Thoughts from Kelln

Well said–Neighbor!

Posted on September 12, 2014

     “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers.  You will always find people who are helping.’”  –Fred Rogers This quote also fits stock shows.  Not so much the scary part, but the helpers.  When you see somebody have success, there is a helper somewhere.  Parent, ag teacher, county agent, breeder or maybe just a friend.  Heck, it

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Posted on September 10, 2014

     American Royal entries are due today-the 10th.  I would recommend sending them certified mail and get a return card.  

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It’s Monday…

Posted on September 09, 2014

and we need some motivation to make it through the week.  I’m big on making to-do lists on sticky notes.  And I do enjoy crossing things off those listed items on these lists.  There’s another one done.  However, this week looks like there is stuff that will get moved to next week.  And then you come to this Monday….      And the wheels fell off the wagon.  I got home early this morning with

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Posted on September 07, 2014

       Yes, again, for the first time since the fall of ’88, I attended the whole Ellis County Free Fair.  And, it was your typical fall OK free fair…”And we have another single entry in this class….”   The fall livestock shows aren’t what they used to be.  But then again, the spring OK shows are LOADED.  So it all balances out.      Hats off to the county agents and home ec

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Fridge Requirements

Posted on September 05, 2014

      Breakfast for supper.  That’s what we had on this fine evening.  Peppered bacon, blue & gold sausage, pancakes & scrambled eggs.  I’m all in.  AM or PM.  Like a well kicked field goal–It’s Good.         The Dragon Lady, Duke and I got into a discussion during dinnner involving items that are REQUIRED to be in my fridge.   6–Milk–that isn’t out-of-date.  For that at least once a month moment

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Tuesday night…What?

Posted on September 04, 2014

      Well, it feels like Tuesday night.  But it is actually Wednesday night.  Labor/Memorial Day can throw a well-balanced person off-balance.  Then, you throw my personal stupidity into action, and as far as I am concerned, I’m tall, my dad is always right and I really do live in paradise.  At least, I’m right on 2 out of 3.         I think that I will stop because if I was

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Doe kids

Posted on September 03, 2014

       During the end of April, May & June, it got to the point where I didn’t even want to see what the does dropped.  OH?! (sigh)  More doe kids.  It just became NOT fun.  Throw in the HIGH percentage of doe kids out of the herd purchased from Teddy Harrison and there was a pile of females.  And I’m not keeping but 1 or 2.         Now, we are

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Best of the West

Posted on September 02, 2014

      Another sale is in the books as the the Best of the West sale was on Labor Day.  I am pleased with how it went.  We had a great crowd, excellent set of goats and the food was killer good.       We sold 49 head -11 does and 38 wethers.  Prices were good for buyers and sellers alike.  There were some bargains to be had and hopefully, they went to good

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Fiesta & Fighters of Foo

Posted on August 30, 2014

     There is a Friday Night Fiesta going on in San Angelo. Sounds like lots of $s changing hands.  Good.  It’s good for the industry.  I was going, but then it was like, “You dumb son-of-a–, WHY?”  Sometimes, you just have to step back, and realize, there is enough going on at home.  STAY HOME!          And I did. But the Dragon Lady left for the evening.  Just Duke and I

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Posted on August 29, 2014

     One, as in single.  Yes, I know, this should be #5, but tonight it is UNO.  I’ve dealt with kids and parents non-stop for 20 plus years.  With animals and without.  As we near the year 2020,  there are more and more single parent kids in this world.  When, I say single parent, I literally mean one parent, UNO, Eins, ONE.  Just one parent involved in the uprbringing of the kids.    

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