Thoughts from Kelln


Posted on March 10, 2013

     Got a really nice rain yesterday morning.  Got a smooth 1 1/2″.  Hadn’t had a rain like that in a long time.  Coupled with all of the snow melt, we are plum muddy around here.  Not complaining.  Starting to see some life to wheat scattered around the area.        We’ve got Dozer the Duroc showing at Woodward District today.  Then he has an appointment Tuesday morning for his final show–at the

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Posted on March 08, 2013

     Made it to the Enid show.  This has routinely been one of the toughest shows in the state–does and wethers.  Phil Stacy did the judging.  I won’t say that I agreed with every placing, but he ended up with top notch goats that patterned up extremely well.  Structurally correct, balance, with a good look and enough muscle.  His three division champion wethers matched type and kind very well.  You can always count on

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Chain vs. Brace

Posted on March 05, 2013

     Some states have showmanship rules of showing on the chain, while others allow bracing.  There was a lot of debate for several years, here in Oklahoma, about which way it should be.  It didn’t bother me to show on the chain when Kela was showing as I knew that she had a competitive advantage over 99% of the field.  But I was fine with it when they decided to allow bracing.    

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Posted on March 03, 2013

     Hadn’t been on the internet much the past couple of days.  Clicked on an upcoming online auction that is offering some doe kids.  Hummel’s are offering an impressive set of photos for this sale.  Whoever did the hair care, fitting and clipping did an amazing job.  The hair are on these things is out of this world.  You look at these pictures and it makes you want to make a quick trip up

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Wrap or Twine

Posted on March 01, 2013

     I’ve been known to stock pile hay.  I don’t like the thought of running out.  I buy hay even when I don’t need it if it is good hay and priced right.  Which is recently the case.  I bought some really good oat hay round bales that Brandon Bruce hooked me up with and Tim Dunkin delivered it. They also brought several loads of good grass hay for dad.  Good service with a

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Posted on February 28, 2013

     I’ve got a pretty good job working for a real good company.  Better yet, I have got some really good employees.  I wasn’t able to get out until this morning, but I’ve had employees make it to the store, to do what they could, clean a path into the lot and help people even though our computers were down.  Our truck driver loaded at the factory in Waterloo, Iowa on Monday morning, then

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Words that begin with the letter F.

Posted on February 26, 2013

Frozen is the first thing that comes to mind.   I am trying to thaw out after thawing out barn doors, breaking ice off the rails so that I could slide the barn doors open and shoveling paths from the house to various barns. Duke and I might have also dug a snow cavern.   I was already wet and frozen from a previous digging expedition. February We ended up with somewhere between 15 &

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Posted on February 25, 2013

     Well, we wanted/needed moisture.  We are getting it.  Two really nice snow falls the past two weeks have added up to over 2″ of moisture.  And now this.  The blizzard has arrived in NW Oklahoma.  It is coming in sideways.  Jed Castles on News9 is forecasting 20-30″ of snow for this part of the world.  The storm chasers are currently on tv saying that it is too dangerous for them to be on

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Woodford, a hot, hot shower and Shawshank!  Things could be worse at Kelln Livestock. Poor Duke.  He had his most labor intensive day of his 12 years on this planet.  We got stuff done.  I bet I’ll be sorer than he will be for the next day or two.   

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Let me tell you….

Posted on February 22, 2013

about my day.  It snowed and sleeted yesterday in this piece of paradise.  The ground temperature was still above freezing so nothing was sticking.  During the night and early morning, another band of storms came through complete with THUNDER SNOW!  I just love that term.  I don’t remember any meteoroligist using it until a few years ago.         Anyways, we had about 8″ of snow on the ground this morning.  Other areas

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