In 1916 Arthur and Dovie Jones purchased their first piece of farmland in the Pine River Valley, east of Ignacio, Colorado. There they had two daughters, Alberta and Evelyn.
The two girls rode their horses two miles to the local one-room school house everyday. The family now owns that school house and gives tours to visitors. The family also has been raising sheep for nearly 100 years. To this day, Fox Fire Farms is still a fully functional sheep ranch. In addition to sheep they raised milk cows, hens, beef cattle, pigs and turkeys over the years. They have also recently added vineyards and a winery where they host weddings and special events. A sheep is featured on every bottle of wine in honor of their history.