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Tipper
Appalachia
Celebrating All Things Appalachian!
Interests: *folk art *music-bluegrass, old time *appalachian heritage *blogs *gardening *cooking *canning/preserving *clogging *contra dancing *listening to chitter and chatter
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"He helped me plant 7 rows of taters and I tell you what when we finished he was hitting the same lick he was when we started." --------------- Tipper p.s. The Pressley Girls will be performing at the Union County... Continue reading
Posted 30 minutes ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today's guest post was written by Ed Ammons. The Shed written by Ed Ammons It wasn’t exactly a wood shed although we put wood in it. It wasn't exactly a tool shed but we put our tools in it. It... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Using adverbs without the correct ly suffix is common in Appalachia. A few examples: If I'm not bad fooled I believe his car was red. We ended up walking home in the dark stepping careful as we went. That's a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Do you ever talk to your plants? Or do your plants ever talk to you? I know at least one of you have talking plants because B.Ruth left this comment on Sunday: Tipper, As I was transplanting some periwinkles this... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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First off- Pap, me, and the rest of the gang say THANK YOU for your many prayers and well wishes. I can't tell you how good it feels to know we have an army sending up requests on behalf of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Had the lick = tired, exhausted, wore out, completely done in. ---------------- Boy I've got all kinds of sayings going through my mind this morning. Ones about being tired (very late night), ones about being worried, and even ones about... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Ed-I wondered about that word too - I looked in the online Etymology Dictionary and found this: The name Crapper is a northern form of Cropper (attested from 1221), an occupational surname, obviously, but the exact reference is unclear.Crap (v.) as a variant of crop (v.) was noted early 19c, as a peculiarity of speech in Scotland and the U.S. Southwest (Arkansas, etc.). Draw out yere sword, thou vile Southron! Red wat wi blude o my kin! That sword it crapped the bonniest flower Eer lifted its head to the sun! [Allan Cunningham (1784-1842), The Young Maxwell]
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Rock Island Prison - Photo from the Kentucky Historical Society From the JCCFS Archives - Interview conducted by Fred O. Scroggs in 1926. ----------------------- Talk With Wm. Waldroup. Civil War Vet: 11/23/26 *Served under Gen. Polk and Capt. Irish Bill... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The first time I ever visited the Stechoa Valley Center was in October 2014. Some of you may remember I spoke at the annual conference of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA) last fall. I was also asked to do... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Ed- I haven't noticed any because I don't know where one's at LOL : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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B- I think it was the lanterns : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented May 11, 2015 on Strawberry Shortcake at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The last week has been a busy one for us and I've been plum tuckered out to say the least. The girls were feeling bad for me and asked if they could do something special to help me out for... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Granny and Tipper I never realized the worth of my Mountain Momma until I had my girls. Almost immediately a curtain was pulled back and I could see the whole picture of being a mother. I thought "Oh, now I... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I swear she would fly over a field of clover to land on a cow pile. ----------- In other words: some people seemingly pass by something really good to get to something really bad. I've always liked this saying-maybe it's... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Soon to be pinned nursing students dressed in varying shades and styles of white mill around the back door of the building. They stand in the balance between years of hard work and the bright future that awaits each of... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Lonnie-LOL spell check doesn't work on some of those words : ) I fixed it! Hope you have a great evening. Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Miss Cindy-LOL maybe its because your son uses the word so often : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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It's time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test. Take it and see how you do! Run Ruinate Riprap Rench Right smart Run: for a hunting dog to pursue an animal. "I hear our beagle Wilma just a getting it. She's... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Female Soldier and Bushwhacker in the Civil War written by Maggie MacLean Union sympathizers Malinda Blalock and her husband Keith enlisted in the Confederate army near their home in the mountains of western North Carolina, planning to desert and join... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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wasp noun See also jasper. A variant singular forms wasper, wasp. 1942 Hall Phonetics 27 wasp, 79 wasper. B variant plural forms was, wasper, waspers, was-pes. 1936 LAMSAS waspers (Madison Co NC). c1940 Simms Coll. waspes [i.e., wasps'] nestes. 1942... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Paul Thank you for the comment! People around here-including us do grow greasy cutshorts-or greasy back beans as some folks call them. I really like them! Go here to read a little about them:http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com/blind_pig_the_acorn/2014/08/appalachia-through-my-eyes-greasy-back-beans.html?cid=6a00e54ffe2ad3883301a73df9eaf2970d#comment-6a00e54ffe2ad3883301a73df9eaf2970d I hope you have a great week! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Ron-thank you for the comment! I'm sure the transplants are growing good down below too. You can transplant your seedlings on any good planting day. The only thing to worry about is making sure the last frost date has passed if its a tender plant like tomatoes, peppers, or squash. Hope you have a great week! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Guess what? I made baked beans for the very first time a few weeks ago! I'm not sure why I've never made baked beans before-I like them I've just never made them. Granny never made baked beans that I can... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig in 2012. I grew up hearing the old song Give Me The Roses While I live. Most folks associate the song with The Carter Family. Sometimes AP Carter is even... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Click on calendar for a larger view Our spring veggies are almost ready to eat-well everything except the beets. Our weather has been cool and rainy over the last few weeks so we haven't managed to get anything else in... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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