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

5 Garden Tricks, Tips And Experiments To Try In Your Garden This Year

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Each and every year, we like to try out a few new garden tricks and experiments in our garden. It might be a new or better way to protect plants from…

The 2×4 DIY Adirondack Bench For 2 – The Perfect Indoor Winter Project!

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The 2x4 DIY Adirondack Bench - a perfect solution for creating beautiful, comfortable, durable - and most importantly - inexpensive outdoor seating for 2. What better way to shed the…

Growing Tomatoes – 5 Simple Secrets To A Great Crop!

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When it comes to growing tomatoes in the garden, a few simple secrets can make all the difference to grow a bumper crop! We absolutely love our home-grown tomatoes. In…

Our 2019 Garden Plan – A Garden Of Abundance, Variety and Color!

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It is time to reveal our 2019 Garden Plan! And I have to admit, I think this year's garden is going to be one our all-time favorites. We will cover…

Free Raised Row Garden Classes – Join Us For A Great Day At The Farm!

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Back by popular demand, we once again will host our Raised Row Garden Classes at the farm. And yes, as always - they will be 100% free! And if you…

The Big Garden Experiment – Taking Companion Planting To A New Level!

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As we plan our garden every year, we always like to include a big garden experiment. In past years, it has led to quite a few innovations. And, of course,…

The Power Of Dreams, Goals, And A To-Do List. Making Resolutions Stick!

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Well, it's once again time for Mary and I to create our Annual Goal List to chase our dreams - and, along with it of course, fill out a to-do…

Merry Christmas! Celebrating Christmas Traditions All Over The World

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Here is to celebrating Christmas traditions! We want to start off today by extending our warmest wishes for a Merry Christmas to every one of our followers from all over…

3 Simple Cell Phone Rules To Live By For A Better And Safer Life In 2019

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Perhaps it's time for a few simple self-imposed cell phone rules. Rules that might help lead us to a better, safer, and more fulfilling life in 2019. First off, let's…

The Big Giveaway! A Chance To Win Your Own 2019 nuCamp TAB Teardrop Camper!

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What a great day on the blog today as we get a chance to share a bit more about the trailer we will travel the country in - and announce…

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…