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Thoughts from Kelln

Employment

Posted on February 28, 2013

     I’ve got a pretty good job working for a real good company.  Better yet, I have got some really good employees.  I wasn’t able to get out until this morning, but I’ve had employees make it to the store, to do what they could, clean a path into the lot and help people even though our computers were down.  Our truck driver loaded at the factory in Waterloo, Iowa on Monday morning, then

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Words that begin with the letter F.

Posted on February 26, 2013

Frozen is the first thing that comes to mind.   I am trying to thaw out after thawing out barn doors, breaking ice off the rails so that I could slide the barn doors open and shoveling paths from the house to various barns. Duke and I might have also dug a snow cavern.   I was already wet and frozen from a previous digging expedition. February We ended up with somewhere between 15 &

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Howling

Posted on February 25, 2013

     Well, we wanted/needed moisture.  We are getting it.  Two really nice snow falls the past two weeks have added up to over 2″ of moisture.  And now this.  The blizzard has arrived in NW Oklahoma.  It is coming in sideways.  Jed Castles on News9 is forecasting 20-30″ of snow for this part of the world.  The storm chasers are currently on tv saying that it is too dangerous for them to be on

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Woodford, a hot, hot shower and Shawshank!  Things could be worse at Kelln Livestock. Poor Duke.  He had his most labor intensive day of his 12 years on this planet.  We got stuff done.  I bet I’ll be sorer than he will be for the next day or two.   

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Let me tell you….

Posted on February 22, 2013

about my day.  It snowed and sleeted yesterday in this piece of paradise.  The ground temperature was still above freezing so nothing was sticking.  During the night and early morning, another band of storms came through complete with THUNDER SNOW!  I just love that term.  I don’t remember any meteoroligist using it until a few years ago.         Anyways, we had about 8″ of snow on the ground this morning.  Other areas

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Ads

Posted on February 21, 2013

     I search websites looking for info, something cool or maybe just a dang phone #.  I listen to a lot of XM radio.  I have the tv on from 2-6 am.  I may or may not be watching it, but I listen to it.  I look through stock show magazines like I’m looking for a golden coupon–is it on this page, nope.  Whatever catches my eye or ear.  I have never been diagnosed

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Prices

Posted on February 19, 2013

     Where, oh, where do the prices end up?  For the last several years, we have all thought that the market would top out on good goats.  Has it topped out? NO!!  The San Angelo doe show sale was tonight.  Let’s look at the #s.  There was only a 100+ does shown.  Of course, that is the heart of goat production country–the birthplace, if you will.  It is a who’s who list of showmen,

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The Cost

Posted on February 16, 2013

      First off, I would like to thank everyone that looked at, inquired about, bid and/or bought lots on the Sweetheart Semen sale.  Not just the people that bid on our bucks, but also on Hummel’s, Shafer’s & Milligan’s.  Hats off to these breeders and oklahomashowgoats.com for assembling this offering.  This was an outstanding line up of buck genetics that was offered to the public.  I mean, how often can you bid on

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Stress

Posted on February 14, 2013

     I have been asked how I handle stress with goats.  I don’t.  Which means I don’t get stressed.  I am gone during most hours of the day, so if a doe decides to kid while I’m gone, she better have them alive, or else she goes to town.  During the night, not much of a problem, as I don’t sleep much and I just casually meander out and check on things.  I try

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Music

Posted on February 13, 2013

      Two blog posts, back-to-back.  Nobody reads this blog to hear about me being happy that it snowed.  Nope, they read it to learn.  I like music.  My mom studies music.  She plays the piano/organ at mass EVERY Sunday.  I mean EVERY time she is needed.  But she can’t sing.  Dad sings loud.  Mom drug me to symphony’s, plays and other crap when I was a kid.  I was in an unbelievable chorus

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