Bruce the Alligator Man is Coming to Lehman’s

Bruce MitchellEditor’s Note: Mark your calendars – Bruce the Alligator Man from Swamp Adventures is coming to Lehman’s this August (2021)! In celebration, we’re sharing our interview with Bruce. Read on for more about him, about his upcoming visit to Lehman’s, and how to get your FREE tickets to attend this event.

It’s not often you meet someone who wrestles alligators for a living, but that is literally what Bruce Mitchell does. Honestly.

When Bruce married Janet back in 1980, he married into a family that ran the world’s first and largest alligator farm dating back five decades. Tucked in the swamps and bayous of Louisiana, Bruce started farming alligators at the tender age of 20, along with his wife and father-in-law. Continue reading

Happening This Month: Christmas in July and More at Our Store

Lehman's ornamentFor 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.
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Profit On The Homestead And Other Wisdom From The Country Living Workshop

Joel Salatin speaking at CLW

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

Meet Fermenting Pros The Shockeys (Coming To Lehman’s!)

Shockeys

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

Behind the Scenes at the 2019 Country Living Workshop

Joel Salatin at Country Living WorkshopEditor’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

Cowboy Cooking with Kent Rollins (Coming to Lehman’s!)

Kent Rollins

We’re so excited to announce that Kent Rollins will be at Lehman’s July 27. Read on to learn more.

What do you do with a man from a lost period in time and a dying state of mind? Why, celebrate him, of course.

Kent Rollins is not your average guy. A cowboy nearly from birth, he discovered a love of cooking early in his career and worked to feed cowhands and hunters. From there he bought a chuck wagon – yes, an honest-to-goodness chuck wagon – in 1993 and began cooking for ranches. He soon expanded into catering. Because of Kent’s growing popularity and his preservation of a historic way of life, the governor of Oklahoma proclaimed Kent the Official Chuck Wagon of Oklahoma in 1996. Continue reading

Goat Yoga + Lehman’s = A Good Time!

GoatsInterested in learning about goat yoga? Visit Lehman’s for FREE goat yoga demos on Saturday, July 6 (during our Made-In-Ohio event) from 9 to 11 am, Saturday, July 27 (Cowboy Cook Kent Rollins demonstrations), or Saturday, August 3 (check out our new Tiny House) from 11 am to 1 pm. At the demos, you’ll have the chance to meet Amber Long and her friendly goats. Continue reading

Meet Homesteader Jill Winger (Coming to Lehman’s July 13th!)

Jill WingerWhat’s wrong with Jill Winger? Did she take Laura Ingalls Wilder a bit too seriously? It’s a question worth examining when considering the lifestyle of this modern pioneer. Continue reading

Exciting Events Coming to Our Store This June

Country Living Workshop

The Country Living Workshop returns to our store on June 29! Read on for more about this event and other fun happenings this June.

Looking for some summer fun? Visit our store in Kidron, Ohio this June! We have some big events planned for you, including some visits from well-known homesteading experts. Continue reading

Lehman’s Tiny House Has Arrived – Join Us For The Unveiling!

tiny house arriving

Lehman’s Tiny House has arrived!

Simple living in a small space might be just what you need. Big houses come with big bills and big chores and sometimes – big headaches. Which is why we’re pleased to announce the unveiling of Lehman’s Tiny House on a Tiny Homestead on April 20 at our store in Kidron, Ohio. There is no charge to attend the event, which will be held from 10 am to 3 pm. Continue reading