Friday, March 20, 2009

Lehman's... amazing!

And who knew...we are less than an hour from the store!! I had no idea we were so close!! Ack! I can feel the envy!!

We were there yesterday for at least four hours, including lunch. The place is so much bigger, and modern, than I had expected. I guess I was thinking small country store. Wow, was I ever wrong! I thought we'd looked at everything, but once we got home we realized we forgot to go back to this or that section for a second look, so of course we'll have to head back for another trip.

There are a lot of neat shops in the area, as well. We visited a nice antique shop right across the street and a bulk foods store just down the road. Just behind Lehman's is another row of shops we plan to hit next time.

Little Sis was transfixed by the rows and rows of Amish buggies. Sure, we see one now and then drive right past our house, but we'd never seen so many in one place. They were all next door to Lehman's at the auction building (livestock, judging by the smell).

Did you know Lehman's also has their own brand of soda? Little Sis was thrilled to get a bottle of that plus some 'penny' candy, and then a bit more candy from the bulk food store. Add all that to perusing Lehman's awesome toy section and she had the time of her life. She can't wait to go back!
DH says if you have any interest in wood carving or quality hand tools, take a napkin, and thank the people walking by not to step on your tongue.

Here's what I bought:

It's a Roma Food Mill. I got the accessory package, plus extra gaskets. I can't wait to use it. I have a friend that has something similar, and she put up 80 quarts of tomato juice in one day, all by herself.
Now if the weather would just warm up so I can get the garden in!


Kelli said...

Glad you had fun at Lehman's! It is AWESOME:) We go up there every now and then. We have seen over the years how they have added on. It was a small "country store" a long time ago. LOL

If you go during warmer weather, there is a outdoor flea market every Saturday. We go set up "shop" every now and then:) What's nice is you can usualy pick the spot you want and it only costs $7.00 for the whole day!

OH! If you get on ST. RT. 39 just outide of Berlin there is an fabric store that is FRIGGIN AWESOME. LOL Zinck's is the name.

Just shoot me an email sometime if you more of the particulars on the flea market:)

Country Wife said...

You know, the funniest thing is that we went to that flea market many, many years ago, but didn't go to Lehman's. I'd never even heard of Lehman's back then. Weird.

Chance said...

Sounds like you had a great day at Lehman's-- I'm busy calculating the drive time from Vermont cause I'm dying to go check it out. Thanks for the review.

Peggy said...

I am soooo jealous!! LOL

S Vandemore said...

What fun! I can imagine spending a weekend just browsing. I love their catalog. So many old fashioned and useful items. So glad you had a good time. :)

Small Pines said...

AHHH! You not only got to go to Lehman's in person, you got MY food mill! You are really racking up the Lucky Duck points this month! Now, let's see ... how far is it from Northern New York to Kidron? LOL

Country Wife said...

I picked up this brochure while in Kidron, which features most of the area attractions. Here's the link to the website:

Chance, Snow, and Mouse, if any of you make it to Lehman's, drop me a line and I'll meet ya there!