Thoughts from Kelln

2 N a Row

Posted on March 8, 2019
Yes, 2 nights in a row, I am posting some dribble. I just got home from the premium sale at the Woodward District Jr. Livestock Show.  All attendees were fed a ribeye steak dinner.  It was good.  Desserts were worth the trip.  Huge crowd. They give out a Black Jacket award every year.  This is to an outstanding supporter/volunteer/whatever.  They have a black suit coat with the WWDJLS logo on it.  Each year, the recipients

Good Livestock Kids

Posted on March 7, 2019
I haven’t been on here in a day or 8 or 9.  I have been hooked up with a deal called the Woodward District Jr. Livestock Show.  It is the BEST district stock show.  I didn’t say the toughest (although it can be) but it is the best. First off, they added an ag mechanics project contest this year.  It was WELL received.  Excellent projects that were well displayed throughout the livestock show.   My

Make your eyes water

Posted on February 22, 2019
This has been a week of eye-watering events.  For one, this was the LAST county stock show that Tammy and I will be participating as parents.  YESSS!!!  20 years as stock show parents and we are all but done.  We will get a pay raise in the next few months.  The countdown continues.  Tears of joy! Next, I have been fighting a bad donkey sinus issue.  I don’t get sick very often.  And other than


Posted on February 20, 2019
Another county stock show is in the books.  I do not enjoy local or county stock shows.  Some get excited about them.  Not me.  I see them as a scrimmage.  They really don’t count for much but you can get the stock out and do a run through.  In all honesty, the only people that care about a county stock show is beginning level showmen and grandparents. I did survive.  It was butt-ass cold for

Let’s go to Vegas!

Posted on February 18, 2019
I have hardly ever won a drawing.  I did win a red 5 gallon bucket at an NRA event several years back.  However, the person to my left, the person to my right and the person across the table from me all won a gun.  So, I cherish that red 5 gallon bucket with a screw on lid. Lately, my luck has changed.  Monday, Feb. 4, I bought a $100 raffle ticket for the football

I liked that dude

Posted on February 15, 2019
I got a call right after lunch from a goat legend.  Hadn’t talked to him in several months.  He wanted to know if I had heard any news about Joe Ed Helms.  My mind went “Shit!”  My mouth probably did as well.  IDK and don’t care what came out of my mouth at that point.  I knew that it was probably true.  I just didn’t want it to be.  I always liked that dude.  Joe

I remember

Posted on February 14, 2019
No, really, I do remember hearing old people say “Life gets faster as you get older.”  I also remember thinking, “What? They are old.” And now—–JEEEEMINY CHRISTMAS, this is all moving SOOOOOOOOO fast!  I remember turning 21 like it was yesterday.  Now, I’m not sure how old I am without thinking about it. Dude(s), I can remember the good critters that I showed to so-and-so but that was actually 15 years ago. I recently used


Posted on February 13, 2019
I really haven’t had nor do I have the time to post on here, but I am clearing my head, getting my eyes squared right and just not thinking.  I’ve been on that FAET website and my head is numb.  This website doesn’t require much thought, so let’s have at it. While dealing with these FFA type record books, a cool tune came on.  It was the theme song from Eddie and the Cruisers.  That

Elite Salesman

Posted on February 12, 2019
I do not remember the exact year.  But I do know that it was in the mid to late 80s.  I remember looking at a magazine and there was color pictures.  OOOHHHH yeah!   It wasn’t playboy or some other porn.  It was better!  It was the two page spread of Payton Scott’s club calves.  Oh man!  That deal was fun to look at. I remember the first time that I went through Rising Star,

Feels good sales

Posted on February 11, 2019
Technology just keeps going forward.  Too fast….yes, at times.  Maybe, I’m old but I am also right.  I still don’t want a text conversation with one or both sides being upset.  If there is a confrontation, I want it face to face.  I can text, I just don’t have to like it. Likewise, in the stock show world, technology and information keeps pushing us forward.  Personally, I think that there is an overload of info

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