Amish Country Autumn: Leaves Top In World

Fall in Amish Country

Below, you’ll see a great poem by Allison Ervin (granddaughter of founder Jay Lehman), celebrating autumn in Amish Country. Want to experience it yourself? Don’t miss Amish Country in leaf peeping season! Our own Holmes County, Ohio is #3 in the world on NatGeo’s Top 10 Places to See Autumn Leaves.

And National Geographic’s Four Seasons of Travel book says, “In the heart of central Ohio’s Amish Country, maple, oak, and the iconic state tree, the buckeye, hang over narrow roads that meander through wavy fields of corn. Drive under the boughs of bright reds and yellows, sharing the road with horse-drawn carriages of the Old Order Amish and stopping at roadside farm stands along the way.” Continue reading

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

Glamour Camping Catches On All Over

glamping tentGlamour camping–glamping–is catching on everywhere.

What is it, you ask? It’s camping for those of us who prefer a nice glass of iced tea to cowboy coffee, a real bed (or as close as we can get) to a cot, but still want to enjoy the outdoors. We envision picnic tables with tablecloths. We prefer to sit in real chairs, chairs with backs, not something that’s a couple of pieces of nylon slug between poles. We see ourselves cooking mouthwatering meals in well-seasoned cast iron pans swinging gently from a tripod mounted over a beautiful campfire. In short, we imagine a woodland journey that’s a little more upscale than your typical bedroll-and-bugs trip. Or as Dictionary.com defines it, “the activity of camping with some of the comforts and luxuries of home.” Continue reading

Recipes from Around the World – Part 2

Allison in IndonesiaCooking is one of my favorite ways to spend time, and international recipes are my absolute favorites to cook! I love putting together unexpected ingredients and ending up with something delicious and adventurous. In this second installment of my series on international recipes, we are going to travel to Asia! Continue reading

A Life Well-Lived

Jay LehmanJay [Junior Ezra] Lehman of Kidron, OH passed away peacefully on July 26, 2020. Born on April 21, 1929, he recently celebrated his 91th birthday with family and friends. A private family service will be held later this week, with a celebration of life in the future.

Founder of the iconic old-time general store Lehman’s in 1955, Jay worked tirelessly his whole life, dedicated to family, faith, and community – the framework of life well-lived. Continue reading

An Update on Orders

Thank you from all of us at Lehman’s – we appreciate your support and business more than you can know. We apologize that our phone lines are so busy and we have shipping delays, even though we added a second shift. We are working very hard to catch up, but the warehouse is about a week behind and vendors are having trouble filling our orders. We know you want to know where you order is. Here is some basic information on some of our most popular products. Continue reading

Dear Friend…

lehman's store frontIn 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 working hard to safely provide you with the services and products you need as quickly as possible. Continue reading

The History of Leap Year

leap yearAbout four million people in the world were born on February 29 – Leap Day. On that day, every four years, those people get to do something most people get to do once every year. They get to celebrate their birthday on the actual date they were born.

Having a 366-day-long year is an interesting phenomena that we’ve all grown up with. If you’re like me, you never really questioned it. It has always just been part of life. But, given that this February will include Leap Day, I was wondering why exactly we, as humans, thought it necessary to tack that day onto the year. Continue reading

What’s Happening On The Homestead: Thoughtful Gifting

homemade giftsHere on the homestead we love giving gifts. Most of our gifting happens spontaneously throughout the year as we share fresh picked bouquets or extra veggies with friends and family. It seems we seldom leave home without something to drop off along the way. Continue reading