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Thoughts from Kelln

Oohh Snap!!

Posted on February 13, 2020

I have survived another county stock show.  As an ag teacher, I do NOT care who wins a county stock show.  I hope that the judge does it fairly and as he/she sees fit.  I do know that our show was placed in a manner that was perfectly fine with me.  Every kid got a good look and a fair shake. And we are now done and on to the next one.  I see county

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Ads

Posted on February 10, 2020

No matter what business you are in, one has to decide when and where to advertise.  Let’s be real.  I have done a piss poor job of promoting my own stuff for several years.  Hell, I haven’t even updated sales & successes  page on my own website for almost 4 effing years!   We’ve raised grands & reserve grands at district shows, class winners at state and national shows but NO, my dumb ass can’t

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103

Posted on February 06, 2020

One hundred and three years old.  That is a long run on this planet.  Issur Danielovitch Demsky died at the age of 103.  Who?  What?  That would be the given name of the actor Kirk Douglas.  I would have changed my name as well. Read up on some of the things that this guy did.  He wasn’t afraid to rock the hollywood boat.   Yes, he was an actor but he did so much more.

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Movie directors, Shine Down & brother-in-laws

Posted on February 05, 2020

For some reason or the other, the movie Full Metal Jacket has been showing on my tv on a regular basis.   The director of that all-time great war flick is Stanley Kubrick.  This dude has made some wicked good flicks, some weird flicks and some bad ass movies.  One of the weirdest movies that I have ever watched (numerous times) is Dr. Strangelove.  I love Slim Pickens riding the bomb.  James Earl Jones, George

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Lights, Ramps & Push Ups

Posted on February 04, 2020

Why is it that trailer lights will work when hooked to this pickup but not another?  Brakes as well.  You would think that every trailer plug would be wired universally. Speaking of trailers, I can argue that the ramp is the worst livestock accessory…EVER.  First, it is always in the way when you need to load.  Two, they add weight to the back of a trailer, catch & hold wood chips which in turns makes

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super bowl

Posted on February 03, 2020

Anybody that knows me, would quickly realize that I don’t give 2 squirts of goose crap as to who wins the super bowl.  However, I like to watch the commercials and the half time entertainment. My review.    I loved the commercial with Sam Elliott and the mustache move.  I do NOT like that he lost the “dance” off.  Shitty commercial.  I can’t even tell you what the ad was for but I know that

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Random Quote & a Random Thought

Posted on January 29, 2020

“You don’t need a parachute to sky dive.  You only need a parachute if you would like to sky dive a second time.” –I don’t know who gets the credit.  I just liked the quote.     As I got out of a steaming, hot, epsom salt & melatonin infused bath on this snowy evening (yes, trying to actually sleep), I pulled on a random t-shirt from my closet.  It was a free shirt from

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Over it

Posted on January 25, 2020

In 1983, my dad took me to Weldon Walser’s farm to buy a bred Duroc gilt.  This was my introduction to the stock show world.  I farrowed a litter. Kept a barrow.  Wilbur.  He got an infected cord when he was cut and I never got to show him.  Dad had Wilbur butchered, then later fed him to the family.  It bothered me but not for long.  At that point, I was over it when

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Draft Picks

Posted on January 23, 2020

I’m no athletic genius but this nfl draft seems fairly easy to me.  If your team earned the first pick overall, why don’t they trade it for numerous lower picks and then draft a pile of big uglies–offensive & defensive lineman and maybe a tight end.  My reasoning–if they draft that elite QB and they don’t have a line, then that high priced new QB is going to get pummeled until they get him a

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Contests

Posted on January 22, 2020

To preface this post, Shattuck FFA hosted a jr. cde contest in Woodward today.  A jr. cde contest is open to 8th, 9th & 10th graders to compete in various career development events such as meats, ag mech, food science, floriculture, etc.  This contest is designed to be an introductory event to allow younger FFA members an opportunity to compete in various events and find one that best suits them.  Going forward, they can choose

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