Well, that bouncing and jumping and running about turned into a midnight escapade about our country neighborhood. At about 12:34 am there was some rather urgent knocking on our door. Since our area is currently experiencing break-ins, I grabbed a weapon and headed for the door with Ken steps behind me. I turned on the light and found the young couple who live across the street from the paddock where my newest Jacob Sheep are grazing. They were smiling which was a good thing as they told me that my sheep were out. They had heard noises on their deck and front porch and were on the phone with the sheriff when they saw that it was two of my sheep -- ON THEIR DECK?! We tried to corral them but they were frightened and running (the sheep, not the neighbors). I apologized profusely and they said, "No big deal, this is actually quite an adventure!) The sheep ran over closer to my house, so I put my other ram and two ewes in the barn so the two rams wouldn't meet and went back to sleep. This morning I called all my neighbors to have them look around for the sheep and I took my son to school. Ken called me on my cell to say that our next door neighbor saw them grazing in the pasture area where my other breeding group had been. I got a bucket of sweet feed and some broccoli leaves and they followed me right into the pasture and there they will stay. I switched my other breeding group over to the other pasture. They are older and hardly ever pronk/dance around the pasture.
Never a boring day (or night) on the farm!