Featured Articles from the Spring 2008 Issue
Painted Hand Farm
For Sandra Miller, each element of Painted Hand Farm marks a portion of a journey for her, her family, and a farm tumbled into disrepair — a place known just seven years ago as the community's "junk farm." But Sandra and her spouse, Ralph, have reinvigorated the property in the heart of a place where the horse-drawn carriages of Amish farmers mingle on the roads with pickup trucks.
Not only is the farm looking more appealing, but it is becoming what farms once were — a family's primary source of income. The couple plans a modest creamery to turn goat milk into cheese and they sell turkeys and goat meat, which is processed to U.S. Department of Agriculture standards.