Montana Pure Wool - Brookside Woolen Mill Facility & Grounds
Montana Pure Wool - Brookside Woolen Mill sit on an multi-acre parcel just a few miles east of Malta, Montana. In 2012, we had our new mill completed and started to set up the machinery inside the building for production of or wool pillows. We have one of the greenest wool production facilities in Montana. We built it with hot water floor heat, skylights and heavy wool insulation for harsh Montana winters. We have high efficiency systems to recycle our water and after the process is complete, the waste water is reused, supplying a living pond full of cattails, reeds, crayfish, ducks, dogs and small boys to jump around.
Our water system starts with pure water, heated with a high efficiency natural gas heater, and used to scour the best Montana wool in the USA. The water then goes to a primary settling pit, which is full of plants and aquatic beasties, a secondary filter pond and a final living pond. From there it can be used on our fruit orchard, tree nursery and commercial vegetable garden. We try to be as sustainable and efficient as possible therefor making Montana Pure Wool!
We are installing a new drying room, with a beautiful arched dome that will dry 15-20,000 pounds of wool. Research has us looking to tap into a geothermal water source to cut back on heating costs and add a little more green to our operation. Things continue to get exciting here at Montana Pure Wool - Brookside Woolen Mill.
Another item in our future! We are going to have a 12kw wind generator installed on one of our hills and as it becomes more affordable, solar power systems to run the woolen mill. If you’re in our area, please stop by and we will gladly show you around Montana Pure Wool - Brookside Woolen Mill. Don't miss our Great Plains Dinosaur Museum which is just down the road.