Whitesburg KY

Hemphill brick oven back and running


The brick oven was really smoking hot this past weekend. We are so happy to have it back up and running. We are celebrating it. Last week was our biggest week in our almost two years of being open. That’s right! Black Sheep will be two years old June 22. We have survived against the odds.

The U.S. Government Payroll Protection check came to us on Friday. It took the weight of the world off our shoulders. We are thankful to have the help. Now we can catch up the bills that were a bit behind from winter, and the extra work and expense of COVID-19. If it is spent on payroll and operating expenses, it does not have to be repaid. Thank you, President Trump and Uncle Sam, for your vote of confidence. We are grateful.

We will be open Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m., in addition to our regular hours this week.

We got a call from an inmate at Manchester Federal Correctional Institute. They wanted an address to send a letter. It seems an inmate there receives The Mountain Eagle and they have been reading this column. They wanted to commend us on our good work in the community. We want to give a special shout out to those guys and wish them well in this pandemic. We were told so far they have no cases of COVID-19. We are in hopes it continues that way. God bless you guys behind bars in Manchester. It was good to know you are supporting us in spirit.

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 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: We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better. J.K. Rowling

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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