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Our Favorite Websites

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Thank you from all of us at Long Time Ago Farm.

The artisans on this site have compiled a list of their favorite websites to share with you.  Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.  Contact us if you have a suggestion.  All sites are family-friendly.

Animals

ARF (Agility & Rally for Fun)
http://www.arfagility.com
"The instructors are dedicated and accomplished trainers ready to help others who are interested in agility, rally obedience, puppy and obedience training."  ---Lis

BrilliantK9
http://www.brilliantk9.com
American-made harnesses for all sizes of dogs featuring handles for picking up a small dog and steadying any dog.  Some include holders for a small flashlight or pack bags.  All available with removeable, personalized 'bling' patches.  Harnesses and patches are available in various colors and patterns.  Also see their collars, gear bags and Back on Track therapeutic items for dogs and people.

Green Barn 4 Dogs http://www.greenbarn4dogs.com "A dog agility co-op training facility in Blacklick, Ohio, with experienced agility handlers/members who are cooperative, supportive and enthusiastic!  They can also be found on Facebook."  ---Lis

Kentucky Horse Park http://www.kyhorsepark.com "Love to read about the different competitions going on at the park.  Sometimes [this site] gives me ideas for products and horse designs" ---Lis

Miniature Donkey Talk http://www.miniaturedonkeytalk.com "Their book, Caring for Your Miniature Donkey, is a must have for anyone owning or wanting a miniature donkey!  They also have an excellent selection of tack and equipment, also fun and games."  ---Kimber

PBS - Watch Wild Ohio http://www.pbs.org/stationfinder Wild Ohio is a production of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.  The 30-minute TV show focuses on Ohio wildlife, wild places - fields and forests - and 'wild' people.

Pet-Friendly Travel in the Hocking Hills of Ohio http://www.friendlypethotel.com

Business Support & Info

AllBusiness http://www.allbusiness.com "Your Small Business Advantage"  Tips about getting started in a small business, helpful suggestions about sales and marketing, finance, technology, resources.  A great reference for the entrepreneur.

Crafts & Crafting

All Free Crochet http://www.allfreecrochet.com Free crochet patterns, tutorials and tips, reviews and giveaways, helpful blog.

