Thoughts from Kelln


Posted on April 13, 2019
I really hope that I don’t see nor hear any thunder this weekend.  Several people are traveling from other states to look at online sale bucks.  However, the weather people are saying that we have a chance of wet weather.  I don’t want wet.  Not at this time.  We are not set up for showing bucks in the rain. However, there is a non-descript early 90s band called Thunder.  I even have a Thunder song


Posted on April 10, 2019
It stays hectic around here.  But, we did make time to eat a wicked good ribeye dinner on Monday night.  It was good just to sit and chill a bit.  I don’t watch much basketball.  I used to when it was actually basketball.  However, I did watch the national title game.  Tammy was excited as Duke and I watched this basketball game with her.  First, I wanted Tech to win.  Second, I had watched Tech

I know

Posted on April 8, 2019
Yes, I know that it has been several days since I hit the keyboard.  To be honest, I’ve been asleep.  For the past thirty years, I have been running on little to no sleep.  I’m used to it.  Now, I have to deal with some medical type deals and wham!!   Heck, I’ve been sleeping at night–all night.  I’ve had to take naps.  I ain’t used to this and it is kicking my donkey.  They

Not fun but kind of fun

Posted on April 1, 2019
Saturday was our scheduled day to clip and photo yearling bucks.  The weather report was warning of cold.  Fine.  We weren’t prepared for the wind.  Should have been but nobody warned us. I’ve been on a very tight schedule lately, so I did not load all the bucks and haul to Perry like I have in years past.  Instead, Braden Schovanec, Blaine Rue, Duke and I tackled them all.  Blaine & Braden clipping.  Duke and

1st time

Posted on March 28, 2019
I made it 46 years without many medical issues.  I broke numerous bones, tried to cut a couple of fingers off, a bad run in with some poison oak a time or two and lots of bruises and aches and pains.  Then, I broke that damn toe last year.  I didn’t have a good story for that.  But it was damn sure broke in two. Now, I hurt my hip.  I felt it immediately and I don’t

Wallet War

Posted on March 26, 2019
Last Friday, at lunch, we ate our traditional meal on the premium sale day of OYE–Cattleman’s.  It was good.  Real good.  While there, Tammy asked me what I thought of the goat show, the judge and my general thoughts.  Well, here are those thoughts. I thought the kid judging did a very good job finding the right class winners.  I thought that the grand, reserve and bronze patterned up as well as any trio in

So much….

Posted on March 25, 2019
I’ve got so much rolling through my skull and I need to not let all of it out.  I won’t say that we had a great OYE.  We did in places.  In others, well, it doesn’t feel great. To start with, there is a reason that I agreed to teach again.  GREAT KIDS!!  And in order to get great kids, there is always a great set of parents.  People, I work hard, but I have

The End

Posted on March 24, 2019
For several months, I told my co-teacher, “I don’t know if we have that magical animal to win it all but we have a really good set of stock in all 4 species.”  Now, that it is all done, I was right.  We had a good run, but I am damn glad that it is over. Cartwheel?!  She really did it! Small school– 4 OYE scholarships–1 OYE academic all-state.  AWESOME!! I got a lot to

It has begun

Posted on March 17, 2019
This little vacation called OYE has begun.  I made a quick trip home to fill feeders, tend stock and reload.  The gilt and doe show is done.  Well pleased with Kaylee Holt and her reserve champion Berkshire gilt.  She put on a showmanship clinic while winning this banner.  This was also the champion bred & owned Berk gilt.  This gilt should bring a pile in the gilt sale on Tuesday night.  Congrats to the Holt


Posted on March 12, 2019
Online sales have evolved over the past decade+.  In the beginning, it was “I’m not buying anything unless I’ve seen it.” Then it became, “I’m not buying anything unless I trust the breeder.” Next, “Did you see those pictures?” Then, “So and so saw that and told me what they looked like.” And now, I would say that it is a combination of all of the above.  You should see the animal.  If you can’t,

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