So we stopped and picked up Mini Me from the "goatie sitter" down below our hill on the way home from work. She was so happy to see me and doing so well. She played outside most of the day and is just plain tired. We come up the drive and my husband puts the car in park by our far pen where our quarter horse and 3 dogs are. We always stop and let the dogs out and let them follow us up to the house for the night. As he is getting out of the car - I look over to the other pen - as something just does not seem right. I yelled at him "DO NOT LET THE DOGS OUT- ALL THE ANIMALS ARE LOOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" I could see some goats and sheep in the yard but I couldn't see my horse and her colt. I was PANICKED! I ran inside to put mini me in the kennel and change (I was wearing a skirt, heels, and a white shirt) I came flying back out pulling my shirt over my head - to see my horse and colt around the corner. **Phew** I knew I could get all the goaties back with a grain bucket (they never wander far) and the sheep - well lets hope they come back sometime if they run off - but I was terrified that the horses ran off and we don't have a trailer if they went far. We rounded up the horse and her colt (was not to happy about going back in away from the green grass and the hay), got all the goaties in (did a head count - all accounted for) and now it was the sheeps turn...... they are so wild and so that was interesting. At first I was yelling at my hubby as he is the one who feeds in the mornings, so that I can milk, but quickly had to apologize. I thought that he had not bungy corded the gate (he didn't fix it when the guy came to get manure a month ago) and the UV rays ate away at the cord along with the NEW BIG goats on the fence - it just snapped. We really looked at it, as we are having issues with a neighbor calling the sherriff on us making up lies about our dogs running loose, and thought that maybe he had cut it - but nope - it just broke. I am just now getting my heart rate back to normal - everyone is REALLY full and happy and where they are supposed to be. We did put a little hay out there (only 1/2 of normal feeding) and they picked at it and walked away - they have all gorged themselves - LOL! Good news though, I got almost double the milk from my milker today.... coincidence? LOL! So, we had 8 W-I-L-D sheep with 5 babies, 14 goats, a momma horse and her colt running loose when we got home! AGGHHHHH!