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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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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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Ura Hershberger held the lines of the six-horse hitch of Percheron mares from Eagle Creek Farm as he prepared to enter the arena to compete in the Governor’s Cup during the 2014 Ohio State Fair.

World Percheron Congress: “You win at home”

As many Ohio Percheron owners prepare to leave the Buckeye State and head to Massachusetts for the World Percheron Congress in October, Ura Hershberger is confident that the Percheron mares he exhibits will be prepared for the show. Ura drives a mare hitch for Eagle Creek Percherons, of Montpelier. He and the crew at Eagle [...]

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This little girl finally arrived after about a week of waiting and watching for her impatiently.

Phases of labor and delivery for a goat midwife

Nearly everyone that raises livestock looks forward to the time of year when their planning comes to fruition as the baby versions of whatever livestock they are raising are born. I took a couple of years off of raising goats, and I’ve been looking forward to once again welcoming baby goats to our barn this [...]

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2014 World Percheron Congress is quickly approaching

The 2014 World Percheron Congress will be held Oct. 6-11, 2014, in West Springfield, Massachusetts, at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds. Don’t let the host state fool you, Ohioans are sure to play a large part in the event. Not only is the office for the Percheron Horse Association of American located in Ohio, but [...]

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Unusual surprise found in sawdust pile

I have sawdust delivered to my barn in bulk about once a year or so. The driver just backs the truck into my barn and unloads it, and my husband uses our tractor to pile the delivered sawdust into a corner. Last week, I had just put some clean sawdust into a stall when I [...]

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OSF Draft Horse Show 78

Be specific with wishes, God has a sense of humor

I have a very vivid imagination, so I spend a good deal of time day dreaming about goals I have set and imagining them coming to fruition. I keep most of my goals to myself, but one goal that I have shared with close friends and family is my desire to one-day ride on the [...]

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Indiana State Fair to host three national draft horse shows

It isn’t news to followers of draft horse shows that Ohio as well as Indiana play a large role in hosting and providing exhibitors for some of the countries’ largest draft horse shows.   The Ohio State Fair hosted a North American Six-Horse Classic Series show and offered many opportunities for draft horse exhibitors to [...]

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They don't match, they aren't the same size, and they aren't the same sex but they might just make a great team.

Hitching mini horses: Determination is the key

If you have been reading my blogs, then you know that my pursuit of finding an additional team of miniature horses hasn’t been going too well. I wanted another really well-trained team so that my husband, Mark,  and I could each drive a team at the fair and so that I could hopefully eventually learn [...]

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