Thoughts from Kelln

Life in Paradise

Posted on July 11, 2014

     Life in paradise is hectic.  The Dragon Lady always has stuff going on.  The hired man is at church camp this week.  And me, well I’m just retarded.  I’ve got too many irons in the fire, but it will all work out.  And if it doesn’t, we will wish that it would have.        Paradise was actually green for the month of June.  We are starting to get hotter and drier.

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Random thoughts on Resale & other crap

Posted on July 09, 2014

I often hear the phrase, “The doe kids look really good, but the wethers are still green.” YES!! That would almost always be a correct statement. Why? It’s simple. The wethers have had their horns burnt. Then, they got their brains banded. This should be a tool for reading green goats. If the doe kids look good, then use some imagination to project what the wethers will look like in a couple of weeks. Resale–Having

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Posted on July 05, 2014

      We should all take a second or three, and maybe even a 4th and remember all of the people that brought us the independence and freedom that we have here in the good old US of A.  Without their sacrifices, well, it just wouldn’t be the same.          I spent time on the barn roof today.  Too high.  Too windy.  I did NOT enjoy it.  I’m fine with heights

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Posted on July 04, 2014

     Yes, it was a Thursday.  BIG FUN!!  Bouncy, squishy kind of fun.  I have had enough of big tree limbs being blown down.  I needed to repair skylights in the machine shed.  So, I started a pre-emptive strike.  I rented a man-lift.  4wd, diesel, drive from the bucket kind of man lift.  It lifts over 40′ high, moves side to side, up/down, steers.  Yeah, it’s a bit scary, but way cool.  I have

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Never Say Never

Posted on July 03, 2014

    Sounds like it ought to be a James Bond movie title.  Or maybe a buck name.  I’m not sure if I actually ever uttered the phrase that “I will never….”  But the last few days have had me trying to re-think my mouth.  And that, my friends, is asking A LOT!          And before you steal that name, notice that I have a kid already picked out for that name.

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Positives of the Industry

Posted on July 01, 2014

    Without a doubt, the most positive attribute of the livestock industry is the people that are in it.  I saw piles of people this past weekend.  On Sunday and Monday, we had people from Nebraska, Georgia and NE Oklahoma (which is kind of like another state) looking at goats.  l enjoy listening to other peoples plans and goals, tricks, thoughts, and what they’ve seen elsewhere.  Most importantly the way that they touch other

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Big Weekend

Posted on June 30, 2014

       This past weekend was packed with sales in Oklahoma.  There were 4 sales within about 90 miles of each other in a 27ish hour window.  Where to begin? I can start with telling you that as a seller, buyer, spectator, etc, etc.  that I was wore smooth out.  I can also tell you that I am not very good at keeping little goats looking the part with all of the traveling, humidity

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Sale Day

Posted on June 28, 2014

It is a muggy Saturday morning in Norman, OK. Helms, Shafer, Cramblett & myself have the goats in place and ready for the sale at noon. As soon as that is over, we will head to Pfeiffer’s then on to the Saturday night sale at Perry. Milligan, Hardin, Poe and myself will sell a good set there.

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Sometimes…I know

Posted on June 26, 2014

     Sometimes, I sit down to this blog and I don’t have a clue what to write but I feel like I need to write something.  Kind of like when you sit down in a gas station bathroom stall.  You really don’t want to be there and you don’t know what to write, but you feel obligated.  You know, something along the lines of “Here I sit all broken hearted, tried to….”    

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High $ Monday Night

Posted on June 24, 2014

     Well, actually it wasn’t as high $ as I thought it would be.  I thought there were a couple of really good buys in Helms buck sale.  Lot 1 and lot 3 were steals at those prices.  $22,000 is not cheap and I’m sure the buyer is puckered up about having to write that check, but that was a good buy.        Poe’s sale went REAL well.  I only got a

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