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Thoughts from Kelln

Sounds dirty…but….

Posted on September 14, 2019
More than several years ago, while teaching at Waynoka, there was a student that had similar tastes in baseball teams that I did.  Yep, the St. Louis Cardinals.  He grew up feeding cows with his grandpa while listening to Cardinals games on the radio.  It was a family deal.  Like many others in this part of the world, that radio connection is what made the fan base for the Cardinals that continues today.  That, and

Not Cool

Posted on September 13, 2019
I had lots of cool, new stuff to write about today.  But, this post is not cool.  I hauled projects to the State Fair of Oklahoma on Wednesday.  On this Thursday morning, I left Shattuck early with a couple suburbans full of 8th & 10th grade livestock judgers.  While driving back to OKC, I started getting texts.  I didn’t read them till I stopped.  I did not like what I was seeing.  Jordan Fledderjohan had

Stories

Posted on September 6, 2019
Yes, today was as busy as expected.  Maybe even busier.  We have over 110 kids in ag classes.  That makes for a lot of fair entries when we assign it as a project.  Some of the older kids didn’t have their projects done.  My fault, not theirs.  I try to buy most everything in Shattuck but can’t get everything.  So, I have to journey to Woodward at times for parts.   I made that journey

Busy Week

Posted on September 5, 2019
Some weeks are just busier than others.  Shattuck FFA held their now annual Ag Olympics on Tuesday night. Lots of excited kids as well as parents and community people that came to watch.  The hog calling contest was off the charts fun. Just to give you an idea of how important this event is to the kids and school–Shattuck is a bit of a football school.  Currently defending state champions, a national record winning streak

Great Day Thursday

Posted on August 30, 2019
I have zero cool stories for the day.  Wednesday night ended a bit rough, no supper and late to bed.  I didn’t eat lunch on Wednesday either.  However, I ate a dang good big breakfast at Ed’s Cafe on hump day morning. I woke up early (as usual), did chores, ate a piece of cantaloupe and headed to work.  The day did not improve.  I’ve got a crew of boys that are trying to build

Back2 Back—–Hungry

Posted on August 26, 2019
How about this stuff?  Back2Back posts on the same night. I’ve never been truly hungry.  Sure, I’ve missed a meal but my brothers and I, nor our kids have never been truly hungry.  Our parents and grandparents always made sure that the kids had a good meal.  We might not have gotten the new toy or the cool clothes but we have always had high quality nourishment put in front of us. However, some of

I’m back and I’m right!

Posted on August 26, 2019
That is a statement that I like hearing.  This worthwhile bit of reading will involve a whole bunch of stuff that all leads back to “I’m right.”  I may not be completely right but it will be hard to argue. Listening to the XM radio this evening and a song came on from a country band.  I listened to it and then changed stations.  The same band was on with a different song from a

Sales

Posted on August 23, 2019
I have had a lot of experience selling lots of stuff.  Livestock, equipment, etc.  Face2Face, online, social media, phone sales, cash sales, check, finance, PO, whatever, I’ve done it.  As an ag teacher, I am constantly selling the “why you need to do this” to our future leaders.  Not much money in it, but it is very satisfactory to the soul to see a kid learn to speak, weld, learn where their food comes from, find success,

Another Day

Posted on August 22, 2019
It’s Thursday morning.  Just another day.  Trying to get geared up to start breeding some does.  Need to address making some hay.  Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any rain to help this cause.  Not much to write, so have a good one.

Bullying part 2…Skinny…AND leasing?!?!

Posted on August 19, 2019
I wasn’t planning on going to Stillwater this weekend.  But….the Dragon Lady was headed that way..whether I went or not.  When, she told me that, I said, “Hey, take my pickup and on the way back….pick up that doe kid that I bought on Pfeiffer’s online sale.”  That went over real well. She bullied me into going.  She had Rodney & Clayton Washmon lined up to do chores on Saturday morning.   You can’t find

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