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Outdoor Drama – the Message of Easter

Every year for over thirty-eight years in the small Eastern North Carolina community of Farm Life, not very far from Big Mill Bed and Breakfast, the folks of Piney Grove Baptist Church present an outdoor drama of the final days of the life of Jesus Christ. The Message of Easter began as a vision of E.T. Taylor… Click to read more about the Outdoor Drama

Fort Branch Civil War Reenactment

War wages every year on the first weekend in November as the Confederates attempt to defend Fort Branch against the Union Army.  Fort Branch is located in Hamilton, North Carolina — just about 12 miles from Big Mill Bed and Breakfast. Yankee reenactor Mike Kerriker (below) gets his weapon ready for battle in the annual Civil War Battle… Click here to read more about the Battle of Ft. Branch

Dinner on the Ground – The Innkeeper’s Recollections

‘Bet you never even heard of Dinner on the Ground. Sadly, it has been called a fading tradition. It seems these days I look up and things I thought would always be there are gone or leaving.  Dinner on the Ground is one of them. But for now they are still with us.  For many years it has… Read More

Another letter from the Big Mill Fur Person

Chloe announced to me several days ago that I should take a bath and make myself pretty because we were going to a special event. I didn’t really think she meant it. I don’t get out much, and we cats can be “subject to violent anxiety at any uprooting.”  * Well, today we motored in a car into Williamston and gathered on… Read More

A Letter from the Fur Person *

This summer has been tough on me with this fur coat and my advancing years. I haven’t done much except lounge about in the shade of the bushes and under the house. Chloe has tried to help by giving me numerous baths. I hate to admit it, but I am actually getting so that I… Read More