Employee Spotlight: Meet Chuck

Meet Chuck

Meet Chuck. He’ll tell you how to make the best apple cider and how to keep your Aladdin lamp burning brightly.

This month Lehman’s Country Life checked in with Chuck, Lehman’s Assembler. From Aladdin lamps to Lehman’s Reading 78 Apple Peeler, Chuck is quite knowledgeable of several of our products. Today we’re asking him a few quick questions, including how to make the best apple cider. Continue reading

Behind The Scenes With Our Newest Glassware

Making a cake stand

A lot of care goes into the making of our newest glassware. Here’s a behind the scenes look at the family business who makes them. (Photo courtesy of Mosser Glass)

There is something so beautiful about handmade items. Maybe part of their beauty comes from living in a fast-paced, machine-driven world where quantity and speed seem to dominate. Anymore, the art of making something with your two hands almost seems uncommon, lost. But generations ago, making goods by hand was the norm, the tried-and-true way of crafting something of quality.

That is what makes our newest products so special. Continue reading

Our Store Is Packed With Fun Events For March And April

Doug and Stacy

We have some many fun things happening this spring, including a meet and greet with Doug and Stacy (pictured above). Read on for more details.

There’s always something to see and do at Lehman’s! This spring join us for our family-fun events and simple-living workshops in our Ohio store. Here’s a quick look at what’s happening in March and April. Continue reading

Our Journey To A Simpler Life: Doug And Stacy’s Story

Doug & Stacy

Doug and Stacy standing on the front porch of their off grid cabin

Editor’s Note: Today we’re welcoming two very special guest bloggers, Doug and Stacy from the popular YouTube channel OFF GRID with DOUG and STACY. They’re sharing with us their journey to a simpler life. Enjoy! Continue reading

Sugarmaking Makes A Lot More Than Syrup

Michelle and her family

Photo by Ayden Carpenter

When my husband drilled his first a hole in the bark of a maple outside my kitchen window, I thought he was kinda crazy. Surely, I figured, there wouldn’t be too much value in collecting tree sap, drop by drop, and making a little syrup. And, honestly, I didn’t think he’d be very successful, but I just watched him do his thing and figured if nothing else it’d be a learning experience. Continue reading

10 Ways To Prepare For A Storm And Power Outage

oil lamp in power outageAs I write this, the snow is coming down in a solid white sheet, obliterating everything more than 20 feet away. The snow is expected to be followed by sleet and then freezing rain. Will we lose power? Probably, but I feel well-prepared to manage for several days without it. How about your family? What steps should you take when you know a storm is bearing down? Here’s a check list to get you started. Continue reading

Employee Spotlight: Meet Amy

Amy at Lehman's

Meet Amy. She can help you find the right canning and preserving equipment you need. 

This month Lehman’s Country Life caught up with Amy, the Category Manager of our store’s kitchen department. Amy is a familiar face around our store and can often be seen demonstrating how to use our many kitchen products (including the food dehydrator seen above). Today she’s sharing with us a little about herself. Continue reading

A Simpler Life Starts With Love

holding handsAs people, we love love. You love love, I love love, everyone loves love!

It feels great to love other people, things, places, everything. Feeling love is a fundamental part of what makes us human. It connects us all and gives us all something in common – we all want to love and be loved. The complex, wonderful thing that is ‘love’ guides all living things to act not only for themselves but for others, too, and that is what keeps the world going! Continue reading

Spring Soil Prep For A Healthy Garden

garden soilLate winter is difficult, isn’t it? The urge to start working in the garden can be so strong it almost hurts. Sure, we can (and should) scratch that gardening itch by planting some seedlings indoors, but that doesn’t get us outside. Continue reading

Behind the Scenes: New Products at Lehman’s

just arrivedToday we’re taking a quick, behind-the-scenes look at what’s new this month, starting with my desk. Yes, my desk is one of the many places where new products at Lehman’s pass through. And my desk has seen some interesting stuff over the years! Continue reading