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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

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…

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…

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!  …

Planning A Night For You – A Farm To Table Dinner Event At The Farm!

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It is a day we have dreamed of since first starting our little farm some 6+ years ago, hosting a farm to table dinner, smack in the middle of our…

Storing Food – How To Preserve The Garden By Canning, Freezing And Drying

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Storing food from your garden is a great way to save money and eat healthier all year long!  Simply by canning, freezing and drying the foods we grow and love,…

Battling Summer Garden Pests Successfully – Without Harsh Chemicals!

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Winning the war against summer garden pests without harsh chemicals. Summer is here. And so are the myriad of insects, animals and pests that love to invade you and your landscape! From…

Creating A DIY Paver Patio – 5 Big Keys To A Successful Project

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Whether it’s a patio or a sitting area tucked away in the corner of your yard, a DIY paver patio can add visual interest and beauty to your landscape. [caption…

The Farm, House and Garden Photo Update – One Year After Breaking Ground!

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The Farm, House and Garden Photo Update One Year Later. It's hard to believe that it has been one year since we broke ground on building our Simple House at…

How To Eradicate Weeds From Overtaking Your Garden. Make Gardening Easy!

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How to eradicate weeds from the garden and make gardening fun... "Can you please tell me how to stop weeds from overtaking my garden!" Every garden season, that is the…

Fertilizing Vegetable Gardens Organically – When, How And What To Use!

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When it comes to fertilizing vegetable gardens, nothing can top good old, time-tested organic solutions! Not only are they safe to use on the plants that will feed your family,…

Creating An Inexpensive DIY Outdoor Pizza Oven – Wood Fired Cooking!

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The DIY Outdoor Pizza Oven Project. Trying our hand at building a little outdoor living fun. …

Our Top 10 Garden Tips Of All Time! Sharing 5 Years Of Gardening Love

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Celebrating our 5th year Anniversary sharing the articles from our top 10 garden tips of all time! The Stake-A-Cage tomato support article comes in ay number 1…

4 Unique Garden Plants To Try Your Hand At Growing This Year!

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What is it about gardeners having a passion for growing unique garden plants? It seems that no matter where we go to visit a fellow gardener, they always have one…

Planting The Garden – 3 Tips To Get Vegetable Transplants Off To A Great Start!

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The end of April is here, and with Spring in full force, it's time to start thinking about planting the garden. I'm not talking about planting the early seed crops…

Outdoor Living – Creating A Space To Live, Eat and Entertain Outdoors!

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If there is one thing we enjoy more than anything else, it is outdoor living. In fact, we live for it! Whether working in the garden, planting flowers, mowing, grilling out, throwing…

Early Spring Farm Photos From The Old World Garden Farm And Homestead

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Happy Easter! The farm and garden have started to come to life as we pass the mid-point of April. We thought it would be a great time to get the camera…

The Struggle To Keep Our Bees. What Is Really Happening To Honeybee Hives?

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Our two honeybee hives at the farm provide us with so much more than just incredible honey. They also help to pollinate many of the fruit trees, vegetable crops and…

Creating Homemade Porch Railings From Rebar – Simple & Inexpensive!

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Our homemade porch railings from rebar. The back porch is complete! Who knew creating homemade porch railings could be so easy? I guess we've never been ones to stay traditional. So…

Building With Shiplap – How To Use Shiplap To Build Anything!

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When it comes to building with shiplap, the sky really is the limit! This incredible wood can be used for so much more than just great looking walls. It is…

5 Simple Yet Essential Garden Tools That Every Gardener Should Have!

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The best part of gardening is that it doesn't take a lot of expensive equipment to have a great looking space. With that said, there are a few inexpensive tools…

Top 10 Photos From The Farm For 2017 – And An Aerial Flyover Tour!

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Taking a look back at our top 10 photos from our life at the farm for 2017. First and foremost, Happy New Year to all! On this rare and special…
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