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

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…

Early Summer Photos From The Farm – A Look Around The Farm And Garden

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Summer has arrived in full force here at the farm!  Long gone are the threats of crisp cold nights or an early season frost.  In their place, we now have…

Keeping Potted Plants and Hanging Baskets Beautiful All Summer Long At The Farm

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There is nothing quite like a few perfectly placed hanging baskets and potted plants to add a big splash of color to the landscape of your house, garden, patio or…

The June Garden Update – Harvesting, Fertilizing And More Planting!

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June is the time when all of that early spring work in the garden begins to pay off! Broccoli heads forming on our plants in the…

The Start Of The Cabin Project

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A roll of string, a supply of wooden stakes, a hammer and a measuring tape.  That is exactly what each of our farm's "major" building projects have started with - and…

Thinning, Trimming And Pruning In The Garden – A Must For A Better Harvest!

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One of the hardest chores for some gardeners to perform is the act of pruning or thinning their plants.  I think that after all of the hard work that goes…

Preparing The Garden For A Frost – And A Live TV Broadcast From The Farm This Monday!

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If there is one thing a gardener always has to remember - it's that Mother Nature controls the show.  So even after a few warm weeks of Spring, with humid…

Celebrating A Family Of Wonderful Moms

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Today being Mother's Day - it seemed the perfect time to take a moment and honor all of the Moms that do so much for so many! [caption id="attachment_14882" align="alignright"…

Sharing Among Family And Friends – Pergolas & Garden Classes

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Garden Classes Yesterday was an exciting day as we hosted our first ever OWG Garden Class and Tour at the farm. The Farm on Garden class…

5 Ways To Know That Garden Season Is Here!

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Garden season is finally here!!!  Spring has arrived and the early crops of onions, lettuce, snow peas and more are in the ground and ready to grow. So for today's…

Preparing Indoor Seedlings For Life Outdoors

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Sometimes, things work out a little better than planned - other times - not so much.  Right now - we are experiencing a little of both! The Better Than Planned…

Simple Ways To Garden Without Spending Money

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For those that follow along with our little farm and website - you know how important it is for us to keep things simple and inexpensive - and there is…

The Building Of The Farm And A Simple Life – Following A Dream

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This past week - Mary and I had the opportunity to sit down with a local feature reporter for a story about the growth of our little farm and website, and our goal…

Building Beehives, Collecting Rain Water – And Why You Should Always Listen To Your Wife!

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Although the weather still struggles to warm up  - it has been a busy week with much to finish up before the planting season arrives. Indoor Seedlings: [caption id="attachment_14390" align="alignright"…