All the way from Oregon.  Beth Huntington from Chic Envelopements – Our Farm Crate Basket Winner

We were overwhelmed with the response to our first ever contest – The Old World Garden Farm Crate Basket Give Away.   We had a total of 690 entries between those following us via email, twitter or Facebook likes!

The lucky winner chosen from the hopper comes all the way from the great state of Oregon – it’s Beth Huntington, who follows us from her blog, Chickenvelopements (  Congratulation Beth!

We really want to send a special thanks to all who entered. We had so much fun finding out about all of the great blogs out there and the people who write them!   We hope to do another contest in the future – so stay tuned for details.  Thanks again for making the contest such a success!

Progress on the reclaimed brick patio continues – we’re on the homestretch now!

It’s been a busy week on the farm – we were able to lay the rest of the reclaimed brick for the barn pergola patio – and now are on the home stretch of installing the brick edging to lock it all in.  After that – the sand will go down and we can start to finalize the rest of the landscaping.

A view of the patio from inside the barn.

Now that the garden is in full swing – and mother nature continues to make us water ourselves – our project progress has slowed a little due to the work in the garden.  Nevertheless – we hope to keep plugging away at building our dream – one project at a time.  Have a great Sunday!

Jim and Mary

The Garden Pergola – overlooking the garden – The transplants are finally starting to take hold and grow!

Wave Petunia pot planted on to a stone outcropping on the back retaining wall