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Thoughts from Kelln

Good morning

Posted on December 27, 2012

     Not quite as cold this morning, but the wind is out of the south.  The wind is moving a lot of tumble weeds from one side of the fence row to the other.  I’m glad I don’t have any babies at the house right now.        Kela is dog sitting for a friend of hers.  We have some kind of dang walking dust mop living with us.  I think it is

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In the dark

Posted on December 26, 2012

     This time of year, I do most of my chores in the dark.  It is dark at 5:30 am and 6 pm, so I do most everything by barn light, flash light or gator light.  Two things that I can tell you that goats won’t do in the dark–1–You can’t herd them and 2–You can’t get them to take a drink.        Everything is frozen.  I made sure everything got a

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White

Posted on December 25, 2012

     Well, we got a white Christmas but I don’t think it is the kind that Bing Crosby used to sing about.  It is a miserable snow, no moisture to it, and it is coming in sideways at 50 mph.  The weather is not fit for man nor beast.  The wethers are wearing numerous layers (2 wool lined canvas blankets and another canvas blanket over the first two) and they are inside their boxes

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Weekend

Posted on December 23, 2012

     We loaded up Friday evening and went back to Woodward.  We drove through Crystal Christmas.  It is a really neat Christmas light show at Crystal Beach Park in Woodward.  After that we went to a Mexican joint and ate.  Then Tammy decided she needed a few items at walmart.  I didn’t want to go, but I decided to make the best of it.       Duke and I headed for the legos.

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Friday…yes!!!

Posted on December 21, 2012

     I’m really not that excited that it is Friday as I have to work on Saturday.  But there is something exciting about Fridays.  I have put off doing any shopping what-so-ever and today is the deadline.  I have to do something today.  I hope people want stuff from Western Equipment or ACE hardware because I am NOT going into that damn wal-mart.  I’d rather be kicked in the crotch than to go to

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Windy

Posted on December 20, 2012

It got just a little bit windy last night.  The cool thing about that was the fact that a crew showed up to put a new roof on the Kelln Kompound.  The roofer and I were both unaware of the wind that was in route to this part of the world.  The amazing thing is that crew showed up about 9 am and was done by 3 pm.  Don’t see any problems with the new

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Doe Hate part 2

Posted on December 19, 2012

     A fine example of why I hate does happened this morning.  Duke and I gathered all of the does into the corral right after daybreak.  We sorted them into two groups.  One to stay in the pasture and another group to be penned next to Rumour.  Once sorted, the pasture does were turned back into the pasture with Fade2Black.  The other does were put into a trap with 11 wire barb wire and

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Tools

Posted on December 19, 2012

     I’m always looking for new tools.  Not wrenches, sockets and pliers.  I’ve got plenty of those kind of things and I don’t like to use them.  Just tools to make my life easier.  Presently, I am dealing with a pile of new tools.  We had to get a new computer.  Kela talked me into getting a Mac instead of a PC.  Right now, I don’t like the keyboard.  We will see if I

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Does and the word HATE

Posted on December 18, 2012

     I hate them.  I like dealing with baby goats, showing wethers and don’t mind dealing with bucks.  But does…I hate them.  Every time I think about selling out and walking away just happens to coincide with me having to deal with does.  I guess my best idea of raising goats would consist of somebody else having the does and I come get the babies when they are weaned. If I could figure out

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Collections

Posted on December 14, 2012

     This word could mean a lot of different things— Gathering money at mass on Sunday, gathering money for your local stock show fundraiser, gathering money for equipment sales,etc.  If it doesn’t rain this winter, the word collections on equipment might lead to reposessions.  I hope not.       In the livestock world, it means collecting semen on your studs.  On Wednesday, I hauled four bucks to REI at Stillwater to get them collected.  Rumour Has

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