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                                                                       Quality, handcrafted items by artisans from the Appalachian foothills in southeast Ohio

| Patterns & Designs in Wood: Horses, Donkeys, Mules, Alpaca & LlamaDogs || Games || Ribbon Displays || Homemade Soap || Lotion Bars || Mini-Dishes |


NOTICE:  Due to family illness, we are behind on responding to inquiries and filling orders.  Please accept our apologies.  We will catch up as soon as possible and try to answer all emails and phone calls.


May 2015:  More inventory reduction sales will be listed at Long Time Ago Farm on eBay



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.



Our Little Long Ears


Our Little Long Ears

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.


Our Artisans' Calendar

is updated as events are confirmed, so please check it often.


Long Time Ago Farm on Facebook

Notices will also be announced on Facebook.



Gift Certificates


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



What Others Have to Say


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.


                                                       Kimber Caito,
                                                       Long Time Ago Farm





The Adventures of Orin,

the Traveling Moose


See photos and read his travel journal, plus interviews with Orin himself!



American Sign Language, pah!


Hand-painted Pottery

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 - photograph by Don Marsh

Deer Grazing - Photo by Don Marsh



You Can Also Find Us...

  • Long Time Ago Farm on eBay Classifieds
    (Since 11/2011)  Find discontinued fragrances/types of homemade soap and lotion bars on eBay Classifieds, usually as a 'grab bag' item.

  • Long Time Ago Farm on eBay
    (Since 06/1999)  If an animal pattern has been changed, the old designs here will be listed on eBay.  Also find one-of-a-kind, introductory and scratch-and-dent items.

  • Long Time Ago Farm on Half.com
    (Since 06/1999) Ephemera, books, DVDs, CDs, movies, usually horse- or dog-related themes.  Most items are used but in very good condition including out-of-print or first editions.

  • Long Time Ago Farm on Etsy
    (Since 02/2010)  One-of-a-kind and introductory items made using our wood animal silhouettes and designs.

  • Long Time Ago Farm on Amazon
    ooks, DVDs, CDs, movies, usually horse- or dog-related themes.  Most items are used but in very good condition including out-of-print or first editions.


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
Ultimate Recycling Day


Date to be Announced Soon


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 recyclable.  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.

Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Recycling Center; 1761 E Main St (US Highway 22); Lancaster, OH  43130; (740) 687-1295 also accepts pasteboard.  Another excellent source for information is Coshocton-Fairfield-Licking-Perry Solid Waste District; 675 Price Rd; Newark, OH  43055; (740) 349-6308.  Visit their site for a list of drop-off bin locations in the four counties.  The site also has wonderfully useful “How To…” sections such as: “How to Stop Unwanted Mail”; “Prevent Identity Theft”; “Reuse Items”; “Compost at Home”; more.  It also lists the Registered Public Compost Facilities that accept grass, leaves and small brush where it is ground, aged and the resultant mulch and/or compost is sold or given out for gardening.



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The Things We Make


Animal Patterns & Designs in Wood :: Donkeys, Mules & Horses

Horse Design :: "Slic Cimarron", Quarter Horse


Donkeys, Mules & Horses

Patterns & Designs in Wood

More than 100 designs, many breeds and disciplines.  Wood silhouettes, detailed woodcuts, wall art and patterns.  Arabian, Shire, Standardbred, Trakehner, Morgan, dressage, reining...

"Thor" Last Man Peg Game


Handcrafted Games

NEW!  Delight your horse-loving friends and family with a gift of these classic games (Last Man, 3D Tic-Tac-Toe) on animal design bases.  They are both beautiful and fun at home, at the barn, on the road...

Celebrate! Ribbon Displays

Celebrate! Ribbon Rail w/ Photo Frame


Celebrate! Ribbon Displays

Display proudly the ribbons you or your family have received for academia, gymnastics, sports, rally obedience, horse shows, competitions.  They are recognition of the achievements...

Animal Patterns & Designs in Wood :: Alpaca & Llama

Alpaca Design :: "Peru", Suri Alpaca


Alpaca & Llama

Patterns & Designs in Wood

Our original drawings are available as wood silhouettes, detailed woodcuts, wall art and patterns.  See the alpaca, Suri, Huacaya, cria and llama designs...

Animal Patterns & Designs in Wood :: Dogs

Dog Design :: Bullmastiff


Dogs, Dogs, Dogs

Patterns & Designs in Wood

Over thirty designs complete and more on the drawing board - wood silhouettes, detailed woodcuts and patterns.  Cairn Terrier, Schnauzer, Brussels Griffon, Pomeranian, Saluki, Mastiff...

Homemade Soap

Homemade Soap :: All-Natural Selection


Homemade Soap

Smooth and creamy lather!  A good selection of vegan or non-vegan, unscented or with fragrances, specialty and shampoo bars, even soaps for man's best friend...

Lotion Bars, "Lotion without a Bottle"

Lotion Bar & Lotion in Tubes for Pocket or Purse


Lotion Bars

Our top-selling item is 'lotion without a bottle'.  Made with sweet almond oil, shea butter, beeswax, cocoa butter, vitamin E - some with scents derived from essential oils, some with fragrance oils...

|  All-Natural Lemon & All-Natural Lime  |

|  Peppermint Patty  |  Green Apple  |  Sleepy Baby  |

Hand-painted Pottery

Hand-painted Pottery :: Mini-Dish, "The Privy"



A feast for the eyes and a pleasure to use.  Made here in Ohio with Ohio clay, the glazes and patterns are lead-free and food-safe.  Dishwasher- and oven-safe, they can go right from oven to table as beautiful serving dishes...


