Thoughts from Kelln

Great Americans

Posted on February 03, 2015

     I routinely find myself surrounded by great Americans.  No, I don’t hang out with very many dignitaries, politicians or celebrities.  We just do our own thing.  Which is way more fun.  And those that are around us tend to have a large time as well.  Yesterday, I decided to fire up the smoker.  Pork loin and ribs along with some sausages.  Tammy made some sides and texted some people.  The super bowl was

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Posted on February 01, 2015

      I attend more than my fair share of live auctions.  From cattle salebarns to land auctions, equipment auctions, fund raising auctions, breeding and show stock auctions and of course, a goat sale or three.  I like watching people at live auctions.  There are numerous types of bidders at live auctions.   1–The Low Rent bidder.  They will start everything at floor price.  They aren’t looking for the best one or the best

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Travel Time

Posted on January 29, 2015

     I took a crew of kids back to Tonkawa for the NOC interscholastics.  These teams participated in the Ag Communications and Food Science CDE contests.  Although these kids are very capable, my expectations were not high.  They needed to go see how these contests look in real life.  It’s kind of hard to teach a kid to dribble a basketball until they’ve seen a basketball dribbled.  That’s what we did today.  Basically, we

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News? What News?

Posted on January 27, 2015

      In today’s society there is almost NO place to go for accurate news reporting.  Now don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of channels that are reporting news.  It’s just that there are very few that are actually reporting news that people care about.  And even fewer channels that report ACCURATE news.  These “news” reporters hide behind the 1st amendment.  And I used the term HIDE.  As long as they are reporting

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Okie Coalition

Posted on January 26, 2015

      I noticed that had a banner up for the Okie Coalition.  I like it.  There is an outstanding list of goat industry supporters that are working to make things possible.  All of those contributors and buyers need to be thanked.  It is often said that goats are “treated like 2nd class citizens at the big shows.”  Texas has pretty well gotten goats to an equal playing field.  Oklahoma has made big

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Good? No, GREAT!

Posted on January 25, 2015

     I didn’t have a lot lined up for this Saturday, but I had plenty to do.  The weather was supposed to be nice and they were right.  I took care of some rat killing during the AM.  Watched a bit of “McClintock” while I was eating lunch.  Then went out to work on some goats.        I then had a completely un-expected visitor pull into my drive.  A friend of mine

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Blind Hate

Posted on January 23, 2015

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Fake Tits

Posted on January 22, 2015

      Yes, that is actually the title.  I think that fake tits are the root of a lot of problems.  We can turn this into a goat discussion as I have been dealing with a doe that is having udder problems.  The problems all stem back to somebody having her teats “corrected” in order to be show ring acceptable.  Now, she has problems.        I actually think that fake tits on

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Snotty Noses

Posted on January 21, 2015

     How do you know when to be concerned about a snotty nose on a goat?  To me, it depends on the situation.  A baby with snot gets attention real quick.  A mature doe, well, I’ll check her later and see if she is clear.         When it comes to the show wethers, we take a “wait and see” approach.  First, it isn’t uncommon for any animal to have a little

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Posted on January 20, 2015

     Just got in from a livestock judging trip.  It’s been a few years since I’be hauled a livestock judging team.  Especially a team of 8th graders.  But it was a good trip and successful.  The team did well, but it is time to get reasons improved.  That, we can do.          Talked to a goat dad and his daughter at the contest.  They have 14 does on feed.  All are

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