Thoughts from Kelln

Where to start?

Posted on February 28, 2020

I don’t have a topic in mind for this night.  However, there are numerous hot button issues swirling in my brain.  I am damn tired yet relieved. The Woodward District Livestock Show is on break for a few days.  We have shown hogs, sheep and goats.  Now a break until we show cattle on Monday.  This is the best district show in Oklahoma and is better than most state shows.  Name brand judges, top shelf

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Former Students

Posted on February 24, 2020

Tammy and I have been at this ag teaching game for several decades.  I started my career by serving a 3 year sentence at Billings, OK.  This was a great place for me to start.  The superintendent was the former ag teacher.  There was a group of parents and students that were ready for a young, energetic, brash kid to take over.  I didn’t know what I was doing, but I wasn’t afraid to learn.

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It begins

Posted on February 22, 2020

Feb. 22 is George Washington’s birthday.  In the year 2020, it is also the actual start of National FFA week. According to book face, some chapters were celebrating FFA week from the 15th to the 22nd.  But, the national FFA website says that it is the 22nd to the 29th.  Which is right? Technically, FFA week is the week from Saturday to to the following Saturday that encompasses George Washington’s birthday.  With the 22nd falling

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Posted on February 20, 2020

I stay busy throughout the year, as do others.  However, this is a hectic time of year.  Proficiency apps were due this week, scholarship apps due, speeches gotten written, shop projects going on, stock shows, oye entries, cde prep, etc.  I’m not whining.  I’m just ready to wrap some of this stuff up. Oh, and I’ve got does in the kidding barn.  I know that most of the yankees are done kidding, while some kid

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Damn good tune!!

Posted on February 17, 2020

Year round, whenever the Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band song called “The Little Drummer Boy” hits the playlist, I love it!  That isn’t just a Christmas song.  Pa rum pu pu pum.  You all know the song & the tune.  But, take the time, actually stop and listen to the words.  I don’t even care if it is the Bob Seger version.  I just like that one…A LOT!    Seriously, listen to the

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Some things don’t change

Posted on February 14, 2020

Even though I recently acknowledged that I need to do things differently when it comes to advertising my personal stuff, I still managed to half ass my own stuff.  Yeah, I’ve taken care of business on the Ag chapter front.  But, a month or so ago, I got a text from Shelly @ Milligan Ventures–“Do you want to do a Valentine’s Day sale like you have been doing?”  My reply–“Yes.”  However, I did not look

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Oohh Snap!!

Posted on February 13, 2020

I have survived another county stock show.  As an ag teacher, I do NOT care who wins a county stock show.  I hope that the judge does it fairly and as he/she sees fit.  I do know that our show was placed in a manner that was perfectly fine with me.  Every kid got a good look and a fair shake. And we are now done and on to the next one.  I see county

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Posted on February 10, 2020

No matter what business you are in, one has to decide when and where to advertise.  Let’s be real.  I have done a piss poor job of promoting my own stuff for several years.  Hell, I haven’t even updated sales & successes  page on my own website for almost 4 effing years!   We’ve raised grands & reserve grands at district shows, class winners at state and national shows but NO, my dumb ass can’t

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Posted on February 06, 2020

One hundred and three years old.  That is a long run on this planet.  Issur Danielovitch Demsky died at the age of 103.  Who?  What?  That would be the given name of the actor Kirk Douglas.  I would have changed my name as well. Read up on some of the things that this guy did.  He wasn’t afraid to rock the hollywood boat.   Yes, he was an actor but he did so much more.

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Movie directors, Shine Down & brother-in-laws

Posted on February 05, 2020

For some reason or the other, the movie Full Metal Jacket has been showing on my tv on a regular basis.   The director of that all-time great war flick is Stanley Kubrick.  This dude has made some wicked good flicks, some weird flicks and some bad ass movies.  One of the weirdest movies that I have ever watched (numerous times) is Dr. Strangelove.  I love Slim Pickens riding the bomb.  James Earl Jones, George

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