Shipping & Handling Chart

applies to Lotion Bars, Lip Balms,

 Homemade Soap and Mini-Dishes


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*

All Animal Patterns, Wall Art, Designs in Wood plus the Celebrate! Ribbon Displays ship FREE!


We ship only to the 48 contiguous United States; there are no international shipments at this time.  Call (740) 743-0099 if you want to have something shipped to Canada.


Please keep this in mind if you are ordering Gift Certificates.  Answers to most questions you may have can be found on the FAQ page.


Sales Tax, Ohio


Orders shipped to an Ohio address are charged 7% State of Ohio Sales Tax.  (Sales tax is collected for the artisans; each artisan is responsible for reporting and paying the appropriate entities.)

Let's Keep in Touch


Long Time Ago Farm on Facebook


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.

Shop online with me, your

Independent JAFRA Beauty Consultant:


In the early 1980s, a friend introduced me to JAFRA products.  My skin was sensitive and I had trouble finding make-up I could use.  JAFRA was the answer and I've used it ever since because I love it!


The eye shadow is long-lasting and doesn't crease; the eye and lip pencils go on easily and do not feather; the lipstick is smooth; the foundation is refreshing and not heavy.

If you've tried JAFRA before, please let me be your personal consultant. If you haven't tried it, let me introduce you to it and help you find the products that are sure to become your favorites.  Check the website above or call (740) 743-0099, Kimber  Caito.



Glenford Stone Fort


Just around the way, over the hill from our farm, is the Glenford Stone Fort.  It has been well known to archaeologists for nearly two hundred years as one of the best examples of a fortified hilltop enclosure.



The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 but is seldom seen by the general public - click here to see June 2013 photos.  When the 2015 date is confirmed, the date will be posted on the SE Ohio Calendar of Events.



Long Time Ago Farm on


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.



Our Favorite Recipes


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

"Little Appalachia"


Check out the FREE Classified Ads



What's Going On?


SE Ohio Calendar of Events


Here is just a sample of things going on in our neck of the woods:




March 12-29

Columbus Children's Theatre: Fancy Nancy the Musical



March 20

First Day of Spring


March 23

Compost Basics

New Lexington


March 26

Lancaster Chamber Music Series: Kontras String Quartet



March 27

Final Fridays

on the Square



March 27

Funny Bones: The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin



March 27-29

Backpacking Trip: Burr Oak to Shawnee 35 Miles



March 28

Gallia County Artisan Market



March 28

Wonders of Old Man's Cave



March 28-29

Southern Ohio Home & Garden Show 2015



March 28-29

Scott Antique Market



March 29

Kevin Prater Band





all month

Exhibit: "Ohio Decorative Arts, 1860-1945"



April 3

First Friday

Gallery Art Walk



April 9-12

49th Equine Affaire

& Fantasia



April 9-26

Columbus Children's Theatre: The Emperor's New Clothes



April 10

Downtown Lancaster

Chocolate Walk



April 10-11

2015 Dairy Barn Fest



April 11

"Waterfalls & Wildflowers" Nature Photography Weekend Workshop



April 11-12

Hocking County Ag Days



April 12

Guided Wildflower Walk



April 12

Bi-Weekly Hike: Shawnee to Old Stone Church Hollow 4 Miles



April 13

Compost Basics



April 13

Look Good, Feel Better



April 17-19

14th Annual

Shoot the Hills

Photography Contest



April 17-26




April 18

Wildflowers & Waterfalls Hike



April 18-19

Lucasville Trade Days



April 18-19

Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Show



April 21

Old-Time Music Jam Session



April 24

Final Fridays

on the Square



April 25

Arbor Day Festival



April 25

Guided Wildflower Walk



April 27

Make Tote Bags from Feed Bags

New Lexington


April 28

Compost Basics

New Straitsville


April 30 - May 10

Columbus Children's Theatre: Disney's Beauty & The Beast





April 30 - May 10

Columbus Children's Theatre: Disney's Beauty & The Beast



April 30 - May 10

Columbus Children's Theatre: Disney's Beauty & The Beast



May 1

First Friday Gallery Art Walk



May 1-2

2014 Perry County Home & Garden Show

New Lexington


May 2

10th Annual

Little Cities Tour de Forest Benefit Bicycle Ride



May 9-10

Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Show



May 9-10

54th Annual

Tour of the Ohio River Valley (TOSRV)



May 11

Look Good, Feel Better



May 14-17

ABC Players:

Arsenic & Old Lace



through May 17

"Ohio Decorative Arts, 1860-1945"



May 21-25

Moonshine Festival

New Straitsville


May 28-31

2015 Nelsonville Music Festival



May 29

Final Fridays on the Square



For more information about these and even more events, go to the:


SE Ohio Calendar of Events


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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|  Patterns & Designs in Wood:  Horses, Donkeys, Mules Alpaca & Llama,  Dogs  ||  Celebrate! Ribbon Displays  ||  Homemade Soap  ||  Lotion Bars  ||  Mini-Dishes  ||  Aprons  |


Meet the Artisans  ||  Customer Testimonials  ||  Our Favorite Websites  ||  ASL pah!  ||  The Adventures of Orin the Traveling Moose  |


|  Long Time Ago Farm  |  Post Office Box 862; Somerset, OH  43783  |  (740) 743-0099  |


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