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

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. Canning is indeed one of the most economical and space-saving ways to store food. But…

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…

Downsizing 101 – Planning A Barn Sale At The Farm Like No Other!

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We have always wanted to have a big barn sale event at the farm. And now, our wish is going to come true. And you could say much bigger than…

Homemade Wood Fired Pizza Night – A Pizza Experience Like No Other!

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One of our all-time favorite and most rewarding DIY projects was the building of our homemade wood fired pizza oven. We get questions quite often about the whole process, from…

Putting The Farm Up For Sale – A Life Changing Decision!

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Yes, our little Old World Garden mini-farm is really for sale! I'm sure that may absolutely stun and shock a few of our followers this morning. But it is indeed…

Homemade Vinegar Weed Killer – Controlling Weeds Naturally

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We are asked quite often about how we create and use our vinegar weed killer at the farm. Without it, it would be simply impossible to maintain the property. [caption…

Pruning Vegetable Plants – Why Trimming and Thinning Is A Must!

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When it comes to creating a healthier garden and a better harvest - thinning, trimming and pruning vegetable plants is a must! Pruning Vegetable Plants - Prune lower branches of…

Battling Mosquitoes – 3 Great Ways To Protect Your Backyard Naturally

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When it comes to defending your outdoor living space from pests, nothing quite compares to battling mosquitoes. Whether it's working in…

6 Natural Ways To Stop Slugs – How To Keep Plants Safe From Slugs

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Want to stop slugs from ruining your vegetable and flower gardens without having to resort to using pesticides? Then we have you covered! Slugs can damage…

5 Great Garden Gift Ideas For Mom On Mothers Day!

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Searching for a few great garden gift ideas for Mom on Mothers Day? Mother's day is a just around the corner, and with spring finally springing, perhaps the perfect gift is…

The 3 Biggest Spring Planting Mistakes Made In Gardens And Flowerbeds!

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Avoiding the 3 biggest spring planting mistakes. Spring is here and its time to get gardening! Or is it? If having a great garden and gorgeous flowerbeds are high on…

Six Months Later – Still Searching For The Answers

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We are still searching for the answers...... What seems like just a few short months ago, I shared with you the story and background on how I lost all of…

Building A Classic Arbor – Adding DIY Beauty To The Landscape

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Creating a classic arbor for the entrance to the garden has been on our to-do for a long time. In fact, ever since we first fenced in the garden back…

Growing Up – 5 Things I Miss Most About Being A Kid In The 70’s and 80’s

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What do you miss most about the time you spent growing up? I heard a line the other day from a movie that made me stop and think about that…

Spring Planted Bulbs – 2 Great Choices For Gorgeous Summer Color

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When it comes to providing a huge splash of summertime color to flowerbeds and landscapes, spring planted bulbs are the answer! The tall, spiky blooms of…

3 Great DIY Projects To Create A Beautiful Low-Cost Outdoor Living Space

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There is nothing quite like creating a beautiful outdoor living space to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Especially one that doesn't cost a fortune. Nothing can complete an outdoor…

Invaded! Keeping Rabbits Out Of The Garden and Flowerbeds

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When it comes to keeping rabbits out of our garden and flowerbeds, we never had much of a problem. That is, until recently. They make look cute - but they…

5 Great Old-Time Garden Myths And Legends – True or False?

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If you have been around gardening or gardeners long enough, chances are, you have heard a good share of old-time garden myths and legends. When to…

4 Must-Try Heirloom Tomato Plants To Rock Your Garden This Year!

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It's time to liven up your vegetable garden this year by growing some amazing heirloom tomato plants! Tired of harvesting the same old…

How To Create Perfect Potting Soil For Containers and Hanging Baskets

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If you dream of gorgeous, stunning, and overflowing hanging baskets and potted plants, then make those dreams come true this year by filling your containers with the perfect potting soil!…

Potato Crates – How To Grow Your Best Potato / Sweet Potato Crop Ever!

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If you are looking for a simple, inexpensive, and labor-free way to grow potatoes, then potato crates are the answer! One of our potato crates growing…

Off-Grid Living Simplicity – A 608 Sq. Foot Cabin That Rocks!

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All too often, off-grid living is thought of as living without. Off grid living doesn't have to be about living without. The 608 square foot Frontier…

The Raised Row Garden Method. No Tilling, Less Weeding, More Fun!

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The Raised Row Garden Method is now front and center! Tired of endless weeding, and the painful, labor-intensive hours of rototilling, digging, raking and hoeing? Then the Raised Row Garden…

How To Grow Healthy, Strong, And Disease Free Tomato Plants This Year!

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When it comes to growing disease free tomato plants, a little bit of planning can go a long way! Growing Disease Free Tomato Plants. With a few key tips -…