Thoughts from Kelln


Posted on January 24, 2016

     Duke and I FINALLY found a day that we didn’t have other engagements or the weather wasn’t miserable.  We went quail hunting.  Now, the weather was butt-ass cold in the morning, but then the sun finally filtered through the clouds and it got decent.   We started the hunt off at Charlie’s on Friday night.  It was packed but the steaks were wicked good.  We then met at Brandon the Bruce’s on Saturday

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Week’s End

Posted on January 23, 2016

      Hadn’t made it to this keyboard much this past week.  Maybe it has been froze up like everything else here in paradise.  I’m ready for sun.  It hasn’t been terribly cold, just miserable.  Oh well. We started the week headed to a livestock judging contest at NOC in Tonkawa,OK.  Wasn’t bad, wasn’t great.  One of the teams managed to place 3rd.  A few mistakes here and there cost them.  It happens.  As

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Wether vs. Weather

Posted on January 17, 2016

     I’ve seen several sets of goats lately.  Actually, I’ve seen more doe kids than wethers.  (at least they were good doe kids)  These goats were in good shape and had been well cared for during the past month of weather that we have had here in paradise.  But, they hadn’t gained much. Even ones that had lived inside with heat.  Why haven’t they grown better?        Simply put, the weather.  It

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Posted on January 16, 2016

        The racist term is something that drives me crazy.  It has our nation quasi-scared to move, for fear of offending somebody. Get over it.  This country was made of multiple races and religions.  It is what it is.  Personally, I have told a joke or two that offered “racist” tones.  I’ve even told jokes that involved German/Irish/Catholic tones–wait, what?!  I don’t get it?  I’ve told redneck jokes.  I have a touch

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Posted on January 13, 2016

      Good luck to all of those that made the journey to the Mile High City.  I would like to be there, but it just ain’t in the cards.  

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Good Days!

Posted on January 10, 2016

       The great thing about agricultural-related industries is that a bad day may yield good days.  Yes, it may take weeks, even months to realize that it WAS a good day.  Sometimes, it is hard to realize that a bay day was actually a good day.  Mark it down in your little books of important stuff.  1-9-16 was a good day in this old fart’s year.         Mother Nature dumped

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Good Ones

Posted on January 07, 2016

       It is a common question to ask in the livestock world–“What does so-and-so judge like?”   The best answer to hear–“Without a doubt, you need a good one.” Personally, as a judge, buyer, shower, teacher, etc., I feel that I have been very consistent over the past decades in liking good ones.  Although types and kinds have changed, animals always need to be balanced, sound structured, plenty of muscle and have that

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Who’s the dumb one?

Posted on January 06, 2016

        There are a lot of times that I just shake my head, mutter a foul word or two under my breath and wonder who exactly is the dumbest?  Is it me?  Can’t be. Your president just announced his new world-changing gun control legislation.  What?  This is what those morons have been working on?  There is nothing about any gun control legislation that will stop any of the needless shootings that have

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Operation: Drowned Rat

Posted on January 03, 2016

     It is not an unknown fact that I have been battling mice and rats this past year.  I’ve had my share of victories but have also taken numerous defeats.  For whatever reason, we have seen more pack-rat problems this year.  They are immune to the bait blocks.  They set the rat traps off, then eat the peanut butter.  I came face to face with one a couple of weeks ago.  If we would

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The End

Posted on December 31, 2015

     The end of 2015 is here.  Dec. 31, 2015.  It’s been a good year, but I look forward to next year.   2015 was good for Rumour Has It and his sons.  Rumour sired the grand wether as well as the grand and reserve grand doe at Woodward.  The bronze wether at OYE was a Rumour.  The grand wether at Ark/Ok State Fair was a Rumour.  There was a division winning doe at

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