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Thoughts from Kelln

Limp

Posted on April 16, 2013

     I go to the east pen and check babies and does.  Guess what?  A baby is limping.  4 weeks old, no prior problems.  Last week, Sessions go to wean their goats.  Guess what?  A 9 week old keeper buck kid is limping.  Carrying a hind leg.  No prior problems.         What is the common denominator?  Does.  Mature does.  Think about it.  Every farm you go to look at goats has

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Decisions

Posted on April 15, 2013

     I’ve got the late January and Febuary born wethers out of Joe Dirt here at the house.  There is a really good set.  I’ve got to take 4 or 5 to a sale the first of May, which leaves 5 or 6 to sell.  The decision is whether to sell them private treaty or have an online sale with only 5 or 6 wethers in the sale.   Time wise, I would just

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Zoo or Zu

Posted on April 13, 2013

     We had some visitors from Colorado on this fine evening.  I absolutely enjoyed this evening.  Why?  Well, let me tell you. They are repeat visitors.  They have been known to bring me Samoa girl scout cookies.  But not this time.  They did better.  They rolled in with a freshly built aluminum popper–“shop built”  as in ag ed shop built.  Well done.  Not something done by SCABBO productions.  This wasn’t for me, because they

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Makes you wonder

Posted on April 12, 2013

     How is it that anytime a goat is limping, it is always a good one?  How is it that the qui-nine bottle baby, sideways headed, no assed POS never gets sick, goes off feed or gets hurt?        How is that you can feed at 5 am and have one with the shits, but you can’t catch him, so you wait to doctor him that evening and he is just fine

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Just Thinking

Posted on April 11, 2013

      What in the hell was that weather all about yesterday?  5:30 am on Tuesday morning, I did chores in shorts and a t-shirt and was completely comfortable.  By noon, I was digging under the seats of the pickup trying to find a coat.  Thankfully, I found a pullover.  Wind, Rain, Sleet, Hail, Snow, Thunder and Lightning.  ALL AT THE SAME TIME!  What?          Things that I would pay somebody

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Winning Ways

Posted on April 10, 2013

     As I am writing this entry, it is currently raining, hailing and snowing at the same time combined with 30+ mph wind.  Throw in freezing temps and we can probably kiss a wheat crop good bye.  Hail & freezing temps in April are not a good thing for a plant like wheat.          It doesn’t matter what kind of competitive event that a kid partakes in, the ones that are

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Enough

Posted on April 09, 2013

     I have had enough wind to last me for the rest of this year.  If you have a nice day or two in this part of the world, you know that you are going to pay for it with several days of 30 mph + wind.  It just takes the energy right out of you.  With the wind yesterday and again today, it has put a halt to the fishing.  Duke and Dad

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2013–the year of the fish

Posted on April 08, 2013

    It has officially begun.  Duke and I skipped over to Wolf Creek and went fishing on Sunday afternoon.  There aren’t any big fish there, but we did catch fish, which is all that matters.  Depending on the weather the rest of this week, there is a pond in danger this week.        Speaking of fishing, it is about time to start sorting through goats and hopefully, we can catch a great

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The good stuff

Posted on April 05, 2013

     I had goat royalty in my barn on this beautiful OK evening.  The breeder of the grand wether at OYE 2013 graced my barn.  Actually, he also raised the grand at some show in Kansas this past year.  I was honored by his presence.  Jared Schneberger.  He walked in (maybe he floated), surveyed the does and kids and turned to speak.  I was hoping for something that was from Star Wars–May the force

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Surprises!!

Posted on April 04, 2013

     Everyday holds a new surprise in the goat world.        One–you find a month old kid in a dry shed, almost dead.  He is dry.  The other 3 kids have been outside and are damp & chilled, but not the one acting like he is all but dead.  Don’t know WTH.  He was fine.  But surprise, not now.  The Dragon Lady is on the job trying to save him.  She saved

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