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Thoughts from Kelln

Shitty Week

Posted on April 20, 2018

This has not been a fun week.  But it could be worse.  One only has to see what people that were in the path of the fires are enduring. I did enjoy reading the write-ups on the Sloan-Page sale.  Those were good. Have a good one and I hope you are dealing with smarter people than what I have had to deal with.

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Hard

Posted on April 18, 2018

It can be hard to find time or desire to sit down here and write some crap.  This weather can just suck!  The fires are back in Dewey and Major county.  Tammy’s parents were evacuated last night.  Luckily for them, the winds shifted.  Lots of acres, livestock and homes lost or damaged. For the first time in a long time, the weather experts are calling for rain on Friday and Saturday.  MY GOD, I hope

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Good One!

Posted on April 17, 2018

Sweet and I parted with a buck that sold tonight.  And that buck is now headed to Ohio.  This one will generate good goats.  No doubt.  This one fixes a lot of problems.  I like this goat and he will generate. Thank you to all the buyers and bidders.  I am honored to have a part in making one of this caliber.  Good genetics just keep going, and going, and going.  Energizer bunny anyone?  

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Not Fun

Posted on April 15, 2018

The last few days brought us some of the worst weather that I have ever witnessed in this part of the world.  Temps–Thursday it was a hundred degrees.  Friday night it was in the mid 20s.  Still no rain.  And the wind.  Oh jeeminy!  What a brutal wind for several days straight. Thursday brought fires north of Woodward and south of Vici.  Friday saw a repeat with Dewey County losing lots of acres of land.

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Sale Time

Posted on April 10, 2018

Huge thank you to everybody that had anything to do with our online buck sale.  I am ecstatic with how it went and look forward to getting sale and show reports of the kids from these bucks. I do think that it would be good for all goat buyers, breeders and sellers to have to deal with an online yearling buck sale.  It ain’t fun.  You don’t just grab a yearling buck out of the

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Guard Animals

Posted on April 08, 2018

Anybody in the sheep or goat industry understands the value of a guard animal.  Here at Kelln Livestock, we have a GARP–Goat And Ranch Protection.  He is a neutered 7/8 Pyr & 1/8 Komondor male.  He is a DGD–Dang Good Dog.  I have seen the use of llamas, donkeys and really mean dogs.  In some cases, all of the above are needed.  However, today, I saw a first. If you know me, then you know

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SideXSide

Posted on April 07, 2018

I saw one of those memes with a picture of a baboon and the words “Common sense is not a gift, it’s punishment.  Because you have to deal with everyone who doesn’t have it.”  I thought the baboon was appropriate.  I especially liked how his hair slowly blew in the breeze, kind of like some slo-mo commercial with some dang celebrity. We recently had to buy a new fridge.  The last one did not last

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Full Day

Posted on April 06, 2018

I didn’t do much but I got a lot done.  It was a short day at Shattuck Schools so I hauled a couple of sheep and a few goats for several kids to the Perry Sale Barn.  This was a somewhat traumatic yet cathartic experience for me.  I have bought high dollar wethers for others but not so much for my own kids.  However, this past year, I spent some cash on a wether.  This

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#s, Walk Out, WTH?

Posted on April 04, 2018

16 per layer 10 high 160 cases 12ct/ 9 oz pkgs   If you know what those numbers mean then you either sell a butt-load of Girl Scout cookies or, like myself, you are looking at a case of Samoas.  Or possibly some other high quality cookie that have been made famous by that organization. Speaking of Samoas, and their dang neart identical twin sisters, Coconut Dreams; these dang things have me in a bind.

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Oooh that Taste?!

Posted on March 29, 2018

So, I stepped off the back porch this evening to, well, check the weather.  As I did, I tilted my head back and took a deep breath, open mouth.   AAHHGG!   I tasted that smell.  That smell that was caused by either a corgi dog, goat or mini hereford that had drastically startled a skunk.  It tastes bad and smells worse.  Dang!!  Could have done without that. As for the weather, it is still

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