Thoughts from Kelln

Like Whitesnake….

Posted on June 08, 2015

Here we go again.  That is one of my favorite songs.  And much like the song, here we go again.  I ventured south to numerous Texas sales.  Saw some good goats, saw some really good goats and saw several that didn’t look good but will be good.  I like those kind.  Of course, those common ones that don’t look good, yet, always cost $1,500 to $3,000 in Texas.  Okay.  I guess that is the cost

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Another Friday

Posted on June 05, 2015

is here and that means that I will be hitting the road.  Chores are done.  Another doe kidded this morning.  Knock on wood, but the buck kid percentage is rapidly increasing.  I look forward to the sales this weekend and every weekend through the rest of June.  There will be some cash spent on fuel, food and motels.  People sometimes forget to factor travel expenses into finding good goats.  Looks like lots of online sales

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What? You don’t like pizza?

Posted on June 04, 2015

     I’ve got a really good story involving the line “What?  You don’t like pizza?”  But this is not the forum for me to tell it.  However, I got home from another goat excursion, grabbed some pizza out of a box on the counter and shook some crushed red pepper and then some parmesan cheese on these slices of pizza.  Why?         I don’t really like parmesan cheese.  I wouldn’t eat

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Posted on June 03, 2015

     It is a well established fact that I like good music.  Especially hard hitting rock–big guitars, loud and cool lyrics.  But I really love the original outlaws–Waylon, Willie and the boys.  Once again, Duke and I were like Willie.  No, we didn’t spark one up, but we were on the road again.  Just burning up the ashphalt and looking at goats.        No matter where the road has taken us, dealling

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Good day

Posted on June 01, 2015

     Some days are better than others.  I didn’t get everything done on my sticky-note list, but it went well.  The sun shined, a mild breeze blew…basically it was a perfect day in paradise.  Then, we got busy.  Duke and I continue our conflict with the birds.  We had visitors.  We have had several visitors this past week.  Once they see Law & Order, the next question follows: “Is the K9 doe still alive?”

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Posted on May 30, 2015

      Everybody has a few.  Some have more.  Yeah, it was a good TV show.  I’m actually pretty selective about what I term a friend.  I’ve got one, maybe two, hopefully more than that.  I probably have more than I deserve.         I judge a friend by how that person would treat my family if I wasn’t around.  I would way rather somebody help Tammy and/or my kids than help

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Posted on May 27, 2015

     To be honest, I struggled with how to title this blog.  Normally, I don’t give a rat’s donkey about the title.  I have declared war, but in my small world, war is too big of a word.  Even though I’m pissed and want the enemy gone, dead and will hopefully never come back, war is not the proper word.  War, battle, etc are all terms associated with major events that cost human life.

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Posted on May 26, 2015

     GPS is a common acronym.  It stands for Global Positioning Satellite.  We use it in everyday life–your smartphone has GPS, vehicle navigation such as OnStar utilizes GPS and all of the autosteer guidance systems in tractors and combines work using GPS.        There are 40ish yearling heifers across the road from the house.  Dad makes sure that they always have high quality hay, lush native grass as well as graze off

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Memorial Day

Posted on May 25, 2015

    The sun is finally shining and I’m as happy as a bulldog pup that is face down in a fresh gopher mound.  We needed the rain, but it is nice to see some sun.  Fortunately for us, we have just had rain.  Other parts of OK and TX have had tornadoes, hail and flooding.  I feel for them.       After the 4 letter word post, I received several texts regarding proper

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4 Letter Words

Posted on May 21, 2015

      When dealing with livestock, there is a considerable amount of 4 letter words used.  Some are a necessity–bull, buck, boar, tank, barn, feed, crap, etc.  There are also 4 letter words used by some producers but not others.  I won’t type those on here but if you want to hear these words used in proper context, then feel free to come to our piece of paradise.       Then there are

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