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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, April 27, 2009

A Day Off the Farm

It was the first day this year to hit 90 degrees and Ralph talked me into a trip up into the mountains near the farm. We stopped by some mountain creeks in the Big Flat area and then on to Long Pine Dam.
When we first arrived, there was a woman taking pictures of something along the lake's edge. I thought it was a turtle, but closer inspection revealed a frog orgy. These little fellas (I think they're Mountain Chorus Frogs) were singing their hearts out.
And those who impressed the larger ladies got to ride around on their back and procreate.
We hiked to the overlook of the dam and spillway where we had lunch.

As usual, we picked up garbage on our way back down the trail. People can be such pigs. That's Ralph with the first aluminum can of the day. By the time we got back to the truck, we had over a dozen assorted bottles, cans, boxes and bags.
There's a nice little boat launch ramp. Combustion motors aren't allowed on the lake so it's nice & quiet. Lots of kayaks.

1 comment:

  1. You and Ralph would make a good Geocaching team. I'll bet there were geocaches hidden around the lake. www.geocaching.com
    Enjoyed your wonderful photos of this beautiful park.