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
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