Thoughts from Kelln


Posted on December 13, 2014

    I sit here at this computer, wondering if I should write, what to write, while an absolute goat industry GIANT, huge in stature, stands only feet away from the keyboard.  Maybe, we need a guest author tonight.  Maybe, not.  Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to call it a night.  

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Posted on December 12, 2014

      People, we have real problems developing right in front of us.  The first problem is not just relegated to goat producers.  It is a REAL 1st-world problem.  We have too many logins and passwords.  Heck, I had to try 4 different times just to login into my own website.  For email, school, work, online auctions and other non-personal websites, I try to keep my logins/passwords somewhat similar.  But, some sites need a

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Posted on December 09, 2014

     For non-stockshow people, it is hard for them to comprehend the amount of dollars spent on a “good one”.  You commonly hear phrases such as “These animals cost THOUSANDS!”  And, “I CANNOT believe how much money people spend on these animals.”   Some would think that we are crazy for the amount of money spent on show animals, show feed, supplements, clippers, heat to keep them warm, vet bills, etc, etc, etc.  I

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Posted on December 08, 2014

     I have and still am fighting a wicked sinus infection.  It isn’t a cold and thankfully is not the flu, but it has kicked my donkey like an OSU kicker kicks field goals in Bedlam overtime–Hard and good!  I haven’t missed work, any appointments, chores and I dang sure didn’t miss the Champions Choice Jackpot.      The jackpot was held this past Saturday at Norman.  About 150 wethers and 125 does.  Way

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Not Much

Posted on December 03, 2014

     I’ve got all  you would ever want to read, but when it comes down to it, to be honest, I really don’t have much.  I did have, but then I clicked on facebook first.  And the wheels fell off.  I like Koalas.  And when I saw a facebook link to a craigslist ad for selling a used Koala….well, I just had to read that ad.  Look it up.  It is funny.  Obviosuly, GumNut

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Hello world!

Posted on December 02, 2014

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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Random…Way Random!

Posted on December 01, 2014

     As I start to hit this keyboard, a song is kicking off on iTunes.  It is a TRUE classic–Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture.  Yes, this tune is actually in my tunes selection, along with several other classics.  The problem that I am having with this song, on this night, is that as the song plays, all I can envision is the ending of a great American classic movie–“Caddyshack”.  Gopher holes blowing up, golf bets being

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Yes, that would be correct.

Posted on November 30, 2014

      The term “flushing” is an aptly coined term when describing the process of embryo transplant in the caprine industry.  The problem isn’t that you can “flush” a butt-load of cash into these programs.  You can and will.  The problem is that you can “flush” a crap load of time, work, effort, planning, desires and worst of all, hope.  The whole process can “flush” the want-to right out of you.      A

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Posted on November 29, 2014

    I started the day checking the kidding barn.  Still slow.  Then fed the stock.  I then plugged the ear buds into the iTunes and headed to Shattuck.  I’ve watered the greenhouse, fixed waterers at the ag farm, then dug up a water line at home and trimmed hooves, looked at goats and the usual, all while listening to great tunes.  Basically, I’ve had a really good day getting stuff done while dealing with

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Posted on November 27, 2014

Kdding barn checked.  Nothing new.  Fire the smoker up at 4 am.  The bird was injected, seasoned and on the smoker by 4:30.  Goat tenderloin seasoned and on the smoker by 5 am.  I am thankful that I am just in charge of getting the meat smoked by noon.  Once, that is done, I will be bascially worthless.  I will eat a pie or two.  I’m sure that there will be a facetime episode with

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