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Thoughts from Kelln

Yes, that would be correct.

Posted on November 30, 2014

      The term “flushing” is an aptly coined term when describing the process of embryo transplant in the caprine industry.  The problem isn’t that you can “flush” a butt-load of cash into these programs.  You can and will.  The problem is that you can “flush” a crap load of time, work, effort, planning, desires and worst of all, hope.  The whole process can “flush” the want-to right out of you.      A

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Under-Rated

Posted on November 29, 2014

    I started the day checking the kidding barn.  Still slow.  Then fed the stock.  I then plugged the ear buds into the iTunes and headed to Shattuck.  I’ve watered the greenhouse, fixed waterers at the ag farm, then dug up a water line at home and trimmed hooves, looked at goats and the usual, all while listening to great tunes.  Basically, I’ve had a really good day getting stuff done while dealing with

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Thanksgiving

Posted on November 27, 2014

Kdding barn checked.  Nothing new.  Fire the smoker up at 4 am.  The bird was injected, seasoned and on the smoker by 4:30.  Goat tenderloin seasoned and on the smoker by 5 am.  I am thankful that I am just in charge of getting the meat smoked by noon.  Once, that is done, I will be bascially worthless.  I will eat a pie or two.  I’m sure that there will be a facetime episode with

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I just don’t get it?!

Posted on November 26, 2014

     The Dragon Lady and I flipped channels between “The Voice” and “DWTS” finales on Monday night.  We (I) did the channel flipping, right up until they broke to the “breaking” news in Ferguson, MO.  I don’t know why this was news as we all knew that there was going to be a blow up.  And I’m pretty sure that it didn’t matter what the verdict was, there was going to be a blow

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Food

Posted on November 24, 2014

     It is a common saying of mine, “It’s like potato chips, pop and shoes…just pay more to get the get good stuff and be done with it.”          I normally don’t watch much TV.  Okay, okay, I know, I watch a butt-load of Law & Order and Sportcenter, but that is normally between the hours of 3 & 6 AM.  On this fine Sunday, the wind was howling.  Plus, I

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Sanctity

Posted on November 22, 2014

     I watch a LOT of Law & Order.  That isn’t news.  But when dealing with any legal issues, there are certain areas that require a certain level of “privacy”.  There is a sanctity between spouses, therefore a wife can’t testify against her husband; unless, of course, she wants to.  Dr./Patient privilege.  Lawyer/Client privilege.  And of course, if you confess something to a priest, there is a sanctity of trust that is protected by

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Little Things

Posted on November 21, 2014

     It’s the little things that make things better.  It’s not that you won the lottery, it’s the little, forgotten fact that you actually BOUGHT a lottery ticket in the first place.  It’s not the fact that you bred a great one.  It’s the oft-forgotten fact that you happened to put the right sire with the right doe, almost 5 months before that future champion was born.  We often forget about the little things

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Thankful

Posted on November 20, 2014

     I am very thankful to all that bought and bid on our does in the onine bred doe sale.  Thank you.  That sale shows the power of the internet—two are headed to Colorado, two to Texas, two to Kansas, one to Georgia and two stay in Oklahoma.  I hope to hear good reports out of the offspring of these females.        That sale did baffle as to why the two does

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Let me tell ya

Posted on November 18, 2014

      It can happen to any of us, at any moment.  That car crash that is a life altering event.  Last Thursday evening, our school superintendent was involved in a collision while out feeding cows.  Nobody was really speeding.  It was just one of those intersection collisions that happens in a remote location and neither party is used to seeing anybody else at that part of the world at the same time.  Unfortunately,

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Online Bred Doe Sale

Posted on November 16, 2014

     As most of you all know, I pay quite a bit of attention to other species.  I enjoy cattle and hogs.  Sheep, not so much.  But I still pay attention to what all species are doing.  And without a doubt, cattle, hogs and sheep breeders all have bred female sales.  These aren’t just junk that breeders are trying to get rid of–they are bonafide genetics, bred to popular sires.  They are an opportunity

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