Thoughts from Kelln

What? A mini-van

Posted on March 25, 2015

     I’ve been trying to get organized to clip some buck prospects.  I don’t have time or the desire to do this, but it needed done.  On Sunday evening, I got wind of a goat clipper lurking around Oklahoma.  HOOK ME UP!  And it happened.  This morning, a mini-van rolled into our piece of paradise south of Fargo.  Yes, a mini-van.  Two college age young men got out and went to unloading 2 roll-up

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OYE…WOW! part 2

Posted on March 24, 2015

      Yes, I know it has been a day or 3 since I posted, but I have been on the road.  The goat business is a never-ending vicious circle.  Round and round, getting nowhere fast.         I’m telling you, this OYE goat show was wicked good.  Congrats to the Pfeiffer’s for raising the grand and reserve wethers as well as the grand doe.  Good, strike that, great goats.  These top

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Posted on March 21, 2015

    I’ve got volumes that need dispensed.  However, I am old, wore out, tired, sore and it is late.  But this OYE was special.  It was the 100th anniversary.  The quality was off the hook.  The shows were ran well.  The judges were top shelf.  The premium sale went REAL WELL!        As far as the goat show goes….all I have is that the quality of wether goats in Oklahoma is 2nd

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Matt Foley

Posted on March 17, 2015

      I’m not living in a van, down by the river, yet.  But I did look out the north window of the room and realize that I am living in a hotel room, down by the river.  Every now and then, I like to watch the SNL sketch of Matt Foley- motivational speaker.  It puts me in a good mood.        Really good heifer show concluded at OYE today. High quality.

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Posted on March 16, 2015

     It is a fine Sunday evening in OKC.  Lots of stuff going on at OYE.  We are just two days away from a personal national holiday -St. Patrick’s Day.  Green, shamrocks & blarney stones and if I’m lucky maybe we’ll catch leprechaun with a pot of gold.  Can’t wait.        Also on Tuesday, we are offering Rumour Has It semen.  Ten lots of 10 straws.  This dude is making way good

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Posted on March 13, 2015

    Well, here it goes.  Again.  I will go to the Oklahoma Youth Expo as an ag teacher.  It feels weird.  And I feel old.  Duke has shown there the past 6 years, and I wasn’t an ag teacher.  Plus, you can add a year or two before Duke started showing.  It’s hard to get ready to leave when there is so much to do here, not counting my personal stuff.  Oh well, it

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Posted on March 12, 2015

    For those of you NON-goat people, I wrote a line last night, that might not have made sense to you.  The following line needs clarification, “Which means that the oil is blacker than the head on a Starbuck offspring.”  It has been brought to my attention that some thought this was border-line racist.  While others wondered how I knew that the Starbuck’s coffee owners had black headed kids.  Here’s the deal.  Starbuck is

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Posted on March 11, 2015

     “My momma taught me not to use language like that.”  Yes, I spelled it right.  No, it is not a cuss word.  Although, it could be used as one.  Iseki is actually a brand of tractor. It is a Japanese built-tractor that is about 16 horsepower and perfect for a roto-tiller.  These little dudes are designed for rice paddys–4wd, narrow tires with deep tread, 3 tranny ranges, 4 pto speeds and they are

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First Pitch

Posted on March 10, 2015

    All righty now!  We need to throw this thing out like a first pitch.  It doesn’t matter if it is a strike, or one hopped to the plate or if it even gets to the plate.  No matter what, the first pitch needs thrown. And I’m throwin’ a heater right down the middle, belt high.  And you can’t hit it because I am right!  Here it is.  This whole parrot mouth deal in

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Road Trip

Posted on March 08, 2015

     Had a fellow goat breeder/retard journey to our part of paradise.  He just wanted to see goats.  Does, wethers, buck prospects…it didn’t matter.  He wanted to see goats, so that’s what we did.  We looked at goats here, there, south of here, west of here, east of here, we looked at goats.  We had planned on making more miles than we did, but the day just flew by.  And, we took precautions to

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