Quality, handcrafted items by artisans from the Appalachian foothills in southeast Ohio
** IMPORTANT NOTICE ** Homemade Soap, Lotion Bars and Mini-Dishes
ordered between 10/16-10/31 will be shipped on or after 10/31/2014.
(This notice applies to those items only. All other artisans will ship as usual.)
About 20 years ago, we bought an 1829 log house on a small farm in the scenic hills of southeast Ohio. It started what seems to be a life-long repair and renovation project! Sometimes we think, 'what did we get ourselves into!?' After a long day when we come home to this peaceful place, we know it is worth all the effort. More at 1829 Log House.
Brittany gets a Donkey Group Hug
The farm is home to four loveable, little long ears. Rocket Man, his mother Mullie and Nettie are miniature Mediterranean donkeys (also known as Sicilian donkeys). Sage is a miniature Baudet du Poitou. Read more about Our Little Long Ears.
Dinky Donkey Doo!
Don't use just any ol' horse manure to prepare your gardens and flower beds - use Dinky Donkey Doo. Horse apples are big and bulky; they lose their shape as they tend to splatt when hitting the ground. Not so with Dinky Donkey Doo. It's the most adorable manure you've ever seen!
If you will be in the area and would like a load of Dinky Donkey Doo, Contact Us. Probably, you will get a chance to see how it is made since our loveable Little Long Ears - four miniature donkeys - pump out the stuff daily. We have an unending supply and are happy to share the wealth... it's FREE!
What is an Artisan?
An artisan is "one who practices a trade or handicraft, creating with skill or dexterity something in limited quantities often using traditional methods." Every item you find on this site is handmade by someone who take pride in his work.
We have met many interesting and talented people from this area who make beautiful things. Here we have provided a place online for them to offer their goods. Please take time to Meet the Artisans and browse Their Wares. Of course, we hope you will make a purchase; you will not be disappointed.
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Notices will also be announced on Facebook.
Would you like to get a gift for an animal lover you know but are not sure which breed or design they would prefer? Perhaps your friends or family members love homemade soap but you don't know which types are their favorites. If you want to give someone a beautiful piece of hand-painted pottery but want to let him pick the designs... Send a gift certificate!
Click here to read more and/or to purchase Gift Certificates
We love to hear from you, our customers! Of course, compliments are wonderful; we also like to receive your suggestions. Read what others have to say about the things we make at Customer Testimonials.
Remember the little man on the Monopoly game cards, Moe Money? He is now the mascot for Ebates, an online rebate center. I've used it since 2002 and have never had a problem; every three months a check is sent automatically.
There are over a thousand merchants on Ebates, most are very well-known (Lands' End, Sephora, AT&T, Babies-r-Us, Barnes & Noble, Disney Store, Ghiradelli Chocolate, Radisson Hotels, Tractor Supply Company, Wrangler).
When you register and make a first purchase, you will receive an additional $ 5.00 back. I hope you can take advantage of it, plus their Deals of the Week and Daily Double offers!
Click here to sign up for Ebates and start printing coupons, promo codes and automatic cash back rebates. Hope this is a benefit you can enjoy.
See photos and read his travel journal, plus interviews with Orin himself!
Hand-painted Pottery :: Mini-Dish, Sign Language "ILY"
The ILY is probably the best-known ASL (American Sign Language) handshape. Before it became popular as an acronym used in chat rooms and text messaging it was used in sign language. More ILY and sign language items coming soon. ASL pah!
Deer Grazing - Photo by Don Marsh
You Can Also Find Us...
Keeping it Green!
Recycle Computers & Equipment
Drop off old computers for recycling at no charge. We may be able to pick-up your computers in Perry, Fairfield, Muskingum and surrounding counties.
In most cases, your files (photos, documents, etc.) can be retrieved and saved for you. All hard drives are wiped clean. Salvageable parts are reused. The unusable parts will be properly recycled. Call (740) 743-0099 Dan Caito.
It's time for the next
September 20, 2014
Kroger Parking Lot; Carroll St; New Lexington
Drop off hours: 9am-12pm
This event is co-sponsored by New Lexington & Miller FFA, New Lexington Classic Riders and Keep America Beautiful. Some items will require a modest donation to offset associated costs. Accepting for proper disposal and/or recycling: used motor oil; Freon-type appliances, freezers, electric refrigerators, air conditioners; stoves and ranges; hot water heaters; steel, aluminum and copper scrap metals; passenger car and light truck tires, large truck and tractor tires, tires on rims; regular vehicle lead-acid batteries; TVs, computers, computer monitors. FYI: Items not accepted at this event are: mixed trash, brush, lumber, wood or plastic furniture, liquid wastes, antifreeze. Be sure to call (740) 342-7881 if you are not sure an item will be accepted.
