Hope Mill

An update for the upcoming season.

The Mill opened Tuesday, April 12 in warm, sunny spring weather. There were a number of volunteers who were there who we had not seen since the start of COVID. It felt like a “normal” mill day. We even got the saw running and cut some wood!

A couple of new initiatives this year. A woodworking class for women. This is being run by Jamie and Dan who will be showing how to make charcuterie boards. All wood is supplied and the cost is $65. The number is limited to 5 students and both the classes filled up in a few days. We hope to expand to more classes and eventually make continuous grain boxes. This idea came about last year and so far it is a huge success. Thanks from Cathy and Libby for promoting it and to Jamie and Dan for giving their time.

We will be welcoming volunteers to the wool room to demonstrate the process of refining wool which is the original purpose of the mill.

We already have a number of orders and Jamie and Alex are producing 220 wooden BBQ scrapers for The Old Mill Marina in Dorset. They will have their logo etched on them and we will attach our business card to each scraper.

So already the 2022 season is off to a great start!

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