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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Monday, March 9, 2009

Humanure/Solar Shower Project And Composting Chicken Litter and Bread.

First up, some pictures from my birthday (Feb. 22) adding 600 loaves of out of date organic bread to the existing chicken litter compost pile. The temp outside was in the 30's but the compost was hitting 140 F!

Second, the new on site, "outside" composting toilet facilities/Solar Shower room complete with water catchment and "dug in" active and passive bins for composting (to catch and prevent leachate from entering groundwater

Just a quick update of on farm projects.

1 comment:

Owen Bridge said...

We've just recently discovered what a great resource stale bread can be. Just down the road from us is an outlet for Ben's bread (the big Nova Scotia brand) and we feed their expired stuff to the very appreciative chickens and cow. The chickens go crazy for the whole wheat bread, just like ducks at the park! It all makes it's way into the compost somehow, whether directly or through the animals first.