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Thoughts from Kelln

Shut the Gate

Posted on June 06, 2014

      Shut the gate is a term that needs to ALWAYS be practiced in life.  No matter what you do.  Always remember to shut the gate.  If you open a gate, shut it behind you.  Unless told otherwise.  It’s just good practice to shut the gate.        If you are dealing with livestock, then you will quickly learn to shut the gate.  If not, then you will find yourselves sorting does

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Hooked Up

Posted on June 04, 2014

     Covered some miles today and saw some nice goats.  The one constant that I am running into….it seems like most breeders are heavy on doe kid percentages….and have really good quality on the doe kid side of things.  Sasquatch (Shovanec and Sweet’s Helms bred buck) passed away recently.  Too bad as he left some really nice kids in his first crop.  Crush (Big Ern’s buck) really made a consistent kid crop.  I only

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It’s baaack!!

Posted on June 02, 2014

     Hold your skirt down, the wind is back.  And it came back with a vengeance.  I hadn’t missed it and I hope it goes away soon.  Dry, dirty and windy….as Jodi Seelke stated earlier, “You can grow a garden in your ears.”         We are waiting in anticipation as Sasha the corgi is due anyday.  She looks miserable.  We knew the due date because somebody was present to document the

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Firsts

Posted on May 31, 2014

What is the old saying?  There is a first time for everything.  Friday found us dealing with several firsts.         First of all, it was wet near Quitaque, TX.  I had never seen mud out there before.  We normally have sweat running down our cracks when we are out there.  This time was no different in that regard, but it wasn’t from 110 degree heat.  It was from the humidity.    

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I hope….

Posted on May 30, 2014

I hope that the rest of my weeks of being self-employed are as busy, productive and fulfilling as the first week.  Physically–I’m sore.  Mentally–refreshed.  And to answer the next question….No, it has not been profitable. Yet.  But I hope it will be.   I hope that tomorrow (Friday) is as fulfilling as I think it will be. I hope that the Rumour babies that are due in June look as good as the March/April set.

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Busy

Posted on May 28, 2014

     I apologize to all of you that are needing a fix of info from this little blog.  I’ve been a tick busy.  It has been hard to keep up with a blog or checking the chive for the past week.  This self-employment deal requires some time.  It also requires some record keeping.   I’ve recently heard stories of some ag teacher complaining/emailing about reports due.  Well, he better stick to careertech reports, because

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In Need of a Random Fix

Posted on May 25, 2014

     Pop, beer, chips and shoes……always spend more to get the good stuff.  There is a reason that the name brands cost more….they are worth it.  No need to half-ass when dealing with these items.  Sprinklers and garden hoses are other items that you should spend more money to buy the good ones.  I don’t know if I have ever told you all the one about the most racist item is actually a sprinker.

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1st day

Posted on May 23, 2014

       The 1st day after, was kind of eventful.  I had just as much paperwork to do (execept it was my own paperwork).  My phone was just as busy (but I wasn’t talking equipment) and I dang sure wasn’t bored.  I got a lot done, but not enough.  Then about 4 pm, I smelled rain, I heard lots of thunder and I heard two lightining crashes.  I finished welding and came out of

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I’m done

Posted on May 21, 2014

     It is a bittersweet day on this fine Wednesday.  Today is my last day at Western Equipment.  It’s taken several months of getting stuff wrangled around, loose ends tied up and things put into place but the day is here. I’m done and now the goat business is very serious around here.  Yes, I will be chasing goats full time.  It is now a business.  Have a good day.

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Advice

Posted on May 19, 2014

     I do like having visitors to our piece of paradise.  You might learn something.  For instance, Saturday afternoon, we had a family in from western Colorado and a family from central Kansas.  The family from Colorado was happy with their online purchase and wanted to look around. No problem.  I’ve got a really good kid, out of a proven doe, but he is bow-legged on the front end.  RIght now,  I would term

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