Thoughts from Kelln


Posted on December 02, 2013

     Sunday was another beautiful day in paradise here at the Kelln Kompound.  Very little wind, 60 plus degrees, just nice.  The weathermen are warning us about later this week, but we will take days like this when we can get them.         I don’t know whether to be happy or disappointed but I didn’t see very many goats on Sunday.  I figured a pile would be calling wanting to trim

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Posted on December 01, 2013

     I have had a wonderful Thanksgiving break.  I took Wednesday off in order to take Duke hunting.  We didn’t get a buck, but we did have some enjoyable outside time together.  The Kelln klan and Uncle Jim were at the Kelln Kompound for Thanksgiving.  Kela was the only one missing, but we did some facetime and everybody got to say “hi”.  She was meeting up with some transplant Ellis county people for Thanksgiving

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Posted on November 27, 2013

Irish proverb      “A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” I don’t get too many long sleeps, but I get as many laughs in as I possibly can fit in a day.  If you can’t do something and have fun, then why do it? Pretty impressive online semen sale tonight.  Now, breeders just have to use the right AI technician to utilize this stuff.  Then they need

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Posted on November 26, 2013

     It is unusual for me to get a full night’s sleep.  But it happened last night.  I came in from the barns, had a Shiner Bock, then ate supper.  I laid back on the couch around 8:30 watching the 49ers and Redskins on MNF.  Next thing I know, it is 5 am, I’m still on the couch wearing the same clothes, phone in my pocket.  I should be good to go for awhile.

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New Thing

Posted on November 25, 2013

     I like movies and I like music.  I just got done watching a flick from 1998 that I have heard about for a long time, but hadn’t seen, “The Big Lebowski”.  A lot of people won’t like this flick but I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, the story, the lefts/rights, in/outs, ups/downs and you don’t see any of them coming, but the story is actually really simple.  “Nice marmot.”  Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve

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Posted on November 23, 2013

There is an Online semen sale Tuesday on If you are involved in the goat industry, especially the wether part, it would be way worth your time. We are going to offer one lot of Rumour Has It, two lots of Joe Dirt and two lots of Rainman. This is the first time that Rainman semen has ever been offered. Several other breeders are going to offer some top flight bucks. There will also

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Posted on November 23, 2013

     There are a lot of crappy movies out there that I enjoy watching.  None of them won academy awards, but they are still entertaining.  They all had that “thing” that makes you kind of like it.        Maybe, the worst one is “Tremors” with Kevin Bacon and Reba McEntire.  This movie is so bad that you have to watch to see what happens next while you are sitting there thinking “Hell,

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Posted on November 22, 2013

      Right now, in Duncan, OK, the Fall Classic is taking place.  This is the dangdest gathering of hog breeders, buyers, lookers, tire kickers, BSers and the largest # of hogs sold in one place.  They will sell breeding age pigs of all breeds, show pigs, auctions in the parking lot, private treaty transactions.  You name it, if it involves a show pig, it is happening at Duncan this weekend.  The motels are

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Posted on November 21, 2013

     A common question that I am asked is “How come I don’t keep all of the best goats that I buy/raise for Duke?’  This is a very valid question and I have numerous answers.   1–I don’t always know “exactly” which one is the “right” one.   2–Even, when I am extremely confident as to the “right” one, I try to put it in the right showman’s hands, at that time.   3–Duke

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Random stories

Posted on November 20, 2013

     So, the other day, I was out of iced tea at the dealership.  I haven’t had a mountain dew in over a week, so being out of tea could become a bit of an issue.  On this morning, a customer was at Mandy’s desk as I came back from the kitchen in the shop.  I told Mandy to get me some tea at Chicken Express (they have good tea) when she goes to

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