Thoughts from Kelln

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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Bigger Shoes

Posted on January 29, 2016

      “I need to buy bigger shoes.  In my effort to stomp out laziness and idiocy, I have realized that I am going to need bigger shoes.”   I would love to take credit for this quote, but I heard it from the legendary Tom Lamle.  I have had several incidents the past few days that have made me think about buying bigger shoes, even though my ECCOs fit just fine.  I don’t

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Posted on January 27, 2016

   If you make a fruit salad and put grapes in it, the grapes always taste like grapes.  They don’t take on the flavor of strawberries, cherries or even the dreaded grapefruit.  Basically, the grapes are impervious to the other fruits.   Likewise, if you make a chex party mix, the pretzels always taste like pretzels.  They don’t take on the worcestershire sauce or the cayenne pepper. They stay pretzels.  Once again, the word impervious

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Crunching #s

Posted on January 26, 2016

I’ve been studying several sets of numbers.  From the past several years.  Why?  I want to know if this flushing goats deal is worth it or not.  I know that I get a foul taste in my mouth when I mention flushing, but is it really that bad? Here’s what I will tell you: 1–It is a lot like Vegas.  In short, you better gamble often and put money on numerous does.  If you are

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Finally–Vol. 2

Posted on January 25, 2016

Yes!  Yes!  Finally, yes!  The sun finally shined.  It was decent this morning, got warmer and was good all day.  For the first time in several weeks, one could go outside and not feel like they were being stabbed repeatedly with an ice pick.  The wheat and triticale in this part of the world had retreated back into the ground.  It perked up a bit today.  The does left the oat hay bale and headed

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Posted on January 24, 2016

     Duke and I FINALLY found a day that we didn’t have other engagements or the weather wasn’t miserable.  We went quail hunting.  Now, the weather was butt-ass cold in the morning, but then the sun finally filtered through the clouds and it got decent.   We started the hunt off at Charlie’s on Friday night.  It was packed but the steaks were wicked good.  We then met at Brandon the Bruce’s on Saturday

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Week’s End

Posted on January 23, 2016

      Hadn’t made it to this keyboard much this past week.  Maybe it has been froze up like everything else here in paradise.  I’m ready for sun.  It hasn’t been terribly cold, just miserable.  Oh well. We started the week headed to a livestock judging contest at NOC in Tonkawa,OK.  Wasn’t bad, wasn’t great.  One of the teams managed to place 3rd.  A few mistakes here and there cost them.  It happens.  As

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Wether vs. Weather

Posted on January 17, 2016

     I’ve seen several sets of goats lately.  Actually, I’ve seen more doe kids than wethers.  (at least they were good doe kids)  These goats were in good shape and had been well cared for during the past month of weather that we have had here in paradise.  But, they hadn’t gained much. Even ones that had lived inside with heat.  Why haven’t they grown better?        Simply put, the weather.  It

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