I am thinking of getting a couple sheep and would be interested in dual purpose, I think. I had a couple questions.... Can I keep the sheep in with my 5 cows? I run them with 2 lines of electric - would I need anything more?? My cows are heifers except for a 2 mo old bull calf. I would have a separate area for the sheep because the minerals are different, aren't they? Do they stink like some folks have told me?? What's the down side to owning sheep?? I was interested in jacob or shetland because they're smaller in stature and I will be the primary caretaker human person..... Is jacob wool harder to clean than shetland? Do their hooves have to be trimmed annually or is it as needed? What are quirks are there to caring for them? We have probably 7 acres pastured and more if needed - is that enough for everyone, if I go with 2 or 3 ewes? Is it too weird if we decide to breed earlier than is the norm? Our winters here are milder and we would have a warm heated area if needed..... I am trying to convince hubby that this would be a good thing and would be little added care with all the other critters we have - I also thought we could run them with the cows too, but maybe I was wrong..... I decided sheep would be better than goats because of the wool and the meat. I also thought that with the 1000 blueberry bushes, and the asparagus farm, if the goats got out - we'd have nothing of either one left. I thought the sheep would be less apt to escape.... Thanks for any feedback and advice!