Each Sunday – we publish our “Sunday Weekly Farm Update”. The topics vary from week to week and season to season. Planting the garden, raising our chickens, the progress of our little wine vineyard and apple orchard – or the latest building project on the farm.

Quite simply, it’s our way of telling the everyday story of building our dream – Old World Garden Farms

A Trip Of A Lifetime! Traveling America To See 50 States In 365 Days

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Traveling America to see every state has always been at the tip-top portion of our lifetime bucket list. I mean the very tip-top. As in the one thing we have…

Heading Home To The Farm! Retiring Early. Well, Actually…RELIVING!

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Retirement should be called reliving - not retiring. As in a chance to relive life - to the fullest! If there is one word Mary and I have never been…

The Perfect Garden Gift – 6 Unique, Ultra-Cool Garden Gifts Under $32

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On the lookout for a few cool garden gifts? With Christmas around the corner, its time for our annual unique and cool garden gifts article! And this year - we…

DIY Greenhouse – How To Create An Attractive, Economical Hoop House

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One of our biggest challenges at the farm has always been finding a way to create a practical, attractive, and yet still economical DIY greenhouse or hoop house. And with…

6 Simple Keys To Create A Self-Sufficient Life And A More Successful You!

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Life really is more enjoyable and less stressful when you create a self-sufficient life and home. Our goal when we first started on our self-sufficient journey 8 years back was…

Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes! Delicious Time & Space Saving Magic!

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If you happen to own an Instant Pot, you are going to love today's article! And even more - the delicious time and space-saving Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes included at…

5 Simple Winter Home Tips To Lower Bills And Keep Your House Warmer!

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Its time to get that house or apartment prepared for the cold with a few great winter home tips! Whether you want it to come or not, winter is just…

A Recipe Website That Simplifies Cooking And Life – No Wonder It Works!

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This past week, something amazing and nearly unbelievable happened. Mary’s start-up recipe website, Make Your Meals, celebrated it’s 1,000,000th visitor to the site. In just 10 months! To put that…

The Mini Cabin Floor Plan – 140 Square Feet Of Simple, Off-Grid Living!

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Our shed has arrived - and its time to turn our mini cabin floor plan vision into reality! This past week, our friends at Weaver Barns delivered the shed that…

The Grain BinZebo – One Incredibly Cool Recycled Outdoor Living Space!

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So if you have never heard of a Grain BinZebo - you are about to now! A Grain BinZebo is an outdoor living space constructed from a recycled grain bin…

The Most Incredible Way To Plant, Grow And Harvest Sweet Potatoes Ever!

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It's official - without a shred of doubt, I think we have truly stumbled upon the most incredible way to grow and harvest sweet potatoes ever! And yes, it happens…

The Most Amazing Autumn Flowering Plant – And It’s Not A Mum!

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Before I go any further about the most amazing autumn flowering plant ever, I want to make it perfectly clear this isn't an article to knock on mums. Mums, or Chrysanthemums…

Dividing Perennials In The Fall – How To Landscape Beautifully For Free!

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When it comes to landscaping on a budget, nothing can save more hard-earned cash than dividing perennials! And fall is the perfect time to do it! Fall transplanting allows new…

The Ultimate Self-Sufficient Tiny Home – And It Travels Too!

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I have to say, I think we have found the ultimate self-sufficient tiny home! Our move to our 1054 Square foot simple house made us realize…

The 3 Small Kitchen Appliances That Simplified And Changed Our Life!

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When it comes to simplifying life, small kitchen appliances really do make all the difference! Yes, of course, having a good stove and a working refrigerator are of the utmost…

An Incredible Record Setting Harvest – Raised Row Garden Magic!

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It has been simply nothing short of a record-setting harvest for our raised row garden this year! To date, over 1000 tomatoes, 100+ green bell peppers, and a few hundred…

Living The DIY Dream! Summer Farm And Garden Photos

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It is hard to believe that August is already half-over, and the time for our annual summer farm and garden photos is here! Every year dating back to 2011, we…

When And How To Plant A Fall Cover Crop – The Most Vital Crop Of All!

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The most important and productive crop you will ever grow in your garden is a fall cover crop. Our annual rye growing last fall in our…

6 Simple Garden Tools – The Only Tools Needed For An Amazing Garden!

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All it takes is a few simple garden tools to have an amazing, weed free, and highly productive garden. In fact, as we see it, 6 just about does the…

How And Why To Use Worm Castings – The Miracle All-Purpose Fertilizer!

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If you want a more productive vegetable garden, gorgeous perennial and annual flowers, bigger and brighter containers, overflowing hanging baskets, and healthier shrubs and trees  - then it's time to…

An Update On The Farm Sale – The Story Of An Amazing Journey!

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Sometimes, it takes a little miracle to make things happen. Like two simple red balloons. A few weeks back, we held an open house on Sunday afternoon for the sale…

How To Make Homemade Concrete Countertops For Outdoor Kitchens

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You might be surprised just how inexpensive and simple it is to build homemade concrete countertops! We…

Preserving Vegetables Without Canning – Saving Summer’s Harvest!

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When it comes to preserving vegetables from the garden, most people think instantly of canning. Although canning is a great way to preserve, freezing and drying…

The Single Best Garden Tip Ever For Vegetable Gardeners!

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We are often asked if we could only give our one and only absolute best garden tip - what would it be? Up until a few years ago, the answer…
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