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Thoughts from Kelln

Livestock Legends

Posted on July 11, 2018

Let’s be honest.  I am a livestock junkie.  I really don’t care what species, I like it and have studied it.  Some more than others.  I can easily name a Mount Rushmore for all 4 species of show stock. Back in the 80’s, when I wasn’t reading the World Book Encyclopedia, I was studying magazines like the Purple Circle and Showbox.  Then the internet came along.  I have followed genetics for cattle, pigs, sheep and

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More Gambling

Posted on July 07, 2018

So, I had to meet a trailer headed down I 35.  Where’d we meet?  You guessed it!  A casino parking lot.  We were early so, the Dragon Lady and I went inside.  The cigarette smoke hit us immediately.  She popped $5 into a machine, lost and she was done.  We went back to the pickup and waited. Speaking of Vegas, did you see where Travis Pastrana is going to re-create some Evil Knievel motorcycle jumps

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Gamble

Posted on July 06, 2018

And that is why I don’t go to Vegas very often.  The over/under on Joey Chesnut eating hot dogs was 74.5.  I said that I would take the over.  And then he ate, 74.  Stuff like that kind of makes you go “Hunh?!”  And yes, there was a betting line in Vegas on how many hot dogs he would eat.   I bet that the books made money. I’ve been to Vegas several times.  There

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Independence Day

Posted on July 04, 2018

Favorite quote for this day. “Guys with an eyepatch and three fingers sell the best fireworks.”   Over/Under—74.5 July 4th means that ESPN will be showing the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog eating contest.  Joey Chestnut is the best ever and holds the record with 72 eaten hotdogs.  His goal for this year is 75.  I’ll take the over. If Kobayashi was also competing, I think those two could push one or the other to 80.

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Soundtrack

Posted on July 03, 2018

Some movies make a certain song famous.  I get a bounce when I hear those opening notes of Star Wars.  The song is iconic but the movie is even bigger.  Some movies are made by a dang good soundtrack.  I get it.  If there is a catchy song playing when an event happens, I remember that event FOREVER!  No matter how trivial.  The song can make a moment.  See Rocky.  All of us want to

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Sale Week

Posted on July 02, 2018

There have been a lot of goats change owners the past week or so.  It is the busy season in OK and TX.  This past week is the busiest goat week for Oklahoma.  Buyers that are needing to nominate for Tulsa have to be done by July 1.  Plus most of the March and April born kids are now available as well as some May borns. The sales were good but not as crazy as

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Picking Green Boogers

Posted on June 28, 2018

No, that does not mean that I have already been inhaling Oklahoma’s new mary-ju-wanna laws.  It simply means that I was doing some painting with some John Deere green paint and I need to get a better face mask.  That and I probably shouldn’t have rubbed mineral spirits in my nose to get rid of the green paint on my nasal hair.  I hate painting. Speaking of green, I had a heckuva stand of a

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More Rain

Posted on June 26, 2018

Like a current insurance commercial, we got more.  MORE!  And then More!  We are not complaining.  It’s just that we couldn’t catch a rain for a really, really long time and then…. Now, it is like Sunday morning after prom night…..dang near everybody got some. The “dry” pond is backed up into the corrals.  I’ve only seen it this high one other time in my life.  The kayak has been active.  Duke and I have

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Rain

Posted on June 23, 2018

Got some!  Rain that is.  .5″ on Wednesday, then .4″ Friday morning and then a full inch during Friday night to Saturday morning.  What does that mean? We’ve got a chance to make some hay.  Tammy will have some lawn mowing to do.  There are feed troughs to be cleaned out.  And…. Rule of thumb for trimming hooves on goats.  Wait for a rain.  This one worked out real well.  That first rain on Wednesday

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Lampyridae

Posted on June 21, 2018

WTH?   What’s that?  That is a family name for a somewhat common insect.  Lamp in the name should give it away.  Firefly, lightning bug or glowworm.  These creatures are of the family Lampyridae.  And actually, they are NOT a fly (order diptera),  nor are they a bug (order hemiptera), and they for sure aren’t a worm.   Lightning bugs or fireflies are part of the order coleoptera–a beetle. I graduated college and did not

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