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Thoughts from Kelln

Friday

Posted on April 20, 2013

Duke and I traveled to Lake Texhoma on Thursday night. We hauled Darin & Rhett Gambill with us. I had scheduled a striper fishing excursion a month ago. At that time, I thought the weather would be good. I was wrong. It was a COLD son of a gun on the water @ 6:30 am. Coveralls shouldn’t be a requirement unless you are ice fishing. We caught a few fish at the first two stops,

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Just Stuff

Posted on April 18, 2013

    The wind is howling like a gut-shot comanche in an old western movie.  But we didn’t have any tornasty’s or hail.  We got about a 1/4″ of drizzle at our little piece of paradise south of Fargo. I’ve decided that my job would be pretty good if it wasn’t for employees, customers and computers.  Other than that, it is just wonderful      I’ve been trying to digest the recent online sale of

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Questions to ponder

Posted on April 18, 2013

??   Why do the heat lamps in the pens with the not-as-good goats always work, but the heat lamp in the pens with the really good goats always seem to have problems, even though you swap them, put new bulbs, buy new high $ premier heat lamps, etc?   Why do the little goats with the mothers that don’t milk as good always follow their moms around like they are little crack addicts and

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Limp

Posted on April 16, 2013

     I go to the east pen and check babies and does.  Guess what?  A baby is limping.  4 weeks old, no prior problems.  Last week, Sessions go to wean their goats.  Guess what?  A 9 week old keeper buck kid is limping.  Carrying a hind leg.  No prior problems.         What is the common denominator?  Does.  Mature does.  Think about it.  Every farm you go to look at goats has

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Decisions

Posted on April 15, 2013

     I’ve got the late January and Febuary born wethers out of Joe Dirt here at the house.  There is a really good set.  I’ve got to take 4 or 5 to a sale the first of May, which leaves 5 or 6 to sell.  The decision is whether to sell them private treaty or have an online sale with only 5 or 6 wethers in the sale.   Time wise, I would just

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Zoo or Zu

Posted on April 13, 2013

     We had some visitors from Colorado on this fine evening.  I absolutely enjoyed this evening.  Why?  Well, let me tell you. They are repeat visitors.  They have been known to bring me Samoa girl scout cookies.  But not this time.  They did better.  They rolled in with a freshly built aluminum popper–“shop built”  as in ag ed shop built.  Well done.  Not something done by SCABBO productions.  This wasn’t for me, because they

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Makes you wonder

Posted on April 12, 2013

     How is it that anytime a goat is limping, it is always a good one?  How is it that the qui-nine bottle baby, sideways headed, no assed POS never gets sick, goes off feed or gets hurt?        How is that you can feed at 5 am and have one with the shits, but you can’t catch him, so you wait to doctor him that evening and he is just fine

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Just Thinking

Posted on April 11, 2013

      What in the hell was that weather all about yesterday?  5:30 am on Tuesday morning, I did chores in shorts and a t-shirt and was completely comfortable.  By noon, I was digging under the seats of the pickup trying to find a coat.  Thankfully, I found a pullover.  Wind, Rain, Sleet, Hail, Snow, Thunder and Lightning.  ALL AT THE SAME TIME!  What?          Things that I would pay somebody

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Winning Ways

Posted on April 10, 2013

     As I am writing this entry, it is currently raining, hailing and snowing at the same time combined with 30+ mph wind.  Throw in freezing temps and we can probably kiss a wheat crop good bye.  Hail & freezing temps in April are not a good thing for a plant like wheat.          It doesn’t matter what kind of competitive event that a kid partakes in, the ones that are

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Enough

Posted on April 09, 2013

     I have had enough wind to last me for the rest of this year.  If you have a nice day or two in this part of the world, you know that you are going to pay for it with several days of 30 mph + wind.  It just takes the energy right out of you.  With the wind yesterday and again today, it has put a halt to the fishing.  Duke and Dad

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