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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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Last week I shared Pap's recipe for gritted bread made from fresh corn with you. He also showed me how to make parched corn. Parching corn was another way folks made use of the dried corn they had gathered from... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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After Pap died I was worried about dreaming about him. Sounds silly I know. I was afraid if I dreamed of him it would make me even sadder and I didn't think I could stand that. Then as the days,... Continue reading
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Twenty years ago today, The Deer Hunter and I were planing and packing for my scheduled delivery of the girls. The photo above was taken on the following morning. The big day had finally arrived and there was no turning... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today's guestpost was written by Rooney Floyd. A TRIBUTE TO OLIVE DAME CAMPBELL, 1882—1954 written by Rooney Floyd Olive Dame was born the daughter of a middle class New England family of Mayflower descent. Her father was a talented botany... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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A few months ago I stumbled upon an article about the book Mommy Goose Rhymes from the Mountains written by Mike Norris. The piece grabbed my attention because as a child I loved nursery rhymes and as an adult I... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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It's time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test. I'm sharing a few videos to let you hear some of the words too. To start the videos, click on them and then to stop them click on them again. Take it... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Sow True Seed Marketmore 76 Time for the final report on the Sow True Seed Cucumber Reporting @ Large project! Tipper: Our entire garden suffered this year because of the hot dry weather. It was not the year for anything!... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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A few years ago Pap taught me to make gritted bread. He remembered his mother making a version of gritted bread that used dried corn and one that used fresh corn. Today I'm going to share the fresh corn version... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Paul, Tipper, Granny Gazzie, and Steve I'm sure you've heard someone say "Getting old isn't for sissies" meaning the older you get the more aches and pains a body seems to have. Thankfully no matter what our age there are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Pamela-Since I've never used raw greenbeans I'm not sure how you should process them. Maybe someone else will chime in with an answer. Or you might try googling how to make pickled beans using raw greenbeans and see if someone else has described the process. Good luck!
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig in 2012. God Drawing Water painted by B. Ruth B. Ruth's comment on my recent post Sun Drawing Water: Yes, I have heard that all my life...but that "God was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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As most of you already know, the John C. Campbell Folk School plays a huge role in our lives. I consider myself very fortunate to live just down the road from the John C. Campbell Folk School. The first time... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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dinner on the ground(s) noun phrase An outdoor meal in connection with a church meeting or revival. In the 1930s churches and families frequently had services followed by, or interspersed with, picnic dinners around a tablecloth spread on the ground.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Marilyn-good to hear from you! Here is a website that tells more about growing and harvesting beans hopefully it will help answer your question! http://www.harvesttotable.com/2009/03/how_to_grow_dry_beans/
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2016 on Shelly Beans at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Beth-thank you for the comments! And YES that is a snuff jar youve got good eyes : ) Have a great evening!
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2016 on Overheard at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Jane-thank you for the comment! I haven't heard of the falls before but I googled and found them. Wow they are beautiful! Have a great evening.
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George-thank you for all the great comments! I do know about the Smathers family and actually got to spend most of last weekend with them : ) A great bunch of people for sure! And as you said amazing musicians too.
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2016 on Way Back in the Mountains at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Carl-thank you for the comment! Sorghum is a different plant than sugar cane-you can read more about the differences by doing a quick google search. Sorghum grows similar to corn and makes sorghum syrup. Sugar cane makes molasses. But lots of folks call sorghum syrup molasses-so thats where the confusion comes in : ) Have a great day!
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In This Solemn Season September is here; the year leans into fall. Soon the leaves will turn and glow, Their last radiance a brilliant call ‘Ere they recycle into earth where new sprouts grow. And so it is with life’s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Jim-thank you for the comment! I didn't notice any yellow jackets but I'm sure they were there somewhere : ) The skimmings went in a big black bucket that looked pretty yucky so I don't think anyone was partaking of that LOL! Mr. Burnett used a tractor operated press to crush the cane.
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The girls had the opportunity to help skim as sorghum syrup was being made at the Burnette Farm in Haywood County NC. I've seen the process of making syrup at the festival over in Blarisville GA, but seeing a family... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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B.-no I didn't save them to roast, I fed them to the chickens : ) Like you I mostly save pumpkin seeds.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2016 on Spaghetti Squash Casserole at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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B.-I was worried about the various winter squash staying true to form, but they all did : )
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I didn't plant spaghetti squash this year...but I grew several. I made a new bed in the backyard thinking it would make a good watermelon patch. During the construction of the bed, I moved some old composted dirt from the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig and The Acorn back in 2012. And in case you're wondering, we still like to go to bed early and we're still a bunch of tired car sick babies on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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