Directories & Info Services

DonkeyHonk.com http://www.donkeyhonk.com A directory of family-friendly goods and services in southeast Ohio and the area known as "Little Appalachia".  This site provides inexpensive advertising for the small business owner and entrepreneur.  There is also a section for FREE classified ads. Festivals & Fairs Thornville Backwoods Fest http://www.thornvillebackwoodsfest.com The third weekend of every September.  A great festival that people trek to from far and wide.   Fabulously good foods cooked over open fires - bean soup, chicken, more.  Louise Hawkins (homemade soap), Tina Hawkins Wozniak (lotion bars) and Susan Sherman (hand-painted pottery) vend at this event every year. Food & Recipes CopyKat Recipes http://www.copykat.com Recipes that taste like famous restaurants' recipes. My Baking Addiction http://www.mybakingaddiction.com National Honey Board http://www.honey.com Information about honey, honey recipes, the benefits of honey, information about beekeeping, beekeeping supplies and even a honey locator to help you find suppliers in the United States, Canada and Germany. "This site has some of the best honey recipes I've tried."  ---Kimber Nestlé Toll House - Very Best Baking http://www.verybestbaking.com The official site of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. (Nestlé Toll House, Carnation Milks, Libby's Pumpkin).  Not only do they have wonderful dessert recipes such as Spiced Pumpkin Fudge, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Carnation Famous Fudge, and Original Nestlé Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies - they have mealtime recipes for casseroles, fondues, side dishes, soups and much, much more. Nibble Food Newsletter Archive, The http://www.thenibble.com/zine/archives/index.asp "Great Food Finds:  The Magazine About Specialty Foods"  In addition to finding great recipes, product reviews and contests, it includes options to shop at The Nibble Gourmet Market, Send an e-Postcard, Enter the Gourmet Give-Away. Fun for Kids & Families KIDiddles http://www.kididdles.com Lyrics to more than 2,000 songs for children and other popular songs, organized alphabetically and by subject.  There are printable lyric sheets and sheet music, also activity sheets - all free. Gifts Uncommon Goods http://www.uncommongoods.com Gifts for special occasions or no occasions, nerds and geeks, cyclists, cooks, moms and dads, everyone.  Many 'upcycled' items that are ingenious and truly uncommon! Green Living Freecycle Network, The http://www.freecycle.org Online, non-profit community is made of local groups that enable you to list and give away (and get) stuff for free in your own area.  It’s all about using and reusing, keeping good stuff out of the landfills.  Their motto is, 'changing the world one gift at a time'. Green Living Tips http://www.greenlivingtips.com Greener Choices http://www.greenerchoices.org Mother Earth News http://www.motherearthnews.com The 'original guide to living wisely', Mother Earth News magazine has been providing information and support to those who desire to live in a manner that is earth-friendly long before it was fashionable to be 'green'. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) http://www.oh.nrcs.usda.gov United States Department of Agriculture, "Helping People Help the Land". Ohio Federation of Soil & Water Conservation Districts http://www.ofswcd.org Ohio Green Living http://www.ohiogreenliving.org Ohio Nut Growers Association http://www.onga.org Ohio Soy Bean Farmers http://ohiosoybeanfarmers.org "Sustaining Life.  Respecting Nature." Languages & Translation See also:  Sign Language Yahoo! Babel Fish http://babelfish.yahoo.com Enter a word or phrase, select the 'to' and 'from' languages, click, receive the translation.  This is also a good tool for translating website pages. Libraries, Books & eBooks See also:  Reference & Research Ann Rule, author http://www.annrules.com Regarded by many as "the foremost true crime writer in America".  Ann Rule is a former Seattle policewoman turned true-crime writer.  She wrote Small Sacrifices, the book about murderer Diane Downs (made into the movie by the same name starring Farrah Fawcett) and The Stranger Beside Me, the story of Ted Bundy.  More recent titles are In the Still of the Night: The Strange Death of Ronda Reynolds and Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer - America's Deadliest Serial Murderer. CreateSpace Community :: Member Showcase https://www.createspace.com This is part of Amazon.com so if you choose to purchase you can use an Amazon account.  This site has books, video and music, all self-published. Internet Archive http://www.archive.org  Free eBooks Lulu Enterprises http://www.lulu.com Free eBooks.  Also easy-to-use make-your-own calendar, photobooks and cookbooks, etc. Many Books http://www.manybooks.net  Free eBooks. Open Library http://openlibrary.org  Free eBooks. Outskirts Press Bookstore :: Self-Published eBooks http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore  Free eBooks Perry County District Library http://www.pcdl.org Easy-to-use.  Order any book or movie then receive an email or text when the item arrives at the local branch.  And, if the title is not available within their system, it will be ordered from another library system. Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org  Free eBooks. Stop, You're Killing Me! http://www.stopyourekillingme.com All about mysteries.  Books are listed by author name and character name.  The authors' books are listed by year and series.  Each book is linked to Amazon.com for more information.  There is a monthly book give-away. News & Media BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk Entertainment & Arts, Health, Technology, Science & Environment, Weather, Business, Sports, Top News, TV, Radio, Travel, more. CNN Interactive http://www.cnn.com Google News http://news.google.com National Public Radio http://www.npr.org Newspapers Online http://www.newspapers.com Reuters http://www.reuters.com WBNS-TV, Inc. http://www.10tv.com WSYX ABC Six on Your Side http://www.abc6onyourside.com Parks, Hiking & Outdoors America's Byways http://byways.org State Parks of the U.S.A. http://www.stateparks.com/usa.html Reference & Research See also:  Libraries, Books & eBooks eHow http://www.ehow.com Internet Public Library http://ipl.org Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/index.html mental_floss http://www.mentalfloss.com "Where Knowledge Junkies Get Their Fix" Safety & Recall Info Attorney General's Office Ohio OffenderWatch® http://www.icrimewatch.net/search2.php?AgencyID=55149 This is the sex offender management, mapping and email alert program for Ohio.  Search your neighborhood, city or county for offenders or sign-up to receive alerts by email if an offender moves to your area.  This is especially important if you have children who walk to or from school or play outside. Recalls Consumer Product Safety Commission http://www.cpsc.gov Official Federal Agency website.  Consumer information, advocacy and protection such as recalls, reports, alerts, crib information center, safety guides, playground safety, magnets information, more.  