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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Monday, September 24, 2007

Green Grass Everywhere!

I finally got around to re-painting the mailbox after one of the local drunks whacked it off the post in broad daylight one Sunday afternoon on his way home from the local American Legion. Ralph built the post to take an impact and just pop off the arm on which the box sits instead of breaking off the whole post. His plan worked well, but still required some body work and a re-primering paint job on the mailbox. I'm sure the damage done to the truck was much worse.
We've got beeves on grass, veal on grass, goats on grass and even turkeys on grass! Grass-fed animals are better for the environment and better for eaters' health.Our veal calves lead happy lives on pasture instead of living in cramped, manure-laden pens where they are only fed a slurry of antibiotics, whey and bloodmeal.
We use the "follower" method that emulates the natural cycle of small & young grazers followed by larger grazers with birds...the cleanup crew...bringing up the rear.

This is the breeding herd meaning that this spring we'll have an explosion of kids come early spring. This season we are breeding to a black-caped purebred Boer buck bred by Joan & Bill Smith of BIJO Boer Goats in Gardners. Support a grass-based farmer today and help save the earth. :-)

1 comment:

  1. I miss our instant message exchanges! I really wish my new employer wasn't so paranoid.