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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 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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Steps for a successful lambing or kidding season

Goat and sheep lambing season is here and well underway for some producers. It is always important to review your last lambing/kidding season and its successes and failures as you prepare to raises lambs and kids during the current year. The following article offers some helpful tips for goat and sheep producers. Take some time [...]

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Mountain Monsters: Trapper is not dead

I am pleased to confirm that despite rumors to the contrary in January of 2016, Trapper from the television series “Mountain Monsters” is alive and well. A publicist for Discovery Communications, Inc. and “Mountain Monsters” confirmed he is in good health after a cliff hanger during one of the episodes left fans worried he had [...]

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The 2015 Fall Buckeye Draft Horse Sale top-seller was a three-year-old Percheron mare, Top O' The Hills Alexandria, consigned by Aden Swartzentruber, Fredericksburg, Ohio. She sold for $20,000 to Zubrod's Percherons, Guthrie, Okla. Photo courtesy of Wade Wilcox, of Amish Country Images, Berlin, Ohio.

2016 draft horse sale dates

Here’s a list of some of the draft horse sales that will be held in 2016.  Be sure to follow the links below (when available) for more information and to verify times and dates before you make plans to attend a sale. Jan. 19-20, 2016: Pennsylvania Draft Horse Sale, Harrisburg, Pa. Feb. 1, 2015: Special [...]

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Fireball is always happy to see visitors.

Fireball the one-eyed wonder horse

Every one of us has our own unique physical and mental limitations. Though we may find our weaknesses frustrating, most of us are blessed to have fully functioning bodies; we are not truly handicapped. That is not the case for Fireball, a very special miniature horse. Though he was born with eyes that operated normally, [...]

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Feral cats — The unwelcomed adventure that became a blessing

Cats are an important element in my barn. I always like to keep between three and five around to keep the vermin numbers under control. My barn cats are all spayed or neutered and well fed, and although I occasionally pet them, they are mostly independent creatures that care more about bringing “presents” in the [...]

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Which comes first the KITTEN or the egg?

As you can probably imagine, I have many Facebook friends who, like me, enjoy sharing photos of their critters. Due to the amount of cuteness that constantly clutters my screen through Facebook, it takes a tremendous cute overload to impress me. Recently a Facebook friend of mine, Jeanne Beth Murphy of Glenwood City, Wis., was able [...]

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It took four men to help me make it to the ring for the tandem driving class. Thanks Bret, Uncle Bill, Mark (my husband) and Josh.

County fairs provide more than ribbons, tractors pulls and food

Many people love county fairs. Whether attendees enjoy riding rides, eating fair food, competing in or watching livestock shows or other performances, there is something for almost everyone to enjoy at county fairs. It is no secret that I enjoy showing our miniature horses at the Morrow County Fair. Although I always try my best [...]

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Ohio State Fair to add new draft horse classes

Be sure to check out the Ohio State Fair Draft Horse and Draft Pony Show Aug. 3-7, 2015. Draft horses and ponies from all across the country will visit Ohio to compete in classes throughout the week. In addition to the traditional halter and hitch classes, two new classes will be held. A new class [...]

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This little goat  seems to enjoy her time in the sink.

Goat enjoys luxurious long baths

This past spring, I spent much time washing a little goat named Sugar. Sugar was new to our little herd at the time, but I got to know her quickly because she developed a skin issue that require regular baths. Despite the fact that these baths took place in the house in a utility sink [...]

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As you can see, my bucks enjoy eating from their new homemade hay feeder.

Easy homemade hay-saving small livestock hay feeders

Hay waste has been a constant problem for me through the years. I love my goats, but they waste much hay. In the past, I have tried all kinds of hay feeders, but nothing has worked until we tried this most recent version. I didn’t come up with the design on my own, we modified [...]

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