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, May 10, 2011

Picture updates volume 3!

Snowfence; keeping gooseberries from becoming "turkey berries".
Gooseberries setting on

Snowbank, flower buds swelling, as of today they are open

Nettletons, curiously undergoing the blooming cycle at the same time, leading me to believe this was originally Iceberg quite possibly.

Raised tire garden.

Tom Wagners potatoes from TPS

Flying Dragon Trifoliate orange seedling, sorry for the poor picture quality

Runner and Pekin Ducklings in the new pond.

Dandelions being prepared for wine


jason said...

Hey so you use the entire flower? I was gathering a bunch of petals but it was taking forever to separate. I might grab some lilac flowers too and give that a try. You should check out this blog:

He makes some good looking meads with local and wild ingredients.

Rita said...

Awesome, just Awesome, All of It!

Hayley Harland said...

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