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Thoughts from Kelln

Turtle Pancakes

Posted on July 13, 2013

     No, they aren’t made out of turtles.  They are pancakes made to look like a turtle.  One big dollop of batter to make the body/shell, 4 feet, a head and a tail.  They look like turtles.  My Grandma Schneider always made us turtle pancakes.        Anytime there was a big event, Grandma made turtle pancakes for the kids.  For example, when I was a junior in high school, I had to

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Change it up

Posted on July 10, 2013

If you have been doctoring a goat for the runs and you have used the same medicine for 3 days in a row with no improvement, then you better do something different.  Get a stool sample to the vet and see if you are dealing with worms, coccidi, some sort of bacteria/virusor a nutritional problem.  Don’t keep doing the same thing if it is not working. The extra time spent on checking a sample and

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Fireflies, money & hay

Posted on July 09, 2013

     The Dragon Lady and I took a gator ride tonight, looking for firefllies.  I have always enjoyed watching fireflies and I especially like it when they hit the windshield.  Some parts glow for awhile.  A mile south of our little piece of paradise, we found a whole pile of firelies along a waterway.  It was really cool.  It has been a long time since I saw that many fireflies at one time.  Watching

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Weekend

Posted on July 08, 2013

     Saturday was typical at the store.  Hardly any activity until about 10:30 then people stacked in there until about 12:30.  That afternoon, Duke and I decided to worm, vaccinate and band a set of 5-6 weeks old.  I know that some like to band at 4 weeks and others like to wait until 8 weeks.  I kind of go with when the goats are ready, and at least 5 weeks old.  I do

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Let me tell you something….

Posted on July 06, 2013

that’s good about the show goat industry.        I spent my 4th of July holiday driving to look at goats.  The rest of the family was tied up w/ a fundraising deal, so I went with part of my other family to look at goats.  Big Bill, Tyke, Braden and I met Thompson to look through a set of goats.  We left early.         Another family was there ahead of

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The shits

Posted on July 05, 2013

     Just about every goat farm that I have visited, there have been goats with the shits.  I am sure that it has been spread by moving goats from farm to farm as well as people tracking it from farm to farm.  I’ve tried several medications this summer.  Some prescription, some not.  Some chemical, some herbal based.  The best recipe that i have used is as follows: –2 ccs Baytril–IM, in the muscle –3

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Home

Posted on July 04, 2013

     Those people that I live with have returned home from their extended vacation/contest trip to Orlando.  The highlight was that the legos which were ordered by Duke at the huge lego factory store also arrived today.  Another week or so and Kela heads to LA.  Big fun at our house.        The house was in good order.  They actually dirtied it up more by coming home.  I can survive on my

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Interpretation

Posted on July 03, 2013

      Sometimes, when trying to write this word-of-the-day (BLOG), it is hard to interpret how the readers will take what is written.  Sometimes, when writing it, I know that there will be some crap stirred.  Other times, I don’t expect to receive any feedback.  Like last night, or a couple of posts this past week.        As somebody that is involved with sales on numerous levels, I think it is important

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Market

Posted on July 02, 2013

      A common question is “How long will the goat market stay like this?”  I can answer it honestly.  Who knows?  I don’t. The market is moving north, east and west.  Cattle & horse people are getting into the goat business, looking at the price tags and going “Well hell, if that’s all it costs, let’s do it!”  Some breeders will grow, almost overnight, others won’t make it.  Why?  There is a lot

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Favorite

Posted on July 01, 2013

Drink–Orange Juice (I have orange juice EVERYDAY)   Music–both kinds—good and loud Song–Amazing Grace  Baseball player–Kirby Puckett Football player–Barry Sanders Basketball player–RUSM!  I’m 5’9″ and white, like a give a rat’s ass about that sport.  Although, I watched a LOT of girl’s 6 on 6 basketball back in the late eighties.  It paid off.  Yep, I married the hot one with….attitude that was/is meaner than a cat w/ turpentine on it’s ass.   Day–Tomorrow Good

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