Thoughts from Kelln


Posted on June 17, 2016

  The critters are fed, hayed and watered.  The babies eyes are doctored.  The truck is running and ready to roll…again.  Hopefully, this sale weekend is the best so far.  

Read More

Things I have learned

Posted on June 16, 2016

It doesn’t matter what business that you are in, you better understand marketing and/or be ready to be able to pay somebody to help market said product.  I can tell you that I am still learning.  And the other thing about marketing, you better always be learning and willing to learn more.  Because somebody else is already working on a new way to sell you something.  How many of you have bought some flex-seal?  I

Read More

10% chance

Posted on June 13, 2016

Tammy told me last night that her phone said that it was going to rain.  Mine didn’t.  The tv weather gave us a 10% chance of rain in far NW OK.  Well, that 10% chance hit at 5 AM.  Hard.  I went out in it to shut the kidding barn up, close the chicken barn and make sure babies that had just been moved outside were under the shed with their mothers.  The rain hurt

Read More

I’ve got a headache…

Posted on June 13, 2016

The past three days have not been fun in this part of paradise.  Duke and I changed travel plans on Thursday.  We found out that one of our traveling companion’s mother was being admitted to the hospital.  Hopefully, this was the only scare for that family.   We were running late to the TX sales, so we didn’t get to make our planned farm stops.  We did make it to FNF in time.  Huge crowd

Read More


Posted on June 09, 2016

       The dreaded doe kid curse has returned to Kelln Livestock.  The plan was for buck kids–nope.  Hopefully, this blog will change the luck.  However, I doubt it.  I guess if they are good, it doesn’t really matter.   I see saw lots of various posts regarding Mark Hamill.  If you don’t know, this was the dude that plays Luke Skywalker.  If you keep up with those-in-the-know, they had some trouble getting all

Read More

Summer is here!

Posted on June 08, 2016

Summer finally made it to NW OK.  Combines are starting to roll and it will only be a couple of weeks until we are whining that it needs to rain.  So goes the vicious cycle of life here in paradise.  Babies are being born, got more due and need to burn some horns.  Got a few that need banding.   Duke has been re-welding framed panels.  It is amazing the amount of damage that doe

Read More

Another weekend is over and I am home from another road trip.  Yes, Brownwood, TX was dealing with some flooding issues.  Yes, the donuts at Lampasas are way good.  Yes, the sausage and tortillas at the Lone Star Elite sale are worth the trip.  Yes, there was some wicked good goats.  Good ones sold high.  Gallagher sold a really good set.  Roy Sanders sold some cool kids.  Braden and I tried to own one of

Read More

With Reservations

Posted on June 03, 2016

Duke and I have been on the road…again.  We made a mile or two, dodged a storm or two and we only had one blow out on a trailer.  It was only kind of raining as we changed the tire out.  We did see the best buck prospect that I have seen this year.  Is he 4 sale?  I don’t think so.  It would take stupid money to own him.   It is with reservations

Read More

Like Willie..

Posted on June 01, 2016

I was on the road again. I know Memorial Day is normally for lakes and BBQs, but I had places to be.  I ventured into eastern Oklahoma.  It was an excellent trip.  I saw some good goats.  I enjoyed the scenery.  I’m way in on the smoked goat bologna.  I’ll go back. However, I did check for ticks.   I know that this one is short, but I am road weary, sick of looking at

Read More

Miles Traveled

Posted on May 30, 2016

I had a lot of windshield time this past weekend.  I wasn’t sure when I could get gone, so I made no plans for a co-pilot.  Duke wanted to stay at home to work.  I have no reasons to keep a 15 year old from working if that is his desire.  So, I left out Friday evening and went on a solo mission.  I had a great drive to Abilene on Friday night.  It wasn’t

Read More