Thoughts from Kelln

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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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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Does & other goat ropings

Posted on April 03, 2013

     Sometimes, the good Lord has a way of making things happen.  No miracles here.  Just real life.  I’ve been counting on a set of does to kid any day and drop a pile of buck kids.  But, as everybody knows, I don’t like does.  Guess what?  I’ve got piles of doe kids out of my best wether producing does.  What does this mean?      Well, if I have any brains at all,

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Posted on April 02, 2013

     North Korea?  RUSM?!  Sometimes you feel a pain.  Other times it doesn’t feel like much and then you realize there is a stain in your drawers.  I guess we probably need to take this skidmark seriously.  There has been smaller nations with far less technology wreak havoc on the world than what north korea is capable–see World War II.  There is plenty of evil in this great world of ours.  With the current

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$ hopefully making more $s

Posted on March 29, 2013

     Got home from the store last night and I could hear the squawking sound of newborn goats in the barn.  The anticipation heightened as there are 8 does in the barn due any day.  Six of these does are bonafide producers, plus Verlin the dairy goat.  Which one could it be?  It was none of the proven does that had kidded.  It was $.  $ is the highest priced female that I have

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Posted on March 28, 2013

      I’m a little bit pissed tonight.  I saw a t-shirt that I wanted, but NOOO!!  Sold out!  Limited supply, will be available at a later date.  What if somebody did that with dang good goats.  First of all, they would have added feed, wormer and vet costs.  Second, they have a risk of death and injury loss.  A t-shirt doesn’t die, actually some live forever. I’m currently wearing a t-shirt that has

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Hump day

Posted on March 27, 2013

     It was 14 degrees Tuesday morning.  It is supposed to get to 70 degrees today.  And would somebody please find the switch to shut this dang wind off.  

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Chatter crap

Posted on March 27, 2013

     I realized that I was getting a little long winded on the chatter post on the message board.  Now, I can be here, without limitations.  Sort of.  Since, we are on a roll.  Let’s get rid of the showmanship contest at OYE.  It isn’t a true showmanship contest anyway.  Does and wethers are shown differently.  Therefore, they should be judged differently.  But I don’t want to add to the schedule so just get

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Looking back

Posted on March 24, 2013

     This show year is done and in the books.  There were a lot changes and trends this past year in the goat world. 1–Best of the West Labor Day sale.  I said that this was the best sale in Oklahoma in terms of overall quality.  Was I right?  Yes.  Reserve grand at OYE–Helms, reserve grand at Enid–GT and class winning premium sale wether at OYE–Kelln.  Plus, numerous county winners, Woodward and Enid premium

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