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Weekly music show now at Black Sheep Bakery

Hemphill

Mary Grace Sturgill, one of the bakers, and carpenter Richard Stewart pose with the newly installed insulated bread shed located at Hemphill Community Center.

Mary Grace Sturgill, one of the bakers, and carpenter Richard Stewart pose with the newly installed insulated bread shed located at Hemphill Community Center.

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

We enjoyed some great country music played by T.J. Sexton and Tony Sexton last Saturday evening. We had a socially distanced full house.

The American Legion Post 104 Auxiliary will have a yard sale on Saturday, May 1, beginning early come rain or shine. Please come out and support their efforts.

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

Our staff is 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. This week will be the featured musicians. 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 3:30-8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m.–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. 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.

Please do not try to order online. We cannot check messages if we are 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.

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 masks and contactless delivery can be arranged by asking. We are thankful for this new enterprise in the community.

Of potential importance for families: You can bring the children to do their schoolwork if you don’t have a good connection. We ask that a responsible adult accompany the children and see to them. Wi-Fi available 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days per week. You are welcome!

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

As we are still in a pandemic, the new 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: Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. C.S. Lewis

Events:

Saturday, May 1: Beginning early. Yard sale by the American Legion Post 104 Auxiliary. The Black Sheep Pavilion. Rain or shine.

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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