Simple ways to prevent influenza/H1N1 (Swine Flu)

Following are Prevention Tips to minimize getting H1N1 (Swine Flu)…

Dr. Vinay Goyal is an MBBS,DRM,DNB  (Intensivist and Thyroid specialist) having clinical experience of over 20 years. He has worked in institutions like Hinduja Hospital, Bombay Hospital,  Saifee Hospital, Tata Memorial etc. Presently, he is heading the Nuclear Medicine Department and Thyroid clinic at Riddhivinayak Cardiac and Critical Centre, Malad (W). The following is a message given by him: Continue reading

Customer review of Lehman’s Kidron store

When Keith and Donna Green of Lufkin, TX visited our store in Kidron, they kindly wrote about their trip and posted pictures on their blog at Green2GoRV.

If you want to see some great pictures of our store and the surrounding community, check out their blog by clicking here.

Or, just take a look at these pictures, all of which were taken by the Greens:

The Greens found my dad, Jay Lehman, hard at work.

The Green's found my dad, Jay Lehman, hard at work.

At Lehmans we run regular product demonstration.  Heres our butter churn in action!

At Lehman's we run regular product demonstration. Here's our butter churn in action!

This time of year is a great time to visit, as our Amish neighbors are out harvesting in the fields.

This time of year is a great time to visit, as our Amish neighbors are out harvesting in the fields.

Preserving the past…building a better future

At Lehman’s, we believe that old fashioned, proven solutions often work better than the latest fad. Just because something is new doesn’t make it better.

Lehman's Own Reading 78 Apple Peeler

Lehman’s Own Reading 78 Apple Peeler

This means that we get to give ourselves a special pat on the back every time we save something from being lost to forgotten memories and lost skills. Some of our proudest moments have crystallized around such events. For example, we saved the 1878 Reading Apple Peeler from extinction. Here it is 130 years later and we are still making it the same way…mostly by hand using the same patterns. (If you have an antique one that’s not working, let us know. We can fix it.)

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Carpe noctem – seize the night!


The wire skeletons of old lampshades can be transformed into olive oil chandeliers using common canning jars.

Monday, Sept. 7, 2009
United Feature Syndicate


There’s something about gazing up into a starry night sky that is deeply soul stirring. The sight of all that infinite diamond-studded darkness has the power to erase the trappings of modern life, bringing us back to a more primal part of ourselves, a part that is still exuberantly wild.

Not so long ago, you could simply drive a few miles out of town after dark and find nighttime as nature intended it — silent shadows draping the landscape, a black canopy of limitless stars arching overhead. Continue reading

Canning T’s and Baking Z’s (Tomatoes and Zucchini)

As we start and end the day with cooler temperatures, the garden’s bounty is dwindling also.  I’m guessing you still have lots of zucchini and many tomatoes if you are like many of the callers I hear from on a daily basis.  Tomatoes are the most frequently home canned product in the United States.  If this is your practice, here are a couple of tips to make your job easier. Continue reading

Labor Day and Lemonade

If I had only one word to describe the end of summer it would 8027857be “rollercoaster.”  The good, the bad and the ridiculous all seemed to converge at my house, and as the Labor Day weekend drew the summer season to a close, I found I had a surprising capacity for enjoying even the less-than-great times that August-into-September brought.

Among the blessings that went above and beyond anything I could have imagined was when the same friend from work who had come and bush-hogged my land a couple of weeks ago, showed up with a friend of his who’s a skilled mechanic, and the two of them loaded up and took custody of my tractor.  It was hauled it off to the Barn of Generous, Skilled Mechanics, and returned a week later running like a top, with the only “invoice” a muttered estimate for parts alone, that I can cover with a bit under half the money in my Tractor Maintenance fund.

To paraphrase one of my favorite radio financial advisors who says that “goals are dreams that show up in work clothes,” sometimes angels show up in jeans and sweaty T-shirts. Continue reading

Making Paper Boxes

Fall is on its way and school is back in session. Keeping school papers and other household paper work organized is a challenge.  I myself have already misplaced papers that my daughter needed for school. There are many options out there to help keep us organized but many just look boring or utilitarian (and some cost a small fortune). A simple paper box that you design and create yourself can be an excellent way to store important papers in one place and show your personality at the same time.

Gather all of your supplies together before you begin. You will need: heavyweight drawing paper, cut into one 10 5/8-inch square and one 11-inch square; scissors; Crayons or markers; glitter glue, stickers or stamps; Paints and brushes. Continue reading

Dealing with Animal-Damaged Trees

Many of us have fruit trees in our landscape.  They may be therGoat damage!e for pleasure or profit.  On our farm we have a small cluster of different fruit trees – mostly for the fruit and spring flower enjoyment.  This year is the first that I have had to deal with bark damage on our trees.  Your first thought might go to deer peeling the bark which is a common problem.  Mine was less expected – our newly acquired dairy goat Mocha got out and has a great love for anything apple.  She has done some major bark peeling (check out the photos).

So I have had to do some learning about how to treat my damaged apple trees and wanted to share what I have learned with you.  I hope it helps others who also must now repair bark damage, done by deer, goats or whoever. Continue reading

Stuffed Pepper Soup (Slow Cooker Recipe)

36874583If you’re still getting tomatoes and green peppers out of your garden, you’ve got to try this soup. It’s tasty, healthy, hearty and filling without being too heavy.  Plus, you basically dump a bunch of stuff in the crockpot and let it cook itself! My husband loves it,  and it really couldn’t be much easier. It takes about 15 minutes prep time.  I make it the night before, then just plug in the crockpot in the morning. Voila – dinner is done!

Stuffed Pepper Soup

1 lb. ground beef (could use sausage or ground turkey)
1 onion, chopped
4-6 large tomatoes, chopped coarsely (about 4-5 cups)
2-3 green peppers, chopped
1/4 c. uncooked rice (white or brown)
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1-2 cups water
2-4 tablespoons brown sugar
garlic to taste  (fresh or dried, whatever you like or have in the house)
salt, pepper, Italian seasonings, etc. – season to your taste (my husband thinks next time I should add chili powder)

Directions: Brown meat and chopped onion with garlic in skillet. Drain and dump in crockpot.  Then dump in all the other ingredients and stir gently to mix. You’re done!

Cook on low for 8-9 hours. Makes a big crockpot full; serves 4-6.

Last night my family devoured this soup, along with cheese and crackers, fresh apples and raspberries from the farmer’s market. Yum!