Thoughts from Kelln

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Posted on May 27, 2016

We hadn’t been as wet as some goat herders, but we haven’t been dry.  Now, we are bonafide wet.  It has rained here 4 of the last 5 days.  Not a lot of rain, but enough.  Yesterday brought a pile of wind, some hail, rain and tornado warnings.  We had a basement full of kids as there was some on their way home from Woodward and this was a close shelter through the storm.  It

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Two 4 Tuesday

Posted on May 25, 2016

Back in the day, KATT radio out of OKC used to do a Two 4 Tuesday–two songs, back 2 back from the same artist.  This was pre-XM, Pandora or all of the other neat stuff that the kids have now.  In the early 90s, while working at the OSU meat lab, we used to love Two 4 Tuesday.  Otie might be pining for some Lynyrd Skynyrd and when it hit, it was liking winning the

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Posted on May 24, 2016

Been on the road for several days.  My co-pilot and I headed out early Friday morning.  We met at Schneberger’s, looked at goats and then headed south.  We made it to Jacksboro for lunch.  I hadn’t been to Dairyland in years.  I’m glad that we made the stop there.  They serve up some good stuff there.  One of the waitresses took a look at  Milligan’s hair and remembered that she needed to make a hair

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Random–do it, to it

Posted on May 19, 2016

This blog is supposed to be about random Kelln thoughts.  Let’s do it, to it.   First, I don’t plan on writing about hard pulls on goats for a while.  Why?  The next doe due after I wrote that post,  I pulled a kid.  Alive, albeit a doe kid.  The next one.  I had to pull the first one.  Lost him.  But, upon pulling that one, the next one presented itself.  I helped him out.

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Hard Pull

Posted on May 17, 2016

It was past time to start kidding again.  Two days past time.  This fact alone was making me a bit nervous.  Now throw in the fact that it was a first time doe, although she is a 2 year old.  Finally, she was in labor on Monday evening.  It was a hard pull.  A very hard pull. C section was crossing my mind.  Luckily, Muret was here.  He held the horns while I ran the

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