Thoughts from Kelln

Random Evening Thoughts

Posted on January 28, 2014

     It was nice yesterday, but it got butt-ass cold today.  And still, NO moisture.  But, we live in NW OK, we only need to wait a day or two and the weather will change.  Maybe, not for the best, but it will swing the other way.        It doesn’t matter if you are dealing with a school board, fair board, congress, or a stock show committee, there are always those that

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It’s just wrong

Posted on January 27, 2014

      Duke is trying to do a 7th grade science fair project.  We came up with some ideas and he chose to do a smell test.  Is it natural or is it artificial?  He gathered up 10 artifcial “smells” and then got 10 corresponding Natural smells of the same item. For example, item #5 was Garlic.  Both the real Garlic and the fake Garlic had a heckuva odor.  Item 10 was grape.  When

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Where to begin?

Posted on January 23, 2014

      What a day in this piece of paradise.  First of all, the weather was beautiful for a January day in NW OK.  Very little wind.  However, late tonight it is supposed to get butt-ass cold and windy as all hades.         Next topic, lots of calls/texts about the Okie Coalition.  All I am going to say at this point is that it is going to be good.  We’ll focus

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Posted on January 22, 2014

     Taking care of animals this time of year, warmth is a requirement.  Heat lamps are a good way to provide direct heat to the little ones.  There is only one kind of heat lamp worth messing with–the Premier brand.  Got to to find this heat lamp.  You don’t have to worry about catching the place on fire with this heat lamp.  They aren’t cheap, but they are worth it.  Hide the cord

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Old Habits

Posted on January 21, 2014

      Since about 1985 or so, I have always enjoyed an evening just cruising dirt roads in Ellis County.  Not speeding, no wreckless behavior, just good music and cruising.  Years later, not much has changed.  Just cruise around, stop occasionally to check a road sign–30 to 60 minutes or so later– and I am home.  No harm, no foul.  It’s like a reset button.  The day gets better.  Therefore, tomorrow will be better.

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50 plus

Posted on January 20, 2014

      I looked at a pile of wethers and doe kids this weekend.  Lots of hooves needed trimming, some wethers need to eat more, some need ran more and some need worked with more.  After all of the goats passing through here this weekend, I am now sore and Monday will be even stiffer.         Oh, and did I mention that Duke and I unloaded a trailer of small alfalfa

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Frosty Friday

Posted on January 18, 2014

      Friday night is here.  If you are of age, then it is time for a frosty.  Other than the WIND and complete lack of moisture in this part of paradise, the weather has been quite tolerable the past week.        I had time to slip down to the Wooward Livestock Auction for lunch today.  The Woodward sale barn is one of the better cattle sales in the midwest.  I don’t

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Good Day

Posted on January 16, 2014

      A lot of what we accomplish in our day to day life depends on our attitude.  I am well aware that most of the time my attitude seems pretty negative.  However, my actiions are positive.  For example, if you read this or listen to me talk about the financials of the goat industry, I seem/sound like I want no part of this business.  Yet, my actions (or lack thereof) show that I

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All over the place

Posted on January 15, 2014

       I’ve got the same questions that everybody else in the show goat world has–How much 900 is too much?  How tight can I line up 191?  Where is the next great one? I can answer all of these questions with a very solid I don’t know.  What I do know is that I could just stay at home and show kids sired by Joe Dirt, Rumour Has It and Rainman and we

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Posted on January 14, 2014

      Monday at work was fairly uneventful.  Monday after work became more exciting.  I had ordered a gun last week.  Al called and told me that it was in today.  I called Tammy and told her and Duke to pick it up after school.  They did.  Plus, he had gotten .22 ammo in stock.  So she bought several bricks.         Tammy and Duke got home just about the same time

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