Chickens and Oxen

This weekend was the Deerfield Fair in Deerfield, NH. My sister and I went a few years ago and had so much fun seeing all the animals up close. We were raised in the suburbs of Massachusetts where I don't think I ever saw chickens for sale or a horse pull! My parents and niece and nephew came along and a good time was had by all.

My favorite parts of the fair are the poultry barn and the oxen. I've never seen so many beautiful varieties of chickens, geese, turkeys, ducks, and roosters. And to see an ox up close is amazing. They are ENORMOUS!!!

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The patterns on the chickens were particularly inspiring, I'm not sure how/where but I think they'll end up in my work...
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