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


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** 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.

 


 

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.


                                                       Sincerely,


                                                       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

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

 

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.

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.

 


 

Royalty Free Images

Dreamstime.com

 

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

 

 


 

 

 

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"

 

Mini-Dishes

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:

 

http://www.myjafra.com/sites/caito

 

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.

 

This year, the site will be open for a public tour and presentation on Saturday, June 7, 2014.  For more info, see our 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:

 

DonkeyHonk.com

http://www.donkeyhonk.com

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:

 

SEPTEMBER 2014

 

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THANK YOU

to everyone who

visited us at this year's

Thornville Backwoods Fest

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OCTOBER 2014

 

October 3-26

All-American

Quarter Horse

Congress

Columbus

 

October 27-December 1

Tobacco Cessation

Lancaster

 

October 31

Final Fridays

on the Square

Nelsonville

 

October 31

Family Friday Night

at COSI

Columbus

 

NOVEMBER

 

November 1 - December 31

"Two Wheels + Motor

- A Fine Art Exhibition"

Pickerington

 

November 1

Industry Alive

Huntington

 

November 1-2

Pickaway County

Flea Market

Circleville

 

November 2

Nature Walk:

Fall Favorites

Sugar Grove

 

November 7

First Friday

Gallery Art Walk

Zanesville

 

November 8

OU (Ohio University)

Performing Arts Series:

Billy Gardel

Athens

 

November 8

Dogwood Pass

Old West Show

Winter Festival

Beaver

 

November 8-9

Columbus

International Festival

Columbus

 

November 10

Look Good, Feel Better

Lancaster

 

November 15

Community CPR Day

Lancaster

 

November 15

Mr Fezzywig's

Victorian Ball

Cambridge

 

November 15

Gallia County

Artisan Market

Gallipolis

 

November 15

Taste of Southeast Ohio

Nelsonville

 

November 21

Chef in the Vineyard

Dinner

New Concord

 

November 21

Grandparenting Class

Lancaster

 

November 21

Night Hike:

Squirrels Are Going Nuts!

Newark

 

November 21-23

Victorian Arts Fair

Cambridge

 

November 28

Final Fridays

on the Square

Nelsonville

 

November 28

Family Friday Night

at COSI

Columbus

 

November 29

Gallia County

Artisan Market

Gallipolis

 

DECEMBER

 

December 1-31

"Two Wheels + Motor

- A Fine Art Exhibition"

Pickerington

 

December 5

First Friday

Gallery Art Walk

Zanesville

 

December 6-7

Pickaway County

Flea Market

Circleville

 

December 10

Grandparenting Class

Lancaster

 

December 19

Chef in the Vineyard

Dinner

New Concord

 

December 21

FIRST DAY of WINTER

 

December 26

Family Friday Night

at COSI

Columbus

 

December 30

CABS (Childcare &

Babysitting Safety)

Lancaster

 

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 Web Sites  ||  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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