In this post Camden Art Shoppes is celebrating farms and our love for farm animals through FARM ANIMAL ART. We know we aren’t alone, I mean… just look at the faces below. Can’t help but love them. Plus, it is January 11th – formally known as National Milk Day. Thank you dairy cows!
Pictures never seem to do justice to the amazing, original creations of our participating artists. Come in to our Camden, South Carolina location on Broad Street and see for yourself. THANK YOU in advance for supporting art and local artists!
FUN FACTS ABOUT PIGS?
- Pigs are very clean animals.
- Pigs can’t sweat.
- Pigs are smarter than your dog.
- Mother pigs sing to their babies.
- Pigs love belly rubs!
- Pigs have an excellent sense of direction.
- Pigs dream and like to sleep nose-to-nose.
- Pigs have excellent memories.
FUN FACTS ABOUT SHEEP
- Sheep have rectangular pupils.
- Sheep have an excellent sense of smell.
- Ewes recognize their lamb’s bleat.
- Counting sheep? Keep going – there are over 1000 breeds!
- Sheep are clever, intelligent animals with great memories.
- Sheep self-medicate with plants to treat disease and teach their young to do the same.
- Sheep are emotionally complex with distinct personalities, capable of experiencing a wide range of emotions, just as humans do. Many studies have highlighted the ability of sheep to feel afraid, angry, bored, sad, and happy. Not only are sheep able to feel basic emotions, but their feelings can be very complex. For example, scientific studies have shown that sheep can be pessimists or optimists!
- Sheep are highly social animals.
- Sheep have an upper lip that is divided by a distinct groove called a philtrum. Sheep are selective grazers, and prefer to eat vegetation close to the soil surface. The philtrum allows them to get close to the ground and only select the grasses and other vegetation that they like.
- Sheep do not have top front teeth.
FUN FACTS ABOUT DAIRY COWS
- Cows have with a visual field of 330° almost an all-around view. They can see the colours yellow, green and blue whereas red is hard to see for them.
- The natural life expectancy of a cow is around twenty years, but only five years on a dairy farm.
- Cows don’t need much sleep. Per day they only sleep around 30 minutes in deep sleep that is divided in 6-10 short periods. Nevertheless, the are lying up to 10 hours daily.
- Cows have a strong sense of smell. They can perceive smells at a distance of up to ten kilometres.
- Compared to the hearing of humans, the hearing ability of cows is better in the deep and high frequency ranges.
- Cows are moving constantly during grazing and can cover 13 km per day.
- Cows are very social animals. They live in small herds of 20-30 animals and form close friendships with other animals in their herd. Licking each other reinforces relationships between the animals and has a relaxing effect.
- Cows drink daily up to 100 litres. That almost complies with a whole bathtub of water.
- Pregnancy lasts nine months, just like with human beings. Cows only give milk when they have a calf.
- Besides ‘mooing’, cows use body language and facial expressions to communicate.