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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Friday, December 5, 2008

The Wyrm: Full Swing Project

As of Saturday my friend Paul will have delivered to me two further bins, between the five bins that he has delivered and the two I can make of cinder blocks I will have accumulated seven bins in total out of the fifteen that will be needed to finish the project. The tarp which will block the sun from the worm bins and keep the heat at a minimum has been delivered as well and is ready for installation into "The Wyrm" along with two 50 gallon barrels for water storage/catchment and another 50 gallon barrel that Paul picked up for us along with a couple of small fish tanks to be used for Aqua-Char experimentation, yes I just made up a word, Aqua-Char, remember it, it may be important.

Wednesday should mark the final day for Tomato production in the two greenhouses (we will have tomatoes through December, but production will be finished up by Wed.) and Thursday will be spent installing the tarp and moving the existing worms to the new bins along with the two lbs of worms I recently ordered from some new friends in Kentucky and installing the first two water catchment barrels, by this time I also plan to have acquired a further six barrels for water catchment. We have also purchased the plastic and the PVC to line the bins with for compost tea recirculation and to also be used as a compost inoculate and fertilizer ingredient in Bio-Char.

All in all, things are moving along nicely. The fish will come in a bit later, big updates on all of this to come soon.

-Alan Reed Bishop/Bishop's Homegrown/Hip-Gnosis Seed Development

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