Welcome to Painted Hand Farm

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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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Out on Grass

Two different sets of babies went out on grass today--the veal calves and the turkey poults.

The turkeys are actually on half grass/half gravel so they can fill their gizzards with tiny pebbles to prepare them for grinding up greens to better digest them. They are still fed a non-medicated, high-protein starter mash and will be gradually moved on to full grass and a pelleted food.

The calves are running and kicking up a storm on their new home--nearly an acre! They are still being fed two big bottles twice a day.

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