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Thoughts from Kelln

Hold On!

Posted on March 22, 2016

      When the wind blows 35 mph or harder during the night, then you better hold on for the upcoming today.  It is already really windy today and it is supposed to get worse.  Ninety degrees and 50 mph wind kind of makes me think that I don’t want to be outside much.        Lots of online sales looked successful last night.  More to go tonight.  The season is upon us.

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Quick Turn Around

Posted on March 21, 2016

The Okie and Texas majors are in the books as of last week.  Now, look at all of the online sales going on today.  It is a quick turn around getting rid of one set and starting on the next set.  Personally, I’m not in a big hurry.  I probably need to get some decisions made as to selling some bucks, does and maybe some wethers.  We’ve got an online sale on the 31st.  April

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OYE

Posted on March 19, 2016

      I see these people with the 13.1 or 26.2 stickers on their car.  I understand that these numbers stand for miles run in a marathon.  I just completed the OYE marathon–Thursday AM of the 10th to Friday PM of the 18th.  Lots of miles logged.    OYE was an event.  The quality of stock and showmen is better than ever.  I thought the grand steer was one of the best that I

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Things I Love

Posted on March 11, 2016

This isn’t a top 10 list.  We can even kind of skip the obvious things such as my wife, kids, family, etc.  That part of the list are what makes life worth living.  Here is the dumbed down version of the list. A day with little wind and good temps.   Watching young animals when they first hit soil and see sunlight.  Regardless of a calf, piglet, lamb or goat;  if you aren’t in a

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Thanks

Posted on March 10, 2016

It is a known fact that I don’t like texting, but that I also understand the value of using text messaging.  I am not opposed to using the written word (obviously) and that proper writing is a problem texting.  HOWEVER, in the past hour, I have dealt with several people VIA text messages.  After the 6th one, I noticed that 5 out of the 6 had replied with the same final reply–THANKS.  These weren’t necessarily

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Dumbfounded?!

Posted on March 09, 2016

       I am just baffled.  I guess that I am dumber than the rest.  Hang around me a bit and I can prove that previous statement.  Over the past year, I have noticed a new trend.  This trend is breeders “selling” caps, t shirts, hoodies, koozies, etc. with their logo on it.  I’ve seen it done at live auctions and online sales.   I don’t blame the breeders even though I don’t understand

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2 Bricks

Posted on March 05, 2016

On Thursday, I went to the NW District Stock Show in Enid to watch the goat show.  This is a show that brings me happy memories.  I remember the days when the Fairview and Hennessey kids battled it out as if it was an OYE preview (which it was for years).  I saw a WAY, WAY good doe show and a wether show that left me dissappointed.  The does were good and deep.  The quality,

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Whew!!

Posted on March 03, 2016

      I do have the desire, but I don’t have the time to go in depth tonight on the Woodward District Livestock Show.  I just want to thank all those involved for putting on a top shelf show.  Excellent show, great facilties, elite judges and most importantly great kids with wicked good stock.  The quality of livestock and kids at this show is fun to watch.        Tip of the cap

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Laughter

Posted on March 02, 2016

Today was move in day for cattle at Woodward.  Typcial cattle show–get there early, wait a couple of hours, unload a pile of equipment, build stalls then bring in the calves.  It is staggering to think about the amount of $s spent on wood pellets, cedar fiber and wood chips for the stock show industry.   Anyways–While building stalls, one of our families were working on packing bedding.  Several of the kids, parents and even

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Woodward District Livestock Show

Posted on March 01, 2016

      I haven’t been on here much for the past week.  We have been showing at the Woodward District Show.  This has turned into the preeminent district stock show in Oklahoma.  Start with base stock of Woodward has built one of the very best fairgrounds in this part of the world.  Then they went out and hired the perfect guy to be the fairgrounds manager.  Then, you get a livestock legend like Larry

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