Glenda Ervin

About Glenda Ervin

Lehman's™ Vice President of Marketing and daughter of founder Jay Lehman. She has filled her home with Lehman's products, and enjoys the challenge of using low tech in a high tech life. In addition to media relations and advertising for Lehman's, she speaks to groups about the history of Lehman's and the unique growth of the family owned and operated business.

Fall Fun at Lehman’s

lehman's storeKick off fall with the best of family fun at Lehman’s! After all, there is no better time to visit Ohio’s Amish Country with the scenic views and beautiful fall foliage. Keep reading to learn more about our Fall 2021 events happening at our store – we hope to see you there! Continue reading

The Best Way to Make Apple Cider

Lehman's Cider PressNow you can make the best cider you’ve ever tasted! All natural, safe to drink and full-bodied. What’s the secret? Making it in a press so easy to sanitize that pasteurization is not needed.

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7 Suggestions for Summer

reading in hammockAh, the lazy dog days of summer are here. I love the warm weather and try to take advantage of outdoor activities whenever I can.

Did you ever wonder what the “dog days” means, or where that saying came from? Well, here’s your answer: The ancient Romans called the hottest, most humid days of summer “dies caniculares” or “dog days.” The name came about because they associated the hottest days of summer with the star Sirius. Sirius was known as the “Dog Star” because it was the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog).

If you are looking for some low-key, outdoor events to make the most of the dog days of summer, here are a few suggestions. Continue reading

The Joys of Ohio’s Amish Country

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.horses in summertime Continue reading

If You Haven’t Been To Lehman’s Lately, Then You Haven’t Been!

lehman's store frontOn the square in Kidron, Ohio, Lehman’s exists to provide creative solutions for a simpler life. From our products to our events, there’s fun for everyone at Lehman’s. In fact, Lehman’s has been voted Best Destination in Ohio’s Amish Country five years in a row! Continue reading

A Tribute to Our Founder Jay Lehman 1929-2020

Jay with his treesHappy Father’s Day to all the dads and father figures in our lives! In honor of the day, we’re paying tribute to Lehman’s founder Jay Lehman. Jay worked tirelessly his whole life, dedicated to family, faith, and community – the framework of life well-lived. Continue reading

Take a Sneak Peek at Summer Fun at Lehman’s

goat yoga

Goat yoga, anyone? Stop by Lehman’s this summer for our fun, family-friendly events.

The Peach Truck, Goat Yoga, Ax Throwing, a talented wood carver, pottery demonstrations and Blueberry Days…what do these all have in common? They are all happening at Lehman’s, on the Square in Kidron this summer 2021.

In addition to over 35,000 square feet of shopping [including over 14,000 new products we have added] and enjoying our museum-quality antique display, plan your trip to Lehman’s to take part in many family-friendly, free events! Continue reading

Enjoy the Thrill of the Grill – Grilling Recipes Inside!

Who doesn’t love an old-fashioned barbecue? Outdoor cooking is as American as apple pie. Whether you live in the country or are grilling on your apartment patio, cooking outside connects us all with the great American outdoors. And the taste of grilled food is out of this world.

Although nothing beats a grilled hot dog or burger, grilling has advanced far beyond those outdoor staples. With the right product, you can cook anything you would in your kitchen on your grill. Breakfast, lunch, dinner – you and your grill can do it all. Beyond meats, you can ‘cue up an assortment of tasty veggies and delicious desserts.

Our own Amanda Burt shares one of her favorite summer meals, along with some helpful hints. Continue reading

DIY: Make Your Own Maple Syrup

diy maple syrupThere’s an old saying; you can take the man out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the man. Roger Myers, with over a dozen years of service at Lehman’s, has a background in farming and country living. And he is full of country skills!

“I raise goats and chickens and a little bit of corn,” he said. Working at Lehman’s brought him in contact with lots of customers, including those interested in making maple syrup. “I listened to customers and how much satisfaction tapping trees for sample maple syrup gave them and I thought I would try it myself.” Continue reading

Ways to Simplify Your Life – Part One

baking bread“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci, brilliant Renaissance artist

I am not a fan of New Year’s Resolutions. Why should there be only one day a year when you are encouraged to make a fresh start?

That said, the beginning of a new year does make me think of ways to improve myself and the world in which I take up space. Because we stand for a simpler life, allow me to share some simple living thoughts running around my already-crowded brain this January. Continue reading