When we first moved to the country and built a barn, I immediately began searching for a barn cat. My husband, Mark, was baffled because he didn’t understand why we needed another mouth to feed or why anyone would want a cat regardless of whether it lived inside the house or in the barn. I [...]Read More
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 also is required to write a weekly blog and oversee the “Horse Sense” section of the paper.
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 raised pygmy goats for several years, and although they no longer own or breed goats they have several friends that still do so they manage to still stay fairly active in that portion of the livestock industry.
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.
Most folks attend the Farm Science Review to look at equipment, visit ag related businesses and watch harvest demonstrations. They probably fail to realize that there is much adventure that goes on behind the scenes for exhibitors during FSR. I certainly had my fair share of wild times during the 2013 Review. On the Monday [...]Read More
So maybe the actual Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty didn’t make it to the Morrow County Fair, but he was represented by a driver dressed in a costume to look like him during the Draft, Pony, Mini and Mule Show at the fair during the Free Style Driving Class. I’m always looking for a [...]Read More
It is not rare to find families that enjoy showing at their local county fair year after year, but what is rare is that for the last 24 years Ron and Susan Timmons have been able to show Dixie, their Belgian mare, at the Morrow County Fair every year. Twenty-four years ago, Ron brought Dixie [...]Read More
Readying livestock for any kind fair or show is always a lot of work, but because I have chosen to own and show miniatures with Appaloosa patterns I always have more white to scrub daily during the fair than the average exhibitor. I’m lucky because my draft horse is black, but she does have one [...]Read More
Everyone who lives in the country has had their share of bug bites, but bugs find me especially attractive. I can’t go outside and not be bitten by something. I’m somewhat used to having a bug bite or two, but recently I had a major reaction to bug bites. I was in the barn clipping [...]Read More
The 2013 Ohio State Fair Draft Horse Show served as another great opportunity for me to collect photos, videos, and information for current and upcoming stories for our online news site as well as for future issues of Ohio’s Country Journal. I had a great time and learned much while covering the event. Make sure [...]Read More
Every year when I attend the Ohio State Fair draft horse show, I sit next to my friend Ron Wilson, and I listen to him tell stories about a famous Belgian gelding that he bred on his farm near Zanesville. The stories about this gelding named Chuck get a little more involved every year as [...]Read More
The weather in Ohio has been even more unpredictable than normal the past few years. If it isn’t a drought, we are nearly drowned with rain. The storms a few weeks ago caused damage to crops and structures that is still being felt in many areas of the state. As farmers and landowners clean up [...]Read More
My barn houses critters of all shapes and sizes. There are several barn cats in addition to one draft horse and several miniature horses. It has always been apparent that the cats love the miniature horses. The cats like to bring “presents” back to the mini horses to document their adventures. It is not uncommon [...]Read More