Thoughts from Kelln

“Kind Of” April Fool’s Day Sale

Posted on April 01, 2016

  Huge thank you to all that bid, bought, called, texted, acted interested or anything else involving the “Kind Of” April Fool’s Day online sale.  I am truly thankful for the interest.  I had more phone calls and texts regarding this sale than any that we have ever had.  The phone has had trouble staying charged.  Again, THANK YOU! 12 lots went to 9 different states.  Some were new buyers that I have talked to.

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Hump Day

Posted on March 31, 2016

      Wednesday has been here and is on the way out.  Another dark night.  But that is to be expected.  Yesterday was a quick trip to Alva for the NWOSU FFA Interscholastics.  We only took a crew of 8th graders that wanted to compete in the Entomology contest.  These “buggers” did well for their first time as they picked up a 2nd place piece of hardware.  Then back to school.  For those of

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Posted on March 29, 2016

     The wife asked me what I wanted for supper?  I asked, “What are my options?”  She replied, “Something with hamburger or fajitas.”  I said, “A hamburger steak would be fine. See what Duke wants.”         Later, I walked into the house to the aroma of canadian bacon, sausage, eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, etc.  I mistakenly asked, “I guess Duke wanted Breakfast?”  Her reply, “No.  He didn’t care, but I wanted breakfast.”

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New Week

Posted on March 28, 2016

    Monday is here and a new week begins.  Hopefully, I am a little more caught up this week than what I have been.  I did have a good weekend.  Made it to the Bixler Ranch bull sale on Saturday.  Saw some really good cattle and some even better people.  Dad bought a dang good bull.  Sunday was Easter at Shattuck.  The only family member not there was Kela and Tammy fired up the

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Posted on March 24, 2016

You may get sick of reading it on here, but I am sick of dealing with it.  This wind has been absolutely relentless.  I feel sorry for the animals in it.  Trees, fences and roofs are taking a pounding.  The soil moisture is just being zapped from the ground.  I am thankful that we are not near the massive fires.  Hundreds of thousands of acres burnt.  Lots of dollars spent fighting them.  I wouldn’t wish

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Hold On!

Posted on March 22, 2016

      When the wind blows 35 mph or harder during the night, then you better hold on for the upcoming today.  It is already really windy today and it is supposed to get worse.  Ninety degrees and 50 mph wind kind of makes me think that I don’t want to be outside much.        Lots of online sales looked successful last night.  More to go tonight.  The season is upon us.

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Quick Turn Around

Posted on March 21, 2016

The Okie and Texas majors are in the books as of last week.  Now, look at all of the online sales going on today.  It is a quick turn around getting rid of one set and starting on the next set.  Personally, I’m not in a big hurry.  I probably need to get some decisions made as to selling some bucks, does and maybe some wethers.  We’ve got an online sale on the 31st.  April

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Posted on March 19, 2016

      I see these people with the 13.1 or 26.2 stickers on their car.  I understand that these numbers stand for miles run in a marathon.  I just completed the OYE marathon–Thursday AM of the 10th to Friday PM of the 18th.  Lots of miles logged.    OYE was an event.  The quality of stock and showmen is better than ever.  I thought the grand steer was one of the best that I

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Things I Love

Posted on March 11, 2016

This isn’t a top 10 list.  We can even kind of skip the obvious things such as my wife, kids, family, etc.  That part of the list are what makes life worth living.  Here is the dumbed down version of the list. A day with little wind and good temps.   Watching young animals when they first hit soil and see sunlight.  Regardless of a calf, piglet, lamb or goat;  if you aren’t in a

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Posted on March 10, 2016

It is a known fact that I don’t like texting, but that I also understand the value of using text messaging.  I am not opposed to using the written word (obviously) and that proper writing is a problem texting.  HOWEVER, in the past hour, I have dealt with several people VIA text messages.  After the 6th one, I noticed that 5 out of the 6 had replied with the same final reply–THANKS.  These weren’t necessarily

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