Thoughts from Kelln

May the 8th

Posted on May 09, 2016

     Yes, it has been a day or 4 since I have hit the keyboard.  For one, Duke and I were hooked up on the 5th.  It was a screwed up day at school, so he got some welding done.  I used the detention kids to get some work done at the ag farm.  Good Trade.  They didn’t want to stare at homework that they were not going to work on and I needed

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May the 4th

Posted on May 04, 2016

May the 4th be with you. I wish that I had time to sit in front of the tube and watch some Star Wars on this fine day. Probably won’t happen. I understand the value of a text message.  But I DON’T like them as a primary means of communication.   I can sound like an ass in a regular conversation, but I can sound real bad in a text message.  I don’t always mean

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Planning Ahead

Posted on May 03, 2016

I’m not very good at.  Actually, that is not true.  I am real good at planning 4 to 3 days or less ahead.  I actually get real good at planning the night before.  That whole week ahead can cause problems.  A lot can change in a week’s time.   I am glad that the State FFA Convention is over.  One more thing marked off of the calendar.  Now, it is time to start looking forward

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Just Right

Posted on May 01, 2016

Some places and some times while doing some things just seem to be just right more than others.  Like Happy Gilmore, we each have a happy place to go to in times of need.  Everybody has a list of these places and times.  There ain’t a wrong answer.  Here’s this list ( in no particular order) 1.–Sorting good stock.  Whether it be cattle, goats, pigs, dogs, chickens or even a sheep, I just like sorting

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Saturday Morning

Posted on April 30, 2016

Between getting my eyes flash-burnt yesterday while helping Duke weld and trimming nose hairs this morning, it seems like I have been crying a lot.  The eyes are staying red and moist.  I think that I might need to put new batteries in the nose hair trimmer.  I need to burn some horns, vaccinate and ear tag some critters.  Plus, the Dragon Lady is wanting the rest of her garden stuff done.  Probably going to

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Dragging Donkeys

Posted on April 29, 2016

I’ve got a lot to write, but not a lot of desire.  We’eve been to the OK state FFA convention.  Tired, wore out, dragging ass and therefore, not in the right frame of mind to hit the keyboard.  Catch you later.  

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Diva Saturday

Posted on April 25, 2016

First of all, I want to start this post with a nod to the Shattuck FFA members that competed this weekend.  Kaylee Holt was 4th at the State FFA Public Speaking finals in the 9th grade FFA Opportunities division.  It has been many moons since a Shattuck kid competed or placed at the state finals.  Congrats Kaylee.  I won’t list all of the kids but congrats to all of the ag-science kids that competed.  Addie

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Some R Better

Posted on April 22, 2016

  Ladies & Gents, I am here to tell you that some days are better than others.  Especially, in the goat biz.  I almost enjoyed looking at my doe herd.  The sun was out.  The ground is moist.  Wind–minimal.  The herd of brombies are in various states of shedding hair, needing a hoof trimmed, some are bagging down, others not yet and all are full belllied and content.  I stood there in the middle of

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Still Cool

Posted on April 21, 2016

I don’t care if you are 45 or getting ready to turn 26, it is still cool when somebody hands you a Benjamin for your birthday.  Even though a $100 may not go as far today as it did when I turned 26, it is still a cool feeling when your mom hands you a crisp $100 bill.  Even cooler when same mom/mimi hands your daughter/her granddaughter a $100 bill at the same time for

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Hump Day

Posted on April 20, 2016

     Wednesday morning.  Hump day is here.  Not only does it feel like we are getting over the hump for the week, this almost feels like the hump for the school year.  Very few contests left this year.  One speech contest is left–state.  State CDEs and State Agriscience are this weekend.  That just leaves the State FFA Convention next week.  The year is nearing the end.      The district speech contest was last

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