Thoughts from Kelln

Like What You Show

Posted on December 17, 2016

This title may not make sense, but it should.  I’ve always tried to follow this rule, but I have deviated from time to time.  My dad instilled in me, “that no matter the species, you are raising meat in the end.  Don’t jeapordize the end product.”  We have always had excellent beef, pork and now goat meat in our family.  Of course, that year that he made me show sheep in 1984, we hauled them

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Full Day

Posted on December 15, 2016

I’m not saying that I was any busier than you were.  I don’t even want to compare my days to others.  I just know that today was a full day.  I fired up the smoker early.  I haven’t been a brisket cook before, but I have been paying attention to others that do a dang good job with this non-prime cut of beef.  Tyke has always done a bang up job of smoking brisket.  Anyways,

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Posted on December 13, 2016

How come social security is running out of money but welfare isn’t?   The first group worked for the money.  The second group doesn’t.   Why are veterans benefits being cut, no pay raises for military personnel and our military is smaller than pre-World War II but we haven’t cut any spending for illegal aliens benefits?     We are told to NOT judge all muslims by the actions of a few lunatics but all

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Posted on December 09, 2016

The price of a herd-changing buck can be over-powering.  It looks like this Bama football team may be over-powering.  The desire to stay inside instead of doing chores in mid teen temps can be over-powering.   But, right now, at this time there is something over-powering me.  My left eye felt it first.  It kind of twitched, then began to water.  Then my nostrils.  Sniff. SNIFF.  Dang!  That woman is cutting a wicked stout onion

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Posted on December 07, 2016

I’ve got something to say.  But I don’t remember what it is.  Had a guy, that has me beat by a few years, tell me that the memory is the first thing to go.  Then, he told the second thing.  But I don’t remember what it was.   I’ve noticed, that when I get off the phone, I sometimes think,  “Wow, I bet that I sounded like an @.#$!”  At least in real life, the

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Posted on December 05, 2016

Judging is an integral part of the livestock business.  As a producer, one has to constantly ask theirselves questions about judging.  Questions such as:  What are the show ring judgers looking for?  What do my animals need in order to make them sell higher?  How does this sire match up with that dam?  Am I raising a profitable enterprise?  What do I need to improve?  Basic Livestock Judging 101. I’m not the only judge of

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Posted on December 03, 2016

Not a name, although I did work for a school superintendent at Waynoka named Dale Ross.  That dude was good to work for.  He didn’t want any credit for school success, he just wanted the credit for hiring good people that made Waynoka schools successful.  Not a bad way to operate.   I know that my personal demeanor is not always a Ray Of SunShine.  I can sound sour as hell.  But my actions normally

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16 years ago

Posted on December 01, 2016

Yep, 16 years ago tonight, the Kelln Klan was shacked up in a rental house in Waynoka.  Our home north of Waynoka had flooded that summer.  We had holed up in an apartment in town for a couple of months and then moved into an available house in town.  Tammy was now past 9 months pregnant.  She was HUGE.  We knew that it was going to be a boy.  The old German ladies in Shattuck

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Posted on November 30, 2016

I like to read, watch and listen to random trivia.  Worthless crap that will only be valuable if any of you ever need to use me as a lifeline on that millionaire game show.  I also like to kind of learn about the behind the scenes info of successful people.  I also don’t sleep a whole lot. It intrigues me as to some of the requests that big time stars have before they appear.  Beyonce,

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Posted on November 28, 2016

These dang goats are kind of like a marriage.  You spend a lot of time not wanting to be around the other party.  But, you know that you have to do your part or it isn’t going to work.  Throw in some kids and you can feel the responsibility.  Everything has to be done right by all parties or the kids won’t turn out right.  If the kids aren’t right, nobody is right. Every year

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