Thoughts from Kelln

Epic Fail!

Posted on July 26, 2016
Monday was flush day at Seelke’s place.  Jodi & I had 3 donors scheduled, Jodi & Bob had one, Sweet’s had two, Teel’s had one and Poe/Spradlin had one.  John & Jackie Edwards were going to do the ET work.  I like working with them.  Lots of help was there to do the manual labor.  The local vet was present to administer drugs.  Darbie Ross and Kory Dietz had recips there ready for frozen embryos.


Posted on July 24, 2016
It may suprise most of you that I used to read classical literature.  I’m talking when I was in grade school, junior high and even in high school.  I read a lot.  I had read the all time great novel by Charles Dickens, “A Tale of Two Cities” before I had a drivers license, without an English lit teacher assigning it as homework.  (By the way, this paid off in later years, when I actually


Posted on July 19, 2016
The past week or so has not been fun in the goat business. But, I did get to eat at a way good Mexican joint. The Kelln Klan met Frazier at Enrique’s in Ponca city. That place is good. Thanks. Looks like high quality mature does have some value. I see a lake in my near future. Over and out!

Test of Time

Posted on July 13, 2016
Caught the end of an older movie.  I guess it is actually old enough to be considered a classic.  The movie “Turner & Hooch” was on the tube.  This was a hit movie back in the 80s.  It was a good movie then, and it still stands the test of time.  But now, when watching it, you find yourself thinking, “My goodness.  Who realized that this actor was going to go on to win multiple

Reminds me of

Posted on July 11, 2016
I stepped out onto the driveway this evening and I was reminded of my favorite Jerry Jeff Walker song.  It is windy here today and one needs to be aware of that before “Pissing in the Wind”.  My buddy Connely Wade introduced me to Jerry Jeff Walker’s music back in ’89.  Then, while making some friends at the collegiate meats judging contests, I ended up seeing Jerry Jeff in concert in Lubbock, TX.  I even


Posted on July 9, 2016
What a waste?  This shooting in Dallas is beyond comprehension.  It doesn’t make sense.  And then to watch your president blame high-powered guns, not the shooter(s), makes you wonder who orchestrated this tragedy.   And to top it off, nothing happens to hillary for all of her transgressions.  Our economy is in the tank, our national debt is atrocious, our country’s morals and values are in the dumper, our military is not the super-power that

Friday, Friday, Friday

Posted on July 8, 2016
I’m not necessarily excited about it being the last workday of the week, but I am excited as I don’t have to drive anywhere on this fine day.  However, on Saturday, I get to go back to the east side of the state and pick up kids at alumni camp.  That is an all day deal. Thursday brought us summer temps.  The pickup said 107 at one point.  It was wicked hot with a pile


Posted on July 4, 2016
I’ve had several texts and calls regarding the use of copper boluses.  I have used copper for several years on babies with screwed up legs.  But, let’s be honest, this isn’t my idea.  Jodi Seelke studies all aspects of the goat industry.  She is the one that put me on the copper in the doe herd.  I agreee with her research.   Look at a map of copper deficient areas and this part of paradise


Posted on July 3, 2016
Kids…not goat kids, but our kids.  That is the actual business that we are in.  Tammy and I only have 2 kids of our own.   1–Kela, who has now traveled to 6 different contintents and thankfully, is back on U.S. soil….again.  She sent text pics of her visiting a national “shrine”.  Not a religious shrine,  although, I am REAL sure that there has been many prayers, names used in vain, and other phrases used

Goat Notes

Posted on July 1, 2016
Just a few notes about goats–does and dont’s. I hate it when it happens, but it does.  New showers need to make sure that halters properly fit their new projects.  The nosepiece needs to be as close to the eyes as possible.  NEVER walk away from a goat that is haltered and tied to a fence.  It doesn’t take long and they can choke themselves down.   We’ve been fighting some spots on babies eyes.