Thoughts from Kelln


Posted on January 16, 2020

This Australian wild brush fire situation is not a good deal. I know that they are getting rain in some places but more is needed.  Millions of acres burned, thousands of homes and countless number of animals killed, injured and now facing starvation.  Sure, there has been air drops of carrots and sweet potatoes but that is only going to go so far. The Koala population was already in decline.  There have been thousands of

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Big Fun

Posted on January 14, 2020

I enjoyed watching the pageantry and the national anthem of the pre game for the college football playoff.  I like the military presenting the flags.  I liked the Trumpster and the first lady walking out with the ROTC units.  I loved the USA chants when they walked onto the field.  I really liked listening to the LSU coach talk in the interview.  Always reminds me of the Waterboy.  Thus far into the game, it looks

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Posted on January 13, 2020

It’s the start of another week.  There was a weekend but no days off.  The next couple of months will just blend together into a long stretch of looking at critters, adjusting feed, practicing showmanship, trimming hooves, weighing, clipping does & calves, shearing wether sheep & goats and filling out entry cards.  But there is a highlight to this year.  I don’t have a kid showing.  So, I don’t have to buy additives, hair care

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Zip Code

Posted on January 06, 2020

No matter the zip code, every school group has the same issue to deal with, and that issue would be fund raisers. It doesn’t matter what zip code you live in, roughly 10% of the group will do 90% of the work.  There is always a few behind the scenes that are planning, coordinating and ram-rodding the entire effort.  I’ve taught at schools in 4 different zip codes and dealt with ag fund raisers in

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The Best Ever

Posted on January 05, 2020

Let’s get right to this list of 1.  Yes, the one and only one.  UNO.  There is no #13 or a 4A and 4 b.  Just 1.  That’s it.   I don’t ever pay money for this.  But, I like the stuff.  I’ve had the name brand stuff before but it pales in comparison.  My dad makes a really good mix but it isn’t the best.   Without a doubt, there is no other, the

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New Year

Posted on January 03, 2020

Tme.  I don’t have much time for this right now.  Breeding goats, feeding critters and running a concession stand at a pig show.  I’m not very smart.   Had a great trip to Phoenix with the Isbell and Ferguson families.  Brooke Ferguson won class 3 with a goat from me and was 2nd in class behind the reserve grand.  Julie Isbell won a class and was res. div. 3.  Great families that work hard, have

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Posted on January 01, 2020

Been there and back.  Left Phoenix on Tuesday morning to head home.  On the couch by 10 pm on Tuesday evening.  No, I did not make it midnight. Happy New Year!!

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Wicked Awesome

Posted on December 26, 2019

I hope that all of you have had an enjoyable Christmas season.  Mine has been wicked awesome.  The favorite daughter flew in last Saturday.  We had an excellent meal and time at Tammy’s parents house on the 23rd.  The 24th brought an excellent Christmas eve mass followed by the Kelln family Christmas Eve dinner and gathering. Then a big family breakfast/brunch on Christmas Day.  All in all, it was wicked awesome. Tammy and I got

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Good name

Posted on December 21, 2019

The most common question in the show goat industry is: “Where is the next 900?” We still throw 900 around on a regular basis.  Triple bred 900, 900 line, goes back to 900, whatever.  He is one of, if not the most influential buck in the show goat world. In reality, it has been almost 15 years since 900 started changing the show goat industry. Much in the same way that Sugar Ray dominated the

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Warranties & Guarantees

Posted on December 19, 2019

What kind of warranty goes with this product? What kind of guarantee is there?   This fine day found me answering texts and phone calls regarding warranties & guarantees on goats.   Excellent topic as most warranties & guarantees in the goat business are implied.  Most livestock people follow a time-honored warranty regarding their critters.  BUT, as non-livestock people enter the business, they might think differently. Communication between buyer and seller will almost always help

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