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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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Several years ago I decided I wanted to make a carrot cake. I searched and searched online till I found the fanciest recipes you've ever seen for carrot cake. I tried a couple of them and didn't like a one.... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Gospel music plays a major role in the culture of Appalachia. I'm not talking about music in relation to monetary terms nor successful performers, although more than a few country and bluegrass stars got their start singing in church. My... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Jerry and Pap - Life long friends "We mountain people are the product of our history and the beliefs and outlook of our foreparents. We are a traditional people, and in our rural setting we valued the things of the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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was verb past tense of be, used with both plural nouns and plural pronouns as its subject. [OED dates this usage from the 14th century; DARE labels this usage "especially South, Midland" in the U.S.] 1801 Meigs Journal 4 A... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The 1974 Winter Edition of the Foxfire Magazine contains a compilation of newspaper articles written by Harvey Miller. At the time of the magazine's publication Miller's weekly column had been around for sixty years and was till being published in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English offers the following definition for patch farming: 1972 Graham County 50 With the first stages of early clearing, the farmer did "patch" farming near the cabin. Many farmers today still speak of a "patch"... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The poem above is from Mommy Goose Rhymes from the Mountains written by Mike Norris. I think Mike captured spring in Appalachia perfectly. You think it's warm, but the chill wind makes you quickly realize it's not! Yesterday was the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Some folks call them corn fritters while others call them Johnny Cakes or Hoe Cakes. Whatever you call them the little pancake like things are good! Especially with a glass of sweet tea to wash it down. To make corn... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Over the years when the girls asked me what I want for my birthday, for mother's day, or for Christmas I always tell them to learn a song for me. For the past two years Chitter has written a fiddle... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"We were going to England to watch a tennis tournament." "England? That's an awful long way to go to watch tennis. Can't you just go to Asheville?" Tipper Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia Subscribe for free... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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When I think of Saint Patrick's Day the first thing that comes to mind is if you don't wear green you'll get pinched. I remember the day being a big deal when I was in elementary school. Everyone had to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Lisa-thank you for the comment! The cross in the photo is about an inch long. I've seen smaller ones and slightly larger ones too : )
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2017 on Fairy Cross at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Fairy Cross found in Brasstown, NC Mountain Bred: The Fairy Crosses - Brasstown written by John Parris Even the Fairies in the Great Smokies wept when Christ died. And the tears they spilled turned to stone and formed tiny crosses-symbols... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Chatter and Chitter lead the Maker Costume Parade This is the second year the girls and I have been part of The Learning Center's Maker Faire. Here's how the school explains it's annual Maker Faire: "At TLC! we have always... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today's guest post was written by Charles Fletcher. Henson Cove area of Haywood County NC - March 1993 Blizzard THE LATE SPRING SNOW OF MARCH 17,1936 written by Charles Fletcher March 17, 1936 -- One of the worst snowstorms of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Back in 2015 Blind Pig Reader Ann Applegarth left the following comment on a post I wrote about Irish Soda Bread: --------------------- Try this BEST EVER recipe from the cookbook THE COMMONSENSE KITCHEN. It is delicious warm, and the next... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The song O Danny Boy is well known around the world sung by famous vocalists as well as around the family piano-or family guitar in the Blind Pig house. Folks are often reminded of the old ballad during the week... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Tipper - March 1993 Blizzard Haywood County NC Have you heard it's supposed to snow tonight over much of Appalachia? Things are budded and bloomed all over western NC and now the meteorologists are predicting snow and freezing temps for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Chatter - 2004 Georgia stub up verb phrase To become sullen. 1975 Chalmers Better 66 But should you contrary him, he may sull or stub up. 1999 Montgomery File, all stubbed up = become stubborn, uncopperative (55-year-old woman, Jefferson Co... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"March is a pair of bluebirds checking out the nesting site they used last year and the year before - the same one which was used by parents and grandparents before them. It's red and salmon blooms on flowering quince... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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miller noun A small moth having powdery scales on its wings and often attracted to light. 1883 Zeigler and Grosscup Heart of Alleghanies 115 Here, in the still waters under a bridging log, or in some hole amid the exposed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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1. A few weeks back the girls and I went to a friends birthday party. Right off I saw a lady I'd never seen before with beautiful long wavy brown hair. As the usual crowd welcomed us I noticed the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Ed-try right clicking on the calendar and selecting print. If that don't work let me know and I'll send it to you!
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Leilani-thank you for the comment! I dont know why its called a hoe down but your suggestion makes perfect sense to me : )
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Yes a metal detector and no we didn't find nothing-but there's always next time I guess : )
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2017 on March Fourth (Forth) at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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