When I spotted several black and white critters dashing through my barn, my first reaction was to hold my nose and run away as fast as I could. I’m no stranger to herds of skunks overtaking my barn (Read: What’s that smell? A white striped tale of critters in the barn). Since the incident several [...]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 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.
Things of a colorful nature tend to happen when I’m working in my barn or with my animals. I’ve become accustomed to the fact that I’m going to have some complications regularly either as a result of my clumsiness or my goofy livestock. If I’m not falling down or hurting myself, then either the goats, [...]Read More
The Coy Wolf is not a myth or a legend; it is an actual living creature that is a hybrid of the coyote and the wolf. Believe it or not, these creatures exist right here in Ohio. No, my imagination has gotten away from me, and I didn’t bump my head. Sightings of abnormally large [...]Read More
Despite the fact that Cabela’s Ohio location has been open for more than a year, I had not yet had the opportunity to visit their new location. I drive past the exit that leads to their store regularly, but when the store first opened it was so crowded I couldn’t bring myself to stop in [...]Read More
I only watch NASCAR about half the time. I like to watch the start of the races and then take a nap and watch the finish of the races. I had even begun to skip watching the races all together this past summer, because I found them to be sort of boring this year. This [...]Read More
No, I don’t technically hold a festival dedicated to all things stinky at my house each fall, but despite that fact a powerful stench annually wafts from the barn area. I’m not polluting the air, and I haven’t started a home for wayward skunks, but despite that fact things tend to get a little raunchy [...]Read More
The manure pile at our place was in desperate need of spreading this fall but it is a task that neither my husband, Mark (nor I) treasure, which is why the pile had reached its current height. If the job only entailed hooking up the spreader and going for a joy ride in the tractor [...]Read More
I finally had a chance to visit the new building at the Mt. Hope Auction during the fall Mid-Ohio Draft Horse Sale. I was surprised by the size of the facility and the length of my stay at the sale. In the past, whenever I attended a sale, my visits were often brief due to [...]Read More
As many Ohio Percheron owners prepare to leave the Buckeye State and head to Massachusetts for the World Percheron Congress in October, Ura Hershberger is confident that the Percheron mares he exhibits will be prepared for the show. Ura drives a mare hitch for Eagle Creek Percherons, of Montpelier. He and the crew at Eagle [...]Read More
Oak Haven Belgians, of Fremont, Ohio, and Flat Rock Draft Horses, of Bellevue, Ohio, represented the state well when they traveled to the Oklahoma State Fair in September to compete in the 2014 Gentle Giants North American Six-Horse Hitch Classic Series Finals. The top four Belgian, Percheron and Clydesdale six-horse hitches are annually invited to [...]Read More