Thoughts from Kelln

Tulsa? Oh really

Posted on October 04, 2018

I wasn’t even sure if I was going to go to the Tulsa Livestock Show.  Why?  In Shattuck, America, we have plenty going on for a very small school.  The football team is ranked #1 and are the defending state champs.  The softball team is the 3 time defending state champs and they are playing in the state tournament this week.  The choir just had a whole bunch of kids qualify for honor choir.  The

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Smell Test

Posted on September 28, 2018

No doubt, absolutely no doubt that I will gladly give you a political opinion.  I vote every chance that I get.  I would like to think that I can stay in the middle but I can’t.  I can tell you that I respect most things that the Trumpster is doing, but I do wish that he would stay off twitter and just shut the hell up.  I do like what he is trying to do

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Posted on September 27, 2018

Why?  Here’s why.   So, while traveling the major blacktop arteries of the state of Oklahoma during the past couple of weeks while hauling projects to the state fairs, I have had several unique conversations with students. Now, these are ag mech-er students.  Great, great kids but we probably aren’t going to win beauty contests, speech contests, best dressed titles or valedictorian awards.  But, I won’t trade these kids for all the gold in California.

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The Worst

Posted on September 25, 2018

It has to be the worst.  I cannot imagine a worse stretch of highway.  There is not a worse major highway that I know of…ANYWHERE!  This title has to belong to the Cimarron Turnpike.  And we get to PAY to drive on this POS.  It will knock the fillings right out of your teeth.  I would hate to be an animal riding in a trailer to the Tulsa State Fair while bouncing down this stretch

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Yes, I just did that.

Posted on September 21, 2018

I had zero intentions of writing on this worthwhile blog on this evening.   I got home late, was watching a pen of young bucks act like young bucks (gross), checked cows and made sure feeders were full.  I was starving.  I mean hungry enough to eat….well, something about the south end of a north bound skunk during that time of the month.  Just wrong. Speaking of just wrong, I got inside the house to

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I bet

Posted on September 20, 2018

I bet that my day was a bit different from yours.  Why?  We harvested hemp seed.  No…No…No….not the stuff that you smoke but some actual native Oklahoma hemp.  It was tested.  It tested LOW in THC–.23.  Smoke it and you will get a headache…that’s it.  As compared to the “good” strains that are 20 to nearing 30% THC.   This stuff tested high in fiber and fairly high in oils.  Those are the two traits

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little stuff THAT…..

Posted on September 18, 2018

can REALLY piss one smooth off. Granted….none of this stuff really measures up in the high importance scale of bad things that can happen.  They are just things that can set one off.   –cell phone usage when you’ve been warned (numerous times) —Yeah, I might have taken one from a student and tossed it across the room–today.  I had warned him that the next time that I take it, that I will torch it.

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OYE Sale

Posted on September 17, 2018

On saturday, I made my third trip to OKC in a four day period.  I sheared off a skinny wether Saturday morning.  He’s a good goat but he took the banding hard and is just starting to rebound. I listened to the Okie State game on the way there.  Unloaded and then sorted through all the other goats that were there.  Then I parked in a chair and listened to the end of the Okie

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Like Whitesnake

Posted on September 14, 2018

Yes, like the great 80s hairband Whitesnake, “Here I go again!”    By the way, all time great video.  Tawny Kitaen in that video–monkey wrench. Trivia–Why is a monkey wrench called a monkey wrench?  Supposedly the inventor’s last name was Moncky.   I’ve also read that it was Monquet (french?).  Might also be some racial slang tied to it.  Heck, you readers obviously have the internet…look it up.  Who really cares?  Either way it tightens

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Posted on September 12, 2018

It was not uncommon for our eldest offspring to win some outstanding student awards and make some honor rolls for her academic achievements.  Saying that, it’s been a few years since we have seen any of these kind of awards around our house. But now, the youngest has earned himself a title.  Duke was named as the August student of the month for the High Plains Technology Center.  He likes going to class there and

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