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Thoughts from Kelln

2017–A Good Start

Posted on January 03, 2017

The new year is here, and so far, it has been a very pleasant year.  The wind did NOT howl on the 1st and the weather was absolutelty perfect in NW OK on the 2nd.  I’m talking short sleeves, no wind, awesome evening kind of weather.  But the wheels will fall off in a day or two. Duke and I were out of school on the 2nd, so we went to Cleo Springs to pick

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Young Bucks

Posted on December 31, 2016

These things can be frustrating.  Especially, if you don’t have time to sit, watch and make sure that they consumate the deal.  Sometimes, you just have to put the doe in with them, walk off and hope that they get it done.  However, if you had a young buck just running with some does, and you were thinking that they couldn’t possibly breed a doe yet, then they would settle all of them.   I’ve

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Love

Posted on December 29, 2016

I don’t exactly love hunting.  But there are things that I do love about hunting.  For example, I just spent this Wednesday hunting quail with friends and family.  I don’t exactly enjoy cleaning birds.  I dang sure don’t normally walk that much in a given day.  And I don’t enjoy missing a shot or two.   However, I love being outside and finding animals.  I love firing a gun.  Even if I missed twice, on

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Phoenix

Posted on December 27, 2016

Just got done looking at facebook and all of the posts of stock showers headed to Phoenix.  Our family has had numerous fun trips to the ANLS.  Duke and I discussed whether we were going this year and we both had the same opionion–we wanted to go, but didn’t really want to be gone that long.  So, we came up with a plan–we didn’t even nominate any goats so that we didn’t even have to

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Christmas Eve

Posted on December 24, 2016

I haven’t made it to the keyboard for most of this week.  This weather has been crazy.  Frozen & windy to sunny and nice.  I’ve been dealing with some stuff this week.  Very important stuff.  First, it is scary how many perfume/cologne ads are on tv this time of year.  Lots of scantily clad people doing lots of different things.  Some spartacus looking scenes.  A barely dressed couple making out on a snowy mountain side.

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Polar Vortex

Posted on December 18, 2016

I am sure that somewhere, probably in the midwest, this weekend, a goat was born during this cold spell and that goat will be a special buck prospect that will be named….wait….wait……wait for it…….Polar Vortex.  I can tell you this much, that goat was NOT born at our piece of paradise.  There is one doe that has week old triplet doe kids in the kidding barn.  Duke’s wethers are taking up occupancy on the other

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Like What You Show

Posted on December 17, 2016

This title may not make sense, but it should.  I’ve always tried to follow this rule, but I have deviated from time to time.  My dad instilled in me, “that no matter the species, you are raising meat in the end.  Don’t jeapordize the end product.”  We have always had excellent beef, pork and now goat meat in our family.  Of course, that year that he made me show sheep in 1984, we hauled them

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Full Day

Posted on December 15, 2016

I’m not saying that I was any busier than you were.  I don’t even want to compare my days to others.  I just know that today was a full day.  I fired up the smoker early.  I haven’t been a brisket cook before, but I have been paying attention to others that do a dang good job with this non-prime cut of beef.  Tyke has always done a bang up job of smoking brisket.  Anyways,

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Hunh?!

Posted on December 13, 2016

How come social security is running out of money but welfare isn’t?   The first group worked for the money.  The second group doesn’t.   Why are veterans benefits being cut, no pay raises for military personnel and our military is smaller than pre-World War II but we haven’t cut any spending for illegal aliens benefits?     We are told to NOT judge all muslims by the actions of a few lunatics but all

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Over-Powering

Posted on December 09, 2016

The price of a herd-changing buck can be over-powering.  It looks like this Bama football team may be over-powering.  The desire to stay inside instead of doing chores in mid teen temps can be over-powering.   But, right now, at this time there is something over-powering me.  My left eye felt it first.  It kind of twitched, then began to water.  Then my nostrils.  Sniff. SNIFF.  Dang!  That woman is cutting a wicked stout onion

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