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Thoughts from Kelln

Turn to cook

Posted on May 17, 2013

     The Dragon Lady went to Shattuck to pick Duke up from baseball practice, but another family invited him to go fart around with them and some other little heathens at Lake Vincent tomorrow.  You gotta let them go be kids.  So, he went there and it was my turn to cook.  Charlie’s grill here we come.  Great supper and conversation with the wife.       On the drive home, I was listening

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Don’t tell…

Posted on May 16, 2013

     It is pretty common that somebody starts to tell a story around the Kelln Kompound and it goes like this…”Now don’t put this story in your blog.”  Or, I hear, “Please don’t tell Kelln that we ran out of gas 10 miles north of OKC ( a city with a thousand plus gas stations) on I-35 within walking distance of a truck stop.”  I like these kind of stories and I am actually

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Clothing optional

Posted on May 15, 2013

     That time of year is finally here.  The time to go shirtless.  Camo shorts, cap, shoes, maybe socks.  This becomes my attire after 6 pm on weekdays and most weekend days during the warm months.  I can soak up some sun, let the ever increasing waist line hang out and show off my legs that make a lot of birds feel confident about their own legs.      The shorts have to have

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Sales?

Posted on May 14, 2013

     It can be hard to decide when and how to sell a show animal.  There are two concerns–1)  As a breeder, you want to get your animals into the hands of people that will work at trying to make an animal look their best.  2)  You would like to maximize income.  Ideally, you could do both, but not always.  Personally, I would rather take $2,000 for a wether and get him into a

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New Week

Posted on May 13, 2013

     Monday is here.  This means an extremely busy week is over.  We had a large time Saturday evening.  Lots of food, people and beverages.  Throw in some home-made ice cream and cookies and I am now a little fatter than I was.  I tried to keep up with the new college grads, but that didn’t work out too good.      Had several out of staters here this weekend to pick up goats.

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Adventures

Posted on May 11, 2013

     There has been several adventures this past week.  Just going to work has been an adventure.  I’m short-handed and it has been busy.  Good problem.  Delivering balers has been an adventure.  Trying to trade for off-colored equipment has been an adventure.  Taking care of goats is always an adventure.      I ventured out on Thursday evening to go look at a set of goats.  I took the popper in the back of

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Worry

Posted on May 08, 2013

     I am not much of a worrier.  I wonder a lot, but I don’t worry about it.  I don’t worry about things that I can control–I do my dangdest to control them.  I don’t worry about things that I can’t control–I live with them.  The weather can piss me off, but I don’t worry about it.  I try to prepare for it and then deal with it.         Worrying and

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Buy it now

Posted on May 07, 2013

     It is getting to be that time of year.  The time to start buying show goats for Okies & Texans.  I’m really not in the mood to start, but I better get that way.  I’ve looked at a few sets. Might have even bought a set or two already, but you’ve got to move quick because somebody else will.  I don’t like buying when they are 4 weeks old, but you do what

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Is it or isn’t it?

Posted on May 06, 2013

      Is a koala a marsupial or is it a koala bear?  Bear or not?  It has all of the koalaifications to be a bear, but it isn’t a bear.  I love that.  I’m thinking about planting some Eucalyptus trees so that I can have a koala.  That probably won’t work in my little piece of paradise.  Why?  Those trees would freeze.         So, where do you rank these in

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May 4

Posted on May 05, 2013

      Lots of special things happening on this fine day.  First, it is national Star Wars day.  I have been a Star Wars junkie since the seventies.  Kela & Duke, in turn have become somewhat of Star Wars junkies as well.  So today was fitting to be national Star Wars day.  May the 4th be with you.      Second, May 4 was the first Pick your Poison sale.  Braden & Schoovy hauled

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