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Thoughts from Kelln

Exercise

Posted on January 16, 2013

     How much do I exercise my goat?  Do I use a track dog?  What about a treadmill?  Should I exercise my goat? All valid questions. 1–If it is a wether, then he needs short, hard sprints.  You want them built more like a running back as opposed to a Kenyan marathon runner.  Short, hard bursts–100-150 yards–TOPS!  Show does need some exercise in order to harden them.  I recommend running a doe a 100

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Hooves

Posted on January 14, 2013

     I see a lot of goat hooves.  It is my experience that most people don’t know how to properly trim hooves.  Most just kind of trim the long stuff off, some don’t do anything until show day and a few try to do corrective trimming without knowing what they are doing.      Hooves on show goats need attention every 4-6 weeks.  This allows enough time for some growth, but also a short

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Why?

Posted on January 13, 2013

     I remember back in the day of a commercial that said “Why ask Why”.  Everybody needs to ask themselves “Why?” from time to time.  Why do I mess with these animals?  Why do I spend the money on this stuff?  Why in the heck do we do this?      Sometimes, you have a good day and it makes it all worthwhile.  It was dark when I got home last night and Duke

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10 cents

Posted on January 10, 2013

      I was always a Paul Harvey fan.  I loved the “Rest of the Story” segments.  If you don’t remember these, google it.  It was quality news reporting.  Here is my 10 cents.  And I literally mean 10 cents, not a penny more, not a penny less–10 cents.  There isn’t even a cents sign on this keyboard–$0.10 is ten cents. I decided that I was sick of making vehicle payments.  It was right

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Can’t

Posted on January 08, 2013

     You can’t win ’em all!  Just ask Notre Dame, there is always somebody waiting to beat you.  Every successful show program needs to have a goal–is it just a project, make the sale at district, at a major, win the county, district or a major.  There has to be a set of goals to work towards.  Before I agree to help a family, I need to know their goals.  I cringe every time

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Fears

Posted on January 07, 2013

     One of the biggest fears of humans is public speaking.  Very few people like to get up in front of any number of people and talk.  I don’t know why it doesn’t bother me, but I don’t mind being in front of a crowd.  Which is weird as I have a lot of anti-social tendencies.  My mom made me do the reading at church when I was a kid.  This was the only

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It’s Friday?

Posted on January 04, 2013

     What a screwed up week.  Crazy busy at work on Monday.  Off on Tuesday.  It doesn’t feel like a Friday.  Our resident scholar is glad that it is a short school work week.  It has been a weird week.        Last saturday, Duke wrestled in Tonkawa.  On our way home, we decided to stop and see a former student who lives north of Cleo Springs.      Brady Thomas showed pigs

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Strike!!

Posted on January 03, 2013

     I have been on strike the past month.  I got done with the Champion’s Choice jackpot on Dec. 1 and I hadn’t looked at, handled, clipped or trimmed hooves on anybody’s show goats since then.  I did try to help Duke get Red Tuxedo’s mind right, but all I accomplished was hurting myself.  Sometimes, a person just has to get away from all of it in order to stay focused.  So I went

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Memorial

Posted on January 03, 2013

     Last night, I recieved word that Tom Lamle’s father had passed away.  I talked to Tom this morning and he and the family were fine.  Keep his family in your prayers.  Tom was in Okeene helping to take care of his father’s stuff and still managed to make it to Jared Bedwell’s memorial service.  Jeff Bedwell and Tom grew up together.        It is kind of neat to look at the

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Happy New Year

Posted on January 01, 2013

     The year 2013 is here.  Somehow, we managed to avoid the fiscal cliff.  I’m happy we avoided this clliff, mainly, so we don’t have to hear the mainstream media talk about it anymore.  It’s amazing how our media comes up with new terms and then sensationalizes it to the point that we are just numb to the crap they are talking about.  Maybe milk needs to cost $8 a gallon so that the

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