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Thoughts from Kelln

Back again!!

Posted on March 10, 2020

Sunday and Monday, I was in OKC.  We got Duke shipped off.  I sent a trailer to OYE with equipment to get setup.  Now, on Tuesday.  I head back to OYE.  The marathon has begun.  

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We’re off!!

Posted on March 08, 2020

When I hit the publish button, I am getting in a vehicle and heading to OKC.  We will drop Duke off with the Marines tonight.  Tomorrow morning we will see him before he departs to the airport.  He can take $20, 3 business cards, a small bible and the clothes that he is wearing. Pray for him and the others that have taken up the pledge to serve and protect the US of A!!

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Day off?!?!

Posted on March 07, 2020

I wish and I need one.  But this Saturday will be busy helping kids get ready for OYE.  I leave on Sunday for that almost 2 week vacation.  I will make at least 5 trips back and forth from OKC to Shattuck during that time.  Getting health papers, hauling equipment and stock and organizing people is a job. Personally, I need to process some babies, move some cattle and does as well as fill feeders.

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Thoughts, Endings, Beginnings, WTH??

Posted on March 05, 2020

I have a lot of thoughts about the livestock industry and the show stock industry in particular.  Not now.  My mind isn’t right to hit publish on these thoughts.  These thoughts are best discussed sitting on a bucket, leaning on a fence or walking/talking stock. I have survived another Woodward District Jr. Livestock Show.  We did not have the most animals in the premium sale (we did well, but…), we dominated the ag mechanics shows

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Where to start?

Posted on February 28, 2020

I don’t have a topic in mind for this night.  However, there are numerous hot button issues swirling in my brain.  I am damn tired yet relieved. The Woodward District Livestock Show is on break for a few days.  We have shown hogs, sheep and goats.  Now a break until we show cattle on Monday.  This is the best district show in Oklahoma and is better than most state shows.  Name brand judges, top shelf

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Former Students

Posted on February 24, 2020

Tammy and I have been at this ag teaching game for several decades.  I started my career by serving a 3 year sentence at Billings, OK.  This was a great place for me to start.  The superintendent was the former ag teacher.  There was a group of parents and students that were ready for a young, energetic, brash kid to take over.  I didn’t know what I was doing, but I wasn’t afraid to learn.

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It begins

Posted on February 22, 2020

Feb. 22 is George Washington’s birthday.  In the year 2020, it is also the actual start of National FFA week. According to book face, some chapters were celebrating FFA week from the 15th to the 22nd.  But, the national FFA website says that it is the 22nd to the 29th.  Which is right? Technically, FFA week is the week from Saturday to to the following Saturday that encompasses George Washington’s birthday.  With the 22nd falling

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Hectic

Posted on February 20, 2020

I stay busy throughout the year, as do others.  However, this is a hectic time of year.  Proficiency apps were due this week, scholarship apps due, speeches gotten written, shop projects going on, stock shows, oye entries, cde prep, etc.  I’m not whining.  I’m just ready to wrap some of this stuff up. Oh, and I’ve got does in the kidding barn.  I know that most of the yankees are done kidding, while some kid

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Damn good tune!!

Posted on February 17, 2020

Year round, whenever the Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band song called “The Little Drummer Boy” hits the playlist, I love it!  That isn’t just a Christmas song.  Pa rum pu pu pum.  You all know the song & the tune.  But, take the time, actually stop and listen to the words.  I don’t even care if it is the Bob Seger version.  I just like that one…A LOT!    Seriously, listen to the

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Some things don’t change

Posted on February 14, 2020

Even though I recently acknowledged that I need to do things differently when it comes to advertising my personal stuff, I still managed to half ass my own stuff.  Yeah, I’ve taken care of business on the Ag chapter front.  But, a month or so ago, I got a text from Shelly @ Milligan Ventures–“Do you want to do a Valentine’s Day sale like you have been doing?”  My reply–“Yes.”  However, I did not look

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