Thoughts from Kelln


Posted on November 13, 2017
It was a busy weekend.  Repaired waterers, shed doors and drains at ag farm on Saturday AM.  Then a few calves got weaned, goats got bred, panels moved around, hay put out, wethers sheared, hooves trimmed and feeders filled. Tammy and I went to a foundation dinner.  It was a good time.  Duke liked it and he didn’t even attend.  But, there were several that needed a driver.  So, Duke played like an Uber driver

Low Hanging

Posted on November 10, 2017
Sometimes, in some activities, it is easiest to pick the low hanging fruit.  Some may consider this easy, lazy or just simple.  But, sometimes, having somebody new pick the low hanging fruit helps build a taste and therefore a desire.  It then makes them want more fruit, maybe even better fruit.  Therefore, they are willing to work harder to get the harder to reach fruit. So, if you can motivate a person to grab the


Posted on November 9, 2017
Nope, that ain’t a typo for the title.  It is an acronym.  It stands for Oklahoma Panhandle State University.  It is located in Goodwell, OK.  I have been through Goodwell, OK numerous times in the past decades.  I have hauled kids to metropolis’s such as Miami, Manhattan, Clarendon, Wilburton, etc.  But, until now I have never hauled kids to Panhandle State.  I have now. (disclaimer)This is not a post making fun of this institution.  NOT

New Week

Posted on November 6, 2017
It feels like a monday.  I’m not sure where the weekend went.  I got a bunch done, but not enough.  I’m still not a fan of this daylight savings crap.  OYE nominations are due tomorrow which means I have to have them done today as I will be gone all day on Tuesday. We’ve been getting some does bred.  First week of April should be busy.


Posted on November 5, 2017
That game took years off my life.  I didn’t go for good reason(s).  I did however watch it on tv instead of listening to it on the radio as I usually do.  Okie State did not get out-coached.  They did not get screwed by the refs.  I do not like that qb but that dude is a gamer.  He was the difference.  Beaver dam no. 2!!! I sat here at the house in paradise, watching,


Posted on November 3, 2017
I am the oldest of three boys.  Tammy and I had a daughter and then a son.  Roughly ten years apart.  Jacob (Jake) is the middle child.  He and Jodee had a daughter and then a son.  Daniel is the baby.  He and Jessica had a daughter and NOW a son. I haven’t seen the new addition.  Tammy came home sick today.  Let me tell you something.  If that chick leaves work early, she does

Night Vision

Posted on November 2, 2017
How is it, that a doe in heat can be standing at the buck pen gate, tail wagging, wanting in that gate….yet, once you open that gate, she can NOT see the opening and will NOT go through the gate?  Of course, it is dark outside as I am trying to maneuver these rips in with their lovers.  I think that I need to get some night vision goggles for these unpleasant beasts. I re-heard

Uppers and Downers

Posted on October 30, 2017
I could provide a long list of downers.  These damn animals called goats continue to provide a litany of downers.  But, I don’t want to be in that bad of mood and talk about these beasts.  So, the downer that I will discuss is a real deal. I got inside after dark and turned on the tube.  WHAT?!   The Empire Strikes Back is on.  I mean, I’ve only seen it a couple hundred times.

It’s here!

Posted on October 27, 2017
Winter has made it to our doorstep.  The wind (which blows all year here) has a different, colder feel to it.  The temps have dropped.  And it is as it should be.  It is getting ready to be November. Time for blankets on the show goats.  Our rules for blankets.  If you need a hoody–the wethers need a blanket.  If you need a coat–the wethers need 2 blankets.  And if you are bundled up–the wethers


Posted on October 24, 2017
This is not a point aimed at any one show, animal or person.  This is just a general observation that has came from several years. There has been a growing trend in the show ring.  Goats are getting fatter.  We are feeding them to be fatter and then spending several days before show day hardening them up.  Either way, winning goats are fatter than they have ever been.  This is just a trend that happens

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