Peanut of Blind Faith Farm is the true story of a tiny blind lamb that was born on Blind Faith Farm in Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Though she faced innumerable challenges, Peanut has been a joyful addition to the hobby farm of Jim and Laura Thompson. Mostly by trial and error, she learned the skills she would need to survive. Her sheer determination and a safe and healthy environment won the day, and despite her challenges, Peanut became a happy and productive member of her flock.
Jim and Laura were so delighted with Peanut that Jim wrote a children’s story about this sweet, spunky blind lamb. Knowing that this story would be so important to share with blind children, Jim initiated a fundraising campaign so that ABLE could produce 500 copies of this book in braille and distribute it free-of-charge to children and families throughout the whole country. We are so excited to share the news that we have had a successful campaign! We are also fortunate to have Peanut’s mom, Laura, read the book in our ABLE Sound Center. Soon this audio book will also be available to 7,000 patrons of the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library and 550,000 patrons nationwide through the National Library Service.
“Peanut, with her keen sense of smell, learned how to find the tallest grass. With her sharp hearing, she was able to hear when an apple fell from an apple tree and hurry to the spot where it landed for a tasty snack.”
-From Peanut of Blind Faith Farm