Thoughts from Kelln

Like the Restaurant

Posted on February 22, 2014

TGIFriday.  I’ve had some good times in several TGIFriday restaurants over the years, all involving goat people.  Kela and Danielle Litzenberger always made Susan and I take them to TGIFridays in OKC and Tulsa while at goat shows.        The weekend is upon us and I am a little stoked (even though I am going to work tomorrow).  I’ve got lots to do, a desire to get things done and a chance to

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Posted on February 21, 2014

     It looks like the bar has raised for online sales.  I looked at the reuslts of that California sale earlier this week and I looked at the TX doe sale for next week.  Well presented animals, properly photographed and with good write ups.  My hat’s off to those crews for doing their homework on how to do an online sale.        Schneberger’s aren’t fitted up, but the goats read honest and

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Posted on February 20, 2014

      I’m finally back home.  I’m a little bit tired, little bit jet-lagged, ready for my own remote control, my own keyboard but most of all just glad to be home and check the stock.  Everything was in good health and the warmer weather has treated them well.        This was a good trip to Phoenix.  No goats or other livestock, but a good trip, nonetheless.  I spent several hours on

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Posted on February 18, 2014

I just spent a day at work, on vacation, digging in the dirt with new equipment that belongs to somebody else. RUSM?! I was paid to do my job. How many kids just want to dig in the dirt? I did this all day and was on the payroll.

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100 degrees difference

Posted on February 17, 2014

Another day, another trip. But this time I don’t need a coat. I’m sitting near Phoenix and the temp is about 82 degrees. Compared to that negative crap I saw and felt in Moline the other day, this is alright. Over a 100 degrees temp difference. I know the goats at home are liking the warmer temps and the snow is melted & into the ground. My herdsman, Duke, has things under control. He likes

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Most Everybody’s Favorite Day of the Week

Posted on February 16, 2014

Saturday       There are a lot of songs that have been written about Saturday.  We all work for the weekend. Why?  So we can work like a sled dog on OUR own stuff.  I saw several sets of goats today.  Moved hay feeders and creep feeders.  Moved a set of does & babies out of the big barn.  This set was a month old and they needed sunglasses as they hadn’t been outside.

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The Big Adventure….

Posted on February 14, 2014

is done.  I made it back to the house this morning.  Crawled my rear out of bed this morning and went to work.  I wasn’t unproductive at all, but I’ve had more energy than what I had today.        The Waterloo tractor factory was everthing that I hoped it would be.  You don’t have to be involved in agriculture to appreciate these factory tours.  The efficiency.  The technology. The pride in workmanship.  The

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Adventure-day two

Posted on February 12, 2014

People, let me tell you a thing or two. First, if you are in OK or TX and think it is cold outside, well it’s not. It was -22 this morning in Moline, IL. Yes, that is a negative sign in front of that double deuce. Next, if John Deere is doing something, it will be done right. We went on a gold key tour at the combine factory this morning. This is a special

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Adventure-Day One

Posted on February 10, 2014

My traveling companions and I have traversed across the frozen tundra also known as Illinois. We actually saw the thermostat get to positive #s. Little bit chilly and big piles of snow. Speaking of positive, Lance Rhodes (yes, Big Jim’s son), Tommy Milligan and myself made it to Hummel Livestock. Other than they have piles of snow, it was an excellent visit. We got to visit the cat barn. That was a cool, informative visit.

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Posted on February 09, 2014

      It’s another cold day here in paradise.  We have a little bit of snow coming down, mixed with some sleet and freezing fog.  What the heck is freezing fog?  I don’t know for sure, but we’ve got it.  The goats all have hay, full feeders, shelter and access to a good drink.  I think the goats are ready for it to thaw out as well.        Looks like there are

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