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

All About Buying, Starting and Saving Vegetable Garden Seeds

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Ever since last Sunday's Farm Update article on our Top 8 Vegetable Plants, (see: 8 Must-Grow Varieties ) our inbox has been inundated with questions about our seed starting, growing and saving process.…

The 2015 Garden Plan – Growing The Food That Feeds The Family

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2015 is here - and that means its time to turn our full attention to this year's garden plan! Getting the plan in order now allows us plenty of time to…

The “Top 24” Goals – Setting The To-Do List For 2015

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For those that have followed along since we first started our OWG farm project in 2011 - you know that our annual "Goals and To-Do List" we create for each new year is…

Christmas Night At Grandma’s – A Family Tradition Like No Other

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Of all of the Christmas traditions and memories that I have been fortunate enough to be a part of for the last 40 plus years - there is not a…

Santa Claus Is Back With His Barn! A Family Tradition Continues

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I think everyone can remember one memory from their childhood that simply meant "Christmas." A special tree lit up beautifully each season - a breathtaking Nativity display somewhere in your town -…

Preparing Equipment and Tools For Winter Storage – and Winter Use!

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Winter is not very patient this year. In fact - it arrived a little too early this week with freezing temperatures, a little snow, and a rude awakening to what lies…

Living Large In A Small Space – Designing Our “Tiny House” Plan

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As we design the new house for the farm, one thing is for sure - we want a much smaller footprint than our current home!  It is one of the…

Preparing to Sell…and Feeling the Pain

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As I write this week's Sunday Farm update - I am wondering in retrospect about the sanity of trying to complete an entire dining room remodel in a 36-hour period.…

Preparing The Honeybee Hives For Winter

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Last winter was devastating for honeybee hives in our area - and unfortunately, we were not left unscathed. Our single hive was simply unable to survive the extreme cold of January…

The Heat Is On! Making Fresh Homemade Spices For Chili, Taco’s, Pizza and More…

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In addition to falling leaves and temperatures - the mountains of hot peppers that appear on our kitchen and dining room table this time of year are another sure sign…

Preparing The Chicken Coop And Garden For Winter

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As the last of the leaves turn and begin to fall to the ground - one thing is for sure - Winter is just around the corner! [caption id="attachment_13588" align="aligncenter"…

Doing What You Love – A Valuable Lesson…

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"Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life" The oft-repeated…

The One-A-Day / 365 Experiment – Removing Unnecessary Clutter And Simplifying Life!

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I never imagined that removing unncessary clutter could be so life-changing - and yet, it has been all of that and more.  My only regret – we didn’t begin sooner!…

Early Autumn Photos – Fall Arrives At The Farm!

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I really have no idea where the summer went! It seems like just a few weeks ago we were putting the tomato and pepper plants in the ground while watching the…

Collecting Fall’s Bounty To Make A Great Compost Pile – For Free!

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With temperatures plummeting from the high 80's last week down into the 60's this weekend - there is little doubt that Fall has arrived here in Ohio. [caption id="attachment_4530" align="aligncenter"…

5 Million Reasons To Live A More Simple Life

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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.…

The Garden Re-Design – Fences, Walkways, Growing Rows – And Yes – Creating The New Potato Crates!

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Fall is usually the time to begin our normal routine of planting our over-wintering crops of garlic and onions - and putting the rest of the raised rows to bed with a…

How To Use All Of Those Fresh Garden Peppers In The Kitchen

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With the largest portion of the tomato crop in for the year and our canning cabinet full of everything from tomato juice to salsa, pasta sauce, ketchup and more -…

The Great Potato Crate Experiment

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It was the great potato crate experiment Charlie Brown! If you spend any time at all on Pinterest or Facebook - you have no doubt read the hundreds of articles on…

Summer Photos From The Farm – August in Pictures

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It's hard to believe - but August is here - and Fall is just around the corner! We have been in full harvest mode now for the last few weeks…

The Completed Stone Fire Pit Project – How We Built It for $117

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The fire pit project is complete!  We lit the first of what we hope will be many outdoor fires last night in the new stone pit - and hope to…

Harvesting Heirloom Tomatoes and Canning Our Home Made Pasta Sauce

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The tomato harvest has arrived in full force at the farm! You can always tell when the time has come, as the tables on our back porch become a temporary "storage"…

Canning From The Garden – Stocking The Home-Grown Grocery Store

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If you walk into our kitchen anytime between the summer months of July and August - chances are you will hear the rolling boil sounds of the water bath canner, the hum of…

The Stone Firepit Project Begins – Creating An Inexpensive Outdoor Gathering Place

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Whether it's a big roaring bonfire to sit around and enjoy with friends - or a small little campfire to cook a simple meal over - there seems to be something…