Thoughts from Kelln


Posted on April 06, 2017

Some people are tougher than others.  I like to think that I am.  But, there are times, when I am aware that I’m not. I do not want to complain about it being wet and muddy around paradise.  But, wet, cold, kind-of-windy and muddy are not conducive to the goat industry.  Which is exactly the way it has been around here. We had a scheduled stop from some goat hunters from the Eastern seaboard.  The

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Basketball Goal

Posted on April 04, 2017

Tonight is the culmination of the NCAA basketball season(s).  The women finished their tourney Sunday with South Carolina winning that title.  Tonight, UNC and Gonzaga are squaring off to decide this title tilt.  On the NBA front, Russell Westbrook is headed towards the history books in the triple-double department. The Dragon Lady was a wicked guard for the Arnett Lady Wildcats.  Those were the days of 6-on-6 girls basketball.  I didn’t like the game but

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Posted on March 30, 2017

I meant to post something about this several weeks ago, but I flat-ass forgot.  During OYE, I was making the rounds selling Okie Coalition buttons for $20.  I got $20 out of Lee Vanderwork, who immediately told me to get $20 out for another good cause.  He said that I needed to watch a Facebook video.  “How long is it?”, I asked.  He said it was just 4 or 5 minutes.  I handed him $20

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Rain!!!! YYEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!

Posted on March 29, 2017

Finally we have the sound, smell and actual feel of rain.  It even thundered off and on this fine day.  It hasn’t came heavy yet, but it is coming down. We have needed a rain since July, as have others.  Sure we caught some moisture with the ice storm but c’mon.  This is way better than moisture combined with downed trees and no power.  More importantly, the TX, OK and KS counties that were fire-swept

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Posted on March 28, 2017

I have lots of goat stories.  But, I get sick of talking goats.  So, how about a non-confrontational story that does not involve a goat? Tammy and I have some friends (former students) who have their own family and all that it entails.  The eldest child is a senior in high school and the other is a 7th grader.  The youngest child was at the dinner table, reading a book.  She ate, read the book

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Posted on March 27, 2017

It was  bit of a busy weekend and the weekend actually started on Thursday evening.  It was a miserable windy SOB of a day.  Duke and I needed to wash and dry a couple of buck prospects but we lost power.  Friday morning brought Duke and I loading 10 yearling bucks and headed to Perry.  I didn’t think that we could wash, clip and photo 10 bucks in one day.  I was wrong.  With the

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On a positive note

Posted on March 24, 2017

Part of me is glad to hear all of the remarks regarding the karma post.  But, I also don’t want to lose sight of the fact that although there are some turds that cause problems in this industry, the HUGE majority of people in the stock show game are legit.  Some of the absolute best people that I have ever dealt with are stock show people.  I’ve written about great Americans such as Jim Rhodes,

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Comparing Jobs

Posted on March 22, 2017

Tonight, I had to attend a donkey basketball event.  Fargo Ag Boosters hosted a donkey basketball tournament with competing teams from Arnett, Fargo, Ft. Supply and Shattuck.  Arnett beat Fargo in the first game.  One of the Arnett boys slapped Mr. Spake on the back and said, “Good job, coach.  That’s one more win than we had ALL basketball season.” We had a couple of bad asses that didn’t want to be ridden.  Several of

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Posted on March 21, 2017

I love it! I thoroughly enjoy it when karma comes back to bite cheaters in the ass.  But, I absolutely hate it when you look at the collateral damage.       First of all, congrats to Kedrick Miller and crew for raising the reserve grand wether at OYE as selected by the judge.  It looks like yankee goats can compete anywhere.  Kedrick, Cooper and their crew works hard and wins and as a result

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Jerry Jeff Walker

Posted on March 20, 2017

I hadn’t hit this keyboard in almost two weeks till yesterday morning.  Then, I just had to mention that it wasn’t windy.  Dang!  I jinxed it as the wind came howling down the plains.  Brandon THE Bruce was the first to call me on this.  I am sorry. I have seen Jerry Jeff Walker play live.  It was a decade or two and a half ago in Lubbock, TX.  I have always liked his song

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