Batteries & Fluorescent Bulbs
Instead of putting dead BATTERIES in the trash headed for a landfill, save them in an empty milk jug or coffee can until a recycling event.
FLUORESCENT BULBS/TUBES contain small amounts of mercury, a toxin harmful to humans. Take them to either PerCo Recycling Center or any Lowe's or Home Depot for proper disposal.
How You Can Be 'Green'
50% of our trash - paper, plastic, glass, metal - is recycleable. 25% of our trash can be composted. Potentially, we could divert 75% of our trash from landfills.
Green Gift Giving
Give gifts that promote life style changes friendly to the environment. For example: cloth napkins and matching tablecloth, cloth or string shopping bags, a compost or recycling bin, gift certificates to resale shops, lunch box, reusable picnic plates, cups and utensils, stationary made from recycled paper.
Of course, we (Long Time Ago Farm) recommends Tina's Lotion Bars or Louise's Homemade Soap. These items are useful and without waste but even, more important, are thoughtful and long-lasting high-quality gifts that will be appreciated by the recipient for weeks or months.
Eco-Tips and other notices regarding recycling events are provided by
Perry County Waste Reduction & Recycling; 2231 State Rte 13; New
Lexington, OH 43764; (740) 342-7881.
Free Images section, a Referral Program, Photographer Incentive Programs, more. If you're a photographer looking to sell your images, visit the Sell Your Images page.
Do you need photos for a print or web project? Check out the FREE Photos from Dreamstime.com
Horse Design :: "Slic Cimarron", Quarter Horse
Patterns & Designs in Wood
"Thor" Last Man Peg Game
Celebrate! Ribbon Rail w/ Photo Frame
Alpaca Design :: "Peru", Suri Alpaca
Patterns & Designs in Wood
Dog Design :: Bullmastiff
Patterns & Designs in Wood
Homemade Soap :: All-Natural Selection
Lotion Bar & Lotion in Tubes for Pocket or Purse
Hand-painted Pottery :: Mini-Dish, "The Privy"
Shipping & Handling Chart
applies to Lotion Bars, Lip Balms,
Shopping Cart Total S&H
Up to - $ 24.99, $ 7.00
$ 25.00 - $ 49.99, $ 9.50
$ 50.00 - $ 74.99, $ 12.00
$ 75.00 - $ 99.99, $ 14.50
$ 100.00+ , FREE*
Our eHonks newsletter has been temporarily suspended. Instead, we are using Facebook to list events and to make announcements. When the newsletter is resumed, a link to a sign-up page will be added here.
We collected some of Our Favorite Recipes, ones that we hope you will also enjoy. If you have a long-time favorite you are willing to share, please send it.
Do you live in southeast Ohio? Will you be visiting soon? Even if you answered no to both questions, you may still find something that interests you on our 'sister' site:
an online directory of
family-friendly goods and services
in southeast Ohio, the area known as
Check out the FREE Classified Ads
What's Going On?
Here is just a sample of things going on in our neck of the woods:
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visited us at this year's
Thornville Backwoods Fest
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Murder in the
in the Hills Festival
Rockets Over Rio
Chef in the Vineyard
Timber in the Mountains
Silurian Fossil Field Trip
Fall Colors Hike"
1st Monroe County
(formerly Switzerland of Ohio
Black Walnut Festival)
Historic Lantern Tour
of Ash Cave
The Wonders of
Old Man's Cave
Owls and Their Calls
45th Apple Butter
Fall Festival of Leaves
"Fall Color Tour" Nature Photography Weekend Workshop
Little Cities of
Black Diamonds Day
Fur, Feathers, Feet & Fangs
Media Fall Craft Show
Adventure in Geocaching
on the Square
Night at COSI
October 31 - November 9
For more information about these and even more events, go to the:
A list of dated events such as festivals, concerts, theatre performances, exhibits, horse and dog shows, sales and auctions, art walks and gallery hops. Also on this page you can find lists of county fairs, golf courses, historical sites, parks and forests, wineries, farmers markets, food and fine dining and even more of southeast Ohio's places of interest.
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