Monday, January 28, 2013

What a fun Saturday

On the way to the winter Fest,





we saw these wonderful cows..Belted Galloways

The exact origin of the breed is unclear although it is often surmised

that the white belt that distinguishes these cattle from the native 

black Galloway cattle may be  a result of cross breeding 
with Dutch Lakenvelder   belted cattle.
that's the red one
Some refer to them as sheeted cattle, reference to them as early as 
the eleventh century.
Looking at ART , looks like they were in Scotland as early as the sixteenth
 art as early as the 1 the Belted Galloway's first recorded history indicates
 that they developed during the 16th Century in the former 
Galloway district of Scotland. 
The Belted Galloway originated in Scotland. 
Though they have been found in pictures dated back to the 11th century, 
the first documentation was in the 
16th century in the former Galloway district of Scotland.  
This is a very rugged and hilly seacoast, the breed had to be hardy to survive.

















These baby's weigh1,000 pounds (450 kg) to 1,500 pounds (675 kg) with the average
 being 1,250 pounds (565 kg). 
Calves generally weight from 40 pounds to 60 pounds.
The Belties we had were only to ADORN the Pasture
and used for  breeding..
















Hello these  precious baby's were on the drive to camden. 
Yes we are on the way to ice sculpture

There is much speculation on the origination of the breed.  The beef is quality marbled beef.
The breed may have been a cross between a Black Galloway and  Dutch Belted, 
which is a dairy breed.  There is no documentation to uphold this theory. 
 But with all the trafficking between the Belted Galloway and the Dutch Belted is the horns, 
which would disappear with the Galloway blood.cattle which were described 
in Switzerland and Austria. These   "Gurtenvieh" were evidently moved by
Dutch nobility from the mountain farms  after the feudal period. 
The Dutch were very protective of their belted cattle.



















This is a view of the Camden Light house.












Great lunch, get some coffee and walk over 
and watch the skaters and music and
 the ice sculptures


































Oh heck I could do that-----Jello molds




























The best was the Warm Library and the Jazz.













The Sax player was really good. and come to find
out Sunday.. the Bass player is in our Church.












That's all Folks, stay warm.

Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
Comments are welcome

9 comments:

Peggy Jones said...

So glad you had a nice day on Saturday. Quite an interesting post. I love New England. Been there a few times. Newport, Nantucket Island and many visits to Kingston NY when our son lived there. Have a great week Yvonne.
Peggy

~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Winter can be so fun, and looks terribly beautiful if I can just stay inside the house to look out.

Renée Finberg said...

yep.
it's all true.

xx

Mitchell is Moving said...

Love those ice sculptures!

As for the fascinating information about those animals at the top, I grew up in the City of New York. We just called them all "cows." The only way to a bull from a cow, apparently, was to look for the ring in his nose.

French Basketeer.com said...

Too fun, Yvonne...I have never seen these belted cattle, but how can you not love such a stylish animal? Sending Warm Wishes!

Ima Weed said...

Love those cows !!! And the view of the lighthouse down that long road is beautiful. i would love to go to an 'Ice" festival and to a restaurant where there was too much good seafood to eat and see cows along the road that would make me stop and take photos. Guess I'd better gas up and head north. Sounds like you are doing just great. Best !

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning you darling person, YOU!

My goodness, your photos bring me back so many glorious memories of living in New England; that library, the lighthouse...they all remind me of my days in Rockport, Mass.

YVONNE..Valentine's day is indeed special for YOU and for me; it is the day that I meet my husband! THen two months later, he proposed. So for you, it is the day you brought your gorgeous daughter into this world. May YOU also be honored and celebrated in a very special way.

THANKS FOR COMING TO VISIT! Anita

Tootsie said...

well I didn't know that about the cows!!!
I am frozen solid here...-41C with the wind chill...it is COLD!
have a great day!

Jennifer Beaudet said...

Looks like you had a great day! That town looks adorable and I love those cows! You should paint those along with some poppies! Oh that might be a good idea for a new painting! Glad I stopped by; you always have the most interesting posts, Yvonne:)
Take care,
Jennifer