We’re located in Molalla, Oregon in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.
Our farm is a century old now, being built in 1917 although the original barn & outbuildings were built in the 1890’s. It used to be a draft horse stud farm and a stage stop on an old wagon road from Oregon City to Silverton.
Our family (Mautz) bought the homestead in 1937 and added on to the house, making it a 2 story, 4 bedroom home with an indoor bathroom!!
We are in the process of making ourselves self-sustainable as much as possible. Raising hair sheep and growing a garden are the first parts of the equation. Next up will be to replant the orchard (trees take 3+ years to start producing, shrubs probably 2-3 years depending) and expand the garden area, maybe adding some hoop houses too. We are going to do some heavy focusing on fencing and lean-to building for the sheep to make things easier on that front before we start to tackle too many new projects. Once these things are caught up and going, we’ll also add geese and chickens (still debating if we want ducks or not) into the Orchard to keep grass and bugs to a minimum. You can read more about each project we are thinking about doing in the The Barnyard, The Garden, and The Wilderness links above.
If you are interested in being put on the waiting list for any sheep breeding stock, please send us a message in the Contact form in the link above as well. Next lambs will be ready in May 2021 and we may have some adult ewes too!