Without question, one of the most visited spots on Maine’s midcoast is Aldermere Farm, a hop and a skip from my home in Rockport.
It is likely their unique banded coloring, which makes them resemble an oreo cookie, and their shaggy hide. In any case, the roadside by the farm is always lined with people , camera or sketchbook in hand, observing the cows frolicking in the meadow,
or nibbling at freshly cut hay.
The herd at Aldermere Farm originated in 1953, making it the oldest continuously operated herd of Belties in the U.S. At first limited to this area, there are now herds of belted galloways throughout the country. They are beef cattle, but I can’t bring myself knowingly to eat the meat after having seen them in the field. You see, the cows have also won my heart!
Aldermere Farm is now under the auspices of Maine Coast Heritage Trust which offers a variety of programs and events that educate visitors and encourages sustainable agriculture.
i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind