10 Vital Tips for Maple Syrup Rookies

maple sugaring starter kitEditor’s Note: The following article was originally published in February 2015. It came to us from Scott Ervin, husband of Glenda Lehman Ervin (Lehman’s VP of Marketing) and son-in-law of Jay Lehman (Lehman’s founder). An avid outdoorsman, Scott tried his hand at maple syrup making and learned many valuable lessons in the process. Enjoy! Continue reading

Eli and Mattie: An Amish Christmas

amish farm in winterWood smoke curled from the chimney as Eli and Mattie stepped from the back porch onto the frozen ground. The morning was still, yet excitement filled the chilly air. Continue reading

Win a $1,000 Trip to Lehman’s!

Lehman's Amish Country GiveawayHave you heard? We’re offering you a chance to win a trip to Ohio’s Amish Country! And of course, this trip includes a visit to our favorite place – Lehman’s! 

If you win, you and a guest will get a behind the scenes tour of our store in Kidron, Ohio. You’ll have fun spotting all the antiques (our store is filled with them!) and exploring thousands of products. (Trust us – you’ll want to bring your walking shoes.) There will be time to shop, too, since this prize package comes with a $200 Lehman’s gift card!

Plus, you’ll get to enjoy a scrumptious lunch with the Lehman family. You might even get to meet this guy…

jay lehman, founder of lehman's

Jay Lehman, founder of Lehman’s!

This prize package totals $1,000! Here’s everything it includes:

  • $200 Lehman’s gift card
  • Lunch with the Lehman family
  • Behind the scenes tour of Lehman’s
  • $400 travel credit
  • A guided tour of Amish Country
  • One night stay for two people the Carlisle Inn Walnut Creek
  • Tickets to a musical at Ohio Star Theater

Hurry! Our sweepstakes ends November 1st, 2017. Click here to enter.

Good luck – we hope to see you in Kidron!

Meet Eli and Mattie

“Eli,” Mamm prodded gently. “It’s time to get up. Breakfast is almost ready and Datt’s just coming in from the barn.”

5-year-old Eli snuggled farther under the warm quilt, but soon the aromas of frying bacon and Mamm’s cornmeal mush reached his nose, and he swung his feet onto the wood plank floor. It was a new day. Continue reading

Is Your Water Safe to Drink?

Anchor Drinking Glasses

You’re thirsty. You walk over to the kitchen sink, turn on the tap, and fill your glass with cold, sparkling, pure, clean water. Or is it? Continue reading

A Simpler, Sustainable Life. Even When The Chips Are Down.

Nothing is more sustainable than human-powered activity, quality tools that can be repaired by their owners and ingredients that come from places you know. Continue reading

Hot Summer Days Mean Less Ice in Amish Country

Here’s a dose of local culture from Ohio’s Amish Country. Some of you may not know that Lehman’s owns and operates the charming Mt. Hope Hardware store, located several miles from our main store in Kidron. The tiny village of Mt. Hope has several thriving businesses and the surrounding area is home to hundreds of Amish families.

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6 Unique Wedding or Shower Gifts

It’s wedding season! Here are our favorite creative ideas for gifts that go way beyond the big box stores or online registries. Some are gifts we love to give, and some are ones we got for our own weddings and are still using decades later. Continue reading