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Thoughts from Kelln

Judges

Posted on April 15, 2020

I have never understood how most shows select goat judges.  Majors on down to district shows.  How in the hell do some of these people end up judging goat shows?  Because they took the ABGA test?  That should only qualify them to judge PUREBRED shows.  In a junior show like OYE or Tulsa, pigmentation, horn slope and breed character doesn’t matter and shouldn’t matter. The judges themselves should know when to turn a show down.

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Weather

Posted on April 14, 2020

Sometime around March 17, people were already hitting me up about the Shattuck FFA Greenhouse Sale.  I politely told them that it would be about April 20.  Then, for the next couple of weeks, it became a crescendo.  They would ask, almost with panic in their voices, “When is the greenhouse sale?”  I got pretty growly with several.  I even told a couple, “I’ll sell you some right now, but it is WAY too early.

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Easter

Posted on April 13, 2020

It was definitely a different Easter Sunday.  The Kelln’s normally gather in Shattuck for Mass followed by a huge lunch at the parent’s.  Prime rib with all of the fixings. Tammy livestreamed an Easter service and then hand-made egg rolls.  Yeah, like oriental style egg rolls.  They are good but not what I’m used to eating at Easter. I did watch a live streaming concert on youtube.  Andrea Bocelli from the Duomo Cathedral in Milan,

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Reading

Posted on April 11, 2020

While you are sheltered at home and need something to do, read “The Stand” by Stephen King.  Yes, that Stephen King.  This book was written in 1978 but seems very current.  They made a mini-series out of this book if you would rather.  Either way, you better clear a calendar.  It’s long but good. I haven’t read it but I have seen several excerpts from “The Eyes of Darkness” by Dean Koontz.  I may read

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I’m ready!

Posted on April 10, 2020

It’s not like I’ve been just sitting at home.  I’ve had plenty to do–at school, in town, on the road, etc.  However, I’ve practiced some social distancing.  But I’m ready for this to get over. I’m ready to go to a cafe and eat a big breakfast.  There is just something wicked awesome about hash browns, bacon, scrambled eggs and toast from a well used griddle. I’m ready to sit down at a booth in

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Staying Hooked!

Posted on April 06, 2020

I’ve not been as busy as normal.  But I also haven’t been sitting around eating bon-bons. I haven’t been fishing…yet.  But, it is on the horizon.  I’ve kidded out does, managed stock and trying to keep some first-timers milking and raising kids properly.  Not always easy.  I need to wean two sets of calves, but I’ve got to haul a couple to the butcher in order to make room.  I will be honest.  I take

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WTG?

Posted on April 04, 2020

Where to go?  I don’t know how to write anything anymore.  My mind stays whirling, kind of like a limited slip differential in mud.  One tire is spinning but the other one…. I don’t know what to think about how to market show stock in the current climate.  It’s going to get better…but when.  Well photographed hair still seems to sell well in the goat world. On that note, aren’t there enough of us that

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Intro to History 1014

Posted on April 01, 2020

High school, college, whatever….we have all had a history lesson or two.  We need to study history.  Heck, currently, we are all learning more about the Spanish Flu of 1918.  I am sure that I am not the only one that does not remember learning about this crap.  Is it real?  IDK. Saw a book face post this morning of a 101 year old survivor of the Spanish Flu, World War I & II.  I

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Tigers

Posted on March 29, 2020

You clowns thought that I was going to write about that Tiger King stuff that is blowing up social media.  One would have to have a netflix account in order to watch that stuff.  This is a safe house. On a goat note, I got some pics sent to me of baby goats being born out of a flush from Next Friday and a wicked, proven doe.  I like the color.  Maybe, a Tiger King

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Thursday

Posted on March 27, 2020

Not just another Thursday.  This day brings milestones to the Kelln piece of paradise.  Today, brings the anniversary since I last drank a soda pop.  I wasn’t addicted but I did like a jazzed up Mountain Dew.  Nothing for the last year.  It’s amazing how a hip out of place will change your life.  I now drink a LOT of water and I pee A LOT!!! I moved a doe with twin kids out of

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