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Thoughts from Kelln

Midway

Posted on October 06, 2013

I’m back here at the Tulsa State Fair. I dulled some clipper blades on a couple of does, then headed back to the hotel. This hotel is on the fairgrounds, which saves me from any possible driving violations. It is a bit of a hike from the doe barn to the hotel. I earned a 3 mile hike merit badge today. That and I should get an award for PATIENCE. Yes, I normally lack this,

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Tulsa wether show–done

Posted on October 05, 2013

    The 2013 version of the Tulsa State Fair wether show is in the books.  I had a blast.  Duke didn’t want to show at Tulsa and I agreed.  Keep the goats at home.  He played football on Monday night then came to Tulsa on Thursday night to judge livestock today.        I had not seen Jeff Ripley judge wethers before so I wasn’t quite sure what kind he liked.  I would

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Tulsa

Posted on October 01, 2013

I’m off to the Tulsa State Fair.   Peace out. Stay flexible but not limp.

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Here we go!

Posted on September 30, 2013

    Yes, the weatherpeople were right.  We got about .7″ on Friday night/early Saturday morning.  Perfect.  Just enough that JQ could bury my 4 wheeler in a terrace channel on Sunday evening.  I mean buried.  Thank goodness I took the Gator to the store to get serviced.         What did we do on a beautiful Saturday evening?  Well, we went and watched Larry the Cable Guy in Woodward, OK.  Yes, a

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Friday, Friday, Friday!!

Posted on September 27, 2013

     Friday is here.  Saturday will be better.  The weather people are calling it a 100% chance of rain tonight and tomorrow morning.  We’ll see.  It looks like we finally stopped the chinese from spamming my email account.  You want to talk about something that looks wicked, try looking at 25 to 30 emails in your inbox that are in chinese letters.  Maybe, it was actually some chinese people needing show goats or semen

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Message Board

Posted on September 26, 2013

      I love it when a message board can BLOW up without people getting nasty and mad.  Without a doubt, the main reason that oklahomashowgoats.com first took off was the message board.  Breeders, interested parties, & most of all ag teachers had to check the message board to see what was being written.  Most hid behind a fake name.  Some of us always signed in with our real names.  But then, it became

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Dire need

Posted on September 24, 2013

     If you are in dire need of reading some great wisdom that came from the depths of my mind, then go to oklahomashowgoats.com message board and read my reply to the “question” of the day.  It does come with a dis-claimer.  You probably won’t be any smarter after reading.     Stay flexible but not limp.

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State Fair of OK

Posted on September 22, 2013

     The great state fair is over with.  It was a successful trip.  Our crew got along really well in the wether show.  Lexi Vanderwork had the grand wether (Helms).  Braden Schovanec had the res. grand wether (double bred Joe Dirt from Tyke).  Bree Taylor had the res. lightweight behing Lexi and the res. heavy was a Rainman kid from Poe.       What about Duke?  Well, he was 6th with his little

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I got some!

Posted on September 20, 2013

     Yep, I got some rain last night.  1.6″ in all 3 gauges around the farm.  It is an official measurement as I cleaned the dead bugs out of the gauges right as the rain started about 5 pm yesterday.  It was a really good rain.  No wind.  It came straight down from 5 to about 9.  Time to get the drills ready because there will be a lot of wheat drilled in this

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     It is a well-known fact that I despise dealing with does.  I like cows, liked a few sows, dealt with some hens that were decent, ewes–nope, they hatch more sheep, so I am OUT!  But does?  I would rather slam my head in a sliding glass door than deal with mature does.  I say/write this and get replies like “I love my does.  You should be nicer to them and they will love

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