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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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This time of the year I start thinking of Granny's Pumpkin Pie. There's something about the cooler weather and fall colors that call out for the flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. While I dearly love Granny's Pumpkin Pie,... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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George-Thank you for the comment! The song is there its number 56-you can scroll down the playlist to find it. Or you can watch the video of Until Then on youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGXLqPAP7fs Until Then View on www.youtube.com Preview by Yahoo Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Jo-thank you for the comment! Meant to title the photo but forgot : ) I went back and added it. Hope you have a great day! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Young Harris College We have beautiful college campuses in Appalachia. You'd think our beautiful campuses are top secret-I mean you hear people talking about the plight of public education in Appalachia all the time-but when it comes to top notch... Continue reading
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Chatter, Pap, and Paul have been fooling around with the old song Working on a Building for the past few weeks-if you were at fall festival you might have heard them do it there. Over the years many people have... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today's guest post was written by Ethelene Dyer Jones. A certain aura of solemnity and sadness settles over me as I consider the approach of fall. Although normally an optimistic person, one who seeks to see the brighter side of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I never heard of tickweed : ) Jim's right just a few counties over and words are used differently-fascinating! Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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1901 Lounsberry Southern Wild Flowers 527 Although they flare jaunty golden-heads, all the while they are preparing their flattened quadrangular or nearly terete seeds, with barbed and sharp-pointed awns. These, later, attach themselves to anything willing to carry them along... 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-take it and see how you do! Mush Mountain oyster Mizzle Mind Mill over Mush: boiled cornmeal. "When Pap was a boy they had mush for breakfast. Sometimes they had it for supper... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Weather Underground report for Brasstown @ 7:25 p.m. October 14, 2014 - 2.96 in of rainfall. The Deer Hunter leaves for work before the rest of us even get up. It was raining the proverbial cats and dogs when my... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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B.-sadly my green tomatoes are gone! I'll take a rain-check for the lunch deal : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on How To Roast Peppers at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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My Gypsy Peppers are still producing! I figured the early frost we had would do them in. They were a little bowed over but once the sun and warmth came back they straightened right up. We love to eat them... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Linda Thank you for the great comment! Miss Cindy just got me the book : ) I haven't read it yet-but can't wait! Have a great week : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Ed-only a portion of it : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Jackie-Chitter snapped the photo on Hwy 28. I was amazed at the change of color that took place over the course of about 48-72 hours. Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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"The hills are beginning to catch fire. Autumn's glory is spreading across the land. The backroads are calling. The greatest show on earth is just around the corner." John Parris - These Storied Mountains ------------------------ I had the pleasure of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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One of the songs the girls chose to do for this year's JCCFS's Fall Festival was Crazy Arms. It doesn't matter how many times I hear Ray Price sing Crazy Arms-it always makes me swoon. Price had a super hit... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Back when we first started discussing rhymes here on the Blind Pig, Ed Ammons sent me the following email about a rhyme his mother used to say: My mother used to recite a little poem or phrase that included the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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B.-no its a seed from around my area of Cherokee County NC. I think it looks big because of the way they took the photo : ) Yes it would be neat to see what persimmon seeds in other area show! Maybe some folks will play along : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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A friend sent me the photo of the persimmon seed. See the little spoon shape on the right side? That's supposed to signify a snowy winter ahead. The folklore goes like this: If you split open a persimmon seed and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today's guest post was written by David Templeton. We went to a small, country school; four rooms, one with a small stage. When the fall festival was held, the room with the stage was cleared so that folks could set... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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RB-thank you for the comment! Yes I have heard that about itchy hands-and I wish mine would itch more often too LOL : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Eve-Ive never tried it with instant potatoes but I guess it might work : ) Yes you do need to keep it in the frig. Have a great day! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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The other day at work the bottom of my foot nearly itched me to death! Does that ever happen to you? The bottom of your foot is a weird place to scratch-at least it is for me. It's like it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Sherman Thank you for the comment! I do not know a source for grape hull jelly. Maybe your local farmers market would have a vendor selling it? So glad you enjoyed visiting the Blind Pig and I hope you drop back by often! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2014 on Grape Hull Jelly at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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