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Thoughts from Kelln

Unreal

Posted on August 22, 2016

The weather has been unreal here in paradise for the past couple of weeks.  Highs in the 80s, evenings in the 60s with a mild breeze.  Hard to believe that it is August in western Oklahoma. The does are weaned and the babies are pounding feed.  We’ll sell a few on Labor Day at the Best of the West.  There will be a couple at the OYE sale in September and the rest will be

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Spider Dance

Posted on August 19, 2016

There is a spider that consistently builds a web inside the pathway in one of our sheds.  The web extends from the side of the shed and extends across the walkway and hooks up to a gate.  The gate gets opened at least twice a day.  Upon opening this gate, it breaks the web loose.  The spider first began building this web a couple of weeks ago.  The first couple of mornings, I walked into

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1st Day

Posted on August 18, 2016

July of 2014, I told Shattuck schools that I would teach for a year so that they could find a good teacher.  Here, we go for the 3rd year.  Today, is the 1st day back to school.  Big fun!

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Dude!!

Posted on August 15, 2016

What a wonderful Sunday!!!   This dude got up and did chores then cleaned up and headed to Mass.  Got done with the spiritual stuff and gave the youngest brother a lift home, but first I made him go grocery shopping with me.  With nothing on the calendar today, I decided to fire up the smoker.   Spare ribs, turkey breast, goat tenderloin, round steak (bologna) and hot links.  Boiled up some ears of corn

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You bought what?

Posted on August 13, 2016

I actually had a Saturday planned to get personal stuff done.  Brush beat, tear down kidding pens, wean does, move goats–check, check– got it all done.  But I was 30 minutes later than I wanted to be.  I quickly showered and jumped in the pickup and headed towards Pfeiffer’s sale.  I made it about 55 miles and realized that I did not have my black bag with me.  Tammy calls it my “murse”.  That black

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Yep, I wish it wasn’t true

Posted on August 13, 2016

Yeah, I witnessed the speech from a retired ag teacher that is making all the news.  I also witnessed the other retiree speeches that were AWESOME.  The absolute best part of summer conference is the retiree speeches.  Yes, I personally know Larry Long as well as the young man that was “awarded” the kkk outfit.  This is a good, young ag ed teacher that has already said, “That he was not offended.”  That needs to

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Diseases

Posted on August 10, 2016

I have called facebook a “STD–Socially Transmitted Disease.”  It has its place and can definitely be a positive tool.  But too many people just sit and scroll, like and all that other crap that goes with it.  I don’t know enough about snapchat or instagram to even comment, but I am sure that they fall into the same category. Texting is another problem area.  It is obviously a very useful, cheap and easy form of

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Great

Posted on August 08, 2016

No matter how good you are or how long you have been good, there is always somebody better.  Maybe it was someone that came before, or yet to come, but there is always somebody better.   We’ve had fun around here today.  Even though there are goats born around here on a regular basis, Duke’s first calf brought excitement.  My brothers and I were raised around cow people.  Tammy, Kela and I had cows until

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Over

Posted on August 07, 2016

The package went over the line.  It brought $25,500.  No, I did not buy it.  I was the bidder, but not the buyer.  2 Sweet Livestock are the purchasers as they continue to build a dominant doe herd.  Great time at the Helms sale.  The Dragon Lady and I went for the Ronnie Lumpkins ribs on Friday night.  The potato burritos and fried fish & chips were dang good on Saturday. Made it home Saturday

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Over/Under

Posted on August 05, 2016

What do you think the over/under line should be on the Helms’ Breeder Package?  I will say the line is $20K.  I will take the under.  Personally, I think it will be in the 17-18.5K range.  But, I will also bet you that it goes overs 20K.  It only takes 2 serious bidders that drug a trailer to the middle of the TX panhandle and they don’t want to go home empty.   Should be

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