A New Year- 2016 : The Farmer's Wife OR when the Farmer is a Wife!
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    2015 Shearing days!  
May 11-13 in Denver, and May 28-31 in Salida.  We won't use all this time, so maybe you'll join us for a post shearing party or golf game?  We will save a few animals in each location, to do a demo shearing.  As we get closer we will set the day for this, and invite you all to come, watch the process and have time to answer questions and look over a few fleeces!
we'll be shearing over 400 animals so come see the process,especially if you'd like to lend a hand or if you need your animal shorn
Jefferson Farms Events
There is rarely a dull moment at Jefferson Farms!  Here is a partial list of events we are participating in as well as happenings at the farms.  We do have 2 farms, one in Denver, and a larger farm in Salida.  We hope you'll take the time to visit both farms as each location is filled with great ideas, smart conveniences, and beautiful animals.  So call either myself at 303.870.3056 or email jlevene@comcast.net   or for Salida call Tom Iamonico at 720.329.6667 to schedule your visit today!
Estes Park Wool Market 2015, June 13-14
Estes park Wool Market is the premier fiber event in the US!  We are proud to have participated almost since the beginning.  We will be located in our own Paco-VIcuna tent, near the main entrance to the Estes Park Fairgrounds. Please stop by, see the animals and lovely product and the freshly shorn fleeces.  Admission is free, and we'll have a pot of coffee on!
Salida Fiber Festival,  Salida Co  September 12-13, 2015
A New Event!  The Salida Fiber Festival  will be held at Riverside Park, located along the lovely Arkansas River in historic downtown Salida Colorado.  Jefferson Farms has taken an active part in planning this premier event, and we hope to see it grow each year to rival Taos and Estes Park!  Many vendors, fiber artist and demonstrations will be there, and Salida is becoming famous for its' great food, restaurants and art galleries, as well as a great vacation destination.  For more information, please email salidafiberfestival@gmail.com   for more information.  Admission is free and parking is free!

A New Year- 2016

by Jane Levene on 01/16/16

I've been busy enough that I have totally neglected the website.  Plus re-reading my last post about my dad sent me down the spiral again.  But life continues and we have managed to have a productive and busy summer and fall.  The shows we have attended (product sales, not animal shows) have been successful and fun for us. Everyone continues to be impressed with the PVs and their fiber.  It was still a pretty rainy summer, even after all the spring rains, so it felt like we were just going from puddle to puddle.  The FarmStay apartment in Salida has been booked consistently and getting rave reviews from our guests.  Dito has done a great job welcoming everyone and I think he is a big reason why everyone has been so happy!  Dito is the ideal farm manager-and friend- and I literally cannot do enough to thank him.  It has been project after project, from perfecting the farm apartment, remodeling the breakroom to create a loft for storage and making the space so much more useful and comfortable.  The main house has been fully remodeled as well, giving Dito some much deserved improvements and his "man-cave"!  Our crias have been spectacular, and yes, I am 6 months behind in posting pictures and prices for them.  We've sold quite a few animals, and their new owners have already become valued members of the association, contributing great skills and talents to the group effort.  I will get those photos!! But every time I have a minute to go out to the barn for photos, it is muddy/snowing/raining etc. and I am put off track by wanting a better backdrop than mud for my portraits.  My mistake, yet still I wait.  My grief is with me everyday, and I feel our loss everyday but we all enjoy our favorite Tommy moments and memories.  Our biggest news is the we have absorbed the remainder of the Switzer-Land Paco-Vicunas into our herd.  This group came with some spectacular genetics, our most exciting one is a 13 micron white PV male; Echeon.  So he has been put on some of our white females, and we continue to develop greater numbers for our white and mahogany PVs.  The suri-PV project is enjoying great results as well.  Microns are very low, in the 13-16 range, with good luster and beautiful color.  I do have a few photos of that group!  Now we are in a new year, so that means the National Western Stock Show from the 9-24th of January.  I run the Natural Fibers Display, where we teach all the school groups basic spinning and the process of fleece to final product.  We are sponsoring a fantastic "Fiber to Final Product" competition Sunday January 17th.  Three teams have been given 4 different fleece types (sheeps wool, alpaca, paco-vicuna, llama) and they have 6 hours to card/spin/weave a shawl, which will be judged for skills with fiber prep, and design.  The prize is 500.00 for the winning team!  The shawls will then be donated and auctioned off to the National Western Scholarship fund.  So a Win/Win for everyone and a fantastic demonstration for the crowds that attend the stock show.  I love working the NWSS, even though it is a long haul.  The people I meet are wonderful and a few are very entertaining, ha.  So with the new year comes taxes, paperwork (ugh) and plans for spring that include gardens and crias.  Never a dull moment here and never a moment that I don't feel the weight of the list of things to do.  But that is how I want it!  To my  mind, if you go to bed having accomplished everything you wanted to for that day, maybe the goals weren't big enough or the list long enough.  At least that is what I tell myself!  Stay warm this winter,  I hope your weather is kind to you all, and enjoy planning for spring!  

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We will be at the National Western Stock Show, from January 10-25, 2015.  Jefferson Farms was instrumental in starting the Natural Fibers educational display, which focuses on educating the public about the natural fibers, processing, and products being produced in the Rocky Mountain region.  You will learn about basic spinning, see fiber samples and be able to bid on top quality blue ribbon fleeces of all types!  National Western Stock Show is a tremendous supporter of the agricultural life, and the fiber display showcases wools and specialty fibers from all types of animals.  We will be in the Stadium Hall, lower level, for the entire run of the show.
InterWeave YarnFest!  April 16-19, 2015  Embassy Suites Hotel, Loveland Colorado   In our own backyard!  We are a major sponsor of YarnFest, and will have a great presence in the MarketPlace, which is free and open to the public.  Come see the full 2014 production of yarns, rovings and fleeces just back from the mill!  Already I am hungrily looking at the 2015 fleeces walking around the farms, so come early to YarnFest for the best selections.  We will do several presentations and have some special items offered up in the Silent Auction which supports the scholarship funds at Interweave.  Come learn a new skill or network with old friends!