Solutions for a Simpler Life

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Informal interviews with homesteaders, cooks, gardeners and employees will help you take the next step on your journey to a simpler life. Escape the chaotic, stressful world for about seven minutes and learn how to live a satisfying life, enjoying time with family and friends. And you might just learn a new skill.

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Roger Meyers has been a long time employee of Lehman’s and even before working at Lehman’s he was truly living the Lehman’s lifestyle. Grown up a farm boy this country loving guy is still raising animals, making and baking from scratch and just enjoying every aspect of this life he’s built. If you’re stopping by Lehman’s definitely take some time to talk with Roger. From animals and gardening to water pumps and baking bread, he’ll be able to answer most any question you have about living a homestead life. Lehman's Website Lehman's Events Lehman's Facebook Lehman's Instagram

Feb 2020

10 min 24 sec

Doug and Stacy of YouTube’s OFF GRID WITH DOUG AND STACY have been making appearances at Lehman’s for the last three years and we couldn’t be happier to see that relationship continue. We are excited to announce their return to Lehman’s for A Day on the Homestead on April 18, 2020!   As we working on getting you more details, tune in to this rerun from Doug and Stacy’s visit in 2018. We hope you’ll come visit Lehman’s in April to talk with them in person about all the exciting things they are up to now.   Show Notes Lehman's Website Lehman's Events Lehman's Facebook Lehman's Instagram   Off Grid with Doug and Stacy Instagram Off Grid Facebook Off Grid YouTube

Feb 2020

7 min 27 sec

Happy New Year! Do you make a resolution at the beginning of each year? How about just goals? At Lehman’s we find that you can take the next step on your journey at any time of the year.   There’s never a wrong time to make an improvement. As we start a new year and a new decade let’s think about what a simpler life is AND what it isn’t. You might be surprised…we never said it was easy.

Jan 2020

6 min 56 sec

While on this winter break Lehman’s is bringing you a little something to keep the holly jolly spirit going. From the Lehman’s family to yours we wish you a very Merry Christmas! Lehman's Website Lehman's Events Lehman's Facebook Lehman's Instagram

Dec 2019

3 min 4 sec

Kathy and her husband along with their seven children own a small hobby farm. They raise bees, have an orchard and grow organic vegetables. They also raise a few pigs and chickens. She has written two books on family preparedness for Story Publishing, Just In Case: How To Be Self-Sufficient When the Unexpected Happens and Prepping 101: 40 Steps You Can Take To Be Prepared. She also blogs for Lehman’s.   Some would call her a prepper though that word is complicated for her. She’s not ready for a zombie apocalypse and she does use electricity but she knows what to do if disaster strikes and is ready to take on power outages.   Her children get comfort by just coming home and looking in her pantry knowing what to expect from homemade pickles to apple sauce from her own orchard. With the sweet demeaner we were greeted with during her visit, we can only imagine that the comforts of home are just the beginning of the pleasant memories made on their homestead. Lehman's Website Lehman's Events Lehman's Facebook Lehman's Instagram

Nov 2019

8 min 10 sec

Stacy Lyn Harris is a best-selling cookbook author, blogger, speaker, wife, and mother of seven children. We like to call her the diva of the dinner table and the princess of wild game cooking Being the mother of seven children she has learned that the simpler life isn’t easy along with other misconceptions of what this phrase means. Tune in to find out what the simpler life is and what it isn’t from the southern charm of Stacy Lyn Harris. Show Notes: lehmans.com, lehmans.com/events, facebook.com/lehmanshardware, instagram.com/lehmanshardware instagram.com/stacylynharris , facebook.com/stacylynharris

Nov 2019

8 min 13 sec

Tune in to meet and learn from Michelle Visser. Author of the new book Sweet Maple (out now!) was was at Lehman’s to talk about how she has cut out refined sugar completely and is now exclusively baking with…yup, you guessed it, maple syrup. Living on her simple homestead she gets to live both her dreams of homesteading and writing! Hear her journey to the simpler life on this week’s episode of Solutions for A Simpler Life. Show Notes Lehman's Website Lehman's Events Lehman's Facebook Lehman's Instagram Souly Rested Instagram Souly Rested Facebook The Prairie Homestead Website

Oct 2019

6 min 41 sec

In this episode you’ll hear from Jill Winger author of the Prairie Homestead cookbook whom we were lucky enough to have visit Lehman’s this summer. Jill lives out on the wide-open Wyoming prairie with her husband and three “free-range” prairie children.   They have been living the homestead lifestyle for 10 years and as you’ll hear she loves to help those who feel uninspired with conventional living to master old-fashioned skills and learn how to grow their own food. Tune in and learn about her journey to the simpler life.   Lehman's Website Lehman's Events Lehman's Facebook Lehman's Instagram The Prairie Homestead Website The Prairie Homestead Facebook The Prairie Homestead Instagram

