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Thoughts from Kelln

True Legend

Posted on September 07, 2016

If one was to start a Mount Rushmore for the four livestock show species, without a doubt, the person that I would put on there to represent the goats would be Mike Kelly.  He and his family were true pioneers in this goat game.  It is hard to find a good goat that doesn’t trace back directly to the Kelly line of genetics.  He understood genetics, showing, feeding and marketing.  It wasn’t always easy to

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Labor Day Sale

Posted on September 06, 2016

The Best of the West sale for 2016 is now in the books.  We had an excellent feast at the house on Sunday evening.  The temp was good but the wind was wicked.  The shrimp and mudbugs were good.  Tom & Kerensa Kester smoked some goat bologna as well as some deer/jalapeno bologna.  This stuff was good.  The crowd wiped it out.  Throw in a smoked pig butt from Brandon Bruce and we were well

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Felt It

Posted on September 03, 2016

     There I was, lying on the couch, watching the sun come up while watching some Seinfeld.  I first heard a crick, like a door opening, but it wasn’t the same.  Then, the couch kind of moved.  Just a mild shake for a couple of seconds.  Then again.  I thought that was odd.         Then the Dragon Lady came in and asked if I felt it.  I said “Yes.  Was it

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Not going

Posted on September 02, 2016

I am not in San Angelo nor am I headed to San Angelo this weekend.  Why?  I haven’t heard of any wicked bucks being offered this weekend.  I don’t need any more does.  And I’ve got plenty to do around here. The Best of the West sale is shaping up to be very good.  There are several elite wethers that will be offered as well as a bunch of well-bred goats that have the right

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Hacked!!

Posted on August 31, 2016

It wasn’t the Chinese this time.  It was some perverts.  Kellnlivestock.com got hacked and they made their own email from suzanne_banks@kellnlivestock.com email account.  Whoever did it, sent out some pretty serious requests.  (You know it’s pretty graphic if I think that it was bad!) I would at least like to know if the recips of these hacked emails were hot chicks or not.  But now, thanks to Julie Milligan, we are like Mike & Mike

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Spelling

Posted on August 26, 2016

     Duke and I were talking to some guys.  A ladies name came up.  I asked the question, “Is she a good cook?”  Immediately, one of them replied, “She can’t even spell the word cook.” I took some boys to help load some boxes of food at a church and then took these boxes to the county food pantry.  While we were unloading, the dude that oversees the food pantry came out carrying a

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Unreal

Posted on August 22, 2016

The weather has been unreal here in paradise for the past couple of weeks.  Highs in the 80s, evenings in the 60s with a mild breeze.  Hard to believe that it is August in western Oklahoma. The does are weaned and the babies are pounding feed.  We’ll sell a few on Labor Day at the Best of the West.  There will be a couple at the OYE sale in September and the rest will be

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Spider Dance

Posted on August 19, 2016

There is a spider that consistently builds a web inside the pathway in one of our sheds.  The web extends from the side of the shed and extends across the walkway and hooks up to a gate.  The gate gets opened at least twice a day.  Upon opening this gate, it breaks the web loose.  The spider first began building this web a couple of weeks ago.  The first couple of mornings, I walked into

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1st Day

Posted on August 18, 2016

July of 2014, I told Shattuck schools that I would teach for a year so that they could find a good teacher.  Here, we go for the 3rd year.  Today, is the 1st day back to school.  Big fun!

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Dude!!

Posted on August 15, 2016

What a wonderful Sunday!!!   This dude got up and did chores then cleaned up and headed to Mass.  Got done with the spiritual stuff and gave the youngest brother a lift home, but first I made him go grocery shopping with me.  With nothing on the calendar today, I decided to fire up the smoker.   Spare ribs, turkey breast, goat tenderloin, round steak (bologna) and hot links.  Boiled up some ears of corn

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