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Thoughts from Kelln

Learning Again–hit refresh

Posted on July 03, 2019

I do think that everyone of us should RE-learn things.  Or, at least RE-fresh. I know in the goat world, there are things that I don’t deal with on a daily basis.  example 1–Kids born with bluish-waterish eyes—Oh snap!  What was that stuff Jodi Seelke uses for this?  I text the expert, get a reply–“Quartermaster”.  Oh yeah, we have some of that in a drawer in the house–from the last time I asked her.  And

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Random Evening

Posted on June 29, 2019

Buck Crud We’ve been in the goat industry for more than 15 years.  The buck crud was not a part of the industry until the past 7 or 8 years.  Now….well, it is just part of the business.  I’m talking about that stuff that gets on their crotch, scrotum, rear two legs and belly.  Scaly, crusty, and not cool.  Most bucks start shooting blanks when they get this stuff.  My guess is the elevated temperature

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Advice

Posted on June 26, 2019

Never do anything that you wouldn’t want to have to explain to the paramedics.   Saw it somewhere and liked it.

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18 hours

Posted on June 22, 2019

I made an 18 hour quick round trip to Texas to pick up a critter or two.  I was flying solo, driving south into a very stiff wind and encountered quite a bit of road construction.  The road construction slowed me down, so I changed my dining plans.  Instead of lunch at Cooper’s in Llano, I ate supper.  It all worked out. Got to my destination, sorted through a pen of stock, loaded a couple,

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Greatest Ever?!

Posted on June 17, 2019

I got off the tractor on Saturday afternoon.  I made a sandwich and turned on the tube.  The greatest movie ever made was just starting–The Godfather.  I watched 2 hours of it. I have seen pieces and parts over the past couple of decades but I have never seen it in entirety. Then on Sunday afternoon, it was on again.  I caught the last two hours of it.  I have now seen all of it.

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Don’t TEXT for more pics!!!!

Posted on June 13, 2019

I am not the only breeder that feels this way.  Read the write ups on these online sales.  “There are NO more pictures, no videos, this is it.” My favorite is Stork’s.     “P.S. – I do not have any more pictures or references nor do I know his current weight, hobbies or other interests.” Maycon and any other breeder is right to do this.  My experience is that the one’s texting for more pictures

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Hot N Cold

Posted on June 09, 2019

I did not make the trip to Angelo for the fever.  I stayed home and got some farming done (miserable).  I wanted to plant some cover crops today but we got a skiff of rain that stopped that. It looks like the fever was an extremely high grade kind of fever.  83 head with an average of $8,412.  Damn!  That’s hot.  Highlighted by a couple of $30K wethers and numerous $20K+ wethers. Saturday was one

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The Journey

Posted on June 06, 2019

Some of my favorite books that I have ever read are by J.R.R. Tolkien.  The hobbit series, if you will.  I read those in the early 80s and loved them.  Then, they came out with the Peter Jackson directed movies.  Kela and I went to watch them and I was like “That dude read the exact same books that I read.  AWESOME!”  I still blame these movies on Kela being in California as she loves

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The time will come

Posted on June 04, 2019

when we are wanting all of this rain.  But right now, there is a large portion of the midwest that needs a break.  Last night, at 11 pm, nothing on the radar.  This morning, bout 3 am, thunder and rain.  Another 1″ of moisture.  I was going to have fertilizer put down but it looks like we will wait a few days.   I haven’t been able to do much, actually for a month or

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Basic Instinct

Posted on May 29, 2019

Yes, there was that really bool 90s movie called Basic Instinct.  Yes, the one with that Sharon Stone scene.  There was also a bad ass Yorkshire boar in the 90s that sired a lot of really good hogs.  He was housed at Great Plains Genetics in Buffalo, OK.  He sired numerous grand barrows including a grand at Tulsa.  He was also the sire of one of the most influential Yorkshire boars of all-time–Slam Dunk. Basic

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