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Thoughts from Kelln

Awesome!!

Posted on June 11, 2017

A month or so ago, I got a call asking if I could be a presenter at a show clinic. I had to check the calendar.  Ooh?!  Those dates are the same as a big goat weekend in TX.  And it is also crowding the date of a cow sale that Duke and I wanted to attend.  But, I accepted the offer.  And it was one of the best decisions that I have made in

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Yeti

Posted on June 07, 2017

Supposedly these Yeti coolers are bear proof.  A bear can’t break the hinges, open the straps or crack the outer shell.  Well, I haven’t seen a bear attack a Yeti cooler.  However, I can tell you these coolers are Deere proof. I was performing some agricultural tasks such as cultivating and then running the drills to plant some summer cover crops.  I had a Yeti cooler baling wired to the frame of the front of

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Puff of Smoke

Posted on June 05, 2017

I’ve never been much of a smoker, but I grew up around a bunch of smokers.  Dad smoked, then quit, then chewed, then smoked, then quit, then quit again and probably would still like to light one up.  My aunt and my grannie could roll through several packs of cigarettes.  Now, when I walk down the halls of Shattuck High, I can distinctly remember the smell of a cherry pipe smoke from Mr. Bush’s (Busellato)

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Some things

Posted on June 02, 2017

Some things will make you want to throat punch an anaconda.  To start with, I share this house with a 16 year old Kelln male.  I know that I was an easy kid to raise.  But I am gaining an appreciation for what my parents dealt with while raising the other two brothers. Some things, such as weaning cows and calves, will cause some grief.  Especially, if those cows and calves belong to that 16

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Summer

Posted on May 31, 2017

I found summer last Saturday.  It was a 104 degrees near Guthrie, TX.  I’m not ready for that heat.  Sunday was not a fun day here.  Started the day assessing hail damage.  Then realized that the diesel tank was leaking.  Good thing I had the CooP fill those tanks earlier in the week.  Duke got to catch several buckets (clean white buckets from NE OK) of farm diesel while I went and stole a fuel

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Hail No!

Posted on May 29, 2017

I would like to tell you that I meant to type Hell No, but I would be wrong.  Saturday night brought some wicked stuff.  Big hail!  Luckily we were on the very south side of this storm.  The town of Fargo was a direct hit.  Our friend Jay Bogdahn took a head on collision with softball size hail.  He will be getting new windows on the west side of his house. Earlier this week, I

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Chill

Posted on May 25, 2017

“The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself.” Dude, I can get wound up and in a hurry.  It doesn’t take me long to get pissed.  But, I do think that I am getting better.  Some topics and some happenings get me wound quicker than

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Here’s what I know

Posted on May 24, 2017

This post shouldn’t take long, but…. I am real glad that it has rained…and rained…and rained….and rained… but I am sick of the mud.  And I can tell you that goats look like shit when it has rained and rained and rained.  Basically, we need some sunshine.  Solar power fence chargers and solar power water wells work better when the solar power is available.  I have had a crappy day or two and a few

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Pondering

Posted on May 20, 2017

That would be me on this fine Friday evening.  Part of me would like to gripe about the amount of rain that we have had in the past 6 weeks, but I know better.  Although, I can hear Bob Seelke in the back of my mind–“I can buy all the dad gum hay that I need to raise goats. ”  I agree that goats do NOT like all the moisture and do NOT look good

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Milestones

Posted on May 16, 2017

I really didn’t expect to make it to this milestone. I didn’t plan on living this long, much less actually being married for 25 years.  It is hard to believe that there is one woman that would stay married to me for 25 years.  It hasn’t always been easy.  It has been work at times.  There has been a whole lot of give and take. It has been hard to keep the kids in line,

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