Most livestock producers are used to large numbers of young and newborn critters roaming their barns and pastures during spring birthing season, but eight baby goats is a record for me. Due to my smaller sized facilities and pastures, as well as time constraints, I have always kept my goat numbers low. This year 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 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 Marion County.
The Lemmons currently own several miniature 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.
The students enrolled in the Equine Program at The Ohio State University are gearing up to hold the program’s first online horse auction. An annual horse sale has been part of the University’s curriculum for years, but damage to the horse facility on main campus several years ago left the program without an indoor riding [...]Read More
Equine Affaire will once again take place at the Ohio Expo Center on April 9-12, 2015. Breed demonstrations, clinicians, shopping and competitions are just part of what Equine Affaire can offer to horse enthusiasts. In addition, to all the shopping and educational opportunities, Equine Affaire will once again host Fantasia, an always entertaining musical horse [...]Read More
I’m not much into birds except when they appear covered in honey mustard sauce on my plate, but I have many friends who raise meat chickens or keep a few laying hens around so I do know that live birds do have their merits. Despite my aversion to birds in forms other than that presented [...]Read More
My recent blogs about coy wolves and mountain lions have garnered much attention. Some folks think these creatures only live in people’s imaginations while others believe they do indeed live in Ohio. Since writing these blogs, I have received trail camera photos and stories from hunters. Several of the pictures and first hand accounts do [...]Read More
We were awakened at 4 a.m. by a goat in labor on a day when the temperatures started out below zero and the high was in the single digits. When I bred the goats last fall, I never imagined that in late February the temperatures would be so brutal. Despite the below zero temperatures, we [...]Read More
Fred and Darlena Chettle of Wellsville don’t let snow and cold weather keep them from enjoying driving their Percheron horses in the winter. On the occasion shown in the photos with this blog Fred is driving Ethel, an 11-year-old grey Percheron mare, and Apollo, a coming three-year-old Percheron gelding. Charlie, the farm dog, made sure [...]Read More
Looking out a window on a cold winter day to the site of hungry wildlife munching happily on food intentionally provided for them by landowners can create an image that warms the heart and soul. Home and land owners often believe they are helping these creatures during the leaner times of winter by leaving food [...]Read More
No matter what kind of livestock are raised on a farm, birthing and breeding seasons are always exciting times as producers plan for the next generation of animals that will come into the world on their farms. As it turns out, the people living on the farms aren’t always the only ones that become excited [...]Read More
Even during the bleak days of an Ohio winter, Ohio’s state parks can offer plenty of fun activities. Fill some of winter’s long dark days by attending events held at Ohio’s state parks this season. Some activities are held outside while others provide indoor entertainment. No matter whether you enjoy an active lifestyle or just [...]Read More