Common Ground, Cumberland, Fryeburg, oh my! Tis’ the season for fair visits full of fried food, Ferris wheel rides, & farm animals galore! Keep reading to learn more about all your favorites: from pig piles to chicken recognition, we’ve got a matching Tea Towel by Jennie Blue Ceramics to match!
The Pig Tea Towel is created by Jennifer Connor of Jennie Blue Ceramics. The tea towel’s images are from original illustrations printed here in Maine using eco-friendly water-based inks. 100% cotton, machine wash and dry.
Did You Know? 🐷
Have you ever seen a piggy pile? Pigs love to stay connected with each other by sleeping close together, often making sure to touch their friends while they drift off to dreamland! Few animals are more social than pigs, who form close bonds with other pigs and humans.
We don’t own the planet Earth, we belong to it. And we must share it with our wildlife.Steve Irwin
Fun Fact About Cows 🐮
Cows have between 25,000 and 35,000 taste buds! That’s 2-3 times MORE taste buds than humans have. This amount helps them tell apart poisonous and non-poisonous plants. It also allows them to enjoy both sweet and salty foods so they can get the energy & nutrients they need to stay healthy!
Hi Friend! 🐔
Chickens have a great memory for faces! They have the ability to recognize and remember around 100 different faces (human & chicken!). If you have backyard chickens and they get excited when they see you or their favorite people, that’s why!
👆One of Marissa’s backyard “ladies” 🐓
Horse Friends @ Fryeburg Fair
Check Your Blind Spot!🐴
Horses have nearly 360-degree field of vision! This is due to the positioning of their eyes on the sides of their head. However they have 2 blind spots: one directly behind them, and one directly in front of their head. This means they cannot see the grass they are grazing on, or the carrot you’re holding in front of them! This means they will move their head or use their mobile lips, sensitive whiskers, and sense of smell to know what’s there.
Jennifer Connor has always been drawn to graphite and pen and ink sketches, those quick studies that precede finished work. It is those sketches that are the inspiration for this work. Some of the images are original, some have been borrowed from vintage images collected at book sales and auctions. While she uses a paintbrush for the original illustration, she has developed a painting technique that is reminiscent of pencil drawings.