Thoughts from Kelln


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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Thanksgiving Weekend

Posted on November 27, 2016

I haven’t watched much football.  Just a bit of the Michigan/Ohio State game.  Then I caught the ending of the Penn State game.  I was at Penn State in 1991 when meats judging for Okie State.  We practiced at the Penn State meats lab, which at that time, was just across the road from Happy Valley, Beaver Stadium or whatever else they call that cathedral of college football.  It was several days before a home

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Posted on November 24, 2016

I may or may not have mentioned to a person that I would like to get some NuFlor to give a pig.  I know, I know that it isn’t labled for pigs, but it works when Draxxin or Baytril have failed to knock the “barn cough” out of one.  This friend may or may not have mentioned a way to get it.  He told this story. I went to the vet and said, “I need

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This is the day

Posted on November 23, 2016

that I have been looking for.  The to-do list is longer than it needs to be and it is now time to take care of personal stuff.  There isn’t much of a chance of rain, but we would take one.   The only day better than today is tomorrow.  Or the next day.  I have to smoke a turkey on that day.  Can’t wait.  

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Posted on November 22, 2016

There are several things around this piece of paradise that are borderline USELESS.  First and foremost, the item that has been useless is a 15 year old son.  He is now working to rectify this problem.  I think back to my brothers at this age and wonder how our parents didn’t smother them with a pillow.  I’m real sure that I didn’t cause any problems.   I have a couple of bucks standing around here

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Another Day

Posted on November 21, 2016

Mike Rowe from the tv show Dirty Jobs needed to be filming 3 miles south of Fargo on this fine evening.  I just finished trimming hooves on 13 four to seven month old buck prospects. Dude, they have jizzed on their front legs, their chins, each other and now on my pant legs as I was trimming hooves.  It takes a really good soap to get that stuff off of your hands.  Even though this

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