My Family’s First Maple Syrup Adventure

Maple Sugaring Starter KitThis has been a winter for the record books here in Northeastern Ohio. On our homestead, it’s meant cooped up chickens, lots of carrying water, and making sure everybody in the barn has extra straw for bedding down and keeping warm. Continue reading

Happy New Year! Try Something New in 2018

lehman's in winterHappy New Year from Kidron, Ohio and all of us at Lehman’s. We hope the new year will bring you peace, joy and the start of new traditions!

If you’re still trying to finalize those New Year’s resolutions, consider this. One of the most rewarding experiences is learning something new. It can help you step out of your comfort zone, become more self-sufficient, and build lasting connections with family and friends. Continue reading

6 Fast Jar Gifts + Printable Gift Tags

5-Minute Jar Gift - Hot Cocoa

Feeling a tad busy this season? Join the club. But in spite of our harried schedules, we can all still give heartfelt, homemade gifts the recipients will love. Continue reading

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

cast iron pie pan

“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

The Simple Joys of the Holidays

christmas fun with eli & mattieThis time of the year there tends to be a moment for everyone, a moment that all the comfort of the holidays come rushing back. Maybe it’s the first time you hear Christmas music playing over the radio, and even though you think, “It can’t be time for this yet” you can’t help but feel a little moment of childhood giddiness. Or maybe it’s the first evening the temperate drops and you’re cuddled in a blanket sipping the newest holiday flavor of coffee or tea. Sounds heavenly right? Continue reading

The Best Part of Thanksgiving

Heritage Blue Stripe StonewareWhat is the best holiday of the year? There are no costumes that need to be designed, no eggs to be dyed and no explosions going off next door. (Don’t get me wrong – I love Easter, Halloween and The Fourth of July as much as any teenager). Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays because it can be so simple – gather your family, large or small, around the table and share a meal together. Continue reading

A “Homesteadcation”: Learning Country Skills from Back Then

kroger homesteadWhen family and friends come to town, I always ask them what they want to see and do while they’re here. My dad, for example said he wanted to, “see a buggy.”

“Do you want to see 1 buggy? We’ll go to Aldi. Wanna see 20? We’ll drive out 250 for a stretch.” That was an easy one to fulfill. Continue reading

Grandparents Day: A Time to Honor Those We Love

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Allison when she was younger with her grandpa and founder of Lehman’s, Jay Lehman

Every family dynamic is different, but in my family and most others that I know, grandparents are the leaders. They are the ones everyone looks up to, the ones that take charge and bring everyone together onto the right path, and the ones that begin great traditions and legacies. 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