We actually once upon a time had two sheep, but just as pets. They are the reason my husband is heavily disinclined about the milk cow. And we lived near goats, and as adorable as they are they were frequent visitors. I would very much like to go the pig route if I could figure it out, but can't justify a pig pet (especially in winter) and with the girls I don't think it would do well to make it food. Thanks for the warning, I promise I won't jump into anything. We're not even sure we'll go that route, but we want enough land that we can. In theory, we might do chickens right away, good to see that backed up. Thanks for your advice!