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Weekly Farm Updates - Old World Garden Farms

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

The Aspen Cabin – 520 Square Feet Of Perfect Off-Grid Living Space!

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At 520 square feet of floor space, the Aspen Cabin may just be a great way to "Live Big while Living Small" - and an absolutely perfect structure to turn…

Creating The Annual Goal List – A New Twist On Setting Yearly Goals

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Anyone who has followed our blog knows how much emphasis we put on creating an annual goal list. Our annual list has without a doubt been one of the most…

Are Poinsettias Dangerous To Pets & Children? A Big Myth Revealed!

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We have all heard it a thousand times: poinsettias are extremely dangerous to cats, dogs, and children too! But is it really true? Tis the season when poinsettias deck the…

How To Create A Great DIY Workshop On A Budget – The Tools You Need!

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In spite of what many think, you don’t need a huge space filled with a lot of expensive tools to have a great DIY home workshop. In fact, you don't…

Having To Make Major Changes – And Making A Big Mistake!

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Sometimes, you have to make major changes because good things are happening. And on that note, at least that was the case for us this week. But it really does…

Crazy Facts, Figures & Stats From Our First 90 Days Traveling America

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It's hard to believe, but we are now 90 days into our one-year journey to travel America! And one thing is for sure, the term "America The Beautiful" certainly has…

DIY Christmas Gift Projects – Creating Gifts From Your Hands & Heart!

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Nothing is more exciting than being on either side of a DIY Christmas gift. Whether giving, or receiving! There is something so unique and special about a homemade Christmas gift.…

Making Homemade Bread – The 5 Simple Recipes We Couldn’t Live Without!

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Is there anything better than making, baking and eating homemade bread? There is simply nothing quite like the intoxicating aroma of homemade bread baking in the oven. And oh that…

The Simple Secret To Help Accomplish Daily Tasks & Big Dreams!

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It may seem odd, but the easiest way to accomplish daily tasks has nothing to do with embracing the electronic age. In fact, there is nothing "techy" about it at…

Living Tiny In A Teardrop Camper – The Funnier Side Of “Small” Life On The Road!

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Oh what a fun time it is living tiny on the road! We are now into our 63rd day of the trip and have entered Oregon, the 10th state of…

The DIY Garden House Structure, An Outdoor Space With Old Barn Appeal

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So you might be asking yourself, what exactly is a DIY Garden House Structure? Is it a pergola? A pavilion? An outdoor living room? Well, to be completely honest, it…

40 Days On The Road – 2 Amazing Things We’ve Learned Living Without A House!

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Oh, what an incredible feeling to trade possessions for experiences! If you had asked us 10 years ago what it would be like to live for 40 days without a…

Happy 9th Anniversary Old World Garden Farm! 9 Years Of Photos

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It's hard to believe, but 9 nine years ago this weekend, we cleared off an overgrown 3 acre field to start Old World Garden Farms. The date was October 15th,…

Creating A Fire Pit To Cook On – How to Get The Most From A Fire Pit!

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Everyone loves a good outdoor fire, but when you have a fire pit you can cook on, you create a multi-purpose entertaining space that is certain to be the life…

Life In A Teardrop Camper – What It’s Like To Camp Across America!

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So what is it really like to live our life in a teardrop camper? That seems to be the question we get the most now. From both our family and…

Making Fall Harvest Soup – A Delicious Way To Clean Up Your Garden!

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When it comes to making great soup, it's hard to beat the amazing flavor of a fall harvest soup. Especially one that is created straight from your garden! It is…

Early Fall Farm Photos – A Final Look Around Before We Say Goodbye!

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A look around the farm before we say goodbye... Although we will continue writing our gardening, recipe and DIY articles as we travel the country for the next year, one…

A Farewell Sendoff At The Farm, The Adventure Of A Lifetime Begins!

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It is hard to believe that our "Adventure Of A Lifetime" is almost here. But it is! In just a little over a week, we will set out with our…

DIY – How To Turn A Garage Into A Studio Apartment With Shiplap & Metal

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If there is one project at the farm that was high on our list of "must-complete" this summer, it was turning the unused space in our garage into a larger,…

The Best Sweet Red Pepper Plant Ever! An Amazing Pepper Harvest

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It has been an incredible year in the garden, including an overwhelming harvest of quite simply, our best sweet red pepper plant ever! And that pepper plant we speak of…

How To Stain A Deck To Last – 4 Big Tips To Success!

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For many, there is no more daunting chore than painting or staining their deck or porch. But it certainly is a must when it comes to keeping a home looking…

The Completed Off-Grid Mini Cabin! A Look Inside Our “Shiplap Shanty”

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It's hard to believe, but out off-grid mini cabin project at the farm is all complete. And it even has a name now too! As we finished up the final…

The Best Way To Control Ticks In Your Backyard – Period!

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Is there really a way to control ticks without spraying all kinds of chemicals in the yard? It is a question that comes in to our blog quite often this…

Our Farm & Garden Mid Summer Photo Tour – Vegetables & Flower Time! -With Video

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As we strolled about the farm this past week to shoot a few photos for our farm and garden mid summer update, I was struck by just how lush and…
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