Whitesburg KY

Bakery marks second anniversary


Check out our websites: www.blacksheepbrickoven.org, and www.hemphillcenter.org and our Facebook pages, please.

For the first time in history, Hemphill, like many other communities, will not have a polling place. The Baker precinct has always used our building as a voting spot in District 2. You will need to send in for your absentee ballot by logging in at http:// govoteky.com, and click on absentee ballot request or you can go to the County Court Clerk’s office in Whitesburg by appointment only. Otherwise you must vote at Letcher County Central High School on Election Day. We do not care which route you take, just get out the vote!

As things begin to open back up please don’t forget us. We enjoy serving you and your family. We accept EBT benefits as well as cash and card purchases. Come visit us soon.

This month Black Sheep Bakery turns two years old. We are amazed that we have weathered the storms and are still standing and proudly, bravely serving our community. Still standing and looking forward to racking up another year. We have gone full out from day one and are looking forward to the coming anniversary next week.

We are also celebrating one year of solar energy on three entities in the county. We have electric bills that are cut in half in winter and in summer we only owe the charges and riders Kentucky Power puts on the bill this time of year. Our app says we have saved the equivalent of 310 trees planted and 41,027.64 lbs of CO2 Emission saved now. It’s really awesome. Thanks to MACED for a 3-month sabbatical on our payment because of COVID-19. They waved our payment on the solar panels for March, April, and May. Thanks to Appalshop for all the collaboration on the solar project. We appreciate our friends!

We are adding unleavened communion bread to our list of offerings. Making this bread is a reverent and awesome thing. We make it from biblical natural ingredients. We use fine wheat flour, honey, extra virgin olive oil, salt, and milk. We will be glad to make it for you. Call ahead please! We will be happy to make it for gatherings of any size. We are imperfect sheep making the best bread.

The goodwill and morale of our community is improving. It is almost tangible. We are pulling ourselves up by the bootstraps. We are going to be alright. All is well.

Narcotics Anonymous Facilitators Frankie Bentley and Evelyn Adkins have changed the location for the Hope Without Dope NA meetings that were scheduled two times weekly at Hemphill Community Center. The meetings will be held at Fishpond Lake each Sunday evening at 6 p.m. All are welcome. Social distancing and larger gatherings are easier in the outdoors. Governmental restrictions on in-house gatherings have deemed this change necessary for the time being.

If you are interested in T-shirts and aprons, you can go our merch page on the Black Sheep website above.

We have opened up our dining room to limited seating. Social distancing is a must and masks must be worn by customers and staff also. Obviously you cannot eat while wearing a mask but when moving about within the dining space health department guidelines deem it necessary. Thank you for your co-operation.

We will also still be doing carry out and curbside for those who are sheltering in place. You may walk in to pick out what you want and then return to your vehicle to wait and we will carry it out to you curbside when your order is completed. You may pay over the phone and call when you are close for curbside also. We are concerned with safety so whatever we can do to keep our crew safe and our customers safe we will do it.

We will get back to having live music as soon as restrictions are lifted. We are so looking forward to that. Likewise NA classes will resume as soon as possible.

Don’t forget if you want to ensure you get what you need, please call and place an order with us by Monday evening the week you need it. That way we will have a heads up and can plan our week for maximum efficiency to make your request. We want our products to be fresh so we do not make things days ahead. We do not use preservatives therefore we cannot make things much ahead. Our GMOfree products are made by hand the ancient way. Our breads and pastries take all day to make. Many of them are made from fermentation methods that take 24 hours or more.

Holiday mornings we will always be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., to allow folks to pick up special orders and things we have on hand. Please do not try to order online. We cannot check messages if we are really busy. Call (971) 867-4337 to order please. If there is no answer call back, please. We do not have call waiting. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Weekly quote: Do what you feel in your heart to be right. Eleanor Roosevelt

Stay safe and sound! We will make it through this with the help of God and our leaders. Cooperation and extreme care are what it takes. See you soon!

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:21-23

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