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Thoughts from Kelln

Thoughts

Posted on March 07, 2018

My mind is rolling with numerous different political crap.  I’m very much for the right to bear arms.  You cannot give me one reason that we should not be allowed to own guns.  I am obviously very much in favor of free speech.  However, I do believe that our current media has just about ruined this right.  And I dang sure don’t think that EVERY award show is a place for actors or athletes to

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Monday

Posted on March 05, 2018

The wind machine has been cranked up here in paradise.  It is bad enough that it hasn’t rained since last August but this wind!    It was right at a year ago when the wind was howling here and then there was fire. I pray that does not repeat this year. I need to be thinking about planting the garden.  We got hailed out last year.  I’m not real fired about ordering any seed for

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Naps

Posted on March 04, 2018

It is a fact that I am not much of a sleeper.  But every now and then, I have to shut down.  Duke and I processed babies, moved does and kids out of the kidding barn, put out hay for goats and cows and picked up a load of feed.  Productive morning. I limped inside and ate some little smokies.  Turned the tube on and hey “The Replacements” is on.  I’ve only seen it 87

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Survived but….

Posted on March 02, 2018

Stock shows that last over a week are rough on the mind, body and soul.  This one was worse than normal.  Yes, I broke a toe in two a couple of weeks ago.  I was doing pretty good on it until Tuesday afternoon.  And then, HOLY $h!t that hurts.  The rest of my left foot decided to give up the fight.  Now, as a result of over-compensating for my toe, the ball of my foot

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Woodward goat show

Posted on February 27, 2018

The Woodward District Jr. Livestock Show is nearing the end.  The hogs, sheep and goats have all shown. Cattle move in day and then show heifers and steers on Wednesday.  Premium sale on Thursday. The quality of animals and exhibitors at this show is wicked good.  High quality stock which have been expertly fitted and then showed to the hilt. No, I do not enjoy showing or dealing with does.  But, Carli Word and her

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Olympics

Posted on February 24, 2018

We are in the first few days of the Woodward District Jr. Livestock Show.  The barrow show was really good.  There are lots of things in stock shows that could be Olympic sports.  Very few people in the world are as good as a lot of these livestock people. I haven’t watched a lot of the Olympics.  But, a lot of it is being aired late at night.  The downhill skiing events remind me of

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Keep It Short

Posted on February 22, 2018

We ain’t going for no pulitzer prizes, so we’ll keep it short.  We did get some moisture this evening.  In the form of ice pellets.  Some have already called school on Thursday.  Woodward District pig show move-in is tomorrow.  We don’t have time for any weather related delays. Took a set of quads for the kids to take to the grade school today.  Then the quads made their way to the cooperative building, then the

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Random Thoughts

Posted on February 21, 2018

As I finished chores in the barn tonight, many thoughts were swirling in my mind about this industry that some love and others find their happy moments. I’m good at getting does kidded out and babies born alive.  However, the Dragon Lady is great at getting those babies going.  Supplementing quads, getting slow starters fired up, first time mommas used to nursing, etc.  It’s kind of fun to watch her as she lets the babies

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My GOD!!

Posted on February 19, 2018

The wind!!  Oh my!   BRUTAL!!!   Straight out of the south.  I’ve seen it blow harder but it has blown consistent today.  Miserable. I got home from church this morning and had myself a To Do list.  I didn’t get it all done, but with my favorite son helping I got the main deals done.  We started in the yearling buck pens and started trimming hooves and giving Ivomec.  Wind blown!  HARD hooves and

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Long Day

Posted on February 15, 2018

Valentine’s Day was a long one around here.  The problem–does.  Almost all problems in the goat world trace back to does. I induced 4 does.  I was prepared for them to start dropping about 9 pm on Tuesday night.  No,  no.  One started at midnight.  Then had another about 2.  Then I assisted another doe about 4 and pulled a single.  Then I realized that the first doe might not be done.  I pulled one

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