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Thoughts from Kelln

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Posted on November 05, 2018

I sat down on my favorite reading stool, opened up the newest issue of the Purple Circle magazine and began perusing the pages.  Sure, I was looking at pictures, but I was also stopping to read the articles.  One of the articles caught my eye–something about an ag teacher that had taught for 40 years.  I know this dude!  The article was about Kevin Frazier and his 40 year run at Ponca City.   Pretty

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Candy Corn & Nickleback

Posted on November 02, 2018

Recently, I’ve heard several discussions on the radio, read a deal or three on the computer and heard some kids discussing whether candy corn was any good or not.  What? Candy corn has been made since the the late 1800s.  Over 125 years–you don’t make a product for that long and it not have some fans.  Some call it Chicken Feed.  Some people are just realizing that it looks like corn.  No crap?  Or to

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Photography

Posted on October 31, 2018

In today’s livestock marketing world, it is all about the picture.  Did you get the shot?  That one magical picture can fuel a sale or drive a new sire to stardom. And yes, unfortunately, there have been some doctored pictures.  As the industry continues to respond to those magical images, this is not a new thing. Back in 1888, a magazine was launched that used stellar photography to bring images from around the world.  Science,

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Spend the $

Posted on October 30, 2018

There are some things in life that are…well, just worth the extra dollars spent. The goat industry is a prime example.  Look at the breeders in your state.  Texas, may or may not apply, (but it still kind of fits).  There is a reason that some things cost more.  Very few breeders are truly raising the kind of wethers that it takes to compete at a state level. Heck, our program sometimes fits, sometimes not.

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Like Bill & Ted’s

Posted on October 29, 2018

This was an EXCELLENT weekend.  I needed to go pick up some pigs.  But, I found an excellent person that was going and was willing to make arrangements and get these shoats picked up and brought to Shattuck.  EXCELLENT! So, this freed me up to actually get some of my own crap done.  And the weather cooperated.  Filled feeders, checked stock and then made plans for the afternoon.  I was in full Kelln wardrobe on

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Which way?

Posted on October 26, 2018

I got home from one coast.  She headed to the other coast.  And…we get along?   Yep. I’ve got a 17 year old son and an 11 year old dog to watch out for.  The son, well, I’m pretty sure that he won’t crap on that carpet.  I may be wrong. The dog, I’m not sure if we are best friends or if I am going to be cleaning up after a sr. citizen dog.

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I’m back!!

Posted on October 24, 2018

I went, saw and am now back home.  Cool deal.  Glad I did it. I flew out of OKC on Saturday.  Made it to the always popular Atlanta airport.  Ate a common-as-hell french dip sandwich at the TGIF.  Then, I caught a plane to Columbia, SC.  Wasn’t the most comfortable flight that I have ever been on.  But, I was only able to use about 5/8 of MY seat.  Why?  The lady with the window

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Adventure

Posted on October 20, 2018

Sure, I wish that I was in KC on this fine friday.  Duke & I would have liked to have eaten some Danny Edwards Blvd. BBQ sandwiches for lunch and now be at the 801 chophouse with lobster corn dogs, a fine cut of meat and a high quality bourbon (Me, not Duke, on the last part.)  We normally hit the spook houses on this night.  But, I’m not there.  Nor is he. Duke is

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Smoked

Posted on October 16, 2018

I got smoked Saturday night.  No, not like that.  I literally got smoked.  How?  Well, I’ll tell you.  I went to the pig sale in Woodward.  Ate the awesome breakfast.  Then I stopped at another farm sale.  Then I headed back to Shattuck to the Holt family pig bid off.  And that is where I got smoked. The wanted to grill pork burgers and brats.  The weather was hit and miss.  It was getting colder

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Getting older

Posted on October 11, 2018

Uncle Jim came back out tonight.  He wanted to check the water around the place.  And get a free supper.  And it was his 79th birthday.  He’s trying to act like he’s getting old but his mind is still whirring and way ahead of most if not all.  If I was smart, I would start writing a book about this guy and his life experiences.  He is actually a true renaissance man.  Jet fighter pilot

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