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Idaho Fiber Mill Knitting Life

The beginning: An Idaho fiber mill

September 6, 2014
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I’ve been waiting to spill the beans on this for awhile now. As anyone who’s purchased property before knows, it’s a long and winding process, one that can end in amazement or disappointment. I’m actually still in shock this is really happening. This past week we signed closing papers on a 40 acre property in North Idaho, complete with a charming old cabin, several old outbuildings and an enormous amount of potential. This is the very first post in what I hope becomes a regular account of the going ons of Meadow’s End Ranch and our family’s journey to get there. This is about our future and our dream. Our dream of building a thriving, sustainable homestead and fiber mill. I am so excited and encouraged by this community and hope you’ll follow and even join our adventure, getting to know us better. Just as they say it takes a village with children, it takes a village to start a fiber mill. You are our village. 🙂


We currently love and live in San Francisco. We moved here a year ago from Seattle, for an incredible career opportunity. Our plan is to live and grow here in SF as we map out and save for our future and all the work that entails. As we are quickly finding out, there’s a lot. Planning, building, sourcing, financing, networking, learning, learning, learning. This is an exciting yet arduous process, one that will take quite some time to do right, with plenty of mistakes I’m sure. We’ve made the first big step in making this real, now for the next 274,848 steps.

If you’re a part of the fiber community, I’d love to get to know you! Shoot me an email or leave a comment here.

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