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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.

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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Flat Rock Farm Percheron Mares

2014 Draft horse sale dates

It is that time of year again — draft horse sale season. Since it was so popular last year, I have once again compiled a list of dates and locations for a few draft horse sales that are held in Ohio or states close nearby. Be sure to follow the links below (when available) for [...]

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This photo shows Julie covered with snow and ice in December 2013 after a day spent outside enjoying the snow.

Winter storm sends even snow-loving livestock inside

Last week’s weather seemed extreme to almost everyone. Although I was fortunate enough to only receive a couple of inches of snow, the negative degree temperatures combined with high winds still made for a miserable few days. I spent much time debating with myself about whether or not the horses should be turned out during [...]

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Reindeer2

I told you reindeer were real!

A year ago my husband, Mark, and I got into an argument about the existence of reindeer. I was trying to convince him to visit a Christmas display that included live reindeer, and he thought I was crazier than normal. The conversation went something like this: Kim: “I think we should visit Pine Acres.” Mark: [...]

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Deer video

Deer saved from coyotes by hunters

Deer season is often full of adventure for those involved but this video is amazing. Apparently, two bucks’ antlers became permanently latched together while they were fighting. One buck died, either during the fight or by being eat by coyotes, while the live buck remained attached to the dead buck. The dead buck quickly became [...]

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