5 Simple Solutions to Keep Your Home Fresh and Clean

cleaning counterIs your home overrun by dust bunnies and noticeable dirt? If so, it’s time for some good, old-fashioned cleaning! This necessary task not only makes your house look good but will also make you feel good. (After all, who doesn’t like coming home to a sparkling clean house?)

Here are our top five cleaning solutions to make the job so much easier. Continue reading

A Seed Saving Story: Grandmother’s Long-Lost Lettuce

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in March 2017.

This is a story of the importance of seed saving, and how a simple kindness from a fellow gardener helped me reconnect with my grandmother’s garden. Continue reading

Dreaming of a Garden As It Snows…

Classic Gardner Tool SetPunxsutawney Phil may say there are six more weeks of winter but apparently, he is not from Western Massachusetts. We see snow well into April and a late frost can wipe out the garden in May. So, what’s a garden girl to do while the snow lies deep and yet another storm is forecasted for the weekend? Well, she hunkers down with her seed catalogs, graph paper and last year’s records and starts planning her garden. Continue reading

4 Common Sense Ways to Soothe Winter Colds

stainless steel spout kettlesEditor’s Note: This article was originally published in February 2016.

When the “common cold” strikes – as it will for most of us, at least once this year – try these time-tested ways to soothe those annoying symptoms and promote healing. Continue reading

Making Time for Breakfast Made Easy

amish made wholesome granolaDoes your day start like you are an air traffic controller? Everyone is racing around. You are heading out the door to work, to school. Make a hot breakfast? Really! You are happy if your shoes match. 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

Part 2: Things Your Grandma Never Told You About Cooking From Scratch

pie cutterEditor’s Note: Here’s the second installment to Things Grandma Never Told You About Cooking From Scratch. If you missed Part One, you can find it here. Enjoy! Continue reading

Why We Don’t Buy Plastic Toys

plastic toys

Something happened when I got pregnant for the first time. I looked around my house, with its hardwood floors and muted earth tones, and suddenly I could see clutter.

Plastic, light-up abominations littering the floors. Vinyl everything in ridiculously garish colors, threatening the warm zen I was trying so hard to cultivate in our tiny mountain home. Continue reading

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

How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar

Make apple cider vinegarWhen I first started to make apple cider vinegar, my husband gave me that you’re-overcomplicating-this-why-don’t-you-just-buy-it look.

I promise, it’s a very specific look. You can’t miss it. Continue reading