Endings and Beginnings

Summertime is ending!  Fall is beginning!

Summer is such a short intense season and always bittersweet when you see the first hint of color coming into the trees.  Oh no…. hurry… enjoy the sun’s warmth and the last of the flowers and the garden!  But also, it is filled with a sigh…no more mowing, watering, mosquitos!

Summer is also the time for taking trips whether it’s a picnic in the mountains or a road trip.

My husband and I, 3 grandchildren ages 6,4 and 1 and their parents took a road trip the end of July and it was a bit different than our road trip in June!  A little louder, a little more chaos but a lot of hugs, ice cream, kids’ songs, and bonding… a déjà vu of road trips 20 years ago.  It was great fun! 

Our summer here at the mill has been very busy with lots of visitors.  It is always a great treat to meet people from all over, thank you for visiting!  They come from everywhere and always seem to enjoy their stop at the mill.  We have a free self-guided tour upstairs along the mezzanine and it includes a touch and feel room and a video wall with a great loop of informative videos. Come and visit if you can!

Mountain Meadow Wool had our first float in the Johnson County parade.
   
We won 1st place!
Our Cowboy Yarn Crawl in Wyoming closed out this week as well and it is growing!  It is quite a commitment to make it to all the shops as they are all across the state but we did have a few that made it to every shop.  Congratulations to all the winners!

As a follow up from my July post, we are starting more of Shepherd’s Lamb wool through the process which when it is done will all be shipped down to Tierra Wools in New Mexico again for dyeing.  We are also look forward to a visit from the monks from Christ in the Desert to deliver wool this fall! 

In pondering a bit about Labor Day this past weekend I am reminded of the people in our lives…labor day is a day to celebrate work and rest!  We all must do our work with dignity whatever it is and thank the people who work for us.  I am thankful for the team that works here at Mountain Meadow Wool!  They all do their best and usually with a smile. 

And now we look forward to the beginning of fall and the wonderful garden harvests and colors.  I personally love the crispness to the air and the crunch of falling leaves!  In our neck of the woods, the nights can get pretty cold and the first frost is probably just around the corner.  Here's to the changing of the seasons, enjoy!

 

 


7 comments


  • Cynthia Schroeder

    I love trips with the grandchildren, not as relaxing but a lot of fun. I am a former Wyomingite (Cody), I have never heard of the yarn crawl. Might have to make a trip back to visit next year. Enjoy your fall season.


  • Jaime McCorry

    That photo of you with the mountains behind you is beautiful!! “Going out West” has always been on my bucket list (I live in Illinois) and I will absolutely stop & say hi!


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Summer is such a short intense season and always bittersweet when you see the first hint of color coming into the trees.  Oh no…. hurry… enjoy the sun’s warmth and the last of the flowers and the garden!  But also, it is filled with a sigh…no more mowing, watering, mosquitos!