Thoughts from Kelln

Some things

Posted on June 2, 2017
Some things will make you want to throat punch an anaconda.  To start with, I share this house with a 16 year old Kelln male.  I know that I was an easy kid to raise.  But I am gaining an appreciation for what my parents dealt with while raising the other two brothers. Some things, such as weaning cows and calves, will cause some grief.  Especially, if those cows and calves belong to that 16


Posted on May 31, 2017
I found summer last Saturday.  It was a 104 degrees near Guthrie, TX.  I’m not ready for that heat.  Sunday was not a fun day here.  Started the day assessing hail damage.  Then realized that the diesel tank was leaking.  Good thing I had the CooP fill those tanks earlier in the week.  Duke got to catch several buckets (clean white buckets from NE OK) of farm diesel while I went and stole a fuel

Hail No!

Posted on May 29, 2017
I would like to tell you that I meant to type Hell No, but I would be wrong.  Saturday night brought some wicked stuff.  Big hail!  Luckily we were on the very south side of this storm.  The town of Fargo was a direct hit.  Our friend Jay Bogdahn took a head on collision with softball size hail.  He will be getting new windows on the west side of his house. Earlier this week, I


Posted on May 25, 2017
“The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself.” Dude, I can get wound up and in a hurry.  It doesn’t take me long to get pissed.  But, I do think that I am getting better.  Some topics and some happenings get me wound quicker than

Here’s what I know

Posted on May 24, 2017
This post shouldn’t take long, but…. I am real glad that it has rained…and rained…and rained….and rained… but I am sick of the mud.  And I can tell you that goats look like shit when it has rained and rained and rained.  Basically, we need some sunshine.  Solar power fence chargers and solar power water wells work better when the solar power is available.  I have had a crappy day or two and a few


Posted on May 20, 2017
That would be me on this fine Friday evening.  Part of me would like to gripe about the amount of rain that we have had in the past 6 weeks, but I know better.  Although, I can hear Bob Seelke in the back of my mind–“I can buy all the dad gum hay that I need to raise goats. ”  I agree that goats do NOT like all the moisture and do NOT look good


Posted on May 16, 2017
I really didn’t expect to make it to this milestone. I didn’t plan on living this long, much less actually being married for 25 years.  It is hard to believe that there is one woman that would stay married to me for 25 years.  It hasn’t always been easy.  It has been work at times.  There has been a whole lot of give and take. It has been hard to keep the kids in line,

Toilet Material

Posted on May 15, 2017
I know, I know.  I haven’t been near the keyboard in a while.  Which is probably a good thing.  But for those of you that need some reading while you are taking care of your morning constitutional, here you go. This pen of yearling bucks near Perry, OK is impressive.  One would have to drive a lot of miles to see a set like BOB, Otis and Sinatra.  Good goats.  I would like to lease


Posted on May 8, 2017
Friday was perfect.  The only thing wrong with Friday was that we will not see another day as nice as that one the rest of this year. Saturday was good.  Had a few meatheads that wanted to make some money.  I paid them to clean out the kidding barn and the chicken barn.  If I would have taken the brunch that they ate, mid-afternoon snacks, multiple gatorades, etc.,  and “union” breaks into consideration, they probably

It Finally Happened

Posted on May 1, 2017
I have been limping along for months.  It hurts and I stay about half pissed at it.  I haven’t had time to do anything about it.  But, today, after dropping kids off downtown OKC, I went to Penn Square Mall to buy some clothes.  I then headed into the AT&T store.  By the grace of GOD, I caught a break in the crowd.  That and the workers laughed when they saw my ancient iPhone. I

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