Thoughts from Kelln


Posted on November 26, 2013

     It is unusual for me to get a full night’s sleep.  But it happened last night.  I came in from the barns, had a Shiner Bock, then ate supper.  I laid back on the couch around 8:30 watching the 49ers and Redskins on MNF.  Next thing I know, it is 5 am, I’m still on the couch wearing the same clothes, phone in my pocket.  I should be good to go for awhile.

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New Thing

Posted on November 25, 2013

     I like movies and I like music.  I just got done watching a flick from 1998 that I have heard about for a long time, but hadn’t seen, “The Big Lebowski”.  A lot of people won’t like this flick but I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, the story, the lefts/rights, in/outs, ups/downs and you don’t see any of them coming, but the story is actually really simple.  “Nice marmot.”  Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve

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Posted on November 23, 2013

There is an Online semen sale Tuesday on If you are involved in the goat industry, especially the wether part, it would be way worth your time. We are going to offer one lot of Rumour Has It, two lots of Joe Dirt and two lots of Rainman. This is the first time that Rainman semen has ever been offered. Several other breeders are going to offer some top flight bucks. There will also

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Posted on November 23, 2013

     There are a lot of crappy movies out there that I enjoy watching.  None of them won academy awards, but they are still entertaining.  They all had that “thing” that makes you kind of like it.        Maybe, the worst one is “Tremors” with Kevin Bacon and Reba McEntire.  This movie is so bad that you have to watch to see what happens next while you are sitting there thinking “Hell,

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Posted on November 22, 2013

      Right now, in Duncan, OK, the Fall Classic is taking place.  This is the dangdest gathering of hog breeders, buyers, lookers, tire kickers, BSers and the largest # of hogs sold in one place.  They will sell breeding age pigs of all breeds, show pigs, auctions in the parking lot, private treaty transactions.  You name it, if it involves a show pig, it is happening at Duncan this weekend.  The motels are

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Posted on November 21, 2013

     A common question that I am asked is “How come I don’t keep all of the best goats that I buy/raise for Duke?’  This is a very valid question and I have numerous answers.   1–I don’t always know “exactly” which one is the “right” one.   2–Even, when I am extremely confident as to the “right” one, I try to put it in the right showman’s hands, at that time.   3–Duke

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Random stories

Posted on November 20, 2013

     So, the other day, I was out of iced tea at the dealership.  I haven’t had a mountain dew in over a week, so being out of tea could become a bit of an issue.  On this morning, a customer was at Mandy’s desk as I came back from the kitchen in the shop.  I told Mandy to get me some tea at Chicken Express (they have good tea) when she goes to

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    I know that I haven’t posted much the past week or two and now I’m doing two in one day.  It’s okay. I’ve been busy at work–kind of.  Been busy at home–new kidding barn.  Been busy this afternoon with Duke–played catch and shot guns–priceless.  Been on the phone–Kela called–that means nothing gets done for awhile–priceless.  Right now, I’m currently downloading some J. Geils Band songs to the phone–costs me $1.29 per download. Can’t

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Important Info

Posted on November 17, 2013

     It doesn’t happen very often, maybe 6-8 times a year, but I will make time to eat some cereal.  Not just any cereal, but Cocoa Puffs.  I don’t use a bowl to eat cocoa puffs.  I use a cooking pan.  Yeah, one with a handle on it.  It has to be big enough to hold a 1/2 box of cocoa puffs.  I then soak it in milk.  Then it sits and soaks for

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Does–the necessary evil

Posted on November 14, 2013

     One of the interesting things about my little breeding operation is the decision of what gets bred to what.  Joe Dirt, Rumour Has It or Rainman–does it matter?  All are way good.  I’ve got 40 breeding age does standing here at the Kelln Kompound south of Fargo.  22 are already bred to Rumour.  10 are synced for Rainman.  That only leaves 8 for the best proven wether sire in OK?   Don’t feel

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