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Thoughts from Kelln

Wether vs. Weather

Posted on January 17, 2016

     I’ve seen several sets of goats lately.  Actually, I’ve seen more doe kids than wethers.  (at least they were good doe kids)  These goats were in good shape and had been well cared for during the past month of weather that we have had here in paradise.  But, they hadn’t gained much. Even ones that had lived inside with heat.  Why haven’t they grown better?        Simply put, the weather.  It

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Racist?

Posted on January 16, 2016

        The racist term is something that drives me crazy.  It has our nation quasi-scared to move, for fear of offending somebody. Get over it.  This country was made of multiple races and religions.  It is what it is.  Personally, I have told a joke or two that offered “racist” tones.  I’ve even told jokes that involved German/Irish/Catholic tones–wait, what?!  I don’t get it?  I’ve told redneck jokes.  I have a touch

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NWSS

Posted on January 13, 2016

      Good luck to all of those that made the journey to the Mile High City.  I would like to be there, but it just ain’t in the cards.  

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Good Days!

Posted on January 10, 2016

       The great thing about agricultural-related industries is that a bad day may yield good days.  Yes, it may take weeks, even months to realize that it WAS a good day.  Sometimes, it is hard to realize that a bay day was actually a good day.  Mark it down in your little books of important stuff.  1-9-16 was a good day in this old fart’s year.         Mother Nature dumped

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Good Ones

Posted on January 07, 2016

       It is a common question to ask in the livestock world–“What does so-and-so judge like?”   The best answer to hear–“Without a doubt, you need a good one.” Personally, as a judge, buyer, shower, teacher, etc., I feel that I have been very consistent over the past decades in liking good ones.  Although types and kinds have changed, animals always need to be balanced, sound structured, plenty of muscle and have that

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Who’s the dumb one?

Posted on January 06, 2016

        There are a lot of times that I just shake my head, mutter a foul word or two under my breath and wonder who exactly is the dumbest?  Is it me?  Can’t be. Your president just announced his new world-changing gun control legislation.  What?  This is what those morons have been working on?  There is nothing about any gun control legislation that will stop any of the needless shootings that have

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Operation: Drowned Rat

Posted on January 03, 2016

     It is not an unknown fact that I have been battling mice and rats this past year.  I’ve had my share of victories but have also taken numerous defeats.  For whatever reason, we have seen more pack-rat problems this year.  They are immune to the bait blocks.  They set the rat traps off, then eat the peanut butter.  I came face to face with one a couple of weeks ago.  If we would

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The End

Posted on December 31, 2015

     The end of 2015 is here.  Dec. 31, 2015.  It’s been a good year, but I look forward to next year.   2015 was good for Rumour Has It and his sons.  Rumour sired the grand wether as well as the grand and reserve grand doe at Woodward.  The bronze wether at OYE was a Rumour.  The grand wether at Ark/Ok State Fair was a Rumour.  There was a division winning doe at

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It’s only just begun!

Posted on December 28, 2015

     The first day of winter for 2015 was actually December 21.  Only 6 days ago.  In other words, winter has only just begun.  And it came in with a vengeance.  It moved in Saturday right after lunch.  We actually got lucky here, as we were east of the rain and sleet.  That frozen stuff is what really causes problems.  But, the wind did hit here and then it got windier and it hasn’t

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Merry Christmas!!

Posted on December 24, 2015

    Christmas Eve is here.  I hope that everyone was able to air their grievances on Festivus.  Merry Christmas to all.  SCROOGED is on right now.  The marathon will begin in a short time.  Yes, that marathon–The Christmas Story movie 24 hour marathon.  I hope everyone has an excellent Christmas and vacation.  Remember that bumble’s bounce.  And here’s to hoping that your RV crapper isn’t full and that you don’t shoot your eye out.

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