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Weekly Farm Updates

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 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! Not only are they big on color, they are…

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. Gardeners have been passing down tips,…

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…

The 2018 Garden Plan – Creating A Garden Paradise Filled With Flavor

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It's mid-January, and that means its time to reveal this year's 2018 Garden Plan! Every growing season, we try to tailor our garden plan to fit our food needs for…

Our Must Try, Top 5 Vegetable Plants To Grow This Year!

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We are just weeks away from starting this year's garden seeds indoors, and as we do each and every year - it’s time to bring you our annual "must-try" top…

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.…

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…

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 we love the clean…

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…

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…