Thoughts from Kelln


Posted on April 27, 2013

     The first big goat sale of the year in OK and I coudn’t be there.  Why? I have a job.  Short-handed.  Too much to do, therefore I couldn’t leave the store until 5:30.  Hour and a half drive, sale starts at 6:30–Bonham auctioneering. I drive fast, but not that fast.  Sounds like the sale went way high anyways.  I’m just a bargain bin shopper that only helps a couple of people with goats

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   that you can’t argue with.  Why?  Because I am right.      So I go to Carl’s Jr. to get a $6 burger combo deal which cost $8.28 before tax.  Something seems amiss with a $6 burger for $8.28 but that wasn’t what caught my attention.  The high school dropout & future rehab attendee says “I’ll hook you up with a discount that will save you 89 cents.”  I said, “Sure.  That would be

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Posted on April 23, 2013

     I love going to sales…equipment sales, livestock sales, local sale barn, premium sales, etc.  I especially enjoy the live sales that have killer good food with icy, cold beverages.  Especially sales like Mock has with the authentic Cajun food and the bud light iced down in the stock tanks.  I can then get in the right frame of mind to buy a pair of goats from Ralph and Lex (which both made the

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Posted on April 22, 2013

     I’ve been waiting on a doe to kid.  She lived with Rumour for a couple of weeks last fall.  I knew when I put her in with him and when I took her out, she was obviously bred but I didn’t ever know exactly what day she was due.  Finally, she kidded.  This excites me.  Especially, since she had twin bucks.        Finally, I made a decision.  We are leaving the

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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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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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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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