America's Hipster Farmers Are Keeping Their Animals Warm With Sweaters

I’m calling it: 2015 is the year of cute farm animals in sweaters.

Cute animal pictures are not a new thing, they have been the meme of the last decade. But this year — this year is all about farm animals.

Unlike animals dressed up for the purpose of dressing up, generally sweaters serve a practical use: keeping out the elements in cold weather. Pampered pets, these are not (necessarily).

The first indication of the rise in the cute farm animals in sweaters meme is from the epicentre of hipster farmer culture: Modern Farmer. The magazine’s post on farm animal winter wear hit the internet this week.

Modern Farmer isn’t some anomaly, either. We’re seeing a bit of a rise in hipster farmers (that is, self-employed people tending relatively small farms) in the labour market recently.

The image title for this bunny photo reads 'I saw your cat in a sweater. Raise you my devil bunny.' This is arguably not a farm animal, but it's hard to tell from the photo.

Baby goats in sweaters are the cutest farm animals that people put sweaters on. You can quote me on that.

This sweater is less cute than the other one, but still adorable.

And let's not forget VisitScotland's extremely popular Shetland ponies in Shetland sweaters ad campaign.

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