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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.

Large wild canines are becoming more common in Ohio.

Update on Coy Wolf sightings in Ohio

Apparently my friends weren’t the only Ohioans to have large wild canines running around on their property. Not only was my blog about a Coy Wolf sighting widely read, but we also received some interesting new information and photographs from readers. Unfortunately, Tyler McMillen also has large wild canines causing problems on his family’s farm [...]

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Ohio Cats

Which cat are you ACTUALLY seeing in the woods in Ohio?

Reports of unusual sightings of big cats are not uncommon throughout the United States and Ohio. From celebrities like Uncle Si of Ducky Dynasty professing to have seen a large panther-like black cat to friends and neighbors quietly professing to have seen such a cat or its tracks in Ohio, it is certain that the [...]

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Photo courtesy of the ODNR.

Black and white barn surprise

When I spotted several black and white critters dashing through my barn, my first reaction was to hold my nose and run away as fast as I could. I’m no stranger to herds of skunks overtaking my barn (Read: What’s that smell? A white striped tale of critters in the barn). Since the incident several [...]

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This mare had managed to squeeze into a place she wasn't supposed to be and was stuck.

Accidental draft horse squeeze chute

Things of a colorful nature tend to happen when I’m working in my barn or with my animals. I’ve become accustomed to the fact that I’m going to have some complications regularly either as a result of my clumsiness or my goofy livestock. If I’m not falling down or hurting myself, then either the goats, [...]

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This large canine was captured on a trail camera in Ohio in the fall of 2014.

Coy Wolf spotted in Ohioans’ backyard

The Coy Wolf is not a myth or a legend; it is an actual living creature that is a hybrid of the coyote and the wolf. Believe it or not, these creatures exist right here in Ohio. No, my imagination has gotten away from me, and I didn’t bump my head. Sightings of abnormally large [...]

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Cabela's 1

Visit to Cabela’s Ohio store provides an eyeful

Despite the fact that Cabela’s Ohio location has been open for more than a year, I had not yet had the opportunity to visit their new location. I drive past the exit that leads to their store regularly, but when the store first opened it was so crowded I couldn’t bring myself to stop in [...]

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Photo courtesy of the NASCAR Facebook page.

NASCAR on the verge of becoming WWF

I only watch NASCAR about half the time. I like to watch the start of the races and then take a nap and watch the finish of the races. I had even begun to skip watching the races all together this past summer, because I found them to be sort of boring this year. This [...]

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This buck is particularly stinky and the lady goats seem to prefer him above other bucks because of his stench.

Welcome to the Stink Fest

No, I don’t technically hold a festival dedicated to all things stinky at my house each fall, but despite that fact a powerful stench annually wafts from the barn area. I’m not polluting the air, and I haven’t started a home for wayward skunks, but despite that fact things tend to get a little raunchy [...]

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Manure spreader

I fought the manure spreader and I won

The manure  pile at our place was in desperate need of spreading this fall but it is a task that neither my husband, Mark (nor I) treasure, which is why the pile had reached its current height. If the job only entailed hooking up the spreader and going for a joy ride in the tractor [...]

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Space for sale horse was at a premium during the 2014 Fall Mid-Ohio Draft Horse Sale which was demonstrated by these horses seen tied to a wagon.

Impressive size and comfort added to new sale barn at Mt. Hope Auction

I finally had a chance to visit the new building at the Mt. Hope Auction during the fall Mid-Ohio Draft Horse Sale. I was surprised by the size of the facility and the length of my stay at the sale. In the past,  whenever I attended a sale, my visits were often brief due to [...]

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