5 years ago this weekend (October 9th to be exact), we fired up a tiny walk behind brush cutter and began our dream of creating a little space to call our own. We didn’t know much – but we knew we wanted a little garden, barn, a few chickens – and a more simple way of life.
Those five years have been filled with a lot of hard work and fun – and yes those two things can and do go together beautifully!
We have had a lot great memories building our dream, with many more to come. We never imagined when we started out that we would ever have a website about the farm – but in early 2012, we decided to create oldworldgardenfarms.com to document the whole process. As crazy as it sounds, that little blog will celebrate it’s 10,000,000th visitor this month, and with 65,000 + followers, it shows that there are many others out there as well who share the passion of living a more simple life.
We would like to extend a big “Thank You” to everyone who has followed along in our journey. Your thoughts, comments and ideas help us more than you will ever know, and we hope in turn that we have helped others to start or build their dreams as well.
In honor of the 5 years – we thought for today’s Sunday Farm Update we would share the progress by taking a fall photo tour around the farm – along with sharing a few pictures from where it all began.
To A Simple Life!
– Jim and Mary
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