Goodbye, Moles: The Story Behind Our Mole Chasing Windmill

mole chasing windmill closeup

Our Mole Chasing Windmill is a simple solution to a pesky problem. Read on to learn how it works.

If you’re looking for a chemical-free, humane way to get rid of moles from your yard, the answer is in the wind. Yep, that’s right – the wind. Continue reading

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

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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

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

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

Employee Spotlight: Meet Roger

Roger from Lehman's

Meet Roger. He’s just one of the many friendly folks you’ll see at our store.

Get to know the folks at Lehman’s. Each month we’re featuring a different employee and asking him or her a few quick questions. First up is Roger – he is one of the many helpful folks at our store that has a vast knowledge of many homesteading skills. Continue reading

Savor the Flavor of Fall with Homemade Pumpkin Treats

Pumpkin Cake BarsEditor’s Note: Here in Ohio’s Amish Country, fall is in full swing, so today we’re sharing with you the best pumpkin treats we’ve found. Whether you’re a baker or not, we have something for everyone!

Making food from scratch is a time-honored tradition in the Amish community, a tradition that also has deep roots in our little town of Kidron. Here at Lehman’s offices, it’s not unusual to find homemade baked goods sitting on our corner table (“the food table” as my fellow co-workers have dubbed it, since it always seems to be filled with food). Continue reading

What I’ve Learned From My Grandpa, Jay Lehman

Jay Lehman and Lindsay Lehman Peters

My grandpa, Jay Lehman, and me.

Editor’s Note: In celebration of Grandparents Day (Sunday, Sept. 9th), Lindsay Lehman Peters shares the lessons and wisdom she’s gained from her “Poppy,” Jay Lehman (Founder of Lehman’s). Enjoy! Continue reading

Goodbye, Plastic Straws: Lehman’s Cast Iron Cafe Now Uses Paper…

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A young patron of Lehman’s enjoys his lunch outside, using a paper straw instead of a plastic straw.

Jay Lehman, founder of the iconic general store, Lehman’s, has been called the grandfather of green. “Waste not, want not,” he says. “Being eco-friendly is the right way to run your business – it’s good stewardship.” Continue reading

The Best Way to Make Apple Cider

homemade apple ciderNow you can make the best cider you’ve ever tasted! All natural, safe to drink and full-bodied. What’s the secret? Making it in a press so easy to sanitize that pasteurization is not needed.

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