Thoughts from Kelln

-igan and dang disconcerting

Posted on August 06, 2018

I’ve been several thousand miles the past couple of weeks, chasing several species of animals.  But I have noticed that the two comedians that make me belly laugh, every time that I hear them, both end in  -igan.  That would be Jim Gaffigan and Kathleen Madigan.  Those two humans can bring some funny to the xm radio.  They both have a bit of Irish and I would bet a bit of Catholic. (a LOT)  

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Posted on August 01, 2018

The feel, appearance or consistency of a surface or substance.   I’m a texture person.   I can work on engines or equipment but I don’t like it.  Why?  I don’t like the feel of grease or oil. Onions are food that I will eat but only in certain ways.  At the house that I grew up in, those people treat onion like it is a food group.  Lots of onions.  I don’t mind “some”

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That title just sounds wrong.  And it probably is.  But hold on and follow me down this curvy road.  It might get long.  But you can always go do something else if you don’t want to read this crap.  However, this could be fun. It never fails.  If Duke and I are both gone at the same time, something goes wrong in paradise.  Friday night, Duke and I headed out on an adventure.  That left

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Goat Island

Posted on July 26, 2018

I’ve never been very good at what to charge to sell for other people.  Probably, because for many years, I did not see this goat thing as a business.  That and I have always liked helping people.  I have always known what it cost me to produce them and raise them.  But what is the value of me selling them?  Or reselling them? For years, I bought lots of wethers and a few does.  This

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Sitting in Office Chairs

Posted on July 25, 2018

When I took this teaching gig that was supposed to last one year and now I am going on year 5, I bought an office chair for the ag building.  A few fat ass seniors broke the back of that comfy chair two years ago.  A senior last year patched it together.  But this once comfortable chair is now toast. So, my teaching partner, the Dragon Lady and myself traveled to Enid today to find

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Posted on July 21, 2018

It is no secret that I watch a lot of Law & Order tv programs.  I really like the Law & Order: SVU program.  Olivia Benson is probably my favorite female tv character of all time. On Friday afternoon, I came inside to enjoy some air conditioning and a glass of iced tea.  It was only a 109 degrees F outside.  Law & Order: SVU was on the tube.  I had seen this episode but

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Scourge, Smiling goat, WTH?

Posted on July 19, 2018

Scourge is not a good thing.  Being the scourge of something is negative and can cause discomfort, pain and suffering. The scourge of NW OK is a plant called a sand burr.  It is a miserable beast of a plant.  It does provide some oxygen as it does complete the photosynthesis chemical reaction.  And it is amazing that it needs almost ZERO water to grow and thrive.  But they are tough to get rid of,

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Heckuva few days

Posted on July 17, 2018

With the favorite daughter being home, our day2day schedules have been altered.  But, I’ve still been hitting the road.  But, I’ve been home every evening. Friday evening, while sitting outside at the picnic table, we were chatting about stuff…just random stuff.  I made a comment about a good cheeseburger.  Kela had a remark or two.  Then she said, “You know.  I have eaten a burger in every country that I have been to.” Of course,

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Like Willie

Posted on July 13, 2018

Been on the road again.  And I’ve got lots of miles to make during the next week or two.  Several species of livestock will be involved and several loads of kids. I think that one of the worst day trip drives in Oklahoma has got to be from Shattuck to Camp Tulakogee near Ft. Gibson Lake.  First off, it is close to being border to border so there are several miles involved.  But getting through

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Livestock Legends

Posted on July 11, 2018

Let’s be honest.  I am a livestock junkie.  I really don’t care what species, I like it and have studied it.  Some more than others.  I can easily name a Mount Rushmore for all 4 species of show stock. Back in the 80’s, when I wasn’t reading the World Book Encyclopedia, I was studying magazines like the Purple Circle and Showbox.  Then the internet came along.  I have followed genetics for cattle, pigs, sheep and

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