"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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"All in the Family"

It is human nature to want to organize facts, to place things into groups or categories. In an effort to better understand plants and...

Seldom Seen....River Otter

The River Otter (Lutra canadensis) is perhaps one of the most cosmopolitan of any North American mammal, yet it is rarely seen. It is...

Who was Ainsworth Abbott?

The man that operated Abbott's Mill for over four decades, Ainsworth (nmi) Abbott, was born on June 22, 1885 in Ellendale, Sussex County,...

Rites of Spring

In an effort to dispel the winter doldrums, we are prone to seek any sign that spring is just around the corner. I look for the first...


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