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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.

This mare doesn't mind having a wheelbarrow pushed under her belly during daily barnyard games at my house.

Barnyard Olympics

Does it ever feel like just completing your daily chores in the barn requires athletic talent? It often does at my house. The critters like to gang up on me on days when they are bored as they try to make my job of taking care of them more challenging. If I’m not hurdling over [...]

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A bath is the first step in equine spring makeovers at my house.

Spring makeovers of the equine type

Every spring when the temperatures start to rise, all the critters at my house start to shed their winter woolies in preparation for the coming summer hot weather. I let them shed most of their hair naturally, but there is still large amount of spring grooming and clipping that is necessary to remove the first [...]

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Identifying the hay thief turned out to be pretty easy as he became bolder with his thievery.

The hay thieving bandit

When you’ve spent quite a bit of time and effort stacking hay in the barn, it is very frustrating to find part of your hay stack dismantled. Day after day I arrived to find a bunch of hay strung out inside the miniature horse pen. No matter what I did, I couldn’t seem to stop [...]

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This photo was taken when I realized I was in trouble.

Just where was the voice of reason?

I am one of those people who is always stressed about running out of hay. Several years ago, when hay harvest was delayed until almost July, I nearly ran out of hay, and I vowed at that time that it would never happen again. Despite my best efforts to conserve enough hay to last until [...]

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We’re baa…baa…baa…back: Pygmy goats

I owned, showed and raised pygmy goats for about eight years until about two years ago when I needed a break. I decided to cut back and sell all my goats to avoid cleaning goat stalls and making constant calls to my veterinarian. The first several years of breeding goats went very smoothly for me, [...]

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This little horse didn't start shedding any hair until the middle of April in 2014.

Livestock haircoats: The natural weather predictor

If you are a livestock owner, you may pay closer attention to the thickness of the hair coats on your livestock than you do the calendar when you try to predict future weather. Animals have of a way of knowing how and when to best prepare for future weather. The winter of 2013/2014 was no [...]

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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 dancing

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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