"Grist from Abbott's Mill"

Not the same old grind!

Welcome to a unique blog about the history of Ainsworth Abbott's Old Mill, and other old mills in Delmarva. It's also full of great stories about the nearby flora and fauna.


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Black (ish) Snakes

Hopefully this article will answer some questions you may have about three “black” snake species that have been spotted on Nature...

The Old Red Mill

It seems as if every state has at least one “Old Red Mill”, but size-challenged Delaware once had at least three of them. One of them,...

Swamp Sweets

Last week I was walking on the trail bordering Abbott’s Pond on the Morton Tract and was surprised by a lovely fragrance drifting on the...

Milkweed Mania

Milkweeds get their name from the fact that many, but not all of the family, have milky-white sap that oozes from the broken edges of...

Got the Blues?

Tasty little morsels that pop in your mouth that are loaded with flavor and nutrients, blueberries are hard to beat. We have several...

An Orchid for M'Lady

Four weeks ago the subject was the Pink Moccasin Flower (Cypripedium acaule). This is the largest orchid growing in our area. There are...

Ode to a Wild Rose

My grandparents and great grandparents moved to Delaware in 1914 at the beginning of the mass migration of Swiss/German families to...

 

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