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Thoughts from Kelln

Simplicity

Posted on October 30, 2015

      I don’t get sick very often, but for the 2nd time in a month, I have felt like stomped dog turds.  I haven’t been to a Dr. in years and I might have to start listening to my mother.  I haven’t missed work, but it has come with a price.  Stuff at home hasn’t got done like I would have liked.  I will deal with these consequences in June of next year.

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The hunt is on!

Posted on October 27, 2015

     One thing about the goat industry, the hunt for wethers actually lasts from March to November (or until nominations, validations or there aren’t any good ones left).   The SW pig buying season is basically the last couple of weeks in October and the first couple of November.  Although it is a shorter buying season, people make the same mistakes.  They get the fever, buy too early, too big and then have to

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KC

Posted on October 24, 2015

    We survived a trip to Kansas City.  It was a good trip and was probably the deepest set of goats that I have seen shown at Kansas City.  Duke and I didn’t fare so well in the show, but we had a large time.           I could start with the pre-show report or I could just give a show report.  The pre-show report is way more fun.    

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We’re Due!!

Posted on October 19, 2015

      We haven’t got just plumb dang random on here in a while.  Let’s get random and cover a variety of topics.      I am going to start with the dangdest ending to a football game that I have ever seen.  I like the football coach Jim Harbaugh.  I liked watching him play for the Colts and I really like his coaching style–effective, wins and does not care what others think.  He

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Fall break

Posted on October 16, 2015

      It is fall break in Oklahoma.  Which does not mean a day off?  Practice at the Ag Building, deliver some online goats, sent a few turds to the sale barn, back to Fargo to look at some wethers, drilled some triticale, sorted some goats, load the trailer and head to Pfeiffer’s to deliver a few more goats and maybe find a bargain.        Speaking of turds, I stopped in at

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Old Proverb

Posted on October 15, 2015

      Too many irons in the fire.  That would be me.  Tuesday was wicked busy as Blue & Gold/DJs money was coming in, we were hosting the Woodward PI group Opening Ceremonies/Greenhand Quiz contest.  The Woodward PI Group is  all of the FFA chapters in Woodward, Ellis, Harper and Dewey counties.  And in between, I took a group of kids to help cover silage pits at the feedlot north of town.  And some

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Monday

Posted on October 13, 2015

       It was a FUN day at Shattuck High School.  First, I’ve been in Tulsa for the past week.  Next, I realize now that there were 3 football games on this Monday night schedule.  And…And….and did I mention that this was Blue & Gold/DJs meat sales delivery day.  It wasn’t a fun day, but it actually went fairly smooth.  Great Help always makes things go better.  Tomorrow, opening ceremonies/greenhand quiz contests at Shattuck.

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Week @ Tulsa

Posted on October 12, 2015

     I’ve been away from the keyboard for almost a week.  The world is probably a smarter place as a result.   I have been at Tulsa since last Monday morning.  How did Tulsa go?      Well, the Shattuck FFA faired well.  We did very well in the FFA exhibit building with grass boards, photography, news boards and horticulture type stuff.  Lots of grands and reserves.        The livestock judging contest

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Weekend

Posted on October 05, 2015

     This has NOT been a fun weekend, although there were some highlights.  I woke up about 1 am on Friday morning and hurt all over.  I felt like stomped dog crap.  I wasn’t sick to my stomach and no headache.  I just hurt.  I stumbled through Friday and then crashed on the couch Friday about 3:45pm  till Saturday morning.  This meant that I missed steaks and good times at Charlie’s with friends and

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Not my words

Posted on October 02, 2015

The following words are not mine.   I saw this on facebook and I appreciate what the author is saying.  I think it applies to all species of livestock. “Long-Necked, Freaky-Fronted Females Need Not Apply In 1971 the Canadian Rock Group, Five Man Electrical Band, released the song “Signs” which popularized the line “Long Haired Freaky People Need Not Apply”. While this song was fighting the “establishment”, I feel the show ring of today is

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