Oct 2019

5 min 17 sec

Who doesn’t love a unique kitchen gadget? Lehman’s housewares room is full of them and Amy Murray, our housewares guru at Lehman’s, knows about each one. Amy’s love for people plus her enthusiasm for teaching and learning is quite contagious. She has the knowledge and the energy to get you excited about the next step on your journey to a simpler life. Get to know Amy by tuning in to this week’s episode of Solutions for a Simpler Life, then take a trip to Lehman’s in Kidron, OH to meet Amy in person! Lehman's Website Lehman's Events Lehman's Facebook Lehman's Instagram

Oct 2019

8 min 37 sec

Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms is a farmer, author and as we like to call him “Pastor of the Pasture.” Joel had a second visit to Lehman’s this summer and we can’t help but soak in the wealth of knowledge that Joel shares with us. Tune in to hear his tips for making your homestead the most efficient it can be. Wherever you are on the journey to a simpler life, curious OR serious, you can learn something from the experience Joel brings. After all, starting small is the most efficient as you’ll learn in this episode. Lehman's Website Lehman's Events Lehman's Facebook Lehman's Instagram Polyface Farms Instagram Polyface Farms Facebook

Sep 2019

12 min 17 sec

Stacy Lyn Harris is a best-selling cookbook author, blogger, speaker, wife, and mother of seven children. She regularly appears on cable and broadcast television series as a guest chef and sustainable expert as well as contributor to various national publications. In this episode Stacy Lyn talks about her journey to the simpler life and she delves in to the “Why” of the homesteading lifestyle. Show Notes: Lehman's Website Lehman's Events Lehman's Facebook Lehman's Instagram Stacy Lyn Harris Instagram Stacy Lyn Harris Facebook

Sep 2019

8 min 59 sec

Obie Geiser, or Farm Boy as he is known here at Lehman’s, has been helping out his mother, Karen, on the farm and at Lehman’s during the many product demonstrations she does for us in the store. At age nine, Obie had even started teaching some classes of his own at Lehman’s Country Living Workshop. He is certainly a wealth of knowledge and is excited to share the ins and outs of helping on a homestead with the many interesting people he meets here at Lehman’s. Tune in as we uncover the many interests and daily life of Lehman’s resident Farm Boy. Show Notes lehmans.com lehmans.com/events facebook.com/lehmanshardware instagram.com/lehmanshardware instagram.com/karens_garden

Aug 2019

4 min 37 sec

Lisa Steele visits Lehman’s! Learn about her history raising chickens and her new TV show. Her chickens work hard for free lodging and food but Lisa works harder. Author, blogger and 5th generation chicken keeper living on a small farm in Maine. Tune in to learn a little more about Lisa and gain a little inspiration on your journey to a simpler life. Visit these links for more info: lehmans.com, lehmans.com/events, facebook.com/lehmanshardware, instagram.com/fresheggs, instagram.com/fresheggsdaily

Aug 2019

7 min

Karen Geiser lives on a family farm just down the road from Lehman’s and is a regular demonstrator and teacher at the store. Their family raises grass-fed meats and Karen’s favorite place is in the garden among the veggies, herbs, berries and flowers. She is constantly experimenting with unique plants, various growing methods and ways to feed her family well and delights in teaching others what she has learned.

Jul 2019

6 min 8 sec

Doug and Stacy of "OFF GRID with Doug and Stacy" join us to talk about what they’ve learned as they moved from a high-pressure world to the simple life of off grid living. They had no idea what it was going to look like but now they teach their Homestead Homies on YouTube and social media how they’ve found the best practices for a simpler life.

Jul 2019

7 min 27 sec

Lehman's store manager and treasure finder, Chris Hess, takes us through what it's like to oversee the day-to-day operations here at Lehman's. From the corporate retail world of Kohl's to small town Kidron, Ohio he talks what Lehman's simpler living tips he has taken home and what his interests are outside of the country living world of Lehman's and what he wanted to be growing up. Dive in with a Lehman's employee and stop by to say hello next time you're in the store!

Jun 2019

9 min 23 sec

Author, farmer and speaker, Joel Salatin of PolyFace Farms joins us to talk about growing up on a farm and learning about how the Earth will work with us if we let it. He talks about how his farm runs and the principles of a simpler life that he uses every day.

Jun 2019

7 min

Join us June 12th for the first episode of Solutions for a Simpler Life brought to you by Lehman's! Informal interviews with homesteaders, cooks, gardeners and employees will help you take the next step on your journey to a simpler life. Escape the chaotic, stressful world for about seven minutes and learn how to live a satisfying life, enjoying time with family and friends.  And you might just learn a new skill.

May 2019

1 min