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Peach Jacks – a Southern Tradition

These wonderful fried peach pies used to be served in every good southern kitchen. I remember eating fried peach jacks whenever I went to Dinner on the Ground at a small country church in eastern North Carolina. Dinner on the Ground all over the south celebrated the end of revival – they called it Homecoming… Click to learn how to make these Southern Peach Jacks

Christmas at Romantic Big Mill Country Inn

It’s Christmas on the farm at Big Mill Bed & Breakfast and what a pretty time to be in the country. (Photo of Emily & Claire Fowler and Viola Music Video by Guy Livesay of Livesay Photography) We have lighted trees, even under the grapevine. Guests can see a tree from every room. This year… Read More

Elopement on the Farm at Big Mill B&B

Getting married on the farm, surrounded by nature has a calming effect. What a great way to start your new life together, away from the crowd. I have friends who love their motorcycles, old trucks and all their grown-up “toys.” So why not be married beside your Harley or in your vintage Corvette? Big weddings… Read More

Big Mill B&B Named Inn of the Year by NCBBI

Big Mill B&B has been chosen Inn of the Year by North Carolina Bed & Breakfast and Inns.  We are waving flags and tooting horns. This is a great honor – we are thrilled. At the celebration dinner at King’s Daughter Inn our outgoing president Frank Salvo of White Gate Inn (in Asheville), standing in for… Read More

Blessing of the Hounds: Our State Magazine

If you venture to Southern Pines, NC on Thanksgiving Day, and stand with horses and hounds on Hobby Field, you will hear the Episcopal priest begin his blessing: “Bless, O Lord, we beseech You, rider and horse and hound. Shield the rider from danger to life and limb, and may the chase bring to him… Read More

Hear yea, hear yea, Big Mill B and B is on Facebook

Well, we did it….Big Mill is now on Facebook! For oh so long, I have resisted — but now that we are on Facebook, it is quite fun. We do hope you will “LIKE US” over on Facebook.  And while you’re there, be sure to write on our wall to keep the conversation going. We’ll be keeping you up to date on local… Read More

Frogs and Critters

Wildlife in North Carolina magazine’s 2009 Photo competition boasts a winning photo taken at Big Mill Bed and Breakfast.

Merry Christmas from Big Mill Bed & Breakfast

Merry Christmas from Chloe Ann and all of us here at Big Mill Life on the farm is always magic at Christmas time. Today I walked to the woods (too wet for Old Red Truck) and found holly with berries. When I was growing up my dad and I would go into the woods to gather holly… Read More

Checking In

A good friend and frequent guest at Big Mill Bed & Breakfast emailed me the other day to let me know how much she missed my blog articles. I was chagrined when I realized how long it had been since I posted something! Rest assured, these hands have not been idle! In fact, I don’t… Read More

Christmas at the Inn

It’s Christmas here at my favorite Bed and Breakfast in North Carolina … I am the resident fur person and that is my opinion. You know I have been around a lot, being a cat and all that.  So when I picked Chloe’s B&B, it was after much thought and I love it here. I even… Read More