Thoughts from Kelln


Posted on April 07, 2018

I saw one of those memes with a picture of a baboon and the words “Common sense is not a gift, it’s punishment.  Because you have to deal with everyone who doesn’t have it.”  I thought the baboon was appropriate.  I especially liked how his hair slowly blew in the breeze, kind of like some slo-mo commercial with some dang celebrity. We recently had to buy a new fridge.  The last one did not last

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Full Day

Posted on April 06, 2018

I didn’t do much but I got a lot done.  It was a short day at Shattuck Schools so I hauled a couple of sheep and a few goats for several kids to the Perry Sale Barn.  This was a somewhat traumatic yet cathartic experience for me.  I have bought high dollar wethers for others but not so much for my own kids.  However, this past year, I spent some cash on a wether.  This

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#s, Walk Out, WTH?

Posted on April 04, 2018

16 per layer 10 high 160 cases 12ct/ 9 oz pkgs   If you know what those numbers mean then you either sell a butt-load of Girl Scout cookies or, like myself, you are looking at a case of Samoas.  Or possibly some other high quality cookie that have been made famous by that organization. Speaking of Samoas, and their dang neart identical twin sisters, Coconut Dreams; these dang things have me in a bind.

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Oooh that Taste?!

Posted on March 29, 2018

So, I stepped off the back porch this evening to, well, check the weather.  As I did, I tilted my head back and took a deep breath, open mouth.   AAHHGG!   I tasted that smell.  That smell that was caused by either a corgi dog, goat or mini hereford that had drastically startled a skunk.  It tastes bad and smells worse.  Dang!!  Could have done without that. As for the weather, it is still

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Just Stuff

Posted on March 28, 2018

There is a lot about this industry that I don’t like.  At some point, you just get numb to the fact that you will lose a goat or two, for no apparent reason.  But, it is never the right one. Thank you to all of the buyers in the broke2show wether sale.  There were some very good buys in that sale.  I find it interesting that there 4 animals and they sold to 4 different

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Posted on March 26, 2018

If anybody needed proof that I have actually had a bad hoof, they needed to be here tonight.  I sat here writing bill checks.  Regardless of insurance, these deductibles and extra costs are adding up.  The fact that I am paying for this is proof enough that it is hurt.  Over a quarter of a decade of paying health insurance on myself and I never used it till now.  You would think that it would

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Posted on March 23, 2018

Yes, we are having a buck sale.  No it isn’t any later than last year.  We are going to clip and photo the next day or two.  Yes, I would have liked to have it done earlier but there were plenty of things on the schedule. No, I have not told them to put up a banner ad.  I will as soon as I know which date the sale is on.  Yes, there is a

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Not Fun

Posted on March 21, 2018

My attitude has not been perfect since OYE completed it’s almost two week run.  I’m not done with OYE as I still have a trailer full of cattle equipment and like a lot of others, I have some kind of sinus issue that just won’t leave.  Throw that on top of this bad hoof and I’m not worth 2 squirts of owl crap.  But, I did manage to see every goat on the place on

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What was that?

Posted on March 19, 2018

There was a different feeling in the air this morning.  Moisture.  A squall line moved through here last night.  Lot of wind and a bit of rain.  Only about a quarter of an inch but that is the most that we have seen since August.  We will take it.

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Posted on March 17, 2018

We are home from OYE.  We got our asses kicked.  I did have some positive experiences at this OYE but I am glad that it is over.  This bad hoof of mine caused me lots of problems.  I’m sick of a crutch and a knee scooter.  I am glad to be home. Now, I have to prepare for March 17.  St. Patrick’s Day is kind of a Kelln national holiday anyways, but this year it

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