Thoughts from Kelln

Results vs. Payback

Posted on May 26, 2013

     I will start this blog admitting that I am a dumb bastard.  I was in the Okie goat game before it was cool and I am still here.  I have helped the texan market.  There are numerous Texas breeders that have pictures hanging of my kids and kids that I help.  There are Okie breeders that have had big years, but it was with my kids showing. They would like to replicate those

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Posted on May 23, 2013

     It has become an annual tradition in the goat world–Who has the buck prospects for sale? Who?  Where?  What genetics? Who’s on the prowl?  And How High?–real high the past couple of years.  Some band ’em, some sort ’em and some like me aren’t exactly sure what the hell we are doing.   In the goat world it really is about the buck.  Almost all of the really good ones can be traced

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2 Prayers

Posted on May 21, 2013

     It could always be worse. You could live in Moore, OK.  How about that crap?  Such force, fury and destruction.  If they only lose 24 people to that tornasty, then that is astounding.  For such a wicked tornasty to hit a populated area, schools included and not kill any more than that is a GOD send.  I wouldn’t wish one killer tornasty on any town, but Moore has been hit by two of

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New Week

Posted on May 20, 2013

     It’s Monday and it is a wonderful morning.  The wind isn’t howling, there is a touch of dew on the grass and there are more Rumour babies in the barn.  I like it.         Had a weekend without much on the schedule.  Therefore, I got some stuff done around the house.  I decided to weld some panels to frames yesterday.  Today, I am sore from squatting.  People started showing up

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Turn to cook

Posted on May 17, 2013

     The Dragon Lady went to Shattuck to pick Duke up from baseball practice, but another family invited him to go fart around with them and some other little heathens at Lake Vincent tomorrow.  You gotta let them go be kids.  So, he went there and it was my turn to cook.  Charlie’s grill here we come.  Great supper and conversation with the wife.       On the drive home, I was listening

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Don’t tell…

Posted on May 16, 2013

     It is pretty common that somebody starts to tell a story around the Kelln Kompound and it goes like this…”Now don’t put this story in your blog.”  Or, I hear, “Please don’t tell Kelln that we ran out of gas 10 miles north of OKC ( a city with a thousand plus gas stations) on I-35 within walking distance of a truck stop.”  I like these kind of stories and I am actually

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Clothing optional

Posted on May 15, 2013

     That time of year is finally here.  The time to go shirtless.  Camo shorts, cap, shoes, maybe socks.  This becomes my attire after 6 pm on weekdays and most weekend days during the warm months.  I can soak up some sun, let the ever increasing waist line hang out and show off my legs that make a lot of birds feel confident about their own legs.      The shorts have to have

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Posted on May 14, 2013

     It can be hard to decide when and how to sell a show animal.  There are two concerns–1)  As a breeder, you want to get your animals into the hands of people that will work at trying to make an animal look their best.  2)  You would like to maximize income.  Ideally, you could do both, but not always.  Personally, I would rather take $2,000 for a wether and get him into a

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New Week

Posted on May 13, 2013

     Monday is here.  This means an extremely busy week is over.  We had a large time Saturday evening.  Lots of food, people and beverages.  Throw in some home-made ice cream and cookies and I am now a little fatter than I was.  I tried to keep up with the new college grads, but that didn’t work out too good.      Had several out of staters here this weekend to pick up goats.

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Posted on May 11, 2013

     There has been several adventures this past week.  Just going to work has been an adventure.  I’m short-handed and it has been busy.  Good problem.  Delivering balers has been an adventure.  Trying to trade for off-colored equipment has been an adventure.  Taking care of goats is always an adventure.      I ventured out on Thursday evening to go look at a set of goats.  I took the popper in the back of

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