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Taking a “break” on Friday mornings

by ohiosamishcountry.com

Every Friday morning at 8 a.m., the staff at Homestead Furniture takes a much-anticipated break. It’s not that owner Ernest Hershberger works his employees so hard. They do that on their own.
No. Every Friday employees take turns bringing in “break” for the entire staff. "Break" is synonymous with “breakfast.” At least, that’s what the spread looks like. Employees bring in homemade breakfast casseroles, fresh locally grown fruit, fruit and vegetable pizza, homemade pastries, donuts and mint tea or some kind of fruit juice.
It’s a way for the staff to relax, enjoy one another’s company around a meal, and ready themselves for the day ahead. The ...

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Appreciative customer buys lunch

by ohiosamishcountry.com

This is just so typical of appreciative Homestead Furniture customers.
Recently, sales person Steve Weaver and warehouse worker Emanuel Yoder delivered a beautiful live edge table and 12 chairs to a home on the Marblehead Peninsula near Port Clinton, Ohio. Live edge means the table was made from one solid slab of hardwood. This highlights the beautiful wood grain. The tree’s bark is left on the sides of the table to enhance its beauty.
The customer was so pleased with how the furniture looked and how careful and polite Steve and Emanuel were that he took them to lunch at a Mexican restaurant. It was an unexpected yet much appreciated kind jesture on the part of the customer.
This pe ...

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Motion Craft joins the team

by ohiosamishcountry.com

The owner of Homestead Furniture, Ernest Hershberger, likes to say, “We listen to our customers.” He means it, too, whether it’s hardwood, upholstered or leather furniture.
 
Recently, a customer walked into Homestead Furniture in Mt. Hope and asked if we carried Motion Craft furniture, a division of Sherrill Furniture. We didn’t. But we do now. Motion Craft is the ultimate in upholstered and leather furniture, especially recliners.
 
The customer knew the quality and benefits that Motion Craft provided, like cushions with real springs, not foam, and recliner cushions that can be removed for cleaning. And Motion Craft is made in America, North Carolina t ...

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Wendell August has had a great summer

by ohiosamishcountry.com

Wow....I can't believe we are already into August.  It's seems the older I get, the faster time flies.  It has been a great summer here in Amish Country at Wendell August Forge.  If you drive by, you'll see our Water Tower is under construction.  They are doing a great job of sand blasting and getting it ready for a brand new paint job!  I can't wait to see it when it's done. Although it's been a dry summer, I actually feel like it's been a real summer.  One like I remember as a child growing up in this area.  They were always hot and long, and we lived at Lake Buckhorn or in my parents pool to keep cool.  (I didn't have air conditioning growing u ...

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Easy Fixes to Furniture Problems

by ohiosamishcountry.com

If you have a problem with your hardwood furniture and you purchased your furniture from Homestead Furniture, please give us a call. We’ll be glad to help. 866-674-4902.
If you aren’t yet a Homestead Furniture customer, here are some fun and easy temporary solutions to common furniture issues.
It's never fun discovering that your beautiful wooden table is marred with a nasty scratch. But let's face it. It happens to the best of us. Whether you're on a budget or just need a quick fix, here are five do-it-now ways to fix scratched wood. Best of all, these solutions feature common items that you likely already have on hand.
1. Go nuts
For scratches that have penetrated beyond th ...

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Tourist Season Is Buzzing!

by ohiosamishcountry.com

Now that summer is in full swing, tourist season is buzzing here in Amish Country and at Wendell August Forge. So many friendly faces from all across our country are stopping in to say hello and see what we are all about.I love this time of year. Vacationers are always in happy, carefree moods, and they make our jobs so much fun. Folks I haven't seen since last year are also stopping back to see what's new at the forge. And we have plenty to show them!Our product designers have been busy this year.
With 10 new design series available this summer and fall, we have more new products than ever before. I get so excited every week as the new items come in. Amazing detail and new concepts showcas ...

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Don't Let Summer Slip Away!

by ohiosamishcountry.com

Just when you thought summer was over and you realized that you hadn’t taken the family anywhere -it’s time for the 162nd Annual Wayne County Fair!  And believe me friends, this is no ordinary county fair. Everyone thinks they have the best county fair, but we know, after spending time at the Wayne County Fair, you’ll be telling your friends that this is one fair they shouldn’t miss! 
With an annual attendance of over 150,000, they must be doing something right. First, let’s talk about price. Admission is just $3 per person. Yes, that’s right, $3. Children 6 years and younger are free.  Thursday, those 65 years and older are free until 4 p. ...

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Having Trouble Finding Amish Country?

by ohiosamishcountry.com

If you are looking for Amish Door Village, Coblentz Chocolates, Homestead Furniture, Keim Lumber, Lehman’s, Nature’s Food Market or P. Graham Dunn, visit www.BestofOhioAmishCountry.com. Directions are on the website.
Having trouble finding where you want to go in Amish Country? If so, it just might be your smart phone, if you are using it to find your way around.
The problem is, if smart phones don’t have the proper apps to correctly find and direct you to the specific business you want to go to, you probably won’t get there.
There is a good reason for that. The postal town assigned to most rural businesses in Amish Country does not match up with the “town ...

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Running An Old-fashioned General Store

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Running an old-fashioned general store sure takes a lot of ingenuity. My family and I are always looking for authentic ways to bring the past alive for our customers.  For example, just a few weeks ago we finished a storefront facelift that took half a century off the building.  We researched what Lehman's looked like in 1955 through old photographs and newspaper articles.  And then we recreated that look, complete with a retro gas pump from that era and a 1955 candy apple red pick-up truck.
In the past year, we have also added a new line of high end grills and outdoor furniture on our patio; a massive assortment of treats and candies from yesteryear; a Soda Pop Shop wit ...

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