I remember as a child being so exited for field days at school. Not only did you get to avoid school work, hang with friends and have lunch outside but you also had this thrilling freedom to run around all over the school grounds without getting into trouble. I can only image this is the kind of feeling our sheep get when we let them out into the big field. Of course I wasn't as interested in eating the grass as they are.
Watching their excitement to get out of confinement is a blast. As soon as they see one of us heading for the gate they turn on the power boosters and make a b-line for sweet freedom. Just before releasing them into the "wild" they like to give a little kung fu action kick to wart off any second thoughts or as if we have the cooties. Cracks me up every time. I never guessed the chubby balls of wool could ever have the ability to leap highs and bounds so nimbly. They are surprising creature.