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, January 30, 2009

January Snow and Ice Storm

I was going to try to get a picture up of the snow and ice that fell here over the past few days. Several inches overall. It pulled down powerlines all over the place. Luckilly we were only without power for about five or six hours or so, so not too bad, particularly compared with the wind storm we had back in September when we were without power for five days. The good news is that we are getting ready later in the year to make the leap to off the grid living via solar power and solar generators. More on that later.

We didn't sustain much damage up here on the farm, I did have to stay awake on the night of the storm and repeatedly remove the ice and snow from the two large greenhouses with a push broom along with the chicken coop.

Unfortunately our neighbor didn't fare so well. Two of his large chicken coops fell under the weight of the snow and ice, He lost about 50,000 chickens. Though I don't like the idea of corporate farming of this type, I feel deeply for him and his family and their loss.

Have I mentioned that I deeply dislike winter? I think I have SAD, seasonal affective disorder, I just can't deal with being cooped up at all. I'm sure Kim is getting tired of me asking her if it is spring yet.

1 comment:

linda said...

Glad you survived. I had SAD but don't now that I actually take vitamin D. Believe it or not, it was as simple as that for me and it worked within days. Now I don't mind twiddling my thumbs until spring.