Learn, laugh, and keep in touch with an animal of your choice from Phillips Farmstead! Get to know your local family farm. The ladies love to share all the herd and flock gossip and goings ons here at the farm and hope to hear about whats going on in your life too!
A minimum donation of $8/month gets you a printed photo of the animal you choose to stay in touch with, plus a hoof-written or chicken scratched letter every month, all about the farm and what it's like to live here.
Not to mention a response to any letter you'd like to send in return.
Choose from our most sociable bunch below, and follow the link to our DonorBox page to sign up for the monthly subscription.
Please "Write Us a Comment" in the subscription form to let us know what animal you'd like to write. If you don't want to choose, we'll let the animals decide!
Named for her propensity for side-eyed glances, Mona Lisa is
quite literally the black sheep of the bunch. She is a bit of a self-
proclaimed out-cast, and prefers to march to beat of her own hoof.
She has a strange desires to climb up onto things, stand awkwardly
close behind you, and prefers to eat snow, instead of drink liquid
water in winter.
Named for the big dark spot on her back, Domino is the unofficial
leader of the herd. She is the most outgoing and is the first to
investigate any unknowns. She was the first one to accepet any
apple snacks from us humans when they were new to our farm.
She’s also the lead singer of Ewe 3, the trio band that consists of
her, Heather, and Pippi Longstocking.
Named for her red head, and rather horizontal ears, Pippi is the
pushiest and strongest of the ladies, just like her namesake. She’s
also the loudest. She will be sure to let you know if she’d prefer
more treats, which she always does! Pippi plays the bass in the
band, Ewe 3.
The eldest and BIGGEST of the lady lambs, Rhonda is as sweet
as they come. She’s happy to quietly stand near you for some
gentle pets on the head and a chin scratch or two. But don’t be
fooled, she can keep up with the boys plenty well, jumping and
playing with the rest. She might even give you a playful headbutt
The luckiest ram lamb here at the farmstead, his puppy dog like affection towards us as a bottle lamb earned him a permanent spot in the flock. Chunk is a spunky boy who is eager to please (us humans). He will happily follow us wherever we go, and is very affectionate; pawing at you for more pets and snuggles. With the Ram and Harvey in the mix, Chunk is no longer the only “special boy” in the group, so he feels like he has to prove himself from time to time; challenging the ram, or standing his ground against the farm dog. But we know, he'll always be our little chunky baby.
Though enlisted as the Sheep's guardian animal against predators, Harvey the donkey is a gentle “giant”. He is a bit of a loner when it comes to the flock, but is very keen to come over to a friend of the human variety, especially if carrots or apples are in hand. He likes long walks through the dandelions, and a good pat on the jaw while being brushed. He is a sweet and kind soul, but I wouldn't take my chances getting on his bad side with a back kick like that. We like to think his motto is “speak softly and carry a big stick...”