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Thoughts from Kelln

Spend the $

Posted on October 30, 2018

There are some things in life that are…well, just worth the extra dollars spent. The goat industry is a prime example.  Look at the breeders in your state.  Texas, may or may not apply, (but it still kind of fits).  There is a reason that some things cost more.  Very few breeders are truly raising the kind of wethers that it takes to compete at a state level. Heck, our program sometimes fits, sometimes not.

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Like Bill & Ted’s

Posted on October 29, 2018

This was an EXCELLENT weekend.  I needed to go pick up some pigs.  But, I found an excellent person that was going and was willing to make arrangements and get these shoats picked up and brought to Shattuck.  EXCELLENT! So, this freed me up to actually get some of my own crap done.  And the weather cooperated.  Filled feeders, checked stock and then made plans for the afternoon.  I was in full Kelln wardrobe on

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Which way?

Posted on October 26, 2018

I got home from one coast.  She headed to the other coast.  And…we get along?   Yep. I’ve got a 17 year old son and an 11 year old dog to watch out for.  The son, well, I’m pretty sure that he won’t crap on that carpet.  I may be wrong. The dog, I’m not sure if we are best friends or if I am going to be cleaning up after a sr. citizen dog.

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I’m back!!

Posted on October 24, 2018

I went, saw and am now back home.  Cool deal.  Glad I did it. I flew out of OKC on Saturday.  Made it to the always popular Atlanta airport.  Ate a common-as-hell french dip sandwich at the TGIF.  Then, I caught a plane to Columbia, SC.  Wasn’t the most comfortable flight that I have ever been on.  But, I was only able to use about 5/8 of MY seat.  Why?  The lady with the window

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Adventure

Posted on October 20, 2018

Sure, I wish that I was in KC on this fine friday.  Duke & I would have liked to have eaten some Danny Edwards Blvd. BBQ sandwiches for lunch and now be at the 801 chophouse with lobster corn dogs, a fine cut of meat and a high quality bourbon (Me, not Duke, on the last part.)  We normally hit the spook houses on this night.  But, I’m not there.  Nor is he. Duke is

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Smoked

Posted on October 16, 2018

I got smoked Saturday night.  No, not like that.  I literally got smoked.  How?  Well, I’ll tell you.  I went to the pig sale in Woodward.  Ate the awesome breakfast.  Then I stopped at another farm sale.  Then I headed back to Shattuck to the Holt family pig bid off.  And that is where I got smoked. The wanted to grill pork burgers and brats.  The weather was hit and miss.  It was getting colder

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Getting older

Posted on October 11, 2018

Uncle Jim came back out tonight.  He wanted to check the water around the place.  And get a free supper.  And it was his 79th birthday.  He’s trying to act like he’s getting old but his mind is still whirring and way ahead of most if not all.  If I was smart, I would start writing a book about this guy and his life experiences.  He is actually a true renaissance man.  Jet fighter pilot

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Little Bit Wet

Posted on October 10, 2018

We are temporarily changing the name of Fargo to Lottawater.  It started raining here last Friday night.  Then continued Saturday, then Sunday, then all day Monday and on into Tuesday.  I really don’t know how much rain that we have had.  Nobody has gauges that hold that much.  The mesonet at Woodward reads 7.85″.  We are kind of in that same red color scheme so there you go.  Basically, a shit load! I moved does

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Just rolled back home from the great Tulsa State Fair.  I am thrilled to have these trailer loads of ag mechanics stuff back to Shattuck.  Hats off to these kids that built the stuff but a HUGE tip of the cap to Brian & AJ Carter and Duke.  These boys can flat load some equipment and strap it down ready to haul.  They even know how to tie the loose ends of the ratchet straps

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Comedians

Posted on October 06, 2018

I’ve known a few.  Myself, no  Couldn’t be one but I can tell a story or three.  I love listening to a good comedian and I hate listening to one that really isn’t funny.  And in the goat business, you better have a sense of humor.  I do know of a goat person that could take that show on the road.  But, he won’t. While on the road, I use the XM radio to listen

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