Thoughts from Kelln

Local/County Stock Shows

Posted on February 23, 2016

       The local or county stock show is one of those things that can drive a person nuts.  To some, it is a goal to win a local or county show.  I have to remind myself of this when dealing with kids.  Some have different goals than others.  I understand.  And at times, I forget this fact.   We just survived the Ellis County Stock Show.  Four species plus all of the showmanships

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That time again

Posted on February 22, 2016

       A year ago, several people got butt hurt about a blog post that I wrote that involved local and county shows.  Of course, I also got LOTS of texts, calls and emails agreeing with the post.         Now, it is that time again.  I am not trying to offend anybody but this reiterates a point.  Some people in the industry are upset because an animal didn’t make the minimum

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Show Season is here

Posted on February 18, 2016

      The Okie and Texas show seasons are now in full swing.  Oklahoma has had a couple of district shows and the county shows are going on.  I wanted to head to San Antonio but I just couldn’t make it work.  So, I made it to the SW District show in Chickasha.  I hadn’t been to this show before.  Glad I went.  The top end of the wethers and does was wicked good.

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Posted on February 17, 2016

Tuesday evening on the 16th day of February 2016.   There are decisions to be made.  I want/need to head south.   The weather may be too nice for this time of year.   I need to decide what I can do and shouldn’t do.   The Okie Coalition auction is taking place.  I have already donated.  My partners have donated.  Do I need to buy stuff?  Decisions to be made.   I bought stuff.

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Swamped with SHEEP!?!

Posted on February 15, 2016

       The schedule has gotten completely bogged down.  I am normally a fairly organized person, but the first 2 weeks of February can make somebody get old, fat and gray haired.  Between all of the state office PILES of deadlines, Woodward entries, OYE entries and trying to get stock right, things get hectic.  Now, throw in trying to keep up with personal crap and $H!#!  A person can end up swamped.    

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Best National Anthem rendition….EVER!

Posted on February 12, 2016

       Many people have been taking up facebook, texts, news space and other form of social media as they gush about how good lady gaga did performing the National Anthem before the super bowl.  I even mentioned that I thought that she did a good job.   Let’s review this deal.  Personally, I think that she sang our National Anthem straight forward and like it is supposed to be sung.  She obviously has

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Super Sunday

Posted on February 07, 2016

      The weather was supposed to be super here in paradsise on this Sunday.  The sun shined, but the wind is howling.  The wind wasn’t supposed to crank it up until Monday.  Hopefully, this means that it will quit early.   I watched a 30 for 30 on espn when I got home from mass.  It was about the ’85 Bears.  These 30 for 30 shows are very well done.  I really enjoyed

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Tuesday Evening

Posted on February 05, 2016

      Tuesday evening (yes, I realize that it is Thursday evening when I am writing this) turned out to be quite the busy evening.  First of all, it was the Groundhog Day Semen Sale.  Thank you to all the buyers and bidders.  Judging from the sales report, it looks like several people in Indiana are planning on some goat breedings using frozen semen.  Most of the lots will be headed to the Hoosier

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Groundhog Day

Posted on February 02, 2016

2-2-16       Groundhog Day is here.  Punxsutawney, PA is awating Punxsutawney Phil to emerge from his burrow.  This is one of the more iditoic holidays, but it is kind of cool.  I would like to be in Punxsutawney, PA for Groundhog Day.  This town has managed to find a reason to celebrate.  It is a pretty good marketing campaign because I’m pretty sure that the majority of us would have never heard of

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Good Story

Posted on January 30, 2016

      It is a known fact that I like a good story.  There are those people that never realize a story is going on right in front of them.  While some people do a really good job of witnessing stories, some people live these stories and others just happen to write the script for a good story.          Recently, I have had to deal with haircut decisions.  Since 1996, I

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