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Thoughts from Kelln

Coolest ever

Posted on January 25, 2019

The Dragon Lady and I came walking into our homestead and Duke was home alone, watching a movie, in the dark.  Sometimes, when you walk in on an 18 year old male watching movies, you cringe.  But not on this night.  The favorite son was watching maybe the coolest movie ever made. I did not say the best (it could be), but people, we are talking about the cooooolest movie ever made. I had help

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OYE 2007

Posted on January 22, 2019

For me, there were a lot of things memorable about that OK Youth Expo.  Not all of them are happy memories. Kela had the res. div. 1 wether and the champ div. 3 wether.  The was the first year of Pfeiffer goats being shown.  Fairvew had 5 class winners with goats from their first sale.  Including Kela’s pair. That was also the year that the fairgrounds were under construction, so that had to change the

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Food? Really?

Posted on January 21, 2019

I would venture to say that most show goat people have not eaten goat meat.  A lot of people see them as pets, objects, show stock but not food.  Here, in the U.S. and in a lot of Europe, we don’t eat much goat meat.  But as we get more and more people from Asia, central & south America and Africa, goat will become more common.  It is the most eaten meat in the world.

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Saturday

Posted on January 20, 2019

Made a trip to the state north of Oklahoma.  No ice until I got north of Fargo about 2 miles, then it was icy all the way to the state line.  Then, clear, all the way until I came back south.  The ice line was the state line.  It wasn’t a fun day to be outside.  Cold, but that dang wind made it brutal. Got a text early this morning that Gary Cramblet had passed

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You serious Clark?

Posted on January 16, 2019

I can easily argue that Christmas Vacation is the best written movie of all time.  So, so many good lines from that movie are used on a regular basis.  Even when it isn’t the Christmas season. I used one just this evening.  The Dragon Lady told me that Taylor Parrish won a showmanship division at Denver.  COOL!  So, I texted her dad and said to tell her “Congrats from the Kelln Krew.”  He responded with

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Just Stuff

Posted on January 14, 2019

I hadn’t burned any horns since July.  This Sunday, I loaded up the box and the burners and went to help a family with their goat projects.  The smell of burning horns is a smell that I just can’t get used to.  I wish that somebody could raise a bad ass polled buck.  That would be a game changer. Friday night, I was flipping channels when I realized that the great move Road House was

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Real Stuff

Posted on January 11, 2019

Before Christmas break, Mrs. Abbey and I completed a semester that involved teaching a class of 30+ 8th graders.  Very few farm kids but a great group of kids.  Their semester test was a team event.  We split them up into teams of 5 and each team member had to say a paragraph of the FFA creed.  This was an effort to develop public speakers and to prepare them for saying the FFA creed as

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Always somebody better

Posted on January 09, 2019

It doesn’t matter what you are doing, there is always somebody coming along that will be better.  It is amazing to me how some people have stayed relevant (towards the top of a given species of livestock shows) for 10 to 20 years.  Breeders, ag teachers, jocks, show families, etc.  Trends change, judges change, styles change.  It is tough to get to the top and even tougher to stay on top.  Athletics are the same.

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Proud moments

Posted on January 07, 2019

Second post n the same day.  You bet. If you think this is some drivel about a proud Dad moment, then you would be wrong.  You don’t understand the hurdle that I just crossed.  Tammy cooked chicken fried steaks, mashed taters and corn.  Wicked, wicked good eating!  But, she also baked up some croissants.  Why?  I do not know.  But I had to eat one and it had to have honey on it.  So, here

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Eating

Posted on January 06, 2019

I do like to eat.  Especially at places that I don’t get to go to very often.  We hit our annual stops at several restaurants in the Phoenix area. La Piñata–consistently very good Mexican food. My Mothers–turkey pot pie, fresh bread, way full when done. Pappadeaux’s–I think all of the stock show was at Pappadeaux’s on Sunday evening. The Duce–brisket sliders and cold beverages.  We watched the Notre Dame game while there.  That didn’t go

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