The Chinese New Year was yesterday, and marked the beginning of the year of the sheep! (Or goat. Apparently it can be seen either way!) What better way to ring in the year of the sheep than a mod focusing on sheep? There might be better ways, but let's check out this mod!
Icedice9 has put together the Ore Sheep Mod, and it's pretty awesome! You teach them to eat stone by weakening them with splash potions of weakness, then feeding them diamonds.Before long, the sheep will eat stone, stone stairs, netherrack, stone slabs, buttons and more, including ores. When an ore sheep eats an ore, it will begin growing that ore instead of wool, which you then "shear" by right-clicking with a pickaxe. Neat!
Want to try this mod out yourself? Check out the Ore Sheep Mod thread, and give it a try!