Thoughts from Kelln

Been a week

Posted on October 07, 2017

I hadn’t been near the keyboard for over a week.  Been at Tulsa for part of that week.  Getting ready to go back again.  We didn’t show much stock this time.  In Shattuck, with fast-pitch softball and football, these kids have enough going on this time of year.  We will be ready to show later. Speaking of softball, Shattuck is playing in the state finals this afternoon.  They are facing off against Arnett.  Two towns,

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In groups of 3

Posted on September 29, 2017

For years, I have heard that death comes in groups of 3.  Maybe this only works for small-town newspapers.  I don’t know.  And I don’t know what to expect around here.  Why? Well, we lost K9 last week and I’ve been expecting another one to be done.  But not the one that I found dead under the red barn.  B22, the last Harley daughter, was dead this evening.  She had raised some good ones.  Banner

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nf what?

Posted on September 27, 2017

I haven’t been a big fan of the nfl since Earl Campbell quit playing for the Houston Oilers.  I have always enjoyed the highlights, kept tabs of the former Okie State players and I watched the super bowl commercials.  I don’t own any nfl jerseys, tshirts, caps or other paraphernalia that they sell.  I have not been a big supporter–I just really didn’t care.  Same with the nba.  Simply put, I would rather watch college

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Posted on September 23, 2017

The name of the game in the show goat industry is and always has been bucks.  If you have a bonafide producer of a buck, then you’re going to have fun.  Plus, you need a lot of bucks to gather those quality of bucks. In 2010, we had built a herd founded on Turner, Harbour, Powell/Holman and Kelly females.  I had used the Harley buck from Kelly and the X Factor buck from Powell/Holman to

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Posted on September 22, 2017

Yes, we are offering some bucks for lease in an online sale on Monday, Sept. 25.  Yes, we may offer more at later dates but nothing set at this time. Speaking of bucks, I just found out that one of the old ones is still siring winners.  Rainman sired the res. grand wether at the Kansas State Fair.  That old fart has established a resume that will stack up with the best of them. I

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People, People, People!

Posted on September 20, 2017

Think of Chill Wills character in McLintock!     “Drago”  would gather the people round as he yelled “People, People, People.”  I love that movie.  I mean I LOVE that movie!  Gets me in a good mood. Well, people, I am here to tell you that I am a little bit wound up.  We just got home from the 1st annual Shattuck FFA barnyard olympics.  HOLY JEEMINY, son-of-a that deal was fun.  I’ll be honest.

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Oh well

Posted on September 19, 2017

I knew that the days were numbered.  Saturday, it became apparent that we were talking single digit days.  The old K9 doe has been fading fast.  And now, it is done. She was just a tick over 10 years old.  She had a good run.  She may not have been the best but she was better than most.  And she wasn’t a fighter or a destroyer of panels.  Now, you better have your A game

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Good Day!

Posted on September 15, 2017

On Wednesday after school, I made a quick trip to OKC to drop off state fair entries.  Plant displays, horticulture entries, ag mechanics projects, FFA news boards and photography entries.  They had to be there by 7 pm.  I was done unloading about 6:45 pm.  I then grabbed a burger and headed home. Today, I left Shattuck at 6 am in one suburban while Daryle Greer drove another suburban headed back to OKC for the

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Posted on September 13, 2017

There has been a leaning windmill tower on our place since 2013.  Somebody (not me) hit it with a plow that summer.  It has been leaning a bit more every year.  Duke and I were going to set an anchor and hold it into place but we didn’t get around to it.  Just never was that big of a priority.  Now, it has been taken down.  We no longer have the leaning tower. Only about

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Posted on September 10, 2017

We just got done with the Ellis County Fair.  As usual, I had too many irons in the fire.  But when you have help like I had, it’s all good.  The Shattuck FFA/ Ag Boosters decided to take over the concession stands at the fair.  We were not sure what we were getting into but it all works when you have the proper people.  Tiffany Schultz and myself ran it on Friday.  But, my mom,

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