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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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Thursday, May 10, 2007


Expecting to hit the 80's today and have a few thunder showers, I wanted every drop possible to hit the soil for the greens garden so I removed the row cover today. There is spinach in the front, then a stand of heirloom red & green Deer Tongue lettuces, followed by broccoli raab and then some mustard greens & pak choi. The bed to the right has onions and potatoes and the one to the left has tatsoi, celtuce, mizuna and a mesculun mix. Today, I planted some peas and tomorrow the carrots, beets and turnips go in. There's also 20 pounds of seed potatoes on the porch, but I haven't even turned the area for which they are destined.

It's also time to start browsing the goats. This is the Open Herd, meaning they are not pregnant or nursing. Mr. Buck will soon be visiting them and breeding for the fall kid crop.

Emma is a ham and wanted her picture taken, too.

And while everyone else is outside gardening & grazing, Megs is taking the afternoon off for a nap.

1 comment:

  1. I envy you your weather. I just planted my garden yesterday and didn't have even one spinach plant come up from last year. Nice cow too, I need one of those.