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Building A Classic Arbor – Adding DIY Beauty To The Landscape

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 12:16

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 in 2013, we knew it wouldn’t truly be complete without

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An Amazing Way To Grow Cucumbers With Little Effort!

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:41

When it comes to trying to find a better way to grow cucumbers – we are always up for the challenge. After all, cucumbers are one of our family’s favorite vegetables. Not only are they amazing fresh from the garden,

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Old Fashioned Biscuits and Gravy Recipe – Down Home Goodness

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 21:03

This past weekend we decided to make one of our favorite breakfast meals – Old Fashioned Biscuits and Gravy. We usually save this recipe for special occasions or when we are feeding a large group for breakfast. However, the weather

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

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 12:42

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 very subject. I’m sure I have a few words twisted,

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How To Create A Simple No-Till Garden With Little Weeding – Forever!

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 12:13

When it comes to working less, weeding less, and having more fun growing vegetables – a simple no-till garden is the answer! Simply put, there is never a need to till your garden. In fact, tilling your soil every garden

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Crispy Dill Pickle Recipe – 7 Tips and Tricks For Making Crisp Pickles

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 13:15

Because we get lots of questions on how to make pickles we decided to share our favorite crispy dill pickle recipe. We love to make our own pickles from our garden cucumbers. But how disappointing when you open a jar

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Spring Planted Bulbs – 2 Great Choices For Gorgeous Summer Color

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 12:07

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 easy on long-term care. Spring planted bulbs require very little

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The Perfect Way To Plant Tomatoes – 5 Simple Steps To Success!

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 12:25

“What is the absolute best way to plant tomatoes?” That question was posed to us last week via email from one of our readers located in upstate New York. It is a question we actually receive quite often – and

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Our Favorite Easter Recipes – Recipes From Breakfast To Dessert

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 12:17

Today we decided to dedicate our typical recipe of the week article to highlight our favorite Easter recipes. Each week we bring you a recipe that we have made in our OWG kitchen. Whether it be a recipe that comes

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

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 12:34

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. Whether it is a place to grill, cook and enjoy a delicious meal, a fire

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Growing Blackberries – How To Grow The Taste Of Summer At Home!

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:20

When it comes to growing blackberries, the rewards are delicious – like blackberry cobbler, blackberry pie, and blackberry jam! I can still remember as a kid heading out to nearby fence lines for a little blackberry picking. Dressed in jeans

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Instant Pot Strawberry Honey Jam – Our Most Popular Recipe Updated

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 12:14

Instant Pot Strawberry Honey Jam It is hard to believe that we first posted our Strawberry Honey Jam recipe 5 years ago! This recipe is by far the most popular recipe on our website. In fact, it has had nearly

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Invaded! Keeping Rabbits Out Of The Garden and Flowerbeds

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 12:26

When it comes to keeping rabbits out of our garden and flowerbeds, we never had much of a problem. That is, until recently. We planted our very first garden at the farm in 2011, and there was not a single

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The One Simple Secret To An Amazing Weed Free Vegetable Garden

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 14:03

If there is one simple secret that can make all the difference in growing a productive, low maintenance, high producing, weed free vegetable garden – it is using mulch. But even of more importance – its about using the right

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Irish Shepherd’s Pie Recipe -Traditional Recipe With A Twist

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:12

Irish Shepherd’s Pie is a twist off of the traditional Shepherd’s Pie recipe that was thought to originate in Scotland or Britain. Shepherd’s Pie is a baked meat pie made from lamb meat that is either cut in small chunks

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

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 13:55

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, tricks and knowledge for years. Some of that advice is

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Battling Stink Bugs – How To Fight Back Against The Ultimate Pest!

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 13:17

When it comes to battling stink bugs in the home, the fight got very personal a few weeks back. Way too personal! It was a beautiful Saturday evening. Actually, one of the few we have had during this so-far, very

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Homemade Sweet Cornbread Recipe – Down Home Goodness In A Pan

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 13:18

I have always had a love hate relationship with cornbread. When I was a young child, I had campfire cornbread that was so dry and unflavorful that I avoided it for years. Fast forward to college. I went home with

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

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 13:35

It’s time to liven up your vegetable garden this year by growing some amazing heirloom tomato plants! Tired of harvesting the same old basic tomato varieties year after year? Then break the mold and grow a few incredibly unique, productive,

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2 Reasons Why You Should Never Use A Rototiller In Your Garden

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 13:22

As crazy as it sounds, if you want a garden with less maintenance, less weeds and better yields – stop using a rototiller! Our garden is now going on its 8th year without a rototiller. And I can tell you

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