Thoughts from Kelln

1st time

Posted on March 28, 2019

I made it 46 years without many medical issues.  I broke numerous bones, tried to cut a couple of fingers off, a bad run in with some poison oak a time or two and lots of bruises and aches and pains.  Then, I broke that damn toe last year.  I didn’t have a good story for that.  But it was damn sure broke in two. Now, I hurt my hip.  I felt it immediately and I don’t

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Wallet War

Posted on March 26, 2019

Last Friday, at lunch, we ate our traditional meal on the premium sale day of OYE–Cattleman’s.  It was good.  Real good.  While there, Tammy asked me what I thought of the goat show, the judge and my general thoughts.  Well, here are those thoughts. I thought the kid judging did a very good job finding the right class winners.  I thought that the grand, reserve and bronze patterned up as well as any trio in

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So much….

Posted on March 25, 2019

I’ve got so much rolling through my skull and I need to not let all of it out.  I won’t say that we had a great OYE.  We did in places.  In others, well, it doesn’t feel great. To start with, there is a reason that I agreed to teach again.  GREAT KIDS!!  And in order to get great kids, there is always a great set of parents.  People, I work hard, but I have

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The End

Posted on March 24, 2019

For several months, I told my co-teacher, “I don’t know if we have that magical animal to win it all but we have a really good set of stock in all 4 species.”  Now, that it is all done, I was right.  We had a good run, but I am damn glad that it is over. Cartwheel?!  She really did it! Small school– 4 OYE scholarships–1 OYE academic all-state.  AWESOME!! I got a lot to

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It has begun

Posted on March 17, 2019

This little vacation called OYE has begun.  I made a quick trip home to fill feeders, tend stock and reload.  The gilt and doe show is done.  Well pleased with Kaylee Holt and her reserve champion Berkshire gilt.  She put on a showmanship clinic while winning this banner.  This was also the champion bred & owned Berk gilt.  This gilt should bring a pile in the gilt sale on Tuesday night.  Congrats to the Holt

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Posted on March 12, 2019

Online sales have evolved over the past decade+.  In the beginning, it was “I’m not buying anything unless I’ve seen it.” Then it became, “I’m not buying anything unless I trust the breeder.” Next, “Did you see those pictures?” Then, “So and so saw that and told me what they looked like.” And now, I would say that it is a combination of all of the above.  You should see the animal.  If you can’t,

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2 N a Row

Posted on March 08, 2019

Yes, 2 nights in a row, I am posting some dribble. I just got home from the premium sale at the Woodward District Jr. Livestock Show.  All attendees were fed a ribeye steak dinner.  It was good.  Desserts were worth the trip.  Huge crowd. They give out a Black Jacket award every year.  This is to an outstanding supporter/volunteer/whatever.  They have a black suit coat with the WWDJLS logo on it.  Each year, the recipients

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Good Livestock Kids

Posted on March 07, 2019

I haven’t been on here in a day or 8 or 9.  I have been hooked up with a deal called the Woodward District Jr. Livestock Show.  It is the BEST district stock show.  I didn’t say the toughest (although it can be) but it is the best. First off, they added an ag mechanics project contest this year.  It was WELL received.  Excellent projects that were well displayed throughout the livestock show.   My

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Make your eyes water

Posted on February 22, 2019

This has been a week of eye-watering events.  For one, this was the LAST county stock show that Tammy and I will be participating as parents.  YESSS!!!  20 years as stock show parents and we are all but done.  We will get a pay raise in the next few months.  The countdown continues.  Tears of joy! Next, I have been fighting a bad donkey sinus issue.  I don’t get sick very often.  And other than

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Posted on February 20, 2019

Another county stock show is in the books.  I do not enjoy local or county stock shows.  Some get excited about them.  Not me.  I see them as a scrimmage.  They really don’t count for much but you can get the stock out and do a run through.  In all honesty, the only people that care about a county stock show is beginning level showmen and grandparents. I did survive.  It was butt-ass cold for

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