Thoughts from Kelln


Posted on September 17, 2012

     I have had better weekends in the goat industry than this past one.  But that is another subject for another day.  Headed to Stillwater on Saturday morning.  We picked up a wether at OSU vet med hospital.  Square, the goat, had become quite popular with the staff at OSU.  He was ready to come back to Shattuck.  After we loaded him, then we headed to a few tailgate events on campus.  Then Eskimo Joe’s,

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Posted on September 13, 2012

  So, I went to Taco Mayo to get me a #3 mexicali grilled burrito with tater locos.  I said, “I would like a #3, beef, please.”  The waitress looked at me and said, “Chicken or steak?”  I shook my head, stared at the ceiling, thinking to myself, “If I said  Beef, doesn’t that mean Steak?”  I answered, “Steak”.  She printed my ticket, handed it and my cup to me.     They called my number, I

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Posted on September 12, 2012

I’m not a very artistic person. Jessica, sister-in-law, is scary creative & artistic. The Dragon Lady has her moments, like when she said “I do”. But these two women have done lots of decorating in the house. Most of which has not cost me money, which I like. All of what they have done looks good. I’ve just been whittling away at getting stuff done. Cleaned parts of the barn. Cut down the final two

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Big Weekend

Posted on September 10, 2012

     Busy weekend.  Had to take Duke to the Ellis County livestock judging contest.  Then I headed home and hauled crap out of the barn all afternoon.  Scrap metal and trash.  Big Bill had to take a wether to Stillwater.  Fighting a kidney stone that has got all the vets stumped.  We knew this was a good wether, but this calamity is proving us right.       Sunday was a busy day.  Had four sets of

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Posted on September 07, 2012

     I loaded up a few kids that needed to find a new home.  I drove to the piece of paradise west of Fairview.  Two sundays ago, Duke and I loaded the majority of our doe herd.  I can tell you for a fact that 38 mature does will fit in a 6×16 stock trailer.  I left 9 does at Fairview.  Yesterday, I made it back to pick them up.  Of course, they were as

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Best of the West

Posted on September 04, 2012

     The Best of the West sale was yesterday.  This was an outstanding set of wethers.  The best set of wethers sold in Oklahoma this year.  All six breeders brought quality.  The good ones brought good money, $3-6K.  There were some bargains.  There will be premium sale wethers from this sale.      We had a very good crowd and the facilities at Woodward are very good.  We had lots of help running the sale.     

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Posted on September 01, 2012

     Let me have a whole swarm of wasps, cause this poison oak is BRUTAL!!  I’ve had it before and it was more widespread than this time, but this stuff isn’t fun.  If you haven’t had it, feel blessed.  It isn’t the same as poison ivy.  This is way worse.  I’m past the itching part, now its the oozing blisters.  And you can’t let the ooze touch anything else or it spreads.  It affects your

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Posted on August 31, 2012

     Another Friday is here.  I am dragging ass but it will be okay.  I can’t seem to get everything done, but one of these days, I will finally be caught up.  After dark last night, I decided to climb on the tractor and start working some ground.  We actually have good soil moisture.  I didn’t get many acres covered, but it is a start.       I am looking forward to this weekend.  This will

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Fence from Hell

Posted on August 30, 2012

     I have cut down cedar trees, hackberry trees and dead trees out of the fenceline in order to build the fence around the new Kelln Kompound.  I have been bit by wasps and several occasions during this ordeal.  Now, I am fighting a bout of poison oak that came from putting up electric fence.  I’m not allergic to many things, but this fence project is about to cover them all.  Wasp bites & poison

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Posted on August 29, 2012

     I’ve got plenty of them.  I can’t stand to turn the news on right now because I don’t care about a hurricane heading towards New Orleans.  If they were stupid enough to stay after Katrina, then that is their problem.  That isn’t news.  I don’t wish anyone harm or loss of property, but Come on!.       Between an upcoming presidential “election”, a hurricane and a horrible drought, I don’t really want to watch the morning

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