Alfred Reed Bishop and Doris William Butler

The picture above is the very tap root of Bishop's Homegrown/Face Of The Earth Seed. My grandparents shortly after moving to Pekin Indiana from Greensburg KY in 1947 where they purchased the farm that is now Bishop's Homegrown. This picture was taken in Pekin in front of the old co-op next to the old railroad depot, neither of which exist today.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Finally A New Post!

Howdy everyone!

We are once again back from a long and hard growing season here in Southern Indiana!

This year has definetly been a challenging one with all the strange weather, pest problems, and breeding projects. We most definetly have learned a lot this past season, particularly about using our organic systems to better utilize pest and disease control and we greatly look forward to next season!

With that said, we didn't have much of any time to update our little blog site here over the past several months, but no need to worry about that becoming a trend as we have made a solemn promise to keep this site updated at least once and maybe twice a week from here on out!

If your wondering what we've been up to here on the farm, here is a short update that we will empasize on later:

-Lots of trialing and new food plant and flower breeding this year!
-Experimenting with new methods of pest control
-Implementing further permaculture and bio-intensive design elements
-Creating and increasing seed stock for our farm, community, and for sale
-Working with our new flock of chickens and guineas!
-Learning how to properly incubate and hatch eggs!
-Helping get a local store up and going by offering some of our products exclusively there!
-Working on the new Hip-Gnosis Seed Development seed database
-Working on an all new online purchasing store which will offer all kinds of our exclussive seeds, red worms, worm castings, hatching eggs, and chicks!
-Re-vamping the greenhouses to prepare for winter
-Cutting a tremendous amount of wood that was taken down by the reminants of hurricane Ike
-Working on a new system of Thermophillic composting
-Working on creating an "Echo" system of renewable, local resources
and much more!

Needless to say, there will be lots of blog postings and pictures coming soon, along with trialing and plant breeding notes, links to other blogs, links to local resources and businesses, updates on what we currently have available here on our farm weekly and at the markets, and an all new online store!

-Keep in touch friends!


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