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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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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Primered & Painted

In the daylight it's easier to appreciate all the work that was done on the tractor. No more cracked and peeling hydraulic hoses.
Even though the block lacked a soft plug into which a block heater could be installed for firing up the diesel on chilly mornings, Nevin found one that installed into the radiator hose. The old, dented oil filter got replaced, too.
I knew that there was no way Ralph was going to be able to sit on his hands during the wet weather so he drove the tractor down to a neighbor's place who has a heated garage. They got the bare metal dried and etched yesterday. Today they primered and painted.
Kevin does body work and paints so he added some sort of 'secret sauce' to the paint in order to get it to harden up really good. In a few days, Ralph will be turning compost and piling up all the dead trees that came down over the winter.
Ralph and Nevin were practical when it came to the little details like chain hooks. We are really happy with the quality of work done by Nevin. If you have any tractor repair or fabrication needs, give him a call at Wisler's Machine 717-860-9904. He'll fix you right up.

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