Thoughts from Kelln


Posted on November 04, 2013

      The wind today has been absolutely relentless.  There are a few days per year that I am reminded that NW OK is NOT paradise.  It has been a steady 25-35 mph straight line wind today.  I had several outdoor jobs planned for today, but it didn’t take much to talk me out of them.         However, I do feel lucky to live where I do.  The wind was BRUTAL

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Posted on November 01, 2013

      Tammy loaded up the ’93 Chevy van with a pile of kids and headed out to take a bunch of 11-14 year olds trick or treating.  I’ve got a feeling that the van will need cleaned up after tonight.  I actually got pulled over by a Hi-Po on Saturday night.  Had a bad eye and didn’t know it.  The nice lady Hi-Po gave me a warning for a dead headlight and I

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Shout Out

Posted on October 31, 2013

This blog….hunh.  This deal is borderline retarded.  It is amazing at the number of people that actually read it and where they are from.  It is scary and it is humbling.  I get a laugh anytime I get a text, call or email regarding this blog.        To the contingent in the 602, I enjoyed the text and would like to do it, but we just can’t make it work this year.  Our

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Work Ethic

Posted on October 30, 2013

I get to listen to farmers/ranchers ask what is wrong with America?  Some will just ask, in passing,  as they are at the parts counter.  Others will come into my office, probably because they know that I will have an opinion.  Others just catch me at the quick stop.  I listen to the radio/some tv/read some internet crap/read magazines and this is a consistent question–What is wrong with America?  I’m not talking republicans or democrats,

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Posted on October 28, 2013

     A boy and his father go fishing together.  While in the boat fishing, the boy asks, “Dad, how do fish breathe underwater?”  Dad replied, “I don’t know.”   A little later, the boy asks “What makes the boat float?”  Dad replied, “I don’t know.”   A while later, the boy asks, “How do the fish see underwater?”  Dad once again replies, “I don’t know.” A few more minutes pass and the boy asks,

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Pure vs. NOT

Posted on October 26, 2013

     This is an ongoing question that is not relegated to the goat industry.  Which  is better 1) to raise purebreds or 2) to raise a crossbred?  To me the answer is simple.  I don’t want any part of raising purebred goats.  Why?  First, and foremost, I am geared towards the wether shows.  So that removes the purebreds.  Raising purebreds should be focused on raising seedstock.  Which means that the does will have value

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Posted on October 25, 2013

      There is a reason that these kind of deals are called a BLOG.  That is the sound that is made when the lack of intelligience caused by the writer creates a vacuum in the atmosphere as a result of causing people to utilize more oxygen than normally needed.  BLOG.  Here we go.      I got my foundation doe online sale purchase picked up last night.  Steve McEowen met me at OKC

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Posted on October 22, 2013

     It is a known fact that I get too many irons in the fire.  I help others with their goats and they sometimes forget to remind me that we have a goat or two that needs sold or shown.  Thus the wether that will be on the Working Clothes Online sale today.  I saw this wether back about labor day when he had been weaned a week or so and was pretty skinny.

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Posted on October 21, 2013

      Friday night and Saturday morning was pretty cold.  There was ice on the water tanks.  There were dead caterpillars lying underneath the trees.  The freeze had zapped them.  Flies and wasps did not die, however.  It seems that the freeze just sent a signal that their days are numbered.  Every where I went this weekend, wasps were buzzing around all over the place.  They weren’t in attack mode, but they were very

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Friday evening

Posted on October 19, 2013

     Survived the Big Willy sale.  Thanks to all of the buyers and bidders on this sale.  These goats are getting really good new homes.  WIlly is going to the Ok/Tx panhandle.  Our crew will be showing some willy good goats out of Willy next year.  The bred does all went to good homes.        I saw some interesting stuff at the Perry Livestock Auction on Thursday evening.  Like the Lamancha buck

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