Thoughts from Kelln


Posted on August 30, 2017
Think of the things that give you a satisfying feeling.  A job well done.  Mission accomplished.  Winning.   Helping others.  Reaching goals.  Building something cool or cooking a wicked good meal.  All of these give you a warm funny feeling. However, it is an exhilarating feeling to set a mouse trap of an evening and then have a victim in it the next morning.  Really, it is a scarily satisfying feeling to know that you


Posted on August 29, 2017
First and foremost, all of us should be sending prayers to those in south Texas.  Dang, dude, that is a pile of rain that Harvey is dumping down there and it looks like more is coming.  Yes, there is a lot of people that live along the gulf coast of Texas.  Millions!  But there is also a lot of cows down there.  Some of the biggest cow populated counties in Texas (which just so happens

Monday Morning

Posted on August 28, 2017
It was a busy weekend.  Took a crew of kids to Woodward to a judging contest on Friday.  Some of them were off their game while others had a good day.  One group of Freshmen and Sophomores won the intermediate division.  A group of 8th graders made it through their first contest.  They judged all of the classes, gave reasons and managed to turn their cards in properly.  Success. While we were there judging, Rodney


Posted on August 25, 2017
Yes, it is friday morning.  Livestock judging contest in Woodward today.  Kids showing stock in Liberal, KS this afternoon.  Got a weekend planned of getting some stuff done—I hope. I would kind of like to watch the big fight on Saturday night, but..I just don’t feel good about it.  It just has that rigged feel to it.  If McGregor wins, it kills the sport of boxing, the Vegas casinos will lose hundred of millions and


Posted on August 23, 2017
I saw just the start of it and then just the end of it.  It got cloudy in Shattuck, America during the great eclipse.  However, I got to see plenty of text videos sent of the same eclipse shot.  I bet several of you saw it as well.  I first got this video in the morning titled “Eclipse in Alaska”.  James Sweet probably sent the best eclipse shot that I saw.  Schoovy definitely sent the


Posted on August 22, 2017
“Black people that were never slaves are fighting white people that were never Nazis over a confederate statue erected by Democrats, because Democrats can’t stand their own history anymore, and somehow it’s Trumps fault?” Dr. Terry Rickard

Natural Happenings

Posted on August 21, 2017
Unless you have been in a hole, then you are aware that there will be a solar eclipse today.  This is a natural happening that is really not that rare.  But the fact that there will be a total eclipse from coast to coast of the USofA makes it a huge media deal.  Make sure that you have your goats protected, so that they don’t stare at the eclipse and become blind.  I have glasses


Posted on August 20, 2017
I routinely read the judge interviews in the Purple Circle magazine.  Do they divulge earth-shattering info as to how they will judge a given show–NO.  Are the articles worth reading–YES.  If you don’t already subscribe, you should.  I enjoy perusing these articles and I do think a reader can infer some (just a few) priorities—kids first, muscle first, etc.  Normally, if their article reads like crap, that given judge sounds like crap on the mic.


Posted on August 18, 2017
Sometimes, the hardest part of writing on here is putting something in the title line. Spent some time walking through crops last evening.  Trying to see if the ground is firm enough for a swather to run across it.  It was getting close, but then it rained again this morning.  It is kind of a fun feeling walking through the vegetation in these fields.  Haygrazer, German millet, Teff grass, cowpeas, crabgrass, collard greens with the

Mutiple Reasons

Posted on August 15, 2017
It hasn’t been taking very long to get the round of chores done around here lately.  Why?  It doesn’t take long to fill water tanks.  There are numerous water holes that are holding fresh water.  The does in the pasture aren’t even coming in to the corrals. It has been fairly cool (especially for August) so there hasn’t been much evaporation. The regular rainfall has kept tanks and troughs full.   I used that engineering

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