Thoughts from Kelln

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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Posted on April 19, 2016

     We’ve been syncing some does the past week or so.  Needed a few to come in so that we could clean a few bucks out.  You know, to get rid of the rusty load.  Got a few more synced to go on a trailer ride to make sure that there are some hot does when we collect bucks.  And an open doe or two might have came into heat last night.  All of

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It Happens

Posted on April 18, 2016

On occassion, it actually rains in this part of the world.  This weekend, it happened.  It started raining Saturday afternoon and kept at it until Sunday morning.  There are 2 inches in the rain gauge.  The only thing that keeps it from being a perfect rain is that it is a couple of weeks late getting here.  But, we will take it.   And with the rain, other issues happen.  Saturday evening, I was on

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Posted on April 15, 2016

      I might have been looking at a certain other website, that I kind of like to frequent.  It has lots of humour on it.  One of their topics was discussing the English language.  I can’t argue with the posts as it provides some definite proof that our language is plumb sideways. I haven’t seen any of his stuff in quite some time, but I always enjoyed the humour and wit of Gallagher.

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Posted on April 14, 2016

We’ve had a couple of sets of triplets born in the past couple of days.  Luckily only 2 of each survived.   But one thing about a lot of sets of triplets is that one or all of them will be spraddle legged for several hours.  They just can’t seem to get their legs underneath themselves.  Some of this is a result of triplets being all tucked up inside together.  Some of it may be

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Posted on April 12, 2016

It is truly amazing at how close a yipping coyote can sound like it is sitting right on your front porch.  3:54 am this morning and I was outside with a rifle that has a light mounted on it.  I first thought the critter was in the front yard, then by the mailbox but as it turned out he was sitting down by the north pond.  They can throw that voice out there. Another amazing

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Sale Over

Posted on April 11, 2016

      The Banners and Backdrops sale is done and in the books.  Personally, I would call it a success.  Duke and I got to Perry on Friday afternoon.  We had planned on being there earlier, but it just didn’t happen.  We got setup, unloaded, fed and watered then found a hotel.  Tyke, the Gambler, Duke and I made a dash over towards Morrison to the Ring Family compound.  Eric and his brother Michael

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