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Thoughts from Kelln

Joys of kids in College

Posted on October 12, 2012

     I open my personal email this morning.  There is a message from my favorite daughter. “Well, I have a bit of a problem and it seems that the father figure is the traditional source to turn to in this situation. Hope you have been helping Duke with his math because it seems that this is a word problem.  Kela goes to school at Oklahoma State University where tuition is high and she is but

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High Plains Journal

Posted on October 11, 2012

     I get a subscription to the High Plains Journal at work.  Mandy, my secretary, immediately brings it to me on Tuesday mornings when it comes in.  She refers to it as my “weekly bible”.  I don’t sit at my desk in my east office and read it.  I take it to my west office, where I can sit and read it in peace and quiet.  I leave it by that throne so I can

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Fundraising

Posted on October 09, 2012

     The Tulsa premium sale was kind of a wreck due to a lot of different reasons.  The goats as a whole brought more on average than the other species, but it could have been better.  Tammy and I have consitently donated money, goats and time to help groups raise money to support the premium sales at OYE and Tulsa.  I don’t want to be the one gathering the money, so I am happy to

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Good Morning

Posted on October 08, 2012

      I actually got more than 4 hours of sleep last night, which means that I am dragging ass today.  The temp was a little brisk this morning.  If you aren’t blanketing your wethers by now, you are already behind the proverbial eight ball.      Taking care of wethers in cold temps is a time consuming deal, but it seperates the good feeders from the bad.  Tulsa is a different show from any other as

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Finished

Posted on October 07, 2012

     I’m finally finished with Tulsa.  Tyke and I went back Saturday afternoon.  We each sold a pair of does in the Best of Both Worlds sale.  Then, I got up this morning and got Tori’s does ready.  She won division one with a Rainman.       My schedule is screwed up the next couple of weeks.  Therefore, I don’t have time to do the Duke’s Up sale, so it will basically be a private treaty

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Tulsa 2012

Posted on October 06, 2012

     Made it home from the Tulsa wether show 2012 edition.  Had a successful trip although we didn’t have grand or reserve.  You won’t hear me whine about not winning if I respect the animal and/or people that beat us.  The grand wether was a cool made dude that had a lot of positives.  More imporantly the Boles family has been a mainstay on the Oklahoma goat scene from the beginning.  That family has worked

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Monday, Monday, Monday

Posted on October 01, 2012

     Made it to El Reno on Saturday.  Had a chaffeur for the trip.  Tyke got a newer set of wheels and he actually drove somewhere outside of Ellis County.  We peddled a few goats and then headed to Okarche to Eischen’s.  I don’t eat a lot of chicken, but I will eat it there.  Tyke, Nip and Tyler ate a pile of okra to go along with the chicken.  Okra is on my list

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Sales

Posted on September 28, 2012

     What to do with the handful of goats that I have at the house?  I’ve got several doe kids and I can’t keep them all.  I’m going to take 3 or 4 to the Ag Youth sale tomorrow.  I’ve got a pair of Goofy wethers that need a home.  They weren’t ready for the labor day sale.  So, I’m going to take them to the Ag Youth sale as well.  We’ll just have to

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Wet

Posted on September 27, 2012

     I got wet doing chores this morning.  Had about a half inch of rain in the gauge.  Nice, easy rain that will make this small wheat jump out of the ground and the rest of us that haven’t drilled will have enough moisture to do so.      I’ve seen a pile of goats the past few nights.  Everybody is getting dialed in for Tulsa.  A common question is “Who is going to win Tulsa?” 

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Fall—YES!!!

Posted on September 24, 2012

     Fall is finally here.  The thermostat may still read above 90 degrees, but officially fall is here.  This means that my summer of hell is over.  It may also mean that Fred’s summer of fun is over, but he will find another season to have fun.  He always does.  No, I’m not done with all of the projects at the new place, but with the arrival of fall, that means I will have more

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