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Spinning and Raising Sheep on the Pamlico River

Chloe with sheep Yorick & Maggie Belle at Big Mill B&B

Chloe, Maggie Belle, and Yorick

In another life, I had sheep in my yard. Remember the sixties?
I didn’t have a lawn mower and I really did believe that the sheep would groom my yard. I needed the fleeces – I was working on my master’s degree in fibers – spinning and natural dyeing.

I lived on the south side of the Pamlico River and keeping my sheep in the yard was difficult. Neighbors said they didn’t mind Maggie Belle and Yorick, but my guinea hens had to stay home. I had bees too.

Chloe Tuttle spins wool in eastern North Carolina

I learned to spin wool, dye the yard with nuts and berries that I found and then I would weave my yarns into cloth.

Sheep to shawl by Chloe Tuttle

It has been a while since I did any spinning and this will be fun! I am happy to be spinning again and now I want to resurrect my bee hive. Visit us at Big Mill Bed & Breakfast 252-792-8787

Chloe Tuttle Big Mill Bed and Breakfast near Greenville NC

Author: Chloe Tuttle

I am a farm girl who sailed the world, returned home to the family farm and opened Big Mill Bed and Breakfast. Join us for a quiet getaway 252-792-8787.

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