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Thoughts from Kelln

And on the 8th day…

Posted on January 23, 2017

we got power back on.  Only 8 days without electricity.  Sure, it was a bit of an inconvenience and I have spent a pile on gasoline for the generator, but it really wasn’t that bad.  Hats off to the crews that have been working to get the power back on for this part of the world.   Several things have happened during this power outage.  At some point in time, the Russians hacked this website.

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Next Time

Posted on January 18, 2017

We have a lot of large 40-60 year old Elm trees around our place.  Every time that we have a wind storm or ice, I get to haul off a lot of branches.  Every time this happens, I tell Tammy, “Next time, I am buying a grapple for the tractor.”  Well, next time is here.  I bought one and used it just long enough to clear the road.   Next time there is a storm

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Vanilla Ice

Posted on January 14, 2017

It is a crappy song but I still kind of like it.  You know the song “Ice, Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice.  It is a catchy ditty.  Ding, ding, ding, da, da, ding, ding.   The Ice Armageddon finally hit OK on this fine day.  Thankfully, it wasn’t near what the media had predicted.  It was actually a Vanilla Ice storm.  Pretty basic.  Thank goodness, there is no wind.  We’ve got about a 1/4″ of

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Wow!

Posted on January 12, 2017

I watched an actual episode of Law & Order SVU tonight. I had only really watched reruns on USA channel at 4am. Cool. I do have a new favorite TV show. Forged in Fire on the history channel. This is a well made reality program that shows people using blacksmith skills. It’s pretty cool. I guess there was a goat show in Denver today.

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Research

Posted on January 09, 2017

I was cruising the internet on this fine evening, trying to do a bit of research to help a kid with a speech topic.  One of the items that we were looking for has to do with America’s favorite condiment.  For decades, it was ketchup (catsup, if you prefer) that occupied the top spot.  But, several years ago, salsa overtook the throne.   When dealing with hot dogs, there is only one decision–ketchup or mustard?

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A Warm 10 degrees

Posted on January 07, 2017

It was cold this morning.  10 degrees is what the pickup and the tv both said.  The ground was covered with a very powdery, very dry snow.  Maybe 2 or 3 inches.  I went about chores and getting fresh water to all of the stock.  I made it back in and Tammy told me that she was going to let Duke sleep in.  I was like “WTH?”  She said, “They cancelled school.”  Now, I was

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2017–A Good Start

Posted on January 03, 2017

The new year is here, and so far, it has been a very pleasant year.  The wind did NOT howl on the 1st and the weather was absolutelty perfect in NW OK on the 2nd.  I’m talking short sleeves, no wind, awesome evening kind of weather.  But the wheels will fall off in a day or two. Duke and I were out of school on the 2nd, so we went to Cleo Springs to pick

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Young Bucks

Posted on December 31, 2016

These things can be frustrating.  Especially, if you don’t have time to sit, watch and make sure that they consumate the deal.  Sometimes, you just have to put the doe in with them, walk off and hope that they get it done.  However, if you had a young buck just running with some does, and you were thinking that they couldn’t possibly breed a doe yet, then they would settle all of them.   I’ve

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Love

Posted on December 29, 2016

I don’t exactly love hunting.  But there are things that I do love about hunting.  For example, I just spent this Wednesday hunting quail with friends and family.  I don’t exactly enjoy cleaning birds.  I dang sure don’t normally walk that much in a given day.  And I don’t enjoy missing a shot or two.   However, I love being outside and finding animals.  I love firing a gun.  Even if I missed twice, on

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Phoenix

Posted on December 27, 2016

Just got done looking at facebook and all of the posts of stock showers headed to Phoenix.  Our family has had numerous fun trips to the ANLS.  Duke and I discussed whether we were going this year and we both had the same opionion–we wanted to go, but didn’t really want to be gone that long.  So, we came up with a plan–we didn’t even nominate any goats so that we didn’t even have to

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