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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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Bonkers, the Pygmy goat

Every set of Pygmy goat kids born at my place has one silly member. This year was no exception. In mid-March, a wether was born that immediately caught my attention with his fun antics. If he isn’t chewing on my jacket or jumping on a toy in the goat pen, he is knocking his brothers [...]

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Giants and miniatures stand out at Ohio Equine Affaire

Despite the gloomy and cold weather Equine Affaire drew crowds to the Ohio Expo Center. There was plenty of shopping, demonstrations and learning opportunities, but my favorite part of the event was seeing the draft and miniature six-horse hitches. Watching horses around the 18-hand height and horses just more than 30 inches performing similar maneuvers [...]

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Cal is a 21-year-old miniature horse that continues to excel in the show ring at the world and national levels despite the fact that some people would consider his age advanced.

Miniature horses: Age is just a number

When browsing the Internet and Facebook, I often see advertisements in which people are looking for a miniature horse for their children. The advertisements often read similar to this: “In search of a miniature horse for my young child. My child is a beginner. We need a very safe horse that leads and rides and [...]

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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 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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