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Blog: 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 Morrow County.

The Lemmons currently own a Percheron mare and several mini 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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Arthur the miracle Pygmy goat

A healthy and normal birth is just the first in step raising livestock. Anyone who has ever had livestock born on their property knows that the fun has just started but the work is not over. The eight Pygmy goat kids born in my barn in late February were a tremendous blessing. Eight was the [...]

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What does “LOL” mean to you?

It is not uncommon for my husband, Mark, and I to keep in contact with family and friends through text messages, e-mails and Facebook private messages. We do still talk to people on the phone, but sometimes a quick text can take the place of a lengthy conversation. Recently, we became a little alarmed and [...]

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This feral hog was photographed in Delaware County in February 2015.

Feral hogs photographed in Central Ohio

Though ODNR has yet to confirm feral swine reside in Central Ohio, a Delaware County resident has photographic evidence that hogs reside on his livestock farm. According to ODNR, “feral swine are a combination of Eurasian wild boar and escaped or neglected domestic swine. Introduced to the United States in 1539, they are now present [...]

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Photo courtesy of The Percheron Horse Association of America.

Percheron Association’s annual Spring Plow Match

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, the Percheron Horse Association of American held their annual Spring Plow Match in Fredericktown, Ohio. Despite the rainy and cold weather, teamsters showed up to compete in the plowing match. “We had three youth drivers as well, which is very exciting,” said Kristi Wood, executive secretary/treasurer of the Percheron Horse [...]

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Crazy Baby Goats

It’s like living with eight toddlers

Most livestock producers are used to large numbers of young and newborn critters roaming their barns and pastures during spring birthing season, but eight baby goats is a record for me. Due to my smaller sized facilities and pastures, as well as time constraints, I have always kept my goat numbers low. This year I [...]

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Photo courtesy of the Buckeye Bonanza Horse Sale Facebook page.

OSU to hold Inaugural Online Horse Auction

The students enrolled in the Equine Program at The Ohio State University are gearing up to hold the program’s first online horse auction.  An annual horse sale has been part of the University’s curriculum for years, but damage to the horse facility on main campus several years ago left the program without an indoor riding [...]

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Photo courtesy of Helen Peppe.

Equine Affaire: Horses for all interests and occasions

Equine Affaire will once again take place at the Ohio Expo Center on April 9-12, 2015. Breed demonstrations, clinicians, shopping and competitions are just part of what Equine Affaire can offer to horse enthusiasts. In addition, to all the shopping and educational opportunities, Equine Affaire will once again host Fantasia, an always entertaining musical horse [...]

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Six steps for starting a poultry flock

I’m not much into birds except when they appear covered in honey mustard sauce on my plate, but I have many friends who raise meat chickens or keep a few laying hens around so I do know that live birds do have their merits. Despite my aversion to birds in forms other than that presented [...]

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This may or may not be a photo of a large cat print in Ohio.

Creature weekend is approaching – Send me your photos

My recent blogs about coy wolves and mountain lions have garnered much attention. Some folks think these creatures only live in people’s imaginations while others believe they do indeed live in Ohio. Since writing these blogs, I have received trail camera photos and stories from hunters. Several of the pictures and first hand accounts do [...]

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“Expanding goat” and friends deliver unexpected numbers

We were awakened at 4 a.m. by a goat in labor on a day when the temperatures started out below zero and the high was in the single digits. When I bred the goats last fall, I never imagined that in late February the temperatures would be so brutal. Despite the below zero temperatures, we [...]

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