Thoughts from Kelln


Posted on September 21, 2019
If you want a measure of how old your body is feeling, do what I did tonight.  I told the hay baler to get his SMALL square baler out of the barn.  I had a couple of small acreage plots that had a nice cover crop mix on it–German millet, BMR hay grazer, mung beans, red ripper cow peas and some crab grass.  I did tell him when that bale counter got to 200 to


Posted on September 18, 2019
We all get caught up in who won what.  It matters, but it doesn’t always matter.  But that is for a different time and place.  However, some things make you stop and think. I grew up in a place that has amassed a pile of football wins and state championships. They have also gathered several softball titles in recent years.  Go back to the 80’s and Shattuck won a bunch of choir and band titles.


Posted on September 16, 2019
You have to have it?  You don’t want to write the check but you know you need it.   It’s the law to have it for a vehicle collision.  There are some effed up laws that deal with health insurance.  Life insurance?  Who? Me? Judging from tv commercials, either these insurance companies are making a crap-pile of cash OR it is a very competitive market-place and hyper-productive advertising is a needed must.  Think about it.

Sunday Evening

Posted on September 16, 2019
Whew!!!  Looks like somebody hit Friday evening a bit hard.  The keyboard as well as other things. Friday evening found me washing, drying and shearing goats–all by myself.  This should not happen again.  I’m good washing, or drying or shearing but all of the above is not a good mix.  I was good on the two wethers but then doe kids…Have I mentioned that I do not like dealing with doe kids. Saturday morning found

Sounds dirty…but….

Posted on September 14, 2019
More than several years ago, while teaching at Waynoka, there was a student that had similar tastes in baseball teams that I did.  Yep, the St. Louis Cardinals.  He grew up feeding cows with his grandpa while listening to Cardinals games on the radio.  It was a family deal.  Like many others in this part of the world, that radio connection is what made the fan base for the Cardinals that continues today.  That, and

Not Cool

Posted on September 13, 2019
I had lots of cool, new stuff to write about today.  But, this post is not cool.  I hauled projects to the State Fair of Oklahoma on Wednesday.  On this Thursday morning, I left Shattuck early with a couple suburbans full of 8th & 10th grade livestock judgers.  While driving back to OKC, I started getting texts.  I didn’t read them till I stopped.  I did not like what I was seeing.  Jordan Fledderjohan had


Posted on September 6, 2019
Yes, today was as busy as expected.  Maybe even busier.  We have over 110 kids in ag classes.  That makes for a lot of fair entries when we assign it as a project.  Some of the older kids didn’t have their projects done.  My fault, not theirs.  I try to buy most everything in Shattuck but can’t get everything.  So, I have to journey to Woodward at times for parts.   I made that journey

Busy Week

Posted on September 5, 2019
Some weeks are just busier than others.  Shattuck FFA held their now annual Ag Olympics on Tuesday night. Lots of excited kids as well as parents and community people that came to watch.  The hog calling contest was off the charts fun. Just to give you an idea of how important this event is to the kids and school–Shattuck is a bit of a football school.  Currently defending state champions, a national record winning streak

Great Day Thursday

Posted on August 30, 2019
I have zero cool stories for the day.  Wednesday night ended a bit rough, no supper and late to bed.  I didn’t eat lunch on Wednesday either.  However, I ate a dang good big breakfast at Ed’s Cafe on hump day morning. I woke up early (as usual), did chores, ate a piece of cantaloupe and headed to work.  The day did not improve.  I’ve got a crew of boys that are trying to build

Back2 Back—–Hungry

Posted on August 26, 2019
How about this stuff?  Back2Back posts on the same night. I’ve never been truly hungry.  Sure, I’ve missed a meal but my brothers and I, nor our kids have never been truly hungry.  Our parents and grandparents always made sure that the kids had a good meal.  We might not have gotten the new toy or the cool clothes but we have always had high quality nourishment put in front of us. However, some of

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