Painted Hand Farm is a 20 acre Civil War era farm located in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. We raise meat goats, veal calves, turkeys and organic vegetables using humane and sustainable agricultural practices.
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Monday, April 02, 2007
Seeing in Black & White
We're getting down to the home stretch of kidding season. It was between Lucky and Marilyn as to who would come straggling in last place. Not wanting the honor, Lucky blessed us with a set of twins around lunch time--a buck and a doe. There really hasn't been much color variation in this batch of kids, so we were excited when a solid black buck with a small white spot on his stomach and one white foot was born. He's jet black and had the thickest crew-cut like coat I've ever seen on a goat kid. Not only is he thick coated, but well-muscled, too. His sister is smaller, traditionally colored with a white body and a black head.
Sandra is a witty writer, farmer and damn good cook who has been slicing her finger open on the cutting edge of the sustainable agriculture and local foods movements for the last twenty five years. Her books, How to Sell At Farmers Market and How To Kiss A Chicken On The Lips will be published in Spring 2013.