Homemade for the Holidays: How to Make Meaningful Gifts and Memories

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“I made this for you.”

Those are the words I want to say with every present I give this holiday season. Why do I bother, when there are stores 24/7 where I can purchase anything, at any time? Continue reading

Eat Better, Eat Together

family eating togetherEditor’s Note: Article contributed by Jill Ladd, MPH, RD, LD. Originally published at https://eatwheat.org/learn/eat-better-eat-together/

When was the last time you sat down to eat together with your family at home? October is National Eat Better, Eat Together Month. It’s a great time to start enjoying meals together if you’re not already. Eating together as a family allows children and adults to focus on the task at hand…EATING! Continue reading

Fall Fun at Lehman’s

lehman's storeKick off fall with the best of family fun at Lehman’s! After all, there is no better time to visit Ohio’s Amish Country with the scenic views and beautiful fall foliage. Keep reading to learn more about our Fall 2021 events happening at our store – we hope to see you there! Continue reading

The Best Way to Make Apple Cider

Lehman's Cider PressNow 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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10 Ways To Manage Homeschooling (And Actually Enjoy It!)

homeschooling kidsWho’s suddenly finding themselves being involuntary homeschoolers?! I have some friends whose kids are already home and some who are preparing for it.

I’m here to give you some tips for being sudden homeschoolers from those of us who certainly aren’t perfect, but maybe just used to it. Here are some things that can help you in the process! Continue reading

7 Suggestions for Summer

reading in hammockAh, the lazy dog days of summer are here. I love the warm weather and try to take advantage of outdoor activities whenever I can.

Did you ever wonder what the “dog days” means, or where that saying came from? Well, here’s your answer: The ancient Romans called the hottest, most humid days of summer “dies caniculares” or “dog days.” The name came about because they associated the hottest days of summer with the star Sirius. Sirius was known as the “Dog Star” because it was the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog).

If you are looking for some low-key, outdoor events to make the most of the dog days of summer, here are a few suggestions. Continue reading

Pack the Perfect Picnic with These Handy Helpers

family picnic

Dining out?

A good old-fashioned picnic is the perfect way to spend time with loved ones while getting some fresh air. And let’s not forget all the good food that accompanies it!

Whether you go to the park, campsite, or your own backyard, any picnic requires a little planning. So, before you head outside, make sure you have all the essentials to making dining out fun and enjoyable.

Keep reading below to find our favorite products for picnics and outdoor dining. Continue reading

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream the Traditional Way

chocolate ice cream

Editor’s Note: Nothing beats homemade ice cream! In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, Galen Lehman, president of Lehman’s and son of founder Jay Lehman, is sharing how to make this sweet treat in a traditional ice cream freezer (like the one pictured above).

Our family spent 10 years in Africa doing missionary and disaster relief work. In those days, dairy products and especially ice cream were rarely available. Our version of a great party included homemade ice cream (if we could find the ingredients). Fortunately, the list is short: Cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla. And, if you can’t get the first three ingredients, Carnation Condensed Milk and vanilla makes a passable (but not especially great) substitute.

The real question with every homemade ice cream party is “hand cranked” or “electric”? Continue reading

10 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

children with flagsMemorial Day is a time set aside to remember those that have fought and lost their lives in the US military. This day holds a lot of meaning in a lot of people’s hearts. Remembering and honoring these soldiers is very important because they have given the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect us. Americans nationwide do this by spending the day off work, and with family, on the fourth Monday in May. Continue reading

What We’ve Learned from Mom

daughter and mom gardeningFor many of us, Mom’s words and wisdom have shaped us through the years. And even the simplest lesson has a way of sticking with us.

“Do the right thing.”
“If you have nothing nice to say, then say nothing at all.”
“If you take it out, then put it back.” Continue reading