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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   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   for more information.  Admission is free and parking is free!

Starting to get into the busy season!

by Jane Levene on 04/02/13

Hi All, again, the blog is written in my head every day but never gets to this point!  I've been on the road quite a bit.  A few golfing trips, and most exciting of all we drove out to participate in the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Show mid-March.  This is a wonderful event, full of beautiful yarns and finished items as well as irresistible gear.  My thanks go out to all the other vendors (check out StevenBe-Yarn Garage for wonderful yarns and great ideas on home design.  As a definite fiber fanatic it is my version of heaven to see all the wonderful textures and colors all in one space. The wonderful Fiber Revolution is still going strong!   So, after a non-stop drive home from Pittsburgh its' time to do some routine vaccinations and herd health care as well as start thinking irrigation. Which means cleaning and/or burning ditches, replacing pipe, checking and setting pumps, spreading compost, aerating fields, and get ready for shearing.  Clean fields and clean barns equals cleaner fleeces.  So from now on, the barns are swept out at least weekly.  Many friends, Master Gardners, large community gardens and best of all the Denver Botanical Gardens at Chatfield Aboreteum are all coming out for their loads of the beautifully composted manure.  A nice bonus for us to keep moving the compost out and the gardeners really value it for the low ammonia/lower nitrogen levels so it never burns or over fertilizes a garden.  

Yesterday I was again struck by just how fortunate we are.  My nieces came over for the day, to help with gardening, think up great names for the crias coming this spring, and helping my parents out a bit. If you remember, we have their house at the front of the property and we live towards the back.  Couldn't be better!  So I had a great day with family but not so great getting paperwork done.  We make a concious effort every day, to savor the moments, manage the stress and keep priorities straight.  A few minutes in the barn really helps me stay calm and appreciate all the good things in life.  I will always have to make more of an effort to do the website chores, and facebook?  Seems like a better venue for all those I've friended on my space, ha!  But that too will happen at some point. 

"I have found that all ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful, and that all beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful"      Oscar Wilde, 1885

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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!