Meet the Sheep

Babette

Babette is a 20 year old babydoll ewe that is the matriarch of our sheep flock. She LOVES snacks, and will lose her cool and start headbutting if you have something she wants! Babette came to us with her best friend Maeve. It is very special for sheep to live to this age. In spite of being in her golden years, she is a very peppy and energetic girl. She has an incredible voice and will often use it to get her way. She's quite communicative, baa-ing for breakfast and especially if she happens to get herself somewhere that Maeve isn't by her side. They are truly the best of friends and have enjoyed many years together. 

Not only does she have a wonderful personality, but she is a survivor. Babette came from a farm and arrived to us with listeriosis, a bacterial disease that is usually fatal for sheep. She fought to overcome it and was left with just a couple quirks. She has a head-tilt that does not affect her quality of life, a remnant of the neurological effects of the disease. She can also be just a little wobbly at times. Despite this, she is able to trot and gallop all over her pasture without issue. She is a happy girl and will live in harmony here until the end of her days.

Maeve

Maeve is a senior Romney ewe with an impressive size and a calm energy that compliments that of her sassy best friend Babette. She is the strong, silent type and the way to her heart is with patience. Oh, and snacks. But not just any! Maeve has a refined palate, nibbling on apples and brussels sprouts if presented. Like Babette, she loves wheaty treats, and she will happily eat her wheat straw bedding when the mood strikes. She's an eccentric wooly girl and has been best friends with Babette for almost a decade.

Maeve was surrendered with Babette from the same farm. They have been together for quite some time and we love that they were a package deal. Maeve was in an overweight condition on arrival and is currently on anti-inflammatory medication for arthritis. At her old farm, she was being bullied by other animals. Here, she is able to enjoy a peaceful pasture all to herself and her new sheep friends. She is in great condition and can now sprint from the side of one acre to another when she senses breakfast is near. 

Merry

Merry is a friendly, energetic Katahdin girl who loves to eat okra. She will turn her nose away at many other fruits and vegetables, but she loves to chomp on tender okra pods. Her large ears help her and the rest of the flock notice when someone is approaching to say hello or bring snacks. She might even put her front hooves on you to see what you've got. Merry is loud and loves to bleat when she sees something worth mentioning! When she's excited, she will run and prance around with her friends. Being a young ewe, she spends most of her day out grazing, while her older ewe friends lay in the shade. She loves to spend time with her young companion, Fudge, who is just a couple months older than her. Together, they get a lot of chewing and chomping done!

Merry arrived to Sweet Peace Farm Sanctuary with her sister Pippin. They were very shy at first, since they came from an agricultural college that intended to use them for cafeteria meat. Some activists found a way to bring them to Sweet Peace, where they lived together for two months in happiness and freedom. It only took a few weeks of being treated kindly before Merry & Pippin's personalities bloomed and they really loved interacting with people. They loved to prance around together, jump and eat leaves, baa loudly, and they always looked forward to seeing our founder dog Sweetpea. Unfortunately, Pippin fell gravely ill and passed, leaving the sister she loved behind. Merry mourned her sister for quite some time, taking solace in the companionship of our older ewes. She then met Fudge and her heart was full again.

Fudge

Fudge is a young Jacob wether that loves humans. He is very affectionate and will happily bleat and run to you when he sees a person to visit him! Fudge has four horns, and his breed of sheep can actually grow up to six. Along with his adorable size and friendly personality, he is a very unique little man.

Fudge came to us from a farm that was shutting down. He was rejected by his mother, so he was kept as an orphan indoors with the farmers. "Bottle baby" sheep like this often imprint on humans. So, Fudge may not know that he's a sheep, but he gets along great with the flock. Fudge arrived very skinny, with anemia and drug-resistant parasites. Today is in great health and is best friends with Merry! They are often grazing side by side and nuzzling each other.

Wendell Peanut

Little Wendell is a young Katahdin wether and twin to Juniper Pippin! Though he looks a lot like his sister, he has little freckles on his nose and a pure white coat. Wendell is a little mischievous and loves to play headbutting games with the other sheep, especially Fudge. Because he was a bottle baby, he loves human company, especially to be pet and scratched all over. Wendell has little tiny horns called scurs on top of his head that fit his personality so well!

Twins Wendell and Juniper were orphaned, meaning that they were rejected by their mother on their previous farm. The farmers were retiring, and the twins' mother was already shipped, sold, and slaughtered alongside all of the other sheep on that farm. Orphaned lambs aren’t that uncommon — just like humans, sometimes sheep don’t want to be moms. But unfortunately, because the farmers were retiring, they wanted to leave the orphans out in the field and "whatever happens, happens". The farmer's wife had a change of heart and called me to save them. Because of that kindness, their safety was secured. Now they live with us at the sanctuary and have a whole life of dutiful care and freedom ahead of them.

Juniper Pippin

Little Juniper is a Katahdin lamb and twin sister to Wendell Peanut! She can be distinguished from her brother by her spotty brown coat. She also has a more shy, reserved personality. She doesn't always want to be pet, but will approach you and sniff your face very closely and intently to get to know you. Juniper is very gentle and sweet. When she's out grazing and playing, she loves to stick with Merry and her brother Wendell. 

Twins Wendell and Juniper were orphaned, meaning that they were rejected by their mother on their previous farm. The farmers were retiring, and the twins' mother was already shipped, sold, and slaughtered alongside all of the other sheep on that farm. Orphaned lambs aren’t that uncommon — just like humans, sometimes sheep don’t want to be moms. But unfortunately, because the farmers were retiring, they wanted to leave the orphans out in the field and "whatever happens, happens". The farmer's wife had a change of heart and called me to save them. Because of that kindness, their safety was secured. Now they live with us at the sanctuary and have a whole life of dutiful care and freedom ahead of them.

Phoebe

Phoebe is a young mixed breed ewe with a very brave backstory. Phoebe came from a farm in North Carolina, and given that her breed mix is called a "meat mutt" or "barbecue lamb", we know that she was intended to be someone's dinner. She liberated herself from her farm by running away. She ran so far that she ended up on a very nice lady's property where nobody could find the farmers that owned her for weeks. Though that lady didn't have a flock of sheep for her to join, she kept her safe until she could find a new loving home to take her in. Friends of the sanctuary drove to her rescue and brought her back up here to Pennsylvania!

We were able to tell immediately from her body that Phoebe had left a baby behind at her previous farm. Though Phoebe had to make the hard choice to leave her baby or even her whole family, she knew that it was a life or death decision. Phoebe is a very brave little sheep and it has paid off for her. Though she was once skittish and scared, she now loves to use her voice to talk to humans and receive head scratches and snacks. She is sweet, docile, and affectionate. We are so happy that she made the decisions that she did and that she's part of our family!

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