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Thoughts from Kelln

Where

Posted on May 04, 2015

    Where to go next?  This is probably the most common question in the livestock industry.  Where are the trends heading?  Where do we go next to find the buck that we need?  The goat industry is probably harder to find the next piece just for the simple fact the genetic pool of really good goats is smaller as compared to other species.  A breeder can keep a buck or two, but most likely

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Big Day

Posted on May 02, 2015

I’ve been hooked up today.  Gardening chores, burned horns (didn’t take long as there aren’t enough wethers), then I sat a cattleguard.  Now, I’ve made it in front of the tube for the Derby.  I love a good horse rarace.  For that matter, I like pig races and dog races as well.  And down the stretch they come!  That was a fun race.  Several horses made the favorite work for that win.  Now for the

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Meltdown

Posted on May 02, 2015

The police officer got out of his car as the kid who was stopped for speeding rolled down his window. “I’ve been waiting for you all day,” the officer said. The kid replied, “Yeah?  Well I got here just as fast as I could.” When the cop finally stopped laughing, he sent the kid on his way without a ticket. I can say that this has never happened to me.  I did, however, have a

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2 N 1 Day

Posted on April 27, 2015

      2nd blog post in the same day.  Did the Real World deal after church this morning and now this.  Tammy and I made it down west of Vici for a quasi-birthday celebration of sorts.  I’m not good with birth dates but Newt Sweet and Kelli Sweet both had recent b-days (maybe even today) and Tesha the Bruce also had a B-day today or somewhere close. No matter, happy birthday to all involved.

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Real World

Posted on April 26, 2015

     I have had to re-evaluate quite a bit about AgEd programs the past couple of weeks.  AgEd and FFA are supposed to teach real world principles.  I have always thought these programs did just this as well as or better than any other school programs.  But, I have had to learn that this greenhouse deal and now, the agri-science program may be almost as good as a public speaking program.      

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Sales

Posted on April 24, 2015

      Not a goat sale, but an estate sale.  Tammy and I went to look at lineup of equipment and stuff that is selling this Saturday.  She was close to the family and I have known them for 30 plus years.  The owner passed away a couple of months ago and was just a few days short of being 100 years old.  I really liked when he came to the dealership.  Although he

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Yep!

Posted on April 23, 2015

      Yep!  It is paradise.  I routinely refer to this little patch of Earth known as the Kelln Kompound as paradise.  Most of the time there is sarcasm in this statement.  But sometimes, I mean it.  And right now, on this 22nd day of April, I truly mean it.  NO wind.  We have had rain…multiple days in a row.  Things are green.  Did I mention NO wind?          I truly

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The Creed

Posted on April 21, 2015

       The Creed is exactly that…the FFA Creed.  There isn’t another creed.  Kind of like THE national anthem.  There is only one.  And when it is done right…it sounds really right.   I still remember the first time that I heard THE national anthem done right.  1991 Super Bowl–Whitney Houston.  Perfection.  And, yes, I do have it on iTunes.          The FFA creed has always been close to me.  I

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Easy

Posted on April 20, 2015

     Hoof care on a doe herd can be a PITA.  (Pain In The A$$).  Some does don’t grow much hoof.  While others, especially ex-show does, grow an inch of hoof per week.  I don’t like looking at long hoofed animals, but I also don’t like catching does and trimming hooves.  But it can be easy.  I have wrote about it before, but if you want your doe herd to have pedicures and be

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Sale Day

Posted on April 18, 2015

     Friday was sale day at the Shattuck FFA Greenhouse.  The plants are huge and it looks like a jungle when you walk in the door of the greenhouse.  The humidity coupled with the lush vegetation made for quite the wilderness.  We have even had an un-confirmed sighting of a panda living amongst the purple baron bamboo.         Advertising for this sale consisted of facebook posts, a couple of emails, word

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