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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.

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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Miniature horse foal playing. Photo by Lavonne Parks

Baby animal photos warm the heart during frigid temperatures

This time of year it becomes hard to remember that Spring will actually be here before we know it. Most of the time, I just want to stay in bed and cover my head until it warms up, but I don’t think my employers, my husband or my livestock would appreciate that. In an effort [...]

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Timberviews Miss Iowa doesn't think much of frozen horse poo. Photo by Lavonne Parks

An ode to frozen horse manure

Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall, I never fail to heed their call.   Out to the barn I trudge in all weather, Nothing prevents feeding and stall cleaning, nothing not ever!   Horses greet me with a neigh As I fill their stalls with hay.   Content and quietly they continue to munch As I [...]

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amishbuggy

Dodging Amish buggies 2.0

My husband, Mark, and I planned an overnight trip to Berlin in early January. We’re really not huge Amish Country fans (we have Amish friends at home), but we like to get away without being too far away. We spent most of our time in nearby cities, shopping or eating at restaurants. On a Saturday [...]

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