Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Belted Galloways of Aldermere Farm, Rockport, Maine


If you are headed in or out of Camden, be sure to bypass Route One and see the Scottish Belted Galloways of Aldemere Farm.

Farmed since 1800, it is now in the sure hands of Maine Coast Heritage Trust thanks to the Chatfield family, who began raising the Belted Galloways in the early 1950s.


Russell Avenue goes right through the farm.



They have a very active 4H, as well as many other educational programs.





One of my Favorite Hats

13 comments:

Amy @ Forever 29 said...

My favorite getaway spot, Fearrington Inn in North Carolina, has Belted Galloways. They always make me smile and it sounds like they make you smile too.

Farrah said...

How wonderfully idyllic!

Anonymous said...

In your 20 year old picture some of the Belted Galloways look brown and white.All the ones around here are black and white.The calves of this breed are some of the cutest creatures ever.One can buy men's polo shirts at the Wilmington Country Store in DE that have a little embroidered Belted Galloway where the alligator would be.

Lizabeta said...

Thanks for this post - this was the first place I ever saw a belted Galloway, and I have loved them ever since. This is a timely post as well, as eleven years ago this Saturday I was married in Rockport. Thanks for the memories!

WrySmile said...

My younger son works on a farm here in Brooksville, Fl which has Belties. I was given the honor of naming thier latest little cow, I named her Queen Maab.

Marie said...

I made my husband detour two times to see the Belted Galloways. Are there some one Jamestown also? Or maybe I thought I saw them because I didn't have my glasses on!

I think I took at least 15 pics-just love them.

Susan R said...

Oh my word! I love the cows. I wanted a cow or a pig so badly when I was a child. I'd still want one if I lived on a farm. However, I could never see killing either, so the pig and cow would just be very large pets.
I really wish that schools would still take children to dairy farms on field trips. That has become a thing of the past.

Samantha said...

I've never heard of Belted Galloways before; thanks for this post. I'll have to seek them out here in Ontario now!

Muffy Aldrich said...

@Marie - Yes, Windmist Farm in Jamestown has a few.

Bitsy said...

I grew up around cattle but must admit I've never seen these lovely creatures before. What fun it would be to have a farm with Belted Galloways and Hampshire pigs!

leduesorelle said...

I've a fond spot for Belted Galloways, the "Oreo" cows — a farmstead near Durham had a small herd that I would pass on my way to UNH, and the sight of them never failed to lift my spirits. It appears I have company here!

binker said...

I need clarification on those muffins. Are they tiny muffins with blueberries, or muffins with tiny blueberries? I think you meant the first...but, maybe you meant the latter. If they are tiny, how tiny are they?

Pete said...

We very much enjoyed our visit to Aldemere Farm last month