Guest:  Jim Thompson, author, Peanut of Blind Faith Farm

There are more sheep in the world than any other farm or ranch animal.  And then there is PEANUT, the star of the heartwarming true story, Peanut of Blind Faith Farm.  Described as a delightful book for adults and children alike, the bigger story of PEANUT, a tiny lamb born blind, helps all of us expand our concept of normal and gain empathy and acceptance of those who struggle through adversity.

On this program, meet Jim Thompson, the author of Peanut’s story.  An Air Force veteran, Jim returned to Wisconsin, graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a degree in zoology and spent 20 years as a Lake Michigan Fisheries Technician with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  It wasn’t until he semi-retired and took up hobby farming with his wife, Laura, that Peanut entered the scene and changed their lives and turned Jim into an author, presenting Peanut’s problem and solutions in a way that unfolds naturally. The underlying message of empowerment for the disabled – animal and human – comes to life on the pages of this delightful picture book illustrated by Rebecca Gavney Driscoll.

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