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Thoughts from Kelln

Saturday

Posted on October 20, 2012

     Homecoming at OSU is today.  I stayed home.  Tammy and Duke went to visit Kela, but I went to work instead.  Then I’m going to haul some small alfalfa bales and stick them in the barn.  Those things aren’t cheap anymore, but I’m glad to have them.       Last night was interesting.  The Dragon Lady was in Stillwater, Big Bill’s wife was gone, Tyke’s wife was gone and little brother Daniel wasn’t tied down. 

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The End

Posted on October 19, 2012

     It is the end of the wether goat buying/selling season.  I don’t have any wethers left available at my house.  I do know of a couple of good goats available that will be priced around $1,000.  If you still need one, call and I will get you in touch with the people.       I enjoy buying wethers.  Studying phenoptype, genetics, condition, etc.  Sometimes, my imagination gets the best of me and I end up

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Wrong

Posted on October 17, 2012

      It actually isn’t hard to admit, but I admit that I have been wrong before.  I catch crap at work and at home because I am always right.  I recently traded for a slick 4440 tractor. Some of the higher ups thought I put WAY too much money in the trade in.  Three days later, it was sold for a substantial profit.  I was RIGHT.  However, I’ve got another unit or two that I

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Goats for Sale

Posted on October 15, 2012

     We have a wether for sale out of Duke’s pen.  Duke has four wethers and he is only keeping three.  Tag 560x is an April born Helms 191/100.  He is weighing in the 70s.  He reads to be a wether that will weigh between a 100 & 110 by Mid March.  Big, square butt.  Level hip with tail up where it is supposed to be.  Long bodied and jack necked.  Good boned with a

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Joys of kids in College

Posted on October 12, 2012

     I open my personal email this morning.  There is a message from my favorite daughter. “Well, I have a bit of a problem and it seems that the father figure is the traditional source to turn to in this situation. Hope you have been helping Duke with his math because it seems that this is a word problem.  Kela goes to school at Oklahoma State University where tuition is high and she is but

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High Plains Journal

Posted on October 11, 2012

     I get a subscription to the High Plains Journal at work.  Mandy, my secretary, immediately brings it to me on Tuesday mornings when it comes in.  She refers to it as my “weekly bible”.  I don’t sit at my desk in my east office and read it.  I take it to my west office, where I can sit and read it in peace and quiet.  I leave it by that throne so I can

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Fundraising

Posted on October 09, 2012

     The Tulsa premium sale was kind of a wreck due to a lot of different reasons.  The goats as a whole brought more on average than the other species, but it could have been better.  Tammy and I have consitently donated money, goats and time to help groups raise money to support the premium sales at OYE and Tulsa.  I don’t want to be the one gathering the money, so I am happy to

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Good Morning

Posted on October 08, 2012

      I actually got more than 4 hours of sleep last night, which means that I am dragging ass today.  The temp was a little brisk this morning.  If you aren’t blanketing your wethers by now, you are already behind the proverbial eight ball.      Taking care of wethers in cold temps is a time consuming deal, but it seperates the good feeders from the bad.  Tulsa is a different show from any other as

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Finished

Posted on October 07, 2012

     I’m finally finished with Tulsa.  Tyke and I went back Saturday afternoon.  We each sold a pair of does in the Best of Both Worlds sale.  Then, I got up this morning and got Tori’s does ready.  She won division one with a Rainman.       My schedule is screwed up the next couple of weeks.  Therefore, I don’t have time to do the Duke’s Up sale, so it will basically be a private treaty

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Tulsa 2012

Posted on October 06, 2012

     Made it home from the Tulsa wether show 2012 edition.  Had a successful trip although we didn’t have grand or reserve.  You won’t hear me whine about not winning if I respect the animal and/or people that beat us.  The grand wether was a cool made dude that had a lot of positives.  More imporantly the Boles family has been a mainstay on the Oklahoma goat scene from the beginning.  That family has worked

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