Our Belties & Farm Happenings

Our black and white belted cows are Belted Galloways, a rare breed of Scottish beef cattle that was introduced to the United States back in the 1950s. In the early 1980s, R.B. Fitch brought a herd of six Belties from Virginia to Fearrington. There are now over thirty Belties grazing our rolling pastures. The Belties’ sole purpose is to greet village guests and coax a smile or two.

Peachy Keen!

Peaches are making their debut at The Fearrington Farmer's market tomorrow! The season becomes even more "peachy" when the peaches arrive from Kalawi Farm. They bring delicious peaches, and delightful, homemade peach ice cream in small, individual-sized containers. The Fearrington Farmer's Market has a few tips on selecting peaches: Look for peaches with a creamy to gold under color that best indicates ripeness. The amount of red blush on fruit depends on the variety and is not always a... Full Post >

Stone Cold Belties!

While most have seen our lively Beltie Crew in the front pastures as they enter the Village Center, only some know where to find their friends made of stone that also "live and graze" in Fearrington.  When the temperatures started to drop in the Fall some of our residents took it upon themselves to keep our concrete sheep nice and warm throughout the winter with scarves and little leg warmers!  To visit with these friendly animals we challenge you to come find them and their handmade... Full Post >

Return of the Whirligigs

We are very fortunate to have four very large whirligigs made by the late, great folk artist Vollis Simpson of Lucama, NC. Vollis was always very concerned to know that we were taking good care of his whirligigs, making especially certain that they were properly greased.  Vollis passed away this summer at the age of 94, but his artwork will live on for many years in his honor thanks to the great care of fellow folk artist Riley Foster. Riley is a metal worker extraordinaire who has spent... Full Post >

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkinfest!

Lumineers, Jarrehdales, Fairytales and Sugar Pies -- the Fearrington Gardeners were at the Raleigh Farmers Market last week in search of the perfect pumpkins for this year's Pumpkinfest! We've found some beauties and can't wait to get started decorating! Full Post >

Meet until you’re Beat!

Known as the “ultimate global travel community event,” Virtuoso Travel Week is one not to miss!  Over 4,000+ Virtuoso travel agents gather together in Las Vegas each year to meet & greet with hoteliers from all over the world.  Similar to speed dating each hotelier is given just 4 minutes to present the travel agent with as much information about their property as possible before time is up and they move on to the next agent.  Now imagine doing this 100 times a day for 4 days... Full Post >

And the winner is…

Cassandra Johnson (Beet & Baguette)! A huge thank you to everyone who voted. We had hundreds of votes through email, Twitter and Facebook for all of the delightful pictures Fearrington-lovers submitted. Who knows there could be a special surprise or two coming out of these lovely beltie photos... Also, make sure to check back to our blog often for more photo contests -- another one could pop up at any time! Full Post >

Prepare for take-off…

Ever questioned what would “elevate” your next meeting or event?  For those that are tired of the normal meet and greet or would like to add in a fun activity before dinner, we have an exciting offer!  Richard Parr from Mystic Ventures in Pittsboro owns and operates his own hot air balloon rides available in the local area.  Great for a special occasions or onsite events (he even offers a champagne flight for 2!), Richard can accommodate up to 3 people per ride and can go up either at... Full Post >

Double Vision

The ambiguity of a sophisticated farm is the source of inspiration that led painters Brenda Behr and Robert Rigsby to capture Fearrington in a series of oil paintings. The artists share a studio in downtown Goldsboro, North Carolina. Problem is, they’re never there. They also share a love of plein air painting. Started in France by the group best known as the Impressionists, plein air is French for open air. In the mid-nineteenth century, new technology introduced a means by which paint could... Full Post >

A Beltie Surprise on Easter!

Spring is a season full of color and new life, but my favorite Spring surprise is black and white and adorable all over -- a new baby beltie born on Easter! He doesn't have a name quite yet, but that doesn't make his any less special. Fearrington celebrates every new beltie and we cannot wait to watch him frolic around the front pasture. Come by and visit! Full Post >

A Baby Beltie for Valentine’s Day

Even in the middle of winter, our Beltie cows have stories to tell and we are always happy to share those with you.  This little one was born at 10:43a.m. on February, 13th, 2013.  Cupid was tough enough to let us see his furry tail on this gloomy and rainy day.  If you find yourself wandering around Fearrington grounds make a quick stop to say hi.  Cheers Cupid! Full Post >