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Thoughts from Kelln

Labor Day Weekend

Posted on September 08, 2015

    Wow!  What a weekend!  It was a good weekend, but I am glad it is over.  These events take a lot of effort to setup, handle and then the cleanup.  We had a large crowd at the house Sunday evening.  A large time with lots of really good food.  There were piles of crustacean carcasses left from the shrimp and crawdads.  Several people got to try Duke’s purple taters for the first time. 

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Giddy!

Posted on September 05, 2015

    I’m just a little bit giddy on this fine Friday evening.  I’m not talking all stupid giggly kind of giddy.  But there is dang sure a bounce in my step and an up beat attitude.  Things just seem a little better right now.  Why, you ask?  I will gladly tell you.       I was going to head south to the little Fiesta deal in Angelo.  Coudn’t do it.  Just too many irons

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Worth(while or maybe less) Info

Posted on September 02, 2015

     Some of this ought to just be deleted. However, most of it is legit.        First off–Bob Seger might be the most underated well-known musician.  That dude and his Silver Bullet Band has a catalog of wicked good music.  Yeah, it’s rock, but it ain’t hard, just really, really, really good.  I mean really good.  Kind of like Credence or Skynyrd.  You can feel it.  His music has been used in

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Countdown!

Posted on August 31, 2015

   One week from now, we will be eating shrimp, crawdads and the rest of some crazy cajun cooking.  More importantly, the favorite daughter will be home.  Can’t wait.  The favorite son wants to prove that he is now the tallest sibling–not much of a contest at this point.        It has been a good weekend.  The garden is still producing, which means that Tammy is still cooking and Duke and I are

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The aftermath!

Posted on August 27, 2015

    Last night, I sat down at this keyboard and wrote, what I thought, was a pretty nice blog post about feeding livestock.  Then, I made the mistake of clicking over to the STD.  Yep, I went over and checked the Socially Transmitted Disease know as facebook.  And WHACK! I get hit in the eyeballs with an icepick of a picture that wasn’t quite right.  Now, when my wife and daughter helped me setup

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Specialization

Posted on August 26, 2015

    I watch a lot of ESPN.  Especially, Mike and Mike in the morning from 5 to whenever I move off the couch to go do chores.  I like them.  I also like the 30 for 30 series.  And I like keeping up on sports.  It doesn’t matter what sport it is, the athletes are specialized.  Football–this is a 3rd down & mid range back as he could run it or swing out &

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Big Fun!

Posted on August 25, 2015

     The older I get, the more I realize that my job is not raising livestock or selling equipment or teaching ag.  My job is raising kids.  And I have to have help.  Those of you that know us, already know that Kela and Duke have a mom and she is “on the clock” full time.  Her job is easy.  As for me, I have to deal with said mom, that we lovingly refer

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Back Up!

Posted on August 24, 2015

     There are times that you are on a mission.  Things are organized in your head and you are ready to procede.  You sit down in your favorite leather office chair and prepare to dispense some info.  But then, you hear the sound, as if it it came from a loud speaker, like a loud speaker on a cop car.   “Back up!  Step away from the keyboard with your hands raised!”    

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soundtracks

Posted on August 22, 2015

    Soundtracks to movies became popular back in the 70s.  One of the best was the track to Grease.  Way good tunes, and I know I still can picture Olivia Newton-John in that leather attire.  But the best soundtrack of all time- with a nod to Star Wars- is the songs to Rocky.  Here we are, nearing the 4th decade of the original Rocky, and when that music starts, I feel like running up

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Showing Animals

Posted on August 21, 2015

      I absolutely love showing animals.  My mind goes to a good place when I can watch an outstanding animal or better yet, when there is a kid working to make an animal look outstanding.  I love it.  I like judging shows, but I would rather watch a kid working their animal at home, when very few are watching.  That, my friends, is when champions are built, showmanship awards are won and better

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