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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, April 17, 2010

Virgin Browse

Until a few days ago, the goats had never been out on this patch on the farm. Ten years ago, the entire property, save for an acre by the house, was this densely overgrown. There's about a fifth of the land I have yet to browse. This particular area was at the far end and on a hillside down into the wetlands. It is woefully overgrown with invasive, non-native species of which the goats are rapidly clearing. 
This is the dent they put in the first area only after two days on the job.

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