Thoughts from Kelln

On a positive note

Posted on March 24, 2017
Part of me is glad to hear all of the remarks regarding the karma post.  But, I also don’t want to lose sight of the fact that although there are some turds that cause problems in this industry, the HUGE majority of people in the stock show game are legit.  Some of the absolute best people that I have ever dealt with are stock show people.  I’ve written about great Americans such as Jim Rhodes,

Comparing Jobs

Posted on March 22, 2017
Tonight, I had to attend a donkey basketball event.  Fargo Ag Boosters hosted a donkey basketball tournament with competing teams from Arnett, Fargo, Ft. Supply and Shattuck.  Arnett beat Fargo in the first game.  One of the Arnett boys slapped Mr. Spake on the back and said, “Good job, coach.  That’s one more win than we had ALL basketball season.” We had a couple of bad asses that didn’t want to be ridden.  Several of


Posted on March 21, 2017
I love it! I thoroughly enjoy it when karma comes back to bite cheaters in the ass.  But, I absolutely hate it when you look at the collateral damage.       First of all, congrats to Kedrick Miller and crew for raising the reserve grand wether at OYE as selected by the judge.  It looks like yankee goats can compete anywhere.  Kedrick, Cooper and their crew works hard and wins and as a result

Jerry Jeff Walker

Posted on March 20, 2017
I hadn’t hit this keyboard in almost two weeks till yesterday morning.  Then, I just had to mention that it wasn’t windy.  Dang!  I jinxed it as the wind came howling down the plains.  Brandon THE Bruce was the first to call me on this.  I am sorry. I have seen Jerry Jeff Walker play live.  It was a decade or two and a half ago in Lubbock, TX.  I have always liked his song

I’m back!

Posted on March 18, 2017
Sometimes orange juice just tastes better at home.  After living in a Hampton Inn in Oklahoma City for the past nine days, it is great to be home, drinking a glass of orange juice out of an old Eskimo Joe’s cup while sitting in my own office chair.  The sun is shining, the wind is not blowing and there is plenty to be done.  I am glad that the stock show season is over.  It


Posted on March 9, 2017
All of us in the stock show game want to know who was grand at whatever show.  How good was it?  All of that crap.  But, there is a real world that goes on outside of the show ring.  We can lose sight of that.  A small percentage of kids actually win big shows.  Very few.  But, there are always kids that are dealing with real life. For example, I have a student who owns

Sound Advice

Posted on March 8, 2017
Anybody that knows me will allow that I am basically a wedge-ass and don’t like to spend money.  BUT,  but when I’ve had it with something, get it done, hand me a bill and I will hand you a check.  DONE! I’m at that point with tree limbs and trees.  I’ve rented man lifts and trimmed trees.  I’ve hauled limbs numerous times every year.  I’m done!  I’ve had it! I had a tree trimming crew


Posted on March 7, 2017
It has been windy here for the past week.  I mean really nasty windy.  But Monday brought a whole new level of windy.  I truly believe that it was the windiest day that I ever remember.  Brutal!  The kind of wind that folds pickup doors backwards. We lost backyard fence, feeder lids and the trampoline got rearranged.  And of course, more tree limbs.  All of this can be dealt with.  However, with wicked winds and

New Schedule

Posted on March 4, 2017
I haven’t been to a doctor since pre-Y2K.  But, I’m starting to think about it.  This Friday brought no stock shows and no school.  Finally a day that I could just do my own stuff.  But this crud has me slown down.  So, I had a new schedule.  Work an hour or two, then lay down to rest till the oxygen came back. This went on all day.  I spent more time on the couch

Survived…kind of

Posted on March 2, 2017
The livestock competition part of the Woodward District Jr. Livestock Show is now complete.  There is only the premium sale left.  And if you want to attend on Thursday night, I will buy you a steak dinner at the sale. First, I want to thank the show management and the Woodward County Event Center staff for the outstanding work that they do to run the day to day of this show.   These facilities and

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