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

How Amish Beehives Came to Lehman’s

Amish-made beehives recently arrived at Lehman’s, and how we found them is a unique, not your run-of-the-mill tale, one that involves handwritten letters, friendly honeybees, and of course, Sal. Continue reading

A Homemade Valentine: Cast Iron Skillet Peanut Brittle

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I never really cared much for peanut brittle — that is, until an older gentleman introduced me to a recipe handed down to him long ago. Amazing!  Crispy and delicious, it melts in your mouth, with nothing sticking to your teeth. And, only 5 ingredients. Continue reading

Get Ready For Sugaring Season!

As a child, my favorite books were about pioneers and native Americans. I learned that Native Americans were the first to discover and produce maple syrup, and they taught the settlers how to do it. At the age of fourteen, I decided it was time to try it myself. Continue reading