What 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
When 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
“Mom, can I please do my math down at the barn?”
My 8-year-old daughter is so over doing school work at the kitchen table…especially now that there are goats in the barn. Continue reading
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
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
The end of summer brings the beginning of a new school year. However, it doesn’t have to be the beginning of stress. Continue reading
While back-to-school reminders and ads have been popping up for weeks now, there is still some summer fun to be had. This August, our retail store in Kidron, Ohio is full of activities, classes and happenings for the whole family. Continue reading
A few nights ago, we canned our own tomato juice. We found out that it is very efficient and easy! Discover the three reasons why you should can tomato juice every year.
In so many ways, our fathers are our first teachers. Often, they’re our most important teachers throughout our lifetimes. My dad, Jay Lehman, has been teaching me my whole life, first as a parent, and then as the only boss I’ve ever had. (I started sweeping floors at Lehman’s at age 15!) Continue reading
Ready to eat some really delicious food outside? Whether you gather around the grill or relax at the picnic table, it’s finally the season for dining al fresco (and we couldn’t be happier).