As I sat down to write this week’s Sunday Farm update – I happened to glance over at the website counter and noticed we had just reached our 4,999,990th page view.
So – like any normal inquisitive person would do – I waited a few minutes and clicked the refresh button – and there it was – the grand total now stood at 5,000,001.
After a few more moments of thinking about what to write for this week – my mind drifted back to the 5 million total mark. And I began to think…Why? Why would ten people care what about what we do on a few acres in the middle of Ohio – let alone 5,000,000 from a grand total of 225 countries around the globe.
The answer is actually quite simple – and has nothing to do with us – and everything to do with what we write about each week – Living A More Simple Life.
Each and every day, more and more people from every walk of life want to grow their first garden, preserve their own food, or raise a few chickens for their own eggs. In short – live a more simple life.
There is something very special about building things on your own – and becoming responsible for the food on your table – and even more importantly – knowing where it came from.
So I spent a little time looking over all of our past weekly updates (see: Sunday Farm Updates) – which for three years now have chronicled the weekly story of building the farm and a more simple life for us.
I thought for today, in honor of the 5,000,000th view – we would share 5 of our favorite articles since beginning Old World Garden Farms. You can click on any of the links below to view:
The Barn Project In Photos – Raising A Barn When You Don’t Have A Clue
Growing Simple – Raised Row Gardening
9 Keys To Living A More Self Sufficient Life
30 Recipes To Self Sufficiency
Our little farm will always be a work in progress. Mainly because it’s in that “work” that we find all of the fun! It’s where all of our stories and experiences come from – whether it be mice jumping out to scare Mary, or bats flying from an old barn to terrify me – the fun and memories come from the process – not the finished results.
You see, at the end of the day – it should be about having fun and about keeping it simple – or why do it at all?
Thank You to everyone who has followed along on our journey – we truly enjoy sharing the entire OWG Farm experience – and hope we have many articles and projects to share in the coming years!
– Jim and Mary
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