Thoughts from Kelln

Jinxed it!!

Posted on June 08, 2013

     As all of you loyal readers are well aware, we moved last year.  Moving the goats was a big undertaking as there were miles of fence and panels that had to be put up in order to contain/protect these beasts.  I like to have things done right.  No loose ends.  I spent thousands upon thousands for posts, wire, panels, etc. There are pens all around this piece of paradise.  From east to west,

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Quick Stops

Posted on June 07, 2013

     When traveling, looking for the next great goat, we stop at a lot of quick stops.  Gas is usually the driving force as to when we stop.  In Texas, when you stop at a quick stop, the odds are high that it will be at an Allsups.  They are everywhere.  It doesn’t matter the size of the town, they will have an Allsups.  They are a pretty good chain that is consistent in

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Posted on June 05, 2013

     I have made it into the house on this windy evening after moving goats inside.  Tyke tells me that it is going to storm tonight, so I moved does and babies inside.  Had several people here tonight looking at goats.  They were probably more willing buyers than I was a willing seller.  Too many irons in the fire.  Give me a week or two and I will get half-pissed and be in a

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Wind and rain

Posted on June 04, 2013

     It was windy here….AGAIN.  It still is this morning.  But, it did blow some rain in here–sideways.  We got about 7/8″ of rain last night.  We’ll take it.  I spent some time walking around picking up tree limbs this morning.  The wind seems to blow a lot these days.  I only have one complaint about the rain.  The fact that the wind changed from the south and turned around and came out of

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WOW!!–What O’ Weekend!

Posted on June 03, 2013

     The weekend actually started on Friday night, even though I had to be at the store on Saturday.  Tammy and I were supposed to meet my parents and a buddy of mine from Phoenix at Charlie’s on Friday night.  Well, Tammy and I had to run a little late since there was a whole damn rash of tornasty’s hitting OKC on Friday evening.  The problem….Kela was in OKC on Friday night and Kela’s

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Pocket lint, deals and stuff

Posted on May 31, 2013

        It’s amazing the lint that comes out of my pockets this time of year.  I am sure that this crap is in there year round, it’s just that this time of year people come to get goats and write me checks.  I shove the checks into a pocket and I hope to find them before the Dragon Lady washes these shorts.  On nights like this, I remembered, so I pulled the

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Hump Day

Posted on May 30, 2013

     I’m glad that this fine Wednesday is nearing an end.  It actually started last night when we lost power around 9 pm.  The juice came back on about 2:44 am.  This and the weather radio that went to blaring at 2:44 am woke me up.  So much for actually sleeping a whole night.  I went to the barn and moved the pickup inside.  Piles of wind and very little rain.      

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Posted on May 28, 2013

I wasn’t pissed on Saturday night when I wrote that blog.  Had a few calls, more texts and some emails.  Nobody did me wrong.  I wasn’t mad at anybody.  Just frustrated.  The next day brought a better mood and I began to have more thoughts.   I thought, I really need to go look at the kids around my place.  I did.  And my un-paid help/entertainment from the 73858 zip code showed up to help.

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Results vs. Payback

Posted on May 26, 2013

     I will start this blog admitting that I am a dumb bastard.  I was in the Okie goat game before it was cool and I am still here.  I have helped the texan market.  There are numerous Texas breeders that have pictures hanging of my kids and kids that I help.  There are Okie breeders that have had big years, but it was with my kids showing. They would like to replicate those

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Posted on May 23, 2013

     It has become an annual tradition in the goat world–Who has the buck prospects for sale? Who?  Where?  What genetics? Who’s on the prowl?  And How High?–real high the past couple of years.  Some band ’em, some sort ’em and some like me aren’t exactly sure what the hell we are doing.   In the goat world it really is about the buck.  Almost all of the really good ones can be traced

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