ABOUT US


Crazy Legs Farm

MARK STEVENS

Our goal is to improve our small farm naturally,  improve the quality of our flock by selection of characteristics desired, make decisions involving the animals with intelligence and humanity,  provide quality animals and support to those starting out or adding to flocks and provide quality wool products to customers.  Most importantly ... to live on this earth connecting to nature and living simply and in tune to the lives around us.

 This farm was re-cleared in the 1990's by Jim's dad, Gene, and Jim. It was hayed once a year. Jim works fulltime but now we strive for three cuttings to provide a very palatable grass hay for rabbits and guinea pigs as well as our sheep. 

Norma graduated from Cornell University in the fall of 2000 as a returning adult student and is now semi-retired but fully involved in the sheep flock which she began in 2004.  This farm and new barn is a dream come true!

Composted sheep manure is used to fertilize hay fields and build garden soils on this shale hillside.  Sheep are grazed from April to December on pastures and hayfields and also browse keeping fencelines clear of  invading honeysuckle.

Washington County Fiber Tour will celebrate its 25th year in April 29th & 30th 2017! This will be our 4th year to open our farm for the weekend to visitors.  We expect to have 25-30 young lambs frolicking about. In 2016 over 250 folks, both young & old, visited our farm and animals. Below, Assemblywoman Carrie Worner, stopped in to say

"hello" on her tour of all the farms.

Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival now the Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival

Norma was involved with the planning committee for 10 years and is chairperson for the Fleece Show and Co-Chair for The Romney Sheep Show. (Below: Our natural colored yearling, Fiif, took the Champion Natural Colored Ewe award in the Romney Show 2015).  The 2016 Romney Show involved 13 exhibitors and a total of 50 sheep - both white & natural colored.  Grand nephews, Quinn & Declan Donaldson, showed for the first time doing an excellent job with two of our white ewe lambs. Judge Geof Ruppert did a great job judging this show and was impressed with the quality of Romneys in upstate New York!  Looking forward to the 2017 show and meeting new & old friends.

Fourteen year-old Boder Collie Grace - the reason I got sheep - has been there for every lambing and is still with me for every sheep chore.