ALL AT THE SAME TIME!  What?          Things that I would pay somebody

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Winning Ways

Posted on April 10, 2013

     As I am writing this entry, it is currently raining, hailing and snowing at the same time combined with 30+ mph wind.  Throw in freezing temps and we can probably kiss a wheat crop good bye.  Hail & freezing temps in April are not a good thing for a plant like wheat.          It doesn’t matter what kind of competitive event that a kid partakes in, the ones that are

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Enough

Posted on April 09, 2013

     I have had enough wind to last me for the rest of this year.  If you have a nice day or two in this part of the world, you know that you are going to pay for it with several days of 30 mph + wind.  It just takes the energy right out of you.  With the wind yesterday and again today, it has put a halt to the fishing.  Duke and Dad

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2013–the year of the fish

Posted on April 08, 2013

    It has officially begun.  Duke and I skipped over to Wolf Creek and went fishing on Sunday afternoon.  There aren’t any big fish there, but we did catch fish, which is all that matters.  Depending on the weather the rest of this week, there is a pond in danger this week.        Speaking of fishing, it is about time to start sorting through goats and hopefully, we can catch a great

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The good stuff

Posted on April 05, 2013

     I had goat royalty in my barn on this beautiful OK evening.  The breeder of the grand wether at OYE 2013 graced my barn.  Actually, he also raised the grand at some show in Kansas this past year.  I was honored by his presence.  Jared Schneberger.  He walked in (maybe he floated), surveyed the does and kids and turned to speak.  I was hoping for something that was from Star Wars–May the force

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Surprises!!

Posted on April 04, 2013

     Everyday holds a new surprise in the goat world.        One–you find a month old kid in a dry shed, almost dead.  He is dry.  The other 3 kids have been outside and are damp & chilled, but not the one acting like he is all but dead.  Don’t know WTH.  He was fine.  But surprise, not now.  The Dragon Lady is on the job trying to save him.  She saved

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Does & other goat ropings

Posted on April 03, 2013

     Sometimes, the good Lord has a way of making things happen.  No miracles here.  Just real life.  I’ve been counting on a set of does to kid any day and drop a pile of buck kids.  But, as everybody knows, I don’t like does.  Guess what?  I’ve got piles of doe kids out of my best wether producing does.  What does this mean?      Well, if I have any brains at all,

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Monday–thoughts?!

Posted on April 02, 2013

     North Korea?  RUSM?!  Sometimes you feel a pain.  Other times it doesn’t feel like much and then you realize there is a stain in your drawers.  I guess we probably need to take this skidmark seriously.  There has been smaller nations with far less technology wreak havoc on the world than what north korea is capable–see World War II.  There is plenty of evil in this great world of ours.  With the current

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$ hopefully making more $s

Posted on March 29, 2013

     Got home from the store last night and I could hear the squawking sound of newborn goats in the barn.  The anticipation heightened as there are 8 does in the barn due any day.  Six of these does are bonafide producers, plus Verlin the dairy goat.  Which one could it be?  It was none of the proven does that had kidded.  It was $.  $ is the highest priced female that I have

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