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Bakery turns two years old


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

We will only be open until 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 4. Special orders can be picked up by then. We are hoping you have a blessed and safe Independence Day celebration.

Our place is trying to get geared up to continue on to what appears to be our COVID-19 escalation and hopefully a plateau in the coming weeks and then a de-escalation of cases. We are still doing curbside and folks can come in to pick what they need. You may also eat in at limited capacity.

The Letcher County Culture Hub is going to help us with a large shelter for family gatherings and outside marketing of goods made or grown in our community. The Letcher County Culture Hub is trying to spend COVID 19 monies in such a way as to be useful in the post pandemic world although no one really knows yet what that world will look like. We are looking forward to seeing the structure put up.

We had to cancel our Shape Note Singing this year, as there were restrictions that would limit the dinner on the grounds we always cook over the fire. The proposed shelter will help with that next year as well.

This month Black Sheep Bakery turned 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 in a big way. We are also celebrating one year of solar energy this month.

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 Tshirts and aprons you can go our merch page on the Black Sheep website above.

We have opened up our dining room to limited seating. Our capacity increased to 50 people on June 22. 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 inside ASAP.

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 GMO-free 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 8:00 to 12:00 noon 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: Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. –Maori Proverb

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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