Thoughts from Kelln

Saturday AM

Posted on July 19, 2014

     Woke up this morning and remembered that I needed to give shots in order to sync does.  By 8 am, does had been gathered, sorted, shots given, chores done, wormed show wethers and back inside.  Some mornings just call for a pan full of Cocoa Puffs and milk.  Eat the cereal and then drink the chocolatey left over milk out of the pan.  Rewards.      For syncing does, I’ve been using 2

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Posted on July 17, 2014

     My summer just seems to stay as screwed up as an upside down tackle box.  I have no one to blame, but it isn’t all my fault.  No matter.  The summer weather is proving that it is a pile of coat hangers kind of year.  RUKM?!   It is 70 degrees and wet & green, in July.  We WILL Gladly take it.        In a week or so, I am going

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Posted on July 16, 2014

You just got nothing worthwhile to say.  And then I realize, that isn’t true.  I just don’t feel like typing.  

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Posted on July 15, 2014

It’s time to order DNA kits for Kansas City.   It’s time to make sure that you have a fresh bottle of GO juice. It’s time to look at your pens and think “I still need another good goat or twelve.”  Then, it’s time to call me and I will help you fill those pens.   It’s time to thank your ag teacher/county agent.  If you’ve got a good one, go thank them. They are

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Day of Rest?

Posted on July 14, 2014

     I know that Sunday is supposed to be the sabbath–a day of rest.  Well, it didn’t happen around here.  I made it to Mass, then back home.  I used the man lift, once again,  and climbed back on top of the machine shed.  The sky light is now fixed.  And there is blood stains on the roof to prove it.  At least the stains are not on the ground.        The

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Posted on July 13, 2014

     Eventful day.  Got the 93 Chevy Van out of the barn and took it to Woodward for a much needed bath.  Later this evening, we will be at the drive in at Shattuck watching Transformers 4.         Had some Kansans here to purchase breeding does.  Nice family. Later, the hoof trimming lady showed up.  Stephanie worked like a sled dog and as usual was too cheap for her labor rates.

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Things you may not know

Posted on July 11, 2014

     There are a lot of things that most people don’t know about me.  One thing is that I am big on lists.  To be specific, lists on sticky notes.  I’m normally not very far from a pad of sticky notes.  I make daily lists of stuff-to-do on sticky notes.  And I take satisfaction in scratching items off of said lists as they get done.  I also use these pads of sticky notes to

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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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