≡ Menu

Whirligigs and Tobacco

A whirligig can do all things: milk a cow, catch a fish, decorate a tree, wash clothes, even ride a bicycle…anything that has movement. I have been fascinated with these wonderful toys for as long as I can remember.

whirly gig in eastern NC | Whirligigs are everywhere at Big Mill B&B-this one overlooks the tobacco field | https://chloesblog.bigmill.com/whirligigs-and-tobacco/

Whirligig overlooks Tobacco Field at Big Mill B&B

Maybe I shouldn’t assume that everyone knows what a whirligig really is… Whirligigs are whimsical, wind-driven folk art that might remind folks of a “comic weather-vane.” Most are made of wood by craftsmen and are used purely to decorate or add joy, often to a garden.

Please note the plant in the background – it is newly planted tobacco. North Carolina is still a tobacco-producing state. Although Big Mill B&B is totally non-smoking, our guests who feel they would like to enjoy a pipe or a smoke outside are welcome.

Helicopter Whirlygig by Volis Simpson

Called the Junkyard artist, Volis Simpson created many yard art beauties like this helicopter. I was lucky enough to meet him; he has since passed away.

King Tobacco growing on the farm at Big Mill B&B

It would be way too sanctimonious for us to refuse, since they can see the beautiful plant growing just outside the door. In a few months, this plant will have pretty, albeit sticky, pink flowers. I will keep you tuned to the progress of King Tobacco.

Tobacco is a beautiful plant and grows on the farm at Big Mill B&B | https://chloesblog.bigmill.com/whirligigs-and-tobacco/

Tobacco Plants at Big Mill B&B

Chloe Tuttle Big Mill Bed and Breakfast near Greenville NCBig Mill B&B, Williamston, NC tel. 252-792-8787
www.bigmill.com

90 miles east of Raleigh, NC
103 miles south of Norfolk, VA
94 miles west of Nags Head, NC
145 miles north of Wilmington, NC

Follow Me

Chloe Tuttle

Eco-friendly innkeeper at Big Mill Bed & Breakfast
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 Business EXTENDED STAY or a quiet getaway 252-792-8787.
Follow Me
1 Shares
Share1
Tweet
Share
Pin
Email