Thoughts from Kelln

Sale Week

Posted on July 02, 2018

There have been a lot of goats change owners the past week or so.  It is the busy season in OK and TX.  This past week is the busiest goat week for Oklahoma.  Buyers that are needing to nominate for Tulsa have to be done by July 1.  Plus most of the March and April born kids are now available as well as some May borns. The sales were good but not as crazy as

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Picking Green Boogers

Posted on June 28, 2018

No, that does not mean that I have already been inhaling Oklahoma’s new mary-ju-wanna laws.  It simply means that I was doing some painting with some John Deere green paint and I need to get a better face mask.  That and I probably shouldn’t have rubbed mineral spirits in my nose to get rid of the green paint on my nasal hair.  I hate painting. Speaking of green, I had a heckuva stand of a

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More Rain

Posted on June 26, 2018

Like a current insurance commercial, we got more.  MORE!  And then More!  We are not complaining.  It’s just that we couldn’t catch a rain for a really, really long time and then…. Now, it is like Sunday morning after prom night…..dang near everybody got some. The “dry” pond is backed up into the corrals.  I’ve only seen it this high one other time in my life.  The kayak has been active.  Duke and I have

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Posted on June 23, 2018

Got some!  Rain that is.  .5″ on Wednesday, then .4″ Friday morning and then a full inch during Friday night to Saturday morning.  What does that mean? We’ve got a chance to make some hay.  Tammy will have some lawn mowing to do.  There are feed troughs to be cleaned out.  And…. Rule of thumb for trimming hooves on goats.  Wait for a rain.  This one worked out real well.  That first rain on Wednesday

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Posted on June 21, 2018

WTH?   What’s that?  That is a family name for a somewhat common insect.  Lamp in the name should give it away.  Firefly, lightning bug or glowworm.  These creatures are of the family Lampyridae.  And actually, they are NOT a fly (order diptera),  nor are they a bug (order hemiptera), and they for sure aren’t a worm.   Lightning bugs or fireflies are part of the order coleoptera–a beetle. I graduated college and did not

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Major League

Posted on June 20, 2018

We haven’t gone fishing yet, but we did load up and go see us some major league baseball.  Tammy, Duke and I loaded up and drove like hades to get to St. Louis for Sunday nights game.  I had a bit of an issue getting tickets.  Sure, I knew that I could deal with some scalpers and get some tickets, but I knew that we weren’t going to have time for that crap.  Online tickets

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Just Stuff

Posted on June 17, 2018

I want to go fishing.  But it is too windy.  I need these hay crops to grow, but it is too dry and the wind is making it worse.  I need to have a barn roof repaired, but it is too windy.  I need the grass to grow, but it is too dry and too windy.  I need to see some major league stuff…. It is 9 hours to Denver, about 5-8 hours to DFW

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Per Request

Posted on June 16, 2018

Had an interesting text that pointed out that The Chive had a post naming 1989 as the best year ever for movies.  This piqued my interest as 1989 is right in my wheelhouse.  That year brought high school graduation and the start of a college career at the great cow college of Oklahoma State University.  That is the year that Garth Brooks blew up on the scene.  Good year. I immediately set out to prove

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Well Written

Posted on June 15, 2018

“The sea was angry that day, my friends–like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli.” I don’t watch it often, but I still thoroughly enjoy an episode of Seinfeld.  Probably the best written tv show of all time.  Just a mere mention of a line or two will illicit a response from anybody that ever saw a given episode of that tv program.  For instance, “Soup Nazi” took on a life

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Posted on June 11, 2018

I didn’t have to deliver does to San Angelo but Friday did find me making a mad dash to San Angelo to swap some stuff.  The Friday Night Fever was a bit crowded. HUGE crowd.  And then they started the auction.  Jeeminy–there were a lot of people there to buy a goat, that night, no matter what.  Several breeders had sets of goats that averaged $5-7K and they were well below sale average.  72 lots

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