Thoughts from Kelln


Posted on January 31, 2014

     We continue to have our own discovery channel around the Kelln Kompound.  I routinely discover things that prove that I am getting old.  Today’s was the e-mail offering an early ticket order for Motley Crue’s FINAL concert tour.  I used to go to a lot of concerts.  Not so much the past 20 years, other than the family hitting the TSO concerts.  Time to change that.  I can see me riding out my

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Posted on January 30, 2014

     Everything that I have is 4 sale–almost.  It’s just that some things will be harder to get bought than others.  I was looking around my barn this evening and realized that I have too many of a certain useful item.  I, actually we, have too many scales.  I have one set that is on semi-permanent loan that is currently being used southwest of Shattuck.  Duke has the set that he won at the

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Posted on January 29, 2014

      No, the world isn’t going to end.  At least not yet, anyways.  But the movie.  I’ve had to work diligently with my wife and favorite son on a science fair project.  This was a family deal.  Mom and Duke worked on the backdrop.  We all worked to gather data.  Duke and I wrote the paper.   Although, it hasn’t been a bad project, the term HOME SCHOOL comes to mind.  But that

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Random Evening Thoughts

Posted on January 28, 2014

     It was nice yesterday, but it got butt-ass cold today.  And still, NO moisture.  But, we live in NW OK, we only need to wait a day or two and the weather will change.  Maybe, not for the best, but it will swing the other way.        It doesn’t matter if you are dealing with a school board, fair board, congress, or a stock show committee, there are always those that

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It’s just wrong

Posted on January 27, 2014

      Duke is trying to do a 7th grade science fair project.  We came up with some ideas and he chose to do a smell test.  Is it natural or is it artificial?  He gathered up 10 artifcial “smells” and then got 10 corresponding Natural smells of the same item. For example, item #5 was Garlic.  Both the real Garlic and the fake Garlic had a heckuva odor.  Item 10 was grape.  When

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Where to begin?

Posted on January 23, 2014

      What a day in this piece of paradise.  First of all, the weather was beautiful for a January day in NW OK.  Very little wind.  However, late tonight it is supposed to get butt-ass cold and windy as all hades.         Next topic, lots of calls/texts about the Okie Coalition.  All I am going to say at this point is that it is going to be good.  We’ll focus

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Posted on January 22, 2014

     Taking care of animals this time of year, warmth is a requirement.  Heat lamps are a good way to provide direct heat to the little ones.  There is only one kind of heat lamp worth messing with–the Premier brand.  Got to to find this heat lamp.  You don’t have to worry about catching the place on fire with this heat lamp.  They aren’t cheap, but they are worth it.  Hide the cord

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Old Habits

Posted on January 21, 2014

      Since about 1985 or so, I have always enjoyed an evening just cruising dirt roads in Ellis County.  Not speeding, no wreckless behavior, just good music and cruising.  Years later, not much has changed.  Just cruise around, stop occasionally to check a road sign–30 to 60 minutes or so later– and I am home.  No harm, no foul.  It’s like a reset button.  The day gets better.  Therefore, tomorrow will be better.

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50 plus

Posted on January 20, 2014

      I looked at a pile of wethers and doe kids this weekend.  Lots of hooves needed trimming, some wethers need to eat more, some need ran more and some need worked with more.  After all of the goats passing through here this weekend, I am now sore and Monday will be even stiffer.         Oh, and did I mention that Duke and I unloaded a trailer of small alfalfa

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Frosty Friday

Posted on January 18, 2014

      Friday night is here.  If you are of age, then it is time for a frosty.  Other than the WIND and complete lack of moisture in this part of paradise, the weather has been quite tolerable the past week.        I had time to slip down to the Wooward Livestock Auction for lunch today.  The Woodward sale barn is one of the better cattle sales in the midwest.  I don’t

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