Blog: Kim Lemmon

I’ll take a little rain any day over a “Sharknado”

The weather in Ohio has been even more unpredictable than normal the past few years. If it isn’t a drought, we are nearly drowned with rain. The storms a few weeks ago caused damage to crops and structures that is still being felt in many areas of the state.

As farmers and landowners clean up the messes and assess the damage from those storms, they must often shake their heads and wonder why they can’t just order a year of “normal” weather. My take on the weather is that it could always be worse; at least the most recent and devastating round of storms wasn’t a “Sharknado.”

Last week the SyFy channel released “Sharknado,” a bizarre movie they created about a shark tornado that hits California. Literally, thousands of sharks flow through flooded streets and storm drainage systems and eventually fly through the air as a tornado flings them at unsuspecting citizens. It is hard not to laugh at the udder ridiculousness of the situation, but I found it made me feel pretty good about the unceasing rain we have had and the small flood I had in the barn recently. Really, a little water is nothing compared to sharks falling from the sky to eat you alive.

Despite the fact that “Sharknado” was absolutely ridiculous, millions of folks watched it and tweeted about it when it was originally aired on Syfy. It has become quite the hit movie of the summer and a sequel has already been planned.

Make sure you don’t miss your chance to watch a day of goofy shark films ending at 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 with a re-airing of “Sharknado” on SyFy. If you watch nothing else, catch that last 15 minutes. It is astonishing and will certainly make you laugh and consider yourself lucky that sharks aren’t landing in your barns and fields of crops. As for me, I’ll be adding a chainsaw to my list of tools I leave in the barn because you never know when it might come in handy, just in case of a “Sharknado!”

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Author: Kim Lemmon

Kim Lemmon has been a member of the Ohio’s Country Journal staff since 1999. She is currently the manager editor. This position requires her to position the advertisements and articles in each issue. She is also required to write a weekly blog and schedule advertisements on the website.

Kim graduated from The Ohio State University in 1999 with a major in Agricultural Communications and a minor in Equine Science. Kim and her husband, Mark, reside in Marion County.

The Lemmons currently own several miniature horses. They also breed and raise a few pygmy goats each year.

Kim has owned horses since she was a child and has been involved in many aspects of the horse industry since that time. From 2002 until 2010, Kim operated her own riding lesson program that included coaching 4-H members, adults and a college equestrian program. She is also a former 4-H horse judge.

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