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!
If the Farmer is a Wife?
by Jane Levene on 05/21/12
Hi everyone, I've been thinking lately of how different it is for husband/farmers vs. wife/farmers. In fairness, I know everyone works so hard, and I admit, the guys do much more of the really hard work! But there are days I'd trade all of the laundry, dishes and housework for an uninterrupted day outside doing what needs to be done and what I want to do. Is it unfair to think that women have to juggle more things each day? Making certain family members are being taken care of, important family events are attended or even just the nice little things we do that I know will be remembered fondly in each young persons' life when they get old and busy as well. I try to live very consciencely, and in the moment to keep from getting overwhelmed. It is so much more important to me that my little nieces and nephews can run across from Grammy and Grampy's house to ring my doorbell and brave the little barking terrier to come in and visit, play in the studio (or as they call it "the clubhouse"!) and chat for a few minutes. It is a wonderful thing to have Aunts and Uncles willing to spoil you, pay attention to you, and tell you just how special and smart they know you are. I treasure these moments and always know that somehow the work will get done, but it is so much more important to make those memories while we can! Here's hoping you made some wonderful memories today- both your own and for someone else! 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!