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Thoughts from Kelln

The Big Adventure….

Posted on February 14, 2014

is done.  I made it back to the house this morning.  Crawled my rear out of bed this morning and went to work.  I wasn’t unproductive at all, but I’ve had more energy than what I had today.        The Waterloo tractor factory was everthing that I hoped it would be.  You don’t have to be involved in agriculture to appreciate these factory tours.  The efficiency.  The technology. The pride in workmanship.  The

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Adventure-day two

Posted on February 12, 2014

People, let me tell you a thing or two. First, if you are in OK or TX and think it is cold outside, well it’s not. It was -22 this morning in Moline, IL. Yes, that is a negative sign in front of that double deuce. Next, if John Deere is doing something, it will be done right. We went on a gold key tour at the combine factory this morning. This is a special

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Adventure-Day One

Posted on February 10, 2014

My traveling companions and I have traversed across the frozen tundra also known as Illinois. We actually saw the thermostat get to positive #s. Little bit chilly and big piles of snow. Speaking of positive, Lance Rhodes (yes, Big Jim’s son), Tommy Milligan and myself made it to Hummel Livestock. Other than they have piles of snow, it was an excellent visit. We got to visit the cat barn. That was a cool, informative visit.

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Sunday

Posted on February 09, 2014

      It’s another cold day here in paradise.  We have a little bit of snow coming down, mixed with some sleet and freezing fog.  What the heck is freezing fog?  I don’t know for sure, but we’ve got it.  The goats all have hay, full feeders, shelter and access to a good drink.  I think the goats are ready for it to thaw out as well.        Looks like there are

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Friday night

Posted on February 08, 2014

       We aren’t far from Saturday morning as we hit the keyboard.  I don’t have a great story for you all tonight, but let’s see what tomorrow brings.        I did watch the opening ceremonies tonight.  One can never under-estimate the power of Russia.  That country is so big, so diverse and so scary at anything it wants to do, that we shouldn’t forget about them.        I know

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Diet

Posted on February 07, 2014

      I’m the fattest that I have ever been.  I have weighed around 188 for the past 20 + years.  Since, Thanksgiving I have blossomed to about 195 to 197.  I don’t have to hold my breath to button my jeans, but they are nearing maximum capacity.        What has caused this?  My regular diet was not a healthful one before nor since.  My habits have not gotten any worse, maybe

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online auctions

Posted on February 06, 2014

     There are a lot of questions surrounding online auctions.  I’ve been selling goats in online auctions as long as anybody.  Kela and Milligan partnered to do the first online goat auction in OK several years ago.  For a breeder that doesn’t have large #s, an online auction is an excellent place to market goats.  For a breeder that has LOTS of goats, it is an excellent way to attract new buyers, while still

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SNL

Posted on February 05, 2014

    Life is wonderful here at the Kelln Kompound.  We had over 8″ of a wet snow with NO wind today.  Finally, a chance for some moisture.  Of course, the cold sits in and the wind machine fires back up the rest of the week.  I hate how does can destroy fence.  Recently had a flush baby committ goat-icide (It’s always something new).  But, then I get an email from my beloved daughter.  

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Physics

Posted on February 04, 2014

      This continues to amaze me.  How a mature doe can fit through a creep gate that is too small a hole for some of the kids to fit through.  I’ve got this female dog of a doe that I cannot keep out of the creep area.  She doesn’t eat the feed.  She just wants to lay with the kids and crap a pile and piss all over the wood chips.  If she

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Pet Peeves & commercials

Posted on February 03, 2014

There are several things that I don’t like to deal with.  Some would call these pet peeves. 1–People who drive to slow in front of me. 2–Pallets–They are a PITA.  You have to have them, but then they are in the way. 3–Sandburs 4–Warm beer 5–No orange juice or no tea in the fridge. 6–Stock show animals not presented properly.  Dirty animals, bad clip/shear job, subpar showmanship,crappy judges, etc. 7–Bad politicians.   8–Radio commercials 9–The

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