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Thoughts from Kelln

Spectator Sport

Posted on March 30, 2015

    I have come to the realization that the daily goings-on at the Kelln Livestock Kompound are kind of a spectator sport.  We tend to have audiences at all times.  Rightfully so.  Saturday afternoon, Duke and I decided to get the Iseki and rototiller out.  Duke recieved a few “safety” lessons and then he started tillling ground.  It was a beautiful day out, so I stood there in shorts, no shirt and watched.  Then

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Random Wednesday

Posted on March 25, 2015

       I am rapidly approaching 44 years of age and I have finally figured out what I want to do with my life.  I aspire to be a “combat lightsaber specialist”.  Ironically, this was the same thing that I wanted to do when I was 7 years old.  After, I got older, I realized that they didn’t make a light saber like Darth Vader used.  So, I decided that I wanted to be

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What? A mini-van

Posted on March 25, 2015

     I’ve been trying to get organized to clip some buck prospects.  I don’t have time or the desire to do this, but it needed done.  On Sunday evening, I got wind of a goat clipper lurking around Oklahoma.  HOOK ME UP!  And it happened.  This morning, a mini-van rolled into our piece of paradise south of Fargo.  Yes, a mini-van.  Two college age young men got out and went to unloading 2 roll-up

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OYE…WOW! part 2

Posted on March 24, 2015

      Yes, I know it has been a day or 3 since I posted, but I have been on the road.  The goat business is a never-ending vicious circle.  Round and round, getting nowhere fast.         I’m telling you, this OYE goat show was wicked good.  Congrats to the Pfeiffer’s for raising the grand and reserve wethers as well as the grand doe.  Good, strike that, great goats.  These top

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OYE…WOW!

Posted on March 21, 2015

    I’ve got volumes that need dispensed.  However, I am old, wore out, tired, sore and it is late.  But this OYE was special.  It was the 100th anniversary.  The quality was off the hook.  The shows were ran well.  The judges were top shelf.  The premium sale went REAL WELL!        As far as the goat show goes….all I have is that the quality of wether goats in Oklahoma is 2nd

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Matt Foley

Posted on March 17, 2015

      I’m not living in a van, down by the river, yet.  But I did look out the north window of the room and realize that I am living in a hotel room, down by the river.  Every now and then, I like to watch the SNL sketch of Matt Foley- motivational speaker.  It puts me in a good mood.        Really good heifer show concluded at OYE today. High quality.

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stuff

Posted on March 16, 2015

     It is a fine Sunday evening in OKC.  Lots of stuff going on at OYE.  We are just two days away from a personal national holiday -St. Patrick’s Day.  Green, shamrocks & blarney stones and if I’m lucky maybe we’ll catch leprechaun with a pot of gold.  Can’t wait.        Also on Tuesday, we are offering Rumour Has It semen.  Ten lots of 10 straws.  This dude is making way good

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OYE

Posted on March 13, 2015

    Well, here it goes.  Again.  I will go to the Oklahoma Youth Expo as an ag teacher.  It feels weird.  And I feel old.  Duke has shown there the past 6 years, and I wasn’t an ag teacher.  Plus, you can add a year or two before Duke started showing.  It’s hard to get ready to leave when there is so much to do here, not counting my personal stuff.  Oh well, it

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Clarification

Posted on March 12, 2015

    For those of you NON-goat people, I wrote a line last night, that might not have made sense to you.  The following line needs clarification, “Which means that the oil is blacker than the head on a Starbuck offspring.”  It has been brought to my attention that some thought this was border-line racist.  While others wondered how I knew that the Starbuck’s coffee owners had black headed kids.  Here’s the deal.  Starbuck is

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Iseki

Posted on March 11, 2015

     “My momma taught me not to use language like that.”  Yes, I spelled it right.  No, it is not a cuss word.  Although, it could be used as one.  Iseki is actually a brand of tractor. It is a Japanese built-tractor that is about 16 horsepower and perfect for a roto-tiller.  These little dudes are designed for rice paddys–4wd, narrow tires with deep tread, 3 tranny ranges, 4 pto speeds and they are

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