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, May 23, 2011

New Alan Kapuler Interview.

Dr. Kapuler recently sent me a link to this new interview with him. Be sure to check it out, as always filled with wonderful insights from the mind of a brilliant man who has made a real difference in the course of history.

Parts one and two are also available via youtube which I will embed below:

Monday, May 16, 2011

Indiana: Road to tyrany.

So it looks like my home state has forgotten just what rights and liberties "We The People" have been granted. Recently they passed the Endangered Nosey Pig Law

This law essentially protects the endemic "problem pig" population by allowing them to enter your home, root around a bit, and deficate anywhere they want without a warrant to do so or even probable cause. You know, if I remember right the Brittish crown tried something similar to this during the revolutionary war and we beat their ass all the way back to the isles, perhaps we will do the same in court to our own government or if necessary take it to the street.

To those cops drawn to drama (and many of you piggies are, not all some of you are truly great men, citizen servants in the true spirit) I would suggest taking a listen to Led Zeppelin's "No Quarter" and by the way don't be suprised if things don't always go as planned when you poke a normally docille hornets next with a stick.....afterall "Pigs get what pigs desserve."

Another White Blackberry?

Recently Julia Cadenhead contacted me about another white blackberry (this time a dewberry) that I had previously researched here on the blog. This time one from Florida. Apparently her grandmother had cultivated this curiosity and provided plants in Northern Florida some time ago and she herself is now on the search for this valuable cultivar. She was kind enough to send along to me with her e-mail an article written about her grandmother and this rare cultivar.

If anyone knows where one might obtain these plants it would be worth a trade of a collection of rootlets of both burbank and nettletons to me.

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