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!!
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Lambing season has been successful in that we only lost one lamb and no ewes, but on the other hand, I’m unable to fill orders for St Croix ewe lambs! The flock decided to give me predominantly ram lambs this year! We were able to get several ewe lambs in the Katahdin flock so many will be kept as replacement ewes (or be evaluated for the job over the summer anyway). We’re watching the ram lambs to see who will be breeding stock quality or market lambs. Already the Registered Katahdin ram lambs will be spoken for but we may have some Commercial Katahdin and Registered St Croix ram lambs in May. The preliminary evaluations have been done and are reflected on the breed pages linked above. If you are interested in some rams, please let me know by sending a message to the email listed in the Contact section!
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Some folks sell an animal, take the money, maybe give a receipt and move on. Not us! All this pictured is in one sale with a customer (in this instance I’m selling an older Registered St Croix Ram). From Left to Right: 3 business cards (they can keep one and pass out the others this… Continue reading What Do You Include in a Sale?
There is an open 36×36 area to the rear of the barn that we’ve split into the main sheep area, creep feed pen for the lambs and the opening into “lamb alley” where the jug pens are located. This first picture shows the 24×36 main sheep area. The second picture is 2, 12×12 “social” pens… Continue reading Barn Setup for Lambing Season
Since lambing is about 2 weeks away, I thought I’d share some of the supplies we keep on hand. This is not a comprehensive list, and there’s still more I may add: I’m not picturing it, but old hand or bath towels are great to keep on hand, especially with newborn, gooey critters. They save… Continue reading Lambing Supplies