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Chloe Tuttle

Chloe’s Easy Homemade Suet Recipe

Big Mill B&B birds need special foods in the cold winter.  I was snowed in so I created this easy, new Suet Recipe with foods I had on hand in the pantry. The birds LOVE it! And children love helping you make it. There are two items you really need: grease (either lard, bacon fat [...]

Contented Cows at Simply Natural Creamery

All the cows at Simply Natural Creamery dairy in eastern NC  have a name - and they are all women. This wonderful North Carolina dairy and creamery produces some of the BEST ice cream around. And to think - it was started as a project for the children of the owners. Neil Moye bought three [...]

Chloe’s Journey to Spinning and Knitting a Hat

My love affair with knitting started years ago when I adopted my sheep, Maggie Belle and Yorick I was a graduate student at East Carolina University in  fiber arts, with a specialty in spinning and natural dyeing. I had lots of wonderful hand-spun yarn, but I never learned how to knit until friend Jody taught [...]

Recipe : How to Make Orange Extract

This orange extract makes the perfect gift for anyone who bakes or enjoys cocktails I love making gifts for friends, especially at the holiday season. This recipe for homemade orange extract is good any time of year. Just having these extracts on display brightens my kitchen. And you can make it again next year because friends [...]

Ho, Ho, Ho – Holiday Crafts Roundup

The holiday season brings up memories of holidays past I remember making Christmas decorations when I was a child. we would gather things like cotton bolls, sweet gum balls and pine cones. My mother would work her magic and we made pretty decorations for our tree, and they were all made with what we found [...]

Honey Roasted Pecans

This easy roasted pecan recipe is a show stopper! At Big Mill, we grow pecans on the same trees that my folks planted in 1922. Often my guests won't leave without a to-go bag of my pecans. Personally, I think pecans are better if you can find a farmer who sells them - that way [...]

Cotton Pickin’ in Carolina

October is cotton picking time in eastern North Carolina Some things change, but  fall is still harvest time on the farm. I woke up today and the big tractor was outside my window picking cotton. We have words for all the farm jobs -- we pick cotton, we dig peanuts and later we pick the [...]

Clean the World Recycles Soap Donated by Hotels & B&Bs

Recycling has many faces. Big Mill B&B saves used soap for Clean the World. At Big Mill we just can't waste or throw anything away that might have a second life. Recycling soap is such a good idea! Big Mill B&B saves used soap and sends it to Clean the World; they are the world's [...]

Post Office Murals – Depression Era Art

All across North Carolina there are some hidden art gems on the walls of old post office buildings. Here in eastern North Carolina, in this small town of Williamston, we have a real art jewel.  The First Flight mural was painted in 1940 on the wall of the post office on Main Street, and it [...]

I grow blueberries and blackberries here on the farm and I love to use them any way I can. My mother Chloe used self-rising flour, but I never did. Lately I have been experimenting with her recipes and some of my own and now I am a believer, especially if I am pushed for time. [...]