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January 13, 2015 1:15 PM   Subscribe

Farm Animal Winter Wear from modern farmer. What the coziest animals are wearing this season.
posted by moonmilk (19 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
THAT PIGLET
posted by moonmilk at 1:16 PM on January 13, 2015 [8 favorites]


THE TINY SOCKS

I CAN'T
posted by poffin boffin at 1:29 PM on January 13, 2015 [9 favorites]


OK, I did not click on the link expecting to immediately emit an involuntary shriek of delight upon viewing the very first photo, but them's the breaks. Farm animals are my favorite kind of animals, totally underrated. There's nothing quite like gently brushing the barn floof off of a newly-awoken cowlet (cowlette?) while ignoring the ~half-bale of hay stuck in your own dang hair.

Seriously, though: TINY BABY COW EARS!!!!

*explodes*
posted by divined by radio at 1:30 PM on January 13, 2015 [3 favorites]


awwwwww
posted by harrietthespy at 2:03 PM on January 13, 2015


GOAT

COAT
posted by indubitable at 2:09 PM on January 13, 2015 [5 favorites]


Points off because they didn't provide model credits with the photo credits. ("Mister Bleats wears a CHARCOAL GOWRIE SWEATER from CǺPRINE BESPOKE.")
posted by Iridic at 2:26 PM on January 13, 2015 [5 favorites]


POWERPUFF PIGLET
posted by Sunburnt at 2:45 PM on January 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


Did someone say 'goat coat'...?
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 2:46 PM on January 13, 2015 [3 favorites]


Up with this sort of thing.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:52 PM on January 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


Ugh...I'm upset that the chicken covering video link is broken!!!! How am I supposed to tease my chicken owning friends without it?!
posted by brookeb at 2:53 PM on January 13, 2015 [3 favorites]


Very cute. Lamb sweaters may seem counterintuitive at first, but they make sense. Gotta give them some protection before they can grow their own.
posted by Kevin Street at 3:25 PM on January 13, 2015


The only place I have seen Modern Farmer was in Whole Foods. The cover article stated "DONKEYS: THE NEW GOATS"

I was floored. I had to take a picture of it, and to this day I still don't know if anyone has given the goats the bad news that they are officially OUT and donkeys are IN.

I almost suspect that the magazine is not intended for actual farmers. Urban chicken raisers, maybe, but not farmers.
posted by caution live frogs at 5:44 PM on January 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


I almost suspect that the magazine is not intended for actual farmers. Urban chicken raisers, maybe, but not farmers.

It's for the country mouse cousin of the city mouse hipster.
posted by nathan_teske at 5:48 PM on January 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


Huh, the best horse outfits are sleazys. Not only do they come in a wild variety of styles and colors, they make horses into superheros! People use them to turn their horses into poodles, pirates, and ambulances.

Originally designed as a full body sheet to keep winter blankets from rubbing, they now come in shoulder guards, quarter guards, mane tamers, mane sox, masks, hoods, tail sox, bags, and toobies, and leg wraps. Can't get much fancier.


Ranchers around here breed their cattle to calve out on the range in February to get big calves at sale time. That means the little buggers are out in the most awful weather. I disremember ever seeing a calf with frostbitten ears (although I'm sure there are some) but I have seen lots of cows with half a tail. The tail freezes, the flesh dies, and rots/breaks off, leaving the animal with a 6-8 inch remnant, or even just a stump. Not only must it be originally painful, but it's bad during the summer as the critter can't fight off flies. I've seen calves stand with their heads up under mama's flank even though their not nursing, and I wonder if they're warming their widdle ears?

Also, chicken blankets are most likely chicken saddles or chicken jackets and are designed to keep the rooster from digging up the hen's back when he mounts her. Roopert the Rooster tore up my black Jersey Giant hens so badly I made their jackets out of black leather. They were the Hells Angels of chickendom. Right now I'm chickenless as I sold the whole flocken bunch of 'em a week ago. No more messing with frozen water. The buggers were an experiment that didn't work out--flighty, poor producers, and not at all engaging. Back to my lovely Buff Orpingtons this spring! And no more chicken saddles, because no more roosters.

You can also get chicken diapers for people who want to keep their pet chicken in the house. (just...no.)
posted by BlueHorse at 6:33 PM on January 13, 2015 [3 favorites]


Who would put a goat in diapers?
posted by BlueHorse at 6:36 PM on January 13, 2015


Lamb sweaters may seem counterintuitive at first,

More like redundant.
posted by Dip Flash at 6:58 PM on January 13, 2015


Metafilter: the Hells Angels of chickendom.
posted by moonmilk at 7:38 PM on January 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


For those wondering "wtf is this absurd Modern Farmer thing?", the New Yorker had a good piece a couple months ago.
posted by naoko at 7:43 AM on January 14, 2015




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