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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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
I’ve decided to sell Titan and Dasher. Titan’s an unregistered, mostly purebred Katahdin. I was using him on my commercial flock but I really don’t need him anymore. He’s a sweet ram, easy to handle. We’ve had him since he was 4 months old. I have a couple ewes bred to him this year and… Continue reading Rams For Sale