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Thoughts from Kelln

Friday YeAh!

Posted on February 09, 2018

This Friday means an entry deadline.  It also means there are other deadlines looming and in between we get to have a county stock show.  Yeah!  The wanton waste of money that will be spent on wood chips, wood pellets and animal bedding begins to spike and will continue until OYE is over.  Fine tuning of animals and showmanship continues with an eye towards target shows. Friday in Oklahoma is supposed to pretty nice as

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World Champion

Posted on February 07, 2018

In the goat show world, anymore, I’m not sure what would qualify as a world champion.  However, I have recently encountered a world champion.  Not that it was identifying itself with a big belt or trophy.  I have wrestled this champion for almost 35 years (so that rules out the Dragon Lady for you smart asses).  This wrestler almost always wins. I enjoy a good wrestling match.  Okie State is wicked awesome!  But this one

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Ouch!!

Posted on February 05, 2018

I wish I had a good story about this, but I don’t.  Simply, I was shutting off lights and locking doors on Thursday night.  I stubbed my toe (not the pinky but the one next to it on my left foot).  Caught it on the corner of the gun safe.  All stubbed toes hurt but I knew that this one wasn’t good. Friday morning, I went to the Dr.  Hadn’t been to one in decades.

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Malady

Posted on February 01, 2018

Goats should not be called goats.  Albeit though it may, goat is a four letter word. However the word malady is more appropriate.  There is always something wrong with at least one of these things.  Sometimes, I just dread reading a text, email or listening to a phone call.  It doesn’t matter whose farm or how many, there is always some of the following going on. –My goat(s) has coccidia problems.  Oh really.  Not unusual.

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Lasagna

Posted on January 30, 2018

When Tammy and I first got married, she couldn’t cook anything but lasagna.  A whole big dang pan of lasagna.  She would cook it on Sunday.  It was good.  Real good.  I would heat it up again on Monday.  By Tuesday, I needed a break and so I made a sandwich.  Wednesday, I would reheat another chunk of lasagna.  Then I didn’t touch it again.  And by Friday, it had penicillin growing on it. So

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WeekEND?

Posted on January 29, 2018

Last Sunday, I clipped a heifer.  I was sore on Monday.  Wednesday night, I clipped another heifer.  Little bit stiff on Thursday.  Friday, I clipped again on two more.  Saturday–not sore.  I guess I am back in cattle clipping shape.  But still fatter than I should be. Took a couple of first time cow showmen to a jackpot in Laverne, OK on Saturday.  Up early, blow heifers out, load chutes, load tack, load generator, load

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Today

Posted on January 24, 2018

What I learned on January, 23, 2018 –Duke and I can catch all the does, sort the right 16, load two bucks, then load those does, move all of these into two different pens, then move 2 other bucks and trailer unhooked–all within 26 minutes, no cussing, no rocks thrown, no physical or verbal abuse of man nor beast.  It’s a miracle.  Then we headed to Shattuck with 2 pickups.  It was at this point

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Urban vs. Rural

Posted on January 23, 2018

This isn’t much of a discussion anymore.  Even in a rural place like Shattuck, OK, we have became not-really rural.   I wouldn’t call us urban.  But the majority are removed from the farm.  This is a county of 4,200 people–total.  Three small schools–no stop lights, lots of cows, wheat and hay when it rains and oil related jobs.  First hour of the day, I have 26 eighth graders.  There is only 134 kids in

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Stupidity

Posted on January 22, 2018

For my current profession, I deal with kids.  I also have a little sideline that deals with goats.  I have dealt with the public in some form or manner since 1993–students, parents, employees, customers, etc.  I have a 17 year old son.  I should be used to stupidity by now.  But no.  Much like the smell of a dog kennel or a hog barn, some things you just don’t get used to. Tide PODS–RUFSM?!  If

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Quick Trip

Posted on January 21, 2018

No, not the quick stops by that name, but we did make a quick trip to Denver and back.  The Dragon Lady and I left Thursday night and headed towards Denver.  No real travel plans other than the mini Herf open show started at 8 am Friday.  It has been a few years since I traveled to the National Western. On the way up, we stopped at Goodland, KS at the SteakNShake.  People, that was

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