Jefferson Farms Natural Fibers
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
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Admission is free and parking is free!
Happy New Year!
by Jane Levene on 01/07/15
I hope everyone had a happy and healthy start to 2015! My resolution was to leave negativity and those who thrive on it behind! So many good people in the world and so little time, that I don't want to waste a minute of it. So onward! The weather is roller-coastering up and down from -5 to nearly 60 within the space of a few hours here in Denver. But as long as it bounces up again, I won't complain. It is a little tough on the animals, but we coat the little ones and the old ones and feed more going into a temp. drop so they can handle it. Today, early January, the air was soft and really felt like there was a promise of spring in the air. I'm sure there will be plenty of extreme cold still, but spring isn't that far away. I tend to be a bit of a procrastinator (not a good trait) and with the size of the jobs here it really blocks me from making the needed progress. The lightbulb finally went on and I realized that the big jobs can get done a little at a time, its' not necessary to do it all at once. So we are going to post a few photos daily or as often as time allows, of the animals for sale here. I will do my best, but expect some gaps, ha! The good part of all of that is you will always have something new to see on the website! Now it is time for the National Western Stock Show. As a Denver native, it is the favorite time of year! We helped start and manage the Natural Fibers Educational Display (not associated with our farm) where we have all the natural fibers on display, we teach the school tours and public how to spin fiber into yarns, and show them the differences in fiber producing animals. The kids love it, and many times the parents tell us it is their first place to stop every year! It all happens with volunteer work and the support of the NWSS and their dedication to agriculture and our farming/ranching heritage. I hope you Colorado people will all stop by, and if possible stay and help out a bit! This year I want to thank Brown Sheep Company and Mill for donating lots of beautiful colored wool roving for our spinning efforts. The colors are gorgeous, and they were very generous in their support. So lets' hope the polar vortex stays north like it is supposed to! And spring will be here before you know it. Take care, Jane
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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!