I've had fence-destroying goats for years. I don't think there's an "OMG how did my goat do this" story I couldn't match... then again, knowing goats. Maybe I shouldn't make such statements! LOL Needless to say, they have taught me not to value material items too highly over the years because everything I ever touch needs to be chewed, licked, butted, and explored to bits. This year, I decided enough brush was gone that I could make the switch from caprine craziness to ovine craziness. That's right, I went to the dark side - sheep. HAIR sheep. ohoho First came some ewe lambs I just couldn't resist, despite a looooong drive to get them. Everyone, meet twins Kaiya and Ember. They like kitties and were my crash course in how sheep are different, especially the difference between a "friendly" sheep and a FRIENDLY goat. I also learned what that twitchy monkey-tail thing they do is for. Poop is involved. It's cute anyway, because they do it out in the field where they belong! Okay, got that down... time to plan ahead for future meat production and such! So along came Bogey: He's a fine young ram despite his fearsome visage and horror movie bleat; he walks away when he sees me coming. From what I've heard about tame rams, I like that about him. =P I also like his straight hair coat (looks like one of those bristle mats you wipe your boots on) and beefy build. However, Ember and Kaiya are still too young to breed, so I needed a companion for poor Bogey. I found someone willing to barter ducks for sheep and brought home Grace: She wasn't the best quality ewe they had, but she was so sweet and so pretty that I couldn't say no. She had a really glamorous name before I picked her up, too, but 30 minutes of driving with her schoolmarm face in the rearview quashed that quick. Despite Kaiya and Ember supposedly being friendly, she's the only sheep in my little flock who will eat out of my hand. I'll get to them sooner or later. Now it's time to settle in and let the living lawnmowers get to work with (hopefully) a bit less poop on my car! I'll let you all know how my next madcap adventure in livestock pans out.