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Thoughts from Kelln

Livestock Evaluation

Posted on September 14, 2015

      I like to judge livestock.  I like to look, compare, evaluate and run reasons through my head or out loud.  I then bid, buy, agree or disagree with those that are looking at the same stock that I am.  Regardless of species, I like to look at good stock.        Which brings us to this evenings 2016 Miss America pageant.  Normally, I could give 2 squirts of goose crap about

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Congrats

Posted on September 13, 2015

     Congratulations are in order for the Foraker family in Kansas.  They have been real tough in the goat and sheep barn.  They have hung banners and are still striving to hang more.  They didn’t have they day that they hoped for, but they did have a day that will be hard to replicate.  To start this day at the Kansas State Fair, Kaci Foraker showed the res. div. 3 wether goat.  This was

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How?

Posted on September 10, 2015

     It is a common question that I hear, “How do you come up with blog topics?”  Here is my reply.  It isn’t hard coming up with topics.  They surround us on a daily basis.  The hard part is finding the desire to sit down and put thought to paper (or keyboard).  I have some moods that aren’t conducive to writing.  I have some moods that mean that I should not be allowed around…well,

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Lottery

Posted on September 09, 2015

       I need to go buy a lottery ticket as today has been my lucky day.  How lucky you ask?  Late one night this weekend, the Dragon Lady asked me, “Is the A/C making a funny sound?  Do you hear that?”  Unfortunately, the answers were YES and YES.  Well, it made it through the big Labor Day weekend.  All the way to about 2:03 am on Monday morning and then I heard the

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Labor Day Weekend

Posted on September 08, 2015

    Wow!  What a weekend!  It was a good weekend, but I am glad it is over.  These events take a lot of effort to setup, handle and then the cleanup.  We had a large crowd at the house Sunday evening.  A large time with lots of really good food.  There were piles of crustacean carcasses left from the shrimp and crawdads.  Several people got to try Duke’s purple taters for the first time. 

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Giddy!

Posted on September 05, 2015

    I’m just a little bit giddy on this fine Friday evening.  I’m not talking all stupid giggly kind of giddy.  But there is dang sure a bounce in my step and an up beat attitude.  Things just seem a little better right now.  Why, you ask?  I will gladly tell you.       I was going to head south to the little Fiesta deal in Angelo.  Coudn’t do it.  Just too many irons

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Worth(while or maybe less) Info

Posted on September 02, 2015

     Some of this ought to just be deleted. However, most of it is legit.        First off–Bob Seger might be the most underated well-known musician.  That dude and his Silver Bullet Band has a catalog of wicked good music.  Yeah, it’s rock, but it ain’t hard, just really, really, really good.  I mean really good.  Kind of like Credence or Skynyrd.  You can feel it.  His music has been used in

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Countdown!

Posted on August 31, 2015

   One week from now, we will be eating shrimp, crawdads and the rest of some crazy cajun cooking.  More importantly, the favorite daughter will be home.  Can’t wait.  The favorite son wants to prove that he is now the tallest sibling–not much of a contest at this point.        It has been a good weekend.  The garden is still producing, which means that Tammy is still cooking and Duke and I are

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The aftermath!

Posted on August 27, 2015

    Last night, I sat down at this keyboard and wrote, what I thought, was a pretty nice blog post about feeding livestock.  Then, I made the mistake of clicking over to the STD.  Yep, I went over and checked the Socially Transmitted Disease know as facebook.  And WHACK! I get hit in the eyeballs with an icepick of a picture that wasn’t quite right.  Now, when my wife and daughter helped me setup

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Specialization

Posted on August 26, 2015

    I watch a lot of ESPN.  Especially, Mike and Mike in the morning from 5 to whenever I move off the couch to go do chores.  I like them.  I also like the 30 for 30 series.  And I like keeping up on sports.  It doesn’t matter what sport it is, the athletes are specialized.  Football–this is a 3rd down & mid range back as he could run it or swing out &

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