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

The 3 Small Kitchen Appliances That Simplified And Changed Our Life!

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When it comes to simplifying life, small kitchen appliances really do make all the difference! Yes, of course, having a good stove and a working refrigerator are of the utmost…

An Incredible Record Setting Harvest – Raised Row Garden Magic!

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It has been simply nothing short of a record-setting harvest for our raised row garden this year! To date, over 1000 tomatoes, 100+ green bell peppers, and a few hundred…

Living The DIY Dream! Summer Farm And Garden Photos

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It is hard to believe that August is already half-over, and the time for our annual summer farm and garden photos is here! Every year dating back to 2011, we…

When And How To Plant A Fall Cover Crop – The Most Vital Crop Of All!

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The most important and productive crop you will ever grow in your garden is a fall cover crop. Our annual rye growing last fall in our…

6 Simple Garden Tools – The Only Tools Needed For An Amazing Garden!

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All it takes is a few simple garden tools to have an amazing, weed free, and highly productive garden. In fact, as we see it, 6 just about does the…

How And Why To Use Worm Castings – The Miracle All-Purpose Fertilizer!

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If you want a more productive vegetable garden, gorgeous perennial and annual flowers, bigger and brighter containers, overflowing hanging baskets, and healthier shrubs and trees  - then it's time to…

An Update On The Farm Sale – The Story Of An Amazing Journey!

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Sometimes, it takes a little miracle to make things happen. Like two simple red balloons. A few weeks back, we held an open house on Sunday afternoon for the sale…

How To Make Homemade Concrete Countertops For Outdoor Kitchens

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You might be surprised just how inexpensive and simple it is to build homemade concrete countertops! The just poured homemade concrete countertop around the form. We have completed 3 concrete…

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. Mosquito larvae in standing water Whether it's working in the garden, sitting under…

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…