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Thoughts from Kelln

Fires

Posted on April 06, 2016

      The winds were back with a vengeance on Tuesday.  Unfortunately, a fire got started north of Woodward.  It is still going.  Supposedly, a couple of high lines whipping in the wind sparked and started the fire.  We’ve got several friends that live near where the fires started.  One of those families is Scott and Chesley Comstock and Scott’s parents.  Luckily, they are all fine.  I do know that there has been a

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Buyers and Bidders

Posted on April 05, 2016

I enjoy watching the pshycology involved with the art of bidding during an auction.  There are lots of emotions that can happen in a short period of time during an auction.   Hoping for a miracle–This bidder has an addiction to owning a good animal, but they know that they aren’t going to get it done.  This is the type that bids at 8:05 am on an online auction and then spends the rest of

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Banners & Backdrops Sale

Posted on April 04, 2016

       There are a few high quality goats selling tonight in the online Banners & Backdrops sale.  The live version of this sale will go down this saturday, April 9, at Perry, OK.  I’ve seen several sets of goats that will be selling there.  There will be a really deep set of wethers, several top shelf doe kids, a donor quality yearling or two and at least one wicked buck prospect.    

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“Kind Of” April Fool’s Day Sale

Posted on April 01, 2016

  Huge thank you to all that bid, bought, called, texted, acted interested or anything else involving the “Kind Of” April Fool’s Day online sale.  I am truly thankful for the interest.  I had more phone calls and texts regarding this sale than any that we have ever had.  The phone has had trouble staying charged.  Again, THANK YOU! 12 lots went to 9 different states.  Some were new buyers that I have talked to.

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Hump Day

Posted on March 31, 2016

      Wednesday has been here and is on the way out.  Another dark night.  But that is to be expected.  Yesterday was a quick trip to Alva for the NWOSU FFA Interscholastics.  We only took a crew of 8th graders that wanted to compete in the Entomology contest.  These “buggers” did well for their first time as they picked up a 2nd place piece of hardware.  Then back to school.  For those of

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Smarter

Posted on March 29, 2016

     The wife asked me what I wanted for supper?  I asked, “What are my options?”  She replied, “Something with hamburger or fajitas.”  I said, “A hamburger steak would be fine. See what Duke wants.”         Later, I walked into the house to the aroma of canadian bacon, sausage, eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, etc.  I mistakenly asked, “I guess Duke wanted Breakfast?”  Her reply, “No.  He didn’t care, but I wanted breakfast.”

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New Week

Posted on March 28, 2016

    Monday is here and a new week begins.  Hopefully, I am a little more caught up this week than what I have been.  I did have a good weekend.  Made it to the Bixler Ranch bull sale on Saturday.  Saw some really good cattle and some even better people.  Dad bought a dang good bull.  Sunday was Easter at Shattuck.  The only family member not there was Kela and Tammy fired up the

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Relentless

Posted on March 24, 2016

You may get sick of reading it on here, but I am sick of dealing with it.  This wind has been absolutely relentless.  I feel sorry for the animals in it.  Trees, fences and roofs are taking a pounding.  The soil moisture is just being zapped from the ground.  I am thankful that we are not near the massive fires.  Hundreds of thousands of acres burnt.  Lots of dollars spent fighting them.  I wouldn’t wish

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Hold On!

Posted on March 22, 2016

      When the wind blows 35 mph or harder during the night, then you better hold on for the upcoming today.  It is already really windy today and it is supposed to get worse.  Ninety degrees and 50 mph wind kind of makes me think that I don’t want to be outside much.        Lots of online sales looked successful last night.  More to go tonight.  The season is upon us.

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Quick Turn Around

Posted on March 21, 2016

The Okie and Texas majors are in the books as of last week.  Now, look at all of the online sales going on today.  It is a quick turn around getting rid of one set and starting on the next set.  Personally, I’m not in a big hurry.  I probably need to get some decisions made as to selling some bucks, does and maybe some wethers.  We’ve got an online sale on the 31st.  April

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