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, December 13, 2007
The Ice Castle
Walking out the front door of the house this morning was hazardous to our health as you can see from the build-up of ice--yes, that's all ice. Those stepping stones are slicker than a freshly Zamboni'd skating rink. Everyone is snug in their barns, huts and shelters. Even Andy finally gave in and took shelter.
As much as I love to hang laundry on the line and and not waste energy, it will be a while until the clothes go back out on the line.
You can see how thickly the ice has built up on the Dogwood tree. And just what do the humans do when it's so nasty outside to the point school is even canceled for the day? Why, they curl up with the critters and take a nap!
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.