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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, May 11, 2009

Some Pig

One of my fondest memories from elementary school was my second grade teacher, Mrs. Smyers reading Charlotte's Web. Each day after recess, she would read a chapter to us. It's one of my all-time favorite children's books. Given our neighbors' meticulous attention to their lawns & flower beds, I've avoided adding pork to our list of livestock. But today on my way over to Keswick Creamery to pick up a bull calf I nearly hit this little guy. As soon as I got out of the truck, he came running toward me with his tail wagging. He wandered up to the Witmers' farm so I stopped in there and asked if he was their pet pig. "No, he came over from the Game Lands the other day and has been eating our dogs' food. Someone probably dumped him off," they said. They didn't want him so I loaded him up in the truck and home he came with me. Road Bacon? Who knows. For now, I'm calling him "Lucky".


  1. Robbin Sneddon9:51 AM

    How sweet Lucky is! And so LUCKY to have you find him, Sandra!

  2. Lucky is adorable. He's a keeper, I think. (And I love the post title -- straight outta the book!)