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Lacy Hale working on coal mining mural at Hemphill

Hemphill

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

As the COVID-19 numbers decline in our region we are cautiously moving forward. Come hang out with us as you can. We keep a community guitar just in case some picker drifts through who might take it down and pick us a song or two. We are still maintaining a hate-free zone where all are welcome and discussion is a great reward in midst of the hard work and long hours. Come tell us what you are thinking or play us your music. We have missed you during these long months of lockdown.

Lacy Hale, the artist, began work on the coal mining mural last week. We are so excited to have her talents be on display here. It may be the fall before you get to see the evidence of her labor, but rest assured she is working and it will come to pass. We are holding fast to the deep labor history of our community and want to have art on our little campus as well. Stay tuned for more on this. Again we had some great folks pick and sing at Mountain Saturday Night and visitors from all over. Thanks to T.J. Sexton and Tony Sexton for sharing their talents. We enjoyed it so much.

We have some awesome new community-minded board members. We are so happy to have them. FYI: We have decided to move our board meeting to the second Thursday night of the month at 6 p.m.

Our staff are fully vaccinated. We are trying to do our part to stay safe and keep our customers safe. Our dining room is open with limited capacity. With limited capacity required for social distance, priority will be given to those seeking to dine in with us. Masks will be required except to eat and drink.

We have changed our weekly music event to Saturday evenings. There is music from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday evenings weekly. This event is called Mountain Saturday Night.

Our bakery hours have changed slightly. We try to pivot and change as needed. The new hours are 3:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday- Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Pizza and calzones available from 3:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. To help keep everyone safe and meet their needs, we are still doing carryout, curbside, and deliveries. You may put on your mask and come in to order and select from our products.

Please do not try to order online. We cannot check messages if we are busy. Call (971) 867-4337 to order. If there is no answer call back, please. We do not have call waiting. Sorry for the inconvenience.

We have partnered with Fast FUD to deliver. They will deliver your order for $7 within 15 miles of Black Sheep Bakery. If you live farther than 15 miles away, don’t fret. They charge just 25 cents for each additional mile. Just call and place your order and they will pick it up and bring it to your doorstep or workplace. It’s a great service. They always wear gloves and a mask and contactless delivery can be arranged by asking. We are thankful for this new enterprise in the community.

Our hours are Thursday and Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pizza is not available until 3:30 p.m. on those days as it takes that long for the oven to heat back up. Remember we are cooking with wood in a primitive oven. There is no temperature control dial so we cannot turn it up or down. We are cooking the ancient way. We are subject to Mother Nature’s whims.

Of potential importance for families: You can bring the children to enjoy outdoor play. We ask that a responsible adult accompany the children and see to them. Wi-Fi is available seven days per week. You are welcome!

“Because all our children are above average.”~Garrison Keillor

The pavilion provides us with a place for outside marketing of goods made or grown in our community on Saturday mornings. If you see folks out there peddling their wares, stop and check it out. Please feel free to schedule outside events when you need to. We ask the scheduling to omit Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. as we want to encourage a neighborhood marketplace for cottage industry and entrepreneurial pursuits. We have a vision to boost the economy through tourism and cottage industry. Hopefully you will add us to your list of stops on Saturday mornings since the bakery is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Lost Lamb Productions: There is a space that has been made to market craft items inside on consignment. If you are interested in marketing your art with us, please let us know. Three venders have brought their wares so far. Our three venders are making sales and making some money. When you visit us you can check it out.

If you are interested in T-shirts and aprons, check out our merchandise page website above. You can purchase online.

Check out our menu on Facebook. 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. We make our foods from scratch.

Weekly Quote: The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. -Albert Einstein

Events:

Mountain Saturday Night: Weekly music event on Saturdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

Community Meeting: Second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. Zoom link available upon request.

Shape Note Singing: The fourth Sunday of the month each month from 2 to 5 p.m.

Inclement weather policy: In case of cancellation of events, please check the Facebook accounts two hours before the scheduled event for postings.

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

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