"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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"...Not Even a Mouse."

Each year as the weather begins to cool and frosty temperatures arrive; the mice begin to stir looking for a warmer abode. Soon enough...

Reindeer Season is Open

With a little time, tools, and effort, you can turn a piece of fallen wood into the absolute icon of the North and the Season. The...

Going Nuts !

The last fleshy fruits of summer are waning and our paths are covered with acorns, walnuts, and hickory nuts. Gone are the strawberries,...

A Tangled Web

Many times our attention is first called to the presence of a spider by their web. Indeed, members of the related groups of spiders, will...

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...

 

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