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Thoughts from Kelln

1988 Movie

Posted on August 08, 2019

Tomorrow is the first day of school at Shattuck America!  I’m actually ready for it to get rolling. Tonight, I finished chores and plopped down to the tv.  I flipped through the channels until I landed on the IFC channel, just in time for the start of the 1988 classic movie “Coming to America”.  After watching several minutes, I quickly realized this was the un-edited version.  Just like the movie that I first watched on

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New Day

Posted on August 05, 2019

It is a new day as Tammy leaves for High Plains Tech Center for a new year (with a different job title).  I head off to teacher meetings for a new year at Shattuck Public Schools.  Yes, I know that I told them that I would teach ag for a year and this is the start to year 6.  I’m actually ready. We got Duke moved into his dorm room.  Braden met us there.  It

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Anticipation

Posted on August 04, 2019

Saturday evening here in paradise.  It is the eve of Tammy and I moving our youngest to college.  So far, so good.  He is busy packing his video game consoles.  His welding gear is already good to go.  Clothes, he hasn’t started packing yet–“Mom, I can have them packed in 5 minutes.”   Her–“Dang it Duke!  You aren’t just going to camp.” Tammy asked him what he wanted for supper.  He just wanted to go

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Highlights

Posted on July 30, 2019

I have had more than my share of highlights in the goat industry.  No rankings. Just going to list some stuff that has always stuck out to me.   –Bingo.  I saw him for the first time when he was 3+ years old.  That wasn’t just a good goat.  That was good livestock.  He won everything.  His kids won.  And even though he was a purebred, those genetics were wicked enough to transpose the wether

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Scholarships

Posted on July 26, 2019

Oklahomashowgoats.com released their 2019 scholarship recipients.  Oooohh wow!  That is an impressive set of young people and there is one that I don’t know.  But I do forever more know that those other 5 are wicked good. Seth Hilfiker–Hadn’t heard of him before but was very impressed when I searched his name.  Congrats! Kylie Whitworth has an awesome FFA resume for any state, and Georgia (like Oklahoma) is one of the MAJOR FFA states.  I

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Why are you here?

Posted on July 24, 2019

Not some philosophical question about your existence.  Just a question that I have asked students during the past 20 years of teaching ag ed in Oklahoma. Why are you here? Hunh?! Why are you in this class? I want to learn to weld.  Or, I want to go to the shop.  Or, I want to build stuff.  All of these are very common responses.  Every ag teacher has heard these replies. During the 90s, I

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Empty Show Pens

Posted on July 23, 2019

When we got done with getting our asses handed to us at OYE, we didn’t load the wethers on the taco wagon.  We brought both goats and a pair of hair sheep home.  The two hair sheep found homes fairly quick.  Good and Cheap makes for a quick sale.  The two Willie High $ show goats were both gone to new homes by the end of April.  Moneywise, I could have done better, but I

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Vacay & Gems–right close to home

Posted on July 22, 2019

We took a bit of a vacation this week.  Tammy, Duke, myself and Duke’s half Mexican brother went on an excursion.  Duke’s half Mexican brother is Korbyn Schick.  Just a joke–I grew up with Korbyn’s parents.  He has been around our house a bunch.  His dad works at school with me.  Duke had a snap chat video at the state championship football game with–as he called it with, “his half Mexican brother”.  Korbyn was an

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Where to begin?

Posted on July 17, 2019

Tammy is officially on vacation.  I need to get in the vacation state-of-mind….however, I am not yet at that point.  It is easier to just stay home and at work than it is to leave for a few days.  I think that I will be ready in a week or so.  But that is when school starts and that is not a vacation.  s I guess President Trump made some tweets the past couple of

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Bills

Posted on July 16, 2019

We’ve all got ’em.  None of us like them.  This evening bill session was worse than normal.  Washing machine repair bill.  Pay it and be done.  Because we all know that I’m not going to wash any clothes by hand. Insurance bill for tractors, implements, drills, brush beaters, etc. –pay that dude cuz if a bad weather deal hits, that bill will seem cheap. Fertilizer and diesel bill.  I damn sure don’t like this bill

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