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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 also is required to write a weekly blog and oversee the “Horse Sense” section of the paper.

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 raised pygmy goats for several years, and although they no longer own or breed goats they have several friends that still do so they manage to still stay fairly active in that portion of the livestock industry.

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.

The A.I.M.S. team walks in front of one of their monster traps. A.I.M.S. stands for Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings.
Image Credit: Destination America

“Mountain Monsters” — They’re more familiar than you think

Last Spring, I found a new reality TV show that I really liked. The program was called “Mountain Monsters” and featured a group of men that comprise A.I.M.S., Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings. The members of A.I.M.S. travel the Appalachian region of the United States and follow up on reports of sightings of mysterious creatures. [...]

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Blue Raspberry Flavored Marshmallow Chicks, just in time for Easter!

PEEPS – The annual Easter argument

I know PEEPS are available more that just in the Spring, but I still manage to keep my consumption of them limited until Spring and the Easter season arrive. It is well known amongst the staff at Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net that I LOVE PEEPS. I often describe the stress level of [...]

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Square dance gender confusion

In my youth, I loved line dancing so when some friends of mine started attending the local country dances that included line and square dancing I invited myself along. I have been lucky enough to attend most of the dances this past winter, and I have had tons of fun. I line dance until I’m [...]

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April Fool's Day

Don’t get fooled this April!

Warning! Warning! Warning! April 1 is April Fool’s Day. I enjoy jokes and all of us on the staff at Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net can take or play a joke very well; we don’t need a special date to joke or torment each other. However, the rest of the world may not [...]

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A draft horse team harness I formerly owned being used on two Clydesdales during a parade.

Holy horse harness, I know who you are

Since only a small part of my job includes writing weekly blogs, it is easy for me to forget that I’m actually writing for the public. I’ve worked for Ohio’s Country Journal for nearly 15 years, but because I only started writing for the publication a couple of years ago, it often feels more like [...]

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I’m feeling a little green and I’m not Irish

It doesn’t take much to turn me a slightly lighter shade of white or even green. I’m not known for a strong constitution. While most folks spend  the middle of March at annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, I tend to skip this holiday that can sometimes lead to overzealous eating and drinking. Even though I’ll [...]

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The new Mt. Hope Auction sale barn. Photo thanks to Missy Wade of Bedford, Va.

New sale barn at Mt. Hope draws rave reviews

I wasn’t able to attend the Spring 2014 Mt. Hope Draft Horse Sale, but I think I’ll be making plans to attend their next draft horse sale based on the exciting reviews of their new sale barn. The new building is 240 feet long and roughly 120 feet wide, providing much more room for consigners [...]

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March war

Marching into the month of war

As we begin the month of March, most folks begin to think of Spring and can’t wait for when is time to plant crops and tend to baby livestock. Not me, I think of war. According to http://www.sacred-texts.com, the month of March was named after Mars, the roman god of war “because of its rough [...]

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No Brainer Day

Celebrate “No Brainer Day”

Do you ever suffer from the “winter blahs” this time of year? Are your body and brain tired from filling out your tax return and shoveling all the snow Ohio has received this winter? Then “No Brainer Day” may be your kind of holiday. On Feb. 27 each year, “No Brainer Day” is celebrated. It [...]

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Blue Ribbon Days Farm 6-hitch

6-Horse Hitch $100,000 Invitational to air on RFD-TV

UPDATED AIR TIMES: RFD-TV changed the schedule. Saturday Feb. 22: The round one performance will not be aired live. On Sunday, Feb. 23, round two will air live at 11 a.m. eastern. Round one coverage will be part of a two-hour special on Wednesday, March 2. Percherons, Belgians, and Clydesdales will meet up in Mesquite, [...]

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