Our Very Own Beltie Cow

Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, NC has Belted Galloway cattle as their mascot.  We used to take out of town company there just to see the beltie cows.  The Village restaurant serves beef from their herd and it’s delicious.  They are listed with the American Livestock Breeds Conservacy as a “watched” breed and are known for their quality marbled beef.  Guess who has their own beltie cow now?  That would be us!  For all of you True Blood fans out there, she was purchased from a Mr. Bill Compton who lives on Bill Compton Road.  I asked him if he has HBO (he doesn’t) and if he knew he has the same name as a popular vampire character (he does).  He said people keep stealing his road sign!  We named her Jessica.  Don’t get too attached, she’s destined for the freezer some time next year.  In the meantime, we’re going to take good care of her and enjoy having her around!

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13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mieljolie
    Jul 06, 2011 @ 14:37:44

    Bill Compton on Bill Compton Rd.! Hee hee! Can’t believe people steal his sign. How mean. Nice cow, anyhow. 🙂 Was the name “Jessica” chosen on purpose from the show? 🙂

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  2. Connie
    Jul 06, 2011 @ 14:54:05

    Yes, Jessica is Bill Compton’s progeny on the show. We think she looks like a Jessica. 🙂

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  3. Mieljolie
    Jul 06, 2011 @ 15:10:39

    Indeed. 😉

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  4. TroubleT
    Jul 06, 2011 @ 15:11:54

    Aw…I love cows. 🙂

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  5. Connie
    Jul 06, 2011 @ 15:14:51

    Me too! We’ll try not to spoil her.

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  6. Jennifer
    Jul 06, 2011 @ 18:45:08

    How do you NOT get attached to a face like that? I think I might cry when she goes to the freezer!

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  7. Connie
    Jul 06, 2011 @ 19:18:18

    Oh she’s way too big to keep for a pet! If she’s anything like our last cow, she’ll hog all of the hay, become a nuisance/danger to our sheep and goats and kick at Jenna. If all that happens, it will be easy to take her on her ‘special trip’,

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  8. Jennifer
    Jul 06, 2011 @ 23:07:12

    LOL Connie!

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  9. Paige Cox
    Jul 07, 2011 @ 08:08:18

    I got married at Fearrington village, mainly for the cows. I love Belties. Does Jessica drink True Blood? LOVE the name and the previous owner story!!!!

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  10. Connie
    Jul 07, 2011 @ 08:55:57

    How cool! You’ll have to come visit her, Paige. We’ve still got some True Blood from one of the contests I won last year…

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  11. Tracy
    Jul 07, 2011 @ 09:38:02

    She’s adorable! Hopefully she’s better behaved than your last bovine resident. Has she made friends with anyone yet?

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  12. Connie
    Jul 07, 2011 @ 09:46:01

    Not yet, she’s kind of hanging around in the woods where it’s cool. We visit her every evening and have got her eating grain out of a bucket already.

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  13. Knickertwist
    Jul 07, 2011 @ 16:33:28

    She’s so pretty! I love cows eyelashes 😛

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