Wreath Making Workshop This Weekend! (Nov 26)

We’re hosting the second annual wreath making workshop at the mill on Sunday, November 26 (2-4pm)! Details in the link below. Cue the smell of a room full of evergreen boughs, cloves, and dried oranges! The workshop will once again be led by master gardener Danielle Gignac. At the end of the workshop you willContinue reading “Wreath Making Workshop This Weekend! (Nov 26)”

Interview about the Mill on the Harrowsmith Radio Podcast

We are able to share the story of the mill from the era of the Valentines, to the Starks, to the Cryslers, to today! Here’s the story on the Harrowsmith #podcast. Have a listen! https://harrowsmithmag.libsyn.com/final-episode-six Summary of the interview below. The Rundown In this episode, we learn how COVID and a fortuitous canoe trip ledContinue reading “Interview about the Mill on the Harrowsmith Radio Podcast”

Stark’s Mill – The Second Century Rejuvenation

The following article was posted in the Paisley Advocate for the July 2021 publication. In January, the 135 year old Stark’s Mill with its large dam, 30 acres, and 2 kilometres of Teeswater River frontage passed from Paul and Helen Crysler to Emma and Graham Cubitt. The current mill was built in 1885 and stayed in the Stark family for a hundred years, operating until around 1975.  After years of sitting vacant, the Crylers purchased theContinue reading “Stark’s Mill – The Second Century Rejuvenation”

How did this mill actually work?

We keep asking ourselves this question as we find old machinery. We recently joined SPOOM (Society for the Preservation of Old Mills – North American & Canadian chapters) to help identify what each piece of equipment was used for and its correct name. The folks in these groups are a great resource! One of ourContinue reading “How did this mill actually work?”

Paisley, Ontario

A new marketing video was recently released for the village of Paisley, and Nature’s Millworks at Stark’s Mill was featured! While we’re not able to carry on operating Nature’s Millworks, we have already come to love Bonfire on Queen, Tomboi Artisan Ice Cream, and Paisley Artscape Society. Once the pandemic eases, we look forward toContinue reading “Paisley, Ontario”