To report an unsafe product to CPSC visit http://www.saferproducts.gov Consumer Reports http://www.consumerreports.org Sign up to get a free safety alert newsletter or RSS feed. FoodSafety.gov http://www.foodsafety.gov Provides links to US Government information for consumers and producers, educational materials, alerts, reporting of illnesses and problems.  Sections on keeping food safety, food poisoning, storage times, recalls and alerts, cleanliness, charts, more. Recalls.gov http://www.recalls.gov Official U.S. Government website includes information regarding recalls from various Federal agencies.  Find recall and safety recalls regarding food, consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, medicine, cosmetics, environmental products, etc.  Sign up for email notifications and/or search for recent recalls.  This site includes links to United States Environmental Protection Agency, FDA, USDA, United States Coast Guard, NHTSA, CPSC. SaferCar.gov http://www.safercar.gov Dedicated to educating the public on how to purchase safe vehicles.  Sections for car owners and shoppers, child safety and car seats, tires, safety ratings, safety recalls, consumer alerts, more. U.S. Food & Drug Administration http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics Sections for consumers and patients, health professionals, scientists and researchers, industry.  Search subjects such as - of course - food and drugs, medical devices, radiation-emitting products, vaccines, blood and biologics, animal and veterinary, cosmetics, tobacco products. Science Science Magazine http://www.scientificmagazine.com Scientific American Magazine http://www.scientificamerican.com Search Engines Google http://www.google.com Services USPS (United States Postal Service) http://www.usps.com "Yes, we all complain about the prices going up and up, but what other service will deliver a letter from 'Little Appalachia' to Texas, California or Maine in just one or two days for less than 50 cents!?"  Order free shipping supplies and schedule mail pick-up. Shopping Online CouponSuzy.com http://www.couponsuzy.com/ Find daily deals, printable coupons, coupon codes for online shopping, even recipes. Ebates.com http://www.ebates.com "Ebates is on online rebate center.  I've used it for about 5-6 years, maybe longer, and have never had a problem; every three months a check is sent automatically.  If you're buying things online anyway, why not get some money back.  There are over a 1,000 participating merchants, many big names.  When you register and make a first purchase, you receive an additional $ 5.00 back.  They have Deals of the Week and Daily Double offers!" ---Kimber FreeShipping.org http://www.freeshipping.org This site lists free shipping and discount promo codes plus coupons for big-name online merchants such as Lands' End, Amazon.com, Zappos, Nordstrom, Kmart, ToysRUs, Target, and over 3,000 other stores.  It also offers a Compare Prices page powered by PriceGrabber.  No strings, no sign-up required, just good deals. FreeShippingDay.org http://www.freeshippingday.com Every year, merchants from all over - including LongTimeAgoFarm.com - offer one day of special FREE shipping offers, usually mid-December, with delivery promised by December 24. Lands' End http://www.landsend.com The items are high-quality and, if something doesn't fit, it can be returned to Sears without paying postage for the return - easy! Lands' End gives Ebates Land's End is a participating merchant on Ebates.  Read more about Ebates above or click here to sign up for Ebates and start getting automatic cash back rebates, find printable coupons, get promo codes and more. Lands' End Sales On the Counter Each Saturday, a new group of products is put "On the Counter," in very limited quantities, substantially reduced from the original catalog price.  On Monday, that discount price is reduced another 25%. On Wednesday, 50%. And on Friday, 75%. Simply Whispers http://www.simplywhispers.com An extensive line of high-quality, hypoallergenic (nickel-free and surgical stainless steel) jewelry for women with sensitive skin and allergies to nickel.  Over 3,000 styles including watches, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, chains, rings and accessories.  Also available are replacement parts for jewelry repair. Sign Language & ASL (American Sign Language) See also:  Languages & Translation ASL, pah! http://www.longtimeagofarm.com/aslpah.htm We sign at Long Time Ago Farm!  Visit this page of the website for info about ASL, sign language, interpreting, reference materials, more. Travel, Scenic & Historical Places Gozaic http://www.gozaic.com Their motto is Connecting Through Places That Matter.  The site is meant to be an 'online community for cultural and heritage travelers'.  Browse places of interest by location or interest, domestic and international.  Get ideas for exploring the world! Ohio Byways http://www.ohiobyways.com Ohio Department of Transportations has established the Ohio Scenic Byways Program (see also National Scenic Byways Program).  From the website, you may request a free Ohio roadway map designating the Scenic Byways.  Travelers can use the site to plan day trips, weekends or vacations along Ohio's 27 scenic byways.  Listed below are the Byways in the 20 southeast Ohio counties. Drovers' Trail Scenic Byway Belmont county Historic National Road various counties 225 miles from the West Virginia state line at the Ohio River to the Indiana state line. Hocking Hills Scenic Byway Hocking county Jefferson County Scenic Byway Jefferson county Jefferson Township Scenic Byway Franklin county Morgan County Scenic Byway Morgan county Ohio River Scenic Byway Scioto, Lawrence, Gallia, Meigs, Athens, Washington, Monroe, Belmont, Jefferson counties Ohio River Scenic, aka National Scenic Byway, spans the entire length of the Ohio River from Indiana to  West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Scenic Scioto Heritage Trail Scioto county Welsh Scenic Byway Gallia and Jackson counties Ohio State Park Lodges http://www.ohiostateparklodges.com Ohio has many wonderful state parks but five also have incredible lodges and conference centers.  Two of the five are here in southeast Ohio - Deer Creek and Salt Fork. Deer Creek State Park Lodge & Conference Center 22300 State Park Rd 20; Mount Sterling (Pickaway county) For more info, call (740) 869-2020 or visit http://www.deercreekstateparklodge.com Maumee Bay Lodge & Conference Center 1750 State Park Rd #2; Oregon (Lucas county) For more info, call (419) 836-1466 or visit http://www.maumeebaystateparklodge.com Mohican Lodge & Conference Center 1098 Ashland Co Rd 3006; Perrysville (Ashland county) For more info, call (419) 938-5411 or visit http://www.mohicanstateparklodge.com Punderson Manor Lodge & Conference Center 11755 Kinsman Rd; Newbury (Geauga county) For more info, call (440) 564-9144 or visit http://www.pundersonmanorstateparklodge.com Salt Fork Lodge & Conference Center 14755 Cadiz Rd; Lore City (Guernsey county) For more info, call (740) 439-2751 or visit http://www.saltforkstateparklodge.com

 

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