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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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Picture updates volume 2!

Blanches elusive guineas hiding in the rafters of the barn!

Runner/Ancona crosses hatching today!

A redneck "Johnny Cage" scabed together from recycled stuff in order to catch and recall quail.

This was originally going to be a quail tractor, it's about 8 foot long with a wire bottom and bread pallets with wheels on the bottom in order to be pulled around the farm to various areas. I instead put it to use to move larger chicks, keets, poults, and ducklings around and give them a taste of outside. You just wheel it around and flip it over when you find a nice area of green grass and weeds for the little ones to eat on. Pictured here are Pekin ducks and first generation Kiva turkeys from the selected stock we are keeping for breeding season next year!

Snapped a quick pick of the quail run complete with ramp into coop!

Some of the baby bunnies! Harlequin crossed to New Zealand Red is the mother, the "kits" are crossed back to new Zealand black which totally doesn't explain the white! lol.

A trellis built from some scavenged 8 foot pallets. We just planted 12 Jewel blackberries along the north side of the trellis. Also pictured is a temporary "snow fence" to protect our growing gooseberry crop from the meandering poultry marauders!

The new duck enclosure with the pond now full from the recent rain. It does leak slowly but once the ducks are old enough I'm supremely confident they will do wonders with sealing it up. The plastic is in place because originally I had hand dug this as a root cellar and the walls are steep, the plastic is essentially there to catch soil that caves in and hold it in place (it's old greenhouse plastic so it's full of holes!) Once the ducks are in place the plastic will be cut along the top edge and allowed to fall to the bottom where it will make a much tighter bottom seal when combined with the red clay and duck muck!

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