Editor’s Note: National Simplicity Day is July 12. In celebration, we are taking you on a photo tour of our favorite place, Ohio’s Amish Country, an area known for its simplicity and beautiful views. Enjoy!
Slow, relaxing and rural – welcome to Ohio’s Amish Country.
Rolling hills, farmland and horses enjoying a grassy snack. Continue reading
For family fun that’s close to home, visit Lehman’s on the square in Kidron. Glenda Lehman Ervin here, inviting you to my family’s store. Plan to attend our annual Christmas in July celebration on Saturday, July 11, 2020, from 10 am to 3 pm. Receive a free Lehman’s Christmas ornament with a purchase of $50 or more, while supplies last. Take a socially distant “elfie” with Mrs. Claus and check out the stunning new year ‘round Christmas department.
In regards to the current spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), your health and safety is our concern. We know that a prepared way of life is better than a scared way of life. And, we are scrambling to safely provide you with the services and products you need as quickly as possible. Continue reading
Meet Cyndi Ball. She’s on a homesteading mission! Come see her this month at Lehman’s – details below. (Photo courtesy of Cyndi Ball)
UPDATE 3/12/2020: Your safety is our concern. We have decided to postpone Ladies Night Out and Cyndi Ball’s visit (we will post the rescheduled dates soon). We are also cancelling all March workshops and classes. For the most up-to-date information, click here to visit our event page.
So you live on a homestead. You work all day feeding chickens, caring for bees, milking cows or goats, weeding the garden, and canning vegetables. But during those lonely hours of work, you long to connect with other like-minded women who are engaged in similar activities. What’s a homesteading woman to do?
You harness the power of the internet, that’s what. Continue reading
Preparedness expert Kathy Harrison will be at Lehman’s Fall Festival September 21! Read on to learn more about Kathy and her newest book.
“We forget how fragile normal really is,” Kathy Harrison once noted. “It would take very little for the shelves to be empty, the water tap to be dry, 911 to stop responding and a blank screen to greet us when we pick up our cell phones. A terrible storm, a cyber-attack, or a failed power grid could leave us sitting in the dark and completely unprepared with the skills, supplies and tools you need to handle the situation. Panic is never good and a lot of people would panic.” Continue reading
Burnout. It’s a real thing…and not just when it hasn’t rained enough one summer and your garden is struggling. As a new homesteader, it’s tempting to get one of everything that sounds interesting…especially if it’s a good deal. I mean, if two feeder pigs is good, then a breeding pair is better! If a beehive is good, then two is better. If a few pet goats to nibble the brambles is good, then OF COURSE a pregnant dairy goat is better. Continue reading
Here’s Joel Salatin speaking at the 2019 Country Living Workshop at Lehman’s.
There were so many good takeaways from the 2019 Country Living Workshop at Lehman’s. We literally took home some nets and crawdads from the Kids’ creek stomping class as well as homemade noodles from their first class. Continue reading
Did you know that there are unwritten rules in homesteading? I’ll admit, with seeing so many different ways of doing things out there when we’ve been trying to learn all there is to know in our baby days of homesteading, I would have told you there’s no one way to do things. How much easier would it have been if someone would have handed me the ABCs of Homesteading: The ten simple steps to having the perfect homestead of your dreams when we closed on our house. But of course it’s not that simple. Continue reading
The Shockeys are coming to Lehman’s September 7! Read on to learn more about them and the exciting class they’ll be teaching next month.
What do grandchildren, dancing on the porch, fermentation, and – ahem – microbe farts have in common? Believe it or not, it’s a combination that adds up to a lot of love, close family life, and good health. Continue reading
Editor’s Note: Did you miss this year’s Country Living Workshop? No worries! Local homesteader and contributing blogger Sarah Kroger is sharing with us her experience and what she learned.
With six children 12 and under in my house, you can imagine that finding one thing with the ability to hold everyone’s focus and keep everyone entertained is a challenge, to say the least. There are times the big kids have to endure yet another Word World for the sake of the 4 and 6 year olds and there are times the little ones feel left out when the big girls get to stay up a little later to watch a movie. One playground has great slides for big kids, but might as well be scaling Mt. Everest to the little ones. You get the idea. Continue reading