How two farmers shepherded a six-figure book deal

ESSEX, Vermont — On a bucolic farm just outside Burlington, Vermont, lives a sheep named Sweet Pea.

Sweet Pea’s adoptive parents John and Jennifer Churchman have a give-and-take relationship with the lamb: they saved her life. She changed theirs.

“We’re very grateful for all of this. It’s very surreal,” said Jennifer.

When Sweet Pea developed an infection last winter, the Churchmans described the touch-and-go on Facebook.

Their followers were quite worked up about Sweet Pea’s condition. “They wanted updates all the time,” Jennifer explained.

The Churchmans took Sweet Pea up to their house with her barn mates Violet, Sunny, and Prem to keep her company and celebrate when she got better.

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