Thoughts from Kelln

Oh?! Yeah.

Posted on September 06, 2018

Oh, we did have a sale this past Labor Day.  Good goats brought good money.  Pullan sold goats for good money.  I took a pair and they sold about like they should have.  It wasn’t the Best of the West sales of former years.  From an ag teacher perspective, I got some very good goats bought and stayed well within budget.  From the seller side of things…hunh?!   But….the food was excellent.  All of the

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Posted on September 05, 2018

Which means “I got nothin and ain’t in no kind of mood to sit at this keyboard.”

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Little more

Posted on August 29, 2018

We got a little more rain.  Others got a lot more.  I need a little more time in the day.

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Posted on August 25, 2018

I have experienced some real difficulties in life.  I mean serious stuff.  Ppfft!!  Not really. I mean, I truly do not know what it is like to be hungry.  Sure, I’ve been hungry but not starving. I truly do not know what it is like to grow up in a bad home life.  I’ve seen some bad stuff.  But it wasn’t where I grew up.  My kids, my wife and myself grew up with people

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Good News

Posted on August 23, 2018

I got a phone call from my buddy Schoovy.  Best that I have heard him sound in a while.  Although, there is still some road to travel, things are looking up for Mama Schoovy.  Power of prayer and positivity.  Keep it up. He was bragging on family and friends.  Very upbeat.  I like it.  He has also had time to study some online sales.  SCARY! I thoroughly enjoy showing a grand animal.  Always have, always

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Posted on August 22, 2018

And additives are included in this topic. Regardless of species, I have long subscribed to a very simple doctrine of livestock feeding. “It isn’t what you feed but how you feed it.”   Fresh water, timely feedings, proper management and quality feed stuffs.  And yes, in that order. 1–If they don’t have a good drink, the chemical reactions can’t occur. 2–If their gut and/or metabolism gets thrown out of whack–things aren’t smooth. 3–Keep an animal

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Still Going!

Posted on August 21, 2018

Like the energizer bunny, this dead goat is still going–  Rumour Has It.  He’s been dead over two years now.  But those genetics are still going. At the recently concluded Iowa State Fair, the grand 4-H doe was raised and shown by Goretska’s.  This doe was sired by Truth Be Told.  This is the first kid crop out of this Rumour son that they bought from us in our ’17 online buck sale. The grand

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I like that story

Posted on August 20, 2018

No, I didn’t get my part.  Yes, it is supposed to be here on Monday afternoon.  YOU DANG SKIPPY that I got my donuts.  I bought a dozen fresh Daylight donuts.  I ate one.  Let some seniors eat some of them.  Then we had a bit of economics lesson on the last three.  It is called supply and demand.  I sold the first one for $3.  Then the next two brought a dollar each.  I

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2 minutes

Posted on August 17, 2018

It is amazing how 2 minutes….and a wrong decision….can change your day or for that matter, week.  Nothing really bad happened but 2 minutes could make a difference.  I know of numerous times that I wish that I would have walked into the kidding barn 2 minutes earlier. This afternoon, we had a big project that involved using the plasma cam.  On the first run, it cut like crap.  I checked settings, connections, torch and

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It Happens

Posted on August 15, 2018

What happens?  It.  And it also rhymes with…. Mama always said, “If you ain’t got nothing good to say than don’t say nothing.”  My mom didn’t say that as she does not nor has she ever talked like that. But, there are a lot of times that she told me to shut my mouth.  And I probably should have listened.  But I didn’t.  Now, is not one of those times.  I really don’t have much

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