Today was Labor Day, and it was a beautiful, sunny, cooler (83 degrees F) summer day. My wonderful husband decided to take half the day off with me. Hooray! We don't get much time off together, so we take it when we can. Since he'd never been to the War Eagle Mill, we headed there to see the Mill, do some hiking and enjoy ourselves.
Let it be noted that I've received no remuneration for this post or any content therein, by War Eagle Mill or anyone else. I just can't help but share this beautiful place!
If you've never been, you really need to go. Of course as the water was running, so was the water wheel that allows the mill to grind the natural, organic grains they are famous for. It's neat to see a working grist mill, and nice to see their support of healthy products.
War Eagle Mill also has a cute little restaurant on the third floor called "The Bean Palace Restaurant". They boast freshly made, USDA organic food. We had their Beans, Cornbread and Slaw meal. After all, when the place is called "The Bean Palace", isn't it only courteous to have the beans? You could tell that the cornbread was made with their own ground corn, and it was delicious - as were the beans. Sorry there are no pictures of the restaurant or food. I was too busy eating and enjoying conversation with my darling husband to take pictures.
Next to the Mill is a neat one lane bridge that's been there since 1908. Here you can see it as you look over the Mill's water wheel. Apparently the river water must have been wonderful, because there were people swimming, playing, and sitting in it, rejoicing in the day as well!
It was like having a piece of the New England countryside that I remember from years ago delivered right to me today! So beautiful - yes? Yes!
I hope that you have been able to get out and enjoy the splendor God has brought to you! If not, do it soon! Take that time. Be glad! Enjoy your life!
For indeed, this is the day which the Lord has made, we certainly rejoiced in His might splendor, each other's company, and were quite glad in it!
Love and peace to you all!
(If you'd like more information about The War Eagle Mill you can find them online at http://www.wareaglemill.com.)
(While I don't profess to be a photographer by any means, I wanted to remind everyone that all pictures on my blog are my original work and thereby protected under copyright laws.)