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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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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty

It's not only the bull calves who come running in the morning when I head out to the barn with buckets of milk. The Rodent Patrol that Ralph acquired earlier this year has been working in full force. The plan was for two, but he brought home six thinking that two would fall victim to the road, two to predators and that would leave us with two. But they were smarter than expected and only one has been squashed by the local NASCAR wannabees speeding up over the hill.
That's Spitty, Turtle Head, Smokey and the Shy Guy. Three Spot hasn't realized that breakfast has arrived. Turtle Head is doing his Sarah Palin imitation.
And just where are the two usual felines of the farm these days?
With the new crew, they've taken it upon themselves to defend the house. Megs covers the downstairs and Bugs' territory is the upstairs. In addition to keeping mice and crickets at bay inside, they also function as foot-warmers now that the colder weather has set in.
Ah, the joys of seniority.

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