Homesteading

The Squash That Keeps On Giving

Every time you water the plant or pull the surrounding weeds, pull off the squash beetles or side dress with some compost remember that you are holding a future filled with abundance. How awesome is that?

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A Lehman’s Adventure

“Down a wind­ing, tree-lined coun­try road in Kidron, OH sits Lehman’s Hard­ware Store. Part store. Part museum. All adventure.”

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Then and Now: Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is May 10, 2015. How has it changed since 1955 (the year Lehman’s opened)? And how has it stayed the same? Plus, 5 great ways to spoil mom this Mother’s Day.

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It’s That Time Again, Part 2: 200 Gallons!

If you have at least one or two Maple trees, give it a whirl. Any Maple will work–even Silver Maple. You can boil the sap down on your kitchen stove, and put some moisture into your house. That’s not a bad thing after the dry air of winter.

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Sweet Syrup from Your Own Backyard!

With just a few maple trees, you can make your own sugary-sweet maple syrup! It doesn’t take a lot of fancy equipment; in fact, about the most expensive thing you will need is time.

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