Thoughts from Kelln

Survived…kind of

Posted on March 02, 2017

The livestock competition part of the Woodward District Jr. Livestock Show is now complete.  There is only the premium sale left.  And if you want to attend on Thursday night, I will buy you a steak dinner at the sale. First, I want to thank the show management and the Woodward County Event Center staff for the outstanding work that they do to run the day to day of this show.   These facilities and

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Posted on February 28, 2017

I’ve got a lot to say, but not the the time. I could bitch and rant or just point out the other side. Dude!  I’ll just wait.  I’ve got a lot of built-up worthless crap to dispense. Dude?!   Have a good one, and a better tomorrow.

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Posted on February 26, 2017

It is hard to get rid of a 200 to 280 pound pig this time of year.  The market is flooded.  The butcher dates are full till late May.  We called a buyer 3 hours away.  He would take some on Thursday for $.30  a pound.  On Friday, they weren’t buying anymore.  Frank Powell managed to get a truck to WW.  This truck would take some pigs to Wisconsin on a back-haul.  Great.  We needed

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Posted on February 25, 2017

Some things are scarier than others.  The fact that I am allowed near a keyboard can be scary.  Anything that has to do with a doe goat (no matter the age) can be scary.  Hog shows–scary. But then, when the baby of the family finally passes his drivers test (although he has been a daily driver for years), it can get scary.  Duke has had to deal with not properly parallel parking and failure to

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Posted on February 23, 2017

I haven’t clipped that many hogs in one evening in a lot of years.  I will be sore tomorrow.  I think back to when I taught at Waynoka.  We normally had a 100+ hogs on feed.  I don’t want to go back to those kind of days.  Shattuck feeds a lot of animals now, but nothing like that crew at Waynoka fed.  Lots of hogs and calves, a few sheep and later on several goats

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WTH Happened?

Posted on February 21, 2017

I got an obscure text this morning that said “Welcome?”  I didn’t know what it meant and I didn’t have time to worry about it.  Later, I got a call asking what happened to last night’s blog.  I do not know as it was there. But, as I got home tonight, I realize why Ron asked “welcome?”  Nothing but the title was there. I don’t know WTH happened to it.  I’m sure it was operator

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Really random post

Posted on February 20, 2017

The use of Beautiful English… I called an old school friend and asked what was he doing. He replied that he was working on “Aqua-thermal treatment of ceramics, aluminum and steel under a constrained environment”. I was really impressed…. On further inquiry I learned that he was washing dishes with hot water… under his wife’s supervision.

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Posted on February 16, 2017

I just overheard Duke tell his mother that our family just missed a national holiday.  She said, “Kelln males don’t care about Valentine’s Day.”  He replied, “Not that holiday.  Today was the last day of quail season and Dad and I were too busy to go.”    I guess both sides of that conversation were right. Speaking of big days.  Okie State wrestles Penn State on Sunday–1 vs. 2.  I don’t care if you like

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Posted on February 15, 2017

Looks like Dirty Rain is siring some sellable kids for J&J.  I have some Dirty Rain daughters that will kid later in the spring.  I’m looking forward to that.  I didn’t get many wether/buck kids out of him his first year but I loved the doe kids.  I never took a pic of Dirty Rain when he was younger as had an injury.  I sold 1/2 to J&J because I knew that they would get

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Word of the Day

Posted on February 14, 2017

The word of the day comes in a purple box.  It is a crisp cookie coated in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut, and striped with dark chocolaty coating.  I know that some of you addicts knew what it was when you read purple box. Yes, the word of the day is Samoas.  I was tickled when Tammy found a Girl Scout that was selling cookies.  I only bought 8 boxes.  I’m wishing that I would

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