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Thoughts from Kelln

Decisions

Posted on August 20, 2013

     Tyke had borrowed Verlin–the dairy doe–in order to save a kid from a no-milking mother.  Once again, Verlin performed.  He brought her back this past weekend.  I had kind of forgot about her, you know, out-of-sight, out-of-mind.  Now that she is home, there are decisions to be made.  One–how much longer is she to stay in production?  Mainly, because I have no idea how old she is.  I’ve had her for quite a

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How many??

Posted on August 19, 2013

     How many went to the lake this weekend?  How many actually worked with their show animals this weekend?  How many did what it takes to win?  How many? I bet not very many.  I know that there was several head of goats and showmen through the 73840 zip code the past 24 hours.  Some are working harder than others, some need to start.  It isn’t too late, but it is time.    

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Friday!!!

Posted on August 16, 2013

      In a week that has been absolutely packed full of mondays, we have arrived at Friday.  I’ve been looking for this day.        Shattuck started school yesterday.  Tammy delivered 8 kids to school in the ’93 Chevy van.  Two of the kids, she didn’t even know their names.  It’s like a clown car, they just keep climbing out.  Those are memories that you can’t put a price on.    

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Future of goat shows

Posted on August 15, 2013

     I saw the future of OK goat shows last evening.        I traveled near Carnegie to drop a goat off at Schneberger’s piece of paradise.  I pulled into the drive, through the gate, through the goat herd, dodged a chicken and two dogs and pulled up to the barn.  Jared came out of the barn.  I walked around the trailer and here came the first one, the first of the twin

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Most Common Asked ?

Posted on August 14, 2013

     I get a lot of questions asked of me regarding this blog.  One of the most common is “How do I need to feed my goat?” or “What do I need to do to my goat at the show?”  These questions come in the form of emails, phone messages, texts, etc.  I normally don’t reply.  Why don’t I reply?  I haven’t seen the goat and therefore, can’t properly tell you.  Simply put, I

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GO Juice

Posted on August 13, 2013

GO Juice is now available.  You can get it wherever Statewide distribution delivers feed.  Or from Troy B. Or I keep some of it on hand.   What is GO Juice?  GO stands for Gamma Oryzanol.  This is an active ingredient found in rice bran oil.  The Special K GO Juice is an extremely pure form of gamma oryzanol added to rice bran oil.   We have fed GO Juice for years.  It was a

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Retardation

Posted on August 12, 2013

     There are many different forms of retardation.  Some of it is more of a medical issue.  Some people would say that this goat deal has gotten retarded.  And then there are others that can just plain prove that we are retarded.  Enter Big Bill and myself.      We left my house Saturday morning headed to goat sales.  We stopped at Steve Simpson’s to look at goats.  Then we headed towards Perry to

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Rain Terminology

Posted on August 10, 2013

     The worst word associated with rain is actually the lack of rain–DROUGHT.  Hopefully, we are seeing the end of this drought.  The end has to be close since Beaver actually got rain.        The other bad term associated with rain is FLOOD.  Tammy and I can tell you a thing or two about floods as we actually lost a house due to flooding back in the nineties.  It happened two years

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Things everybody should see

Posted on August 09, 2013

This is just a list of stuff that everybody should see with their own eyes at least once.  Maybe even once a day. –That animal that just hits you where you go “Dang, I’m going to have to spend some jack to own that one.”  Could be a dog, goat, koala, steer, etc. –The deep, deep, dark, dark, blue water of the Pacific that you can just look down into and wonder just how deep

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Angus

Posted on August 08, 2013

     Angus.  This isn’t a word of the day.  It is more an anology of the day.  Angus.  What do YOU think of when you hear “Angus”?  Me?  I think of the lead guitarist of AC/DC–Angus Young.  (and yes, there is a little thunderstruck playing right now).  Some think of really good cows.  The majority probably think of premium beef.  The Angus breed of cattle has done a tremendous job of marketing their brand

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