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Thoughts from Kelln

Prices

Posted on February 19, 2013

     Where, oh, where do the prices end up?  For the last several years, we have all thought that the market would top out on good goats.  Has it topped out? NO!!  The San Angelo doe show sale was tonight.  Let’s look at the #s.  There was only a 100+ does shown.  Of course, that is the heart of goat production country–the birthplace, if you will.  It is a who’s who list of showmen,

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The Cost

Posted on February 16, 2013

      First off, I would like to thank everyone that looked at, inquired about, bid and/or bought lots on the Sweetheart Semen sale.  Not just the people that bid on our bucks, but also on Hummel’s, Shafer’s & Milligan’s.  Hats off to these breeders and oklahomashowgoats.com for assembling this offering.  This was an outstanding line up of buck genetics that was offered to the public.  I mean, how often can you bid on

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Stress

Posted on February 14, 2013

     I have been asked how I handle stress with goats.  I don’t.  Which means I don’t get stressed.  I am gone during most hours of the day, so if a doe decides to kid while I’m gone, she better have them alive, or else she goes to town.  During the night, not much of a problem, as I don’t sleep much and I just casually meander out and check on things.  I try

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Music

Posted on February 13, 2013

      Two blog posts, back-to-back.  Nobody reads this blog to hear about me being happy that it snowed.  Nope, they read it to learn.  I like music.  My mom studies music.  She plays the piano/organ at mass EVERY Sunday.  I mean EVERY time she is needed.  But she can’t sing.  Dad sings loud.  Mom drug me to symphony’s, plays and other crap when I was a kid.  I was in an unbelievable chorus

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Good Stuff–moisture

Posted on February 13, 2013

     First of all, I would like to acknowledge to a higher power that a lot of prayers for moisture have been answered.  It has been a perfect snow–wet, no wind, plentiful and not butt-ass cold. It’s warm enough-30 degrees- that Duke and I had trouble sledding and all we did with the gator was cut ruts.  But, the snow balls pack real GOOD.  It’s just too bad that I can’t throw worth a

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Guns

Posted on February 12, 2013

I saw this in an email, thought I would pass it on.  Common sense–something that seems to be lacking in Washington D.C. “With all the uproar over gun control, you might want to consider this.Brilliant way to put it. But because of the common sense aspect of it, no one in Washington will pay attention. A person steals guns, (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW), shoots and kills his own mother (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW),

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Major Redneck Event

Posted on February 11, 2013

     We made it to the Fists of Fury cage fights on Saturday night.  WOW!!  I was over-dressed for this event because I had a collar on my shirt.  Huge crowd.  But a large majority had tattoos, piercings, shaved heads, mohawks, etc.  Foxworthy would have a field day at one of these human cock fights.  Although not a pretty crowd, for the most part everybody was well behaved.  Mixed into the crowd was a

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Saturday

Posted on February 09, 2013

     I hope that there is a chance of rain in your forecast wherever you are.  I wouldn’t mind a good wet snow, but I don’t think I want any part of that blizzard that is going on in New England.  That deal looks brutal      I’m off to the dealership on this fine, windy morning.  Then, I’ve got several goat projects lined up to do later this afternoon around the Kompound.  Nothing

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GOD made a farmer–yes, HE did

Posted on February 08, 2013

     I made it into the house just before halftime of the super bowl, which means that I saw most of the highlights.  I saw the blackout, Beyonce, the good part of the game and some of the commercials.  I missed most of the Bud Light commericals, but I probably didn’t need an ad to get me to buy some of that product.  One thing that I DID see was the Dodge commercial.  

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Abrasive

Posted on February 07, 2013

      I’ve been reading a post on oklahomashowgoats.com this evening.  Now, I”m trying to decide if being “abrasive” is a positive or a negative.  I’ve decide that abrasive is a positive.  Let’s take a look.   The abrasion caused by glaciers slowly moving made most of North America’s landscape.–Positive (well except for the beauty known as the Texas panhandle). The use of abrasives helps a woodworker sand a rough piece of wood into

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