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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Tuesday, December 1, 2009


This winter when you hit the "doldrum" period (for me January 2'nd - Feb. 20 or so) and you've got nothing much going on, these links make for good reading and inspiration.

Luther Burbank his methods and discoveries and practical aplications

Thomas Jefferson's Garden Book

and spend a bit of time at google books, you never know what your going to find there, it has proven itself and excellent resource for agricultural bulletins and old public domain advertisements such as this