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, February 14, 2011

Vermicomposting progress.......2011

I've been spending a good portion of time over the past couple of weeks harvesting both vermicastings and vermicompost using the Homegrown worm harvester. This year we produced 7, 4x4x4 boxes of compost. Three of those will be screened and used for potting mix and starting mix while the others will constitute a good portion of our La Bonne Terre soil amendment.
It's a long slow process to screen out all of those castings and if I can produce the amount I think I can for 2012 a new process will have to be worked out; preferably mechanical in nature as opposed to manual.

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