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

Make Your Meals – Recipes To Cook At Home For A Self Sufficient Life

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So many good things happen when you make your meals at home. There is first of course, the huge savings to your budget. Nothing is more costly that eating out.…

Setting Annual Goals – Accomplishing Life and Dreams 15 Minutes A Day

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The new year is close at hand, and that means its time to create our annual goals list! There is little doubt…

Christmas Photos – The Farm Decorated. Merry Christmas To All!

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Christmas Eve is here, and it's time for our annual Christmas photos' feature from the farm! As we do every year, we take a break from our regular articles to…

Finding A New Life For An Old Barn – Keeping A Family Treasure Alive

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There is nothing in the world like the charm and aged beauty of an old barn. Especially one that has been in the family for more than 100 years. Our…

The Best Christmas Gift Ever! Who Will You Give It To?

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So, what really is the best Christmas gift you could ever give? Or receive for that matter. From time to time, we step away from our weekly farm, home, garden…

Building A DIY Root Cellar At The Farm – A Vintage Storage Solution!

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I think as long as we can both remember, we have dreamed of building an old-fashioned diy root cellar at the farm. We can't wait for…

The Off-Grid Cabin Floor Plan – Small Living In Style!

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When it comes to our off-grid cabin floor plan - it's all about keeping the living space wide open. The final rendering of our tiny cabin…

Garden Planning – How To Plan This Winter For A Great Garden Next Year!

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A great garden all starts with great garden planning. For many,…

Shiplap Vs. Drywall – 4 Great Reasons To Use Shiplap In Your Home

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When it comes to using shiplap vs. drywall in the home, for us, shiplap always win out! The shiplap went up fast in the house, and…

Creating A Tiny Off-Grid Cabin At The Farm – A 320 Sq. Ft. Guest House!

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It has always been a dream of ours to build a tiny, self-sufficient, off-grid cabin at the farm.  Our original inspiration for the cabin we were…

3 Simple Ways To Eliminate Clutter From Your House – And Simplify Life!

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It is amazing what happens when you simply eliminate clutter from your surroundings.  Nothing can cause more stress than piles of "stuff" cluttering your garage, basement…

A Harvest Beyond Belief! An Amazing Way To Grow Sweet Potatoes

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Who knew you could grow sweet potatoes in such a small space, and with so much production! The sweet potato crate at the end of July...yes…

An Incredibly Inexpensive, Efficient And Healthy Way To Heat A House

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When it comes to a clean, healthy, and budget friendly way to heat a house, it is simply hard to compare to the effectiveness of an on-demand, radiant heat floor…

Autumn Farm Photos From Old World Garden Farms – Fall’s Colors Arrive!

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I can't believe it's already time for our Autumn Farm Photos feature from the Farm! In what has become a tradition since first starting the blog back in 2012, each…

The Raised Row Gardening Book -The Ultimate Guide To Simple Gardening!

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Our Raised Row Gardening Book is now a reality! When we first began our little experimental raised row garden seven…

Life Throws Us An Unexpected Curveball – Keeping A Positive Perspective

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Today’s Sunday Farm Update provides a personal look into the life and the power of positive perspective of Jim and Mary at Old World Garden Farms. Every Sunday we write…

DIY Outdoor Living – Completed Kitchen, Pizza Oven and Pavilion Photos!

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For us, it was the ultimate DIY outdoor living project. It was also a project that took nearly the whole spring and summer to finish. We…

Planting Fall Bulbs – 3 Great Varieties To Add Color To Spring Landscapes!

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When it comes to adding a pop of early spring color, nothing can quite match the simplicity and beauty of planting fall bulbs! Tulips - one…

Farm To Table Dinner Photos – A Night To Remember!

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What a night to remember! Even a little bit of off and on drizzle couldn't stop 40 of our followers from coming to the farm to enjoy a night of…

Planting A Fall Garden Cover Crop – An Inexpensive Way To An Incredible Garden!

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Without a bit of hesitation, I can tell you our fall garden cover crop is the single most important factor in the overall success of our garden every single year.…

The Building Of The Wood Fired Brick Pizza Oven – Part 2

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We can almost taste the first pizza from our wood-fired brick pizza oven right now! Well, almost. Pouring the slabs. The pizza oven slab in on…

Farm To Table Winners – And How Should We Decorate The Table? Help!

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The names have all been drawn, and the September 2nd OWG Farm to Table dinner event is on! And now, we need a little help with some ideas to decorate…

Mid-Summer Garden Photos – It’s Harvest Time In Full Color

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Mid-Summer Garden Photos from Old World Garden Farms. Summertime is here, and that means our Raised Row Garden is bursting at the seams with fresh produce!  …

Building An Old-Fashioned Pulley Clothesline – The Smell of Fresh Laundry!

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It's funny how something as simple as an old-fashioned pulley clothesline can bring back incredible memories of childhood. But that is exactly what happened yesterday for both Mary and I. …