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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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Monday, March 23, 2009

The Harbinger of Spring

The first crocus ready to bloom and the others aren't far behind.Since Ralph had been sweet enough to prepare the garden beds a few weeks ago, I figured that I'd better get something planted in them. To celebrate the arrival of spring, I broke out the hoe & seeds. In the first row, we set up a cattle panel and planted two 15' rows of Cascadia snap peas. Since peas grow up, that left us with plenty of room for other goodies, including Purple Kosaitai, Cima Di Rapa and Kintsai--all international greens.
For those of us who just want a good green salad, we also planted High Mowing Seeds' Gourmet Lettuce Mix, Freckles Romain, Black Seeded Simpson and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds' Siamese Dragon Stir-fry Mix.

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