Thoughts from Kelln


Posted on November 03, 2017

I am the oldest of three boys.  Tammy and I had a daughter and then a son.  Roughly ten years apart.  Jacob (Jake) is the middle child.  He and Jodee had a daughter and then a son.  Daniel is the baby.  He and Jessica had a daughter and NOW a son. I haven’t seen the new addition.  Tammy came home sick today.  Let me tell you something.  If that chick leaves work early, she does

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Night Vision

Posted on November 02, 2017

How is it, that a doe in heat can be standing at the buck pen gate, tail wagging, wanting in that gate….yet, once you open that gate, she can NOT see the opening and will NOT go through the gate?  Of course, it is dark outside as I am trying to maneuver these rips in with their lovers.  I think that I need to get some night vision goggles for these unpleasant beasts. I re-heard

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Uppers and Downers

Posted on October 30, 2017

I could provide a long list of downers.  These damn animals called goats continue to provide a litany of downers.  But, I don’t want to be in that bad of mood and talk about these beasts.  So, the downer that I will discuss is a real deal. I got inside after dark and turned on the tube.  WHAT?!   The Empire Strikes Back is on.  I mean, I’ve only seen it a couple hundred times.

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It’s here!

Posted on October 27, 2017

Winter has made it to our doorstep.  The wind (which blows all year here) has a different, colder feel to it.  The temps have dropped.  And it is as it should be.  It is getting ready to be November. Time for blankets on the show goats.  Our rules for blankets.  If you need a hoody–the wethers need a blanket.  If you need a coat–the wethers need 2 blankets.  And if you are bundled up–the wethers

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Posted on October 24, 2017

This is not a point aimed at any one show, animal or person.  This is just a general observation that has came from several years. There has been a growing trend in the show ring.  Goats are getting fatter.  We are feeding them to be fatter and then spending several days before show day hardening them up.  Either way, winning goats are fatter than they have ever been.  This is just a trend that happens

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Went to Play

Posted on October 23, 2017

Last Wednesday, as we were trying to leave for KC, things just didn’t fall into place.  I needed daylight to look at cattle on my way.  I also had to load and deliver several wethers along the way.  Duke had one goat sheared, a 64 pounder.  I said, “Load him and let’s go.”  Basically, we went to KC just to play.  Mission accomplished. Danny Edwards Blvd. BBQ, 801 Chophouse, Rockstar Burgers, spook houses, our first

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Another reason

Posted on October 13, 2017

I’ve got another reason to not like the nfl.  This morning about 2 am, I watched an ESPN 30 for 30.  It was one that had aired a month or so ago but I hadn’t seen it.  It was about the nfl players strike in 1987 and the team of scab players that the washington redskins put together. These guys were the basis for the movie “The Replacements”.  I like that movie. It’s kind of

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Posted on October 12, 2017

I’ve always liked Dustin Hoffman’s characters in movies.  Little Big Man–great one.  Tootsie–Who knew that 1982 movie was just a prelude to the cross-dressing, trans-, metro-sexual, whatever the hell we have currently going on in our society .  At least he had a goal and the movie was funny.  Plus, Bill Murray was in that movie.  But, my favorite is probably The Graduate.  That movie was the bomb.  He was lost in life, mom and

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Random, Random, stuff, stuff

Posted on October 10, 2017

If you can, look up Mike Rowe’s posts on Facebook.  Yes,  that is the Dirty Jobs guy.  I like following this guy.  He gets it.  His latest post about farmers is good.  Wicked Good!  The U.S. farmer provides the most abundant, safest and healthiest food supply that the world has ever seen and does it on less land and with more restrictions and requirements.  He brings up the point that EVERYTHING on the news affects

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What the ….?

Posted on October 09, 2017

This blog has been online for six + years.  There are over 1200 posts on here.  It works out to about 4 posts per week.  Some weeks have been more prolific than others (in all things, not just dispensing crap). I often think about pulling the plug on this deal as it isn’t easy to come up with stuff to write about.  By the time you delete some content, keep it clean and yeah, that

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