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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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When I was young-if 2 people said the same word or phrase at the same time-both people yelled Jinx! Whoever spit the word Jinx out first-also said "and you owe me a coke!" I never remember a coke being bought... Continue reading
Posted 22 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Yesterday morning we awoke to 6 fresh inches of snow. Once the morning chores were completed, and the greenhouse was removed of its snow we went on a hike. We left via the basement door since all our wet snow... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Snow Folklore from The Foxfire Book If it snows crosslegged it'll be a deep one If it's cloudy and smoke rises it might snow The number of Days old the moon is at the first snow-tells how many snows there'll... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Our snowy driveway (click on photo to see a larger view) Well, I finally got enough snow to cover the ground! By the end of yesterday, we had a good 4 inches. Plenty of snow to blanket the yard in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Lorraine-thank you for the comment! I think cut short beans could be used for either one. Most folks prefer to use a certain type of bean for a certain process-but usually they can be used interchangeably. Hope you have a great night! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Yes I finally got snow! The kitchen project....is currently at a standstill LOL! Hopefully, it will jump start and get done before summer and canning arrives : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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During the recent cold snap I've had my seeds spread out in the kitchen like a week's worth of washing. I've been studying on this year's garden and making a list of what needs to be done first. Sow True... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Ever once in a while I get a taste for something sweet and chocolaty. When that happens, I whip up Miss Cindy's Chocolate Sheet Cake. The cake is a common recipe you've probably tasted it on a homecoming table or... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Oh Those Tombs (writer unknown) I was strolling one day in a lonely graveyard When a voice from the tomb seemed to say 'Once I lived as you lived, walked and talked as you talk But from earth I was... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Vagabonde-thank you for the great comment! You're right the "from here thing" is sometimes taken to the extreme of silliness : ) 1973-you've probably been there longer than some of them have been alive LOL! You only like 3 years to beat me : ) Next time say "Why yes I'm from right here but WHERE are you from?" Maybe that will help them get the point! Hope you have a great night!! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2015 on Overheard at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Ginny-thank you for the lovely comment! You can check out the AppalachianFood Category for all the recipes I've shared in the past here: http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com/blind_pig_the_acorn/appalachian-food/and the past gardening posts here:http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com/blind_pig_the_acorn/gardening/and rest assured more are on the way! Tipper Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2015 on Overheard at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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1st person: I heard you're working up North? 2nd person: Yeah we've been there about a year. 1st person: Well do you like it? 2nd person: No I don't like it. There ain't much of my people up there. -----------------------... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Barbara-thank you for the comment! I know if I lived up North I wouldn't feel the same about snow-I'm positive I'd get tired of it-especially the hazardous issues it can cause. I'm hoping you don't get anymore this year!! And that all the roofs hold with no damage. Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Today's guest post was written by Don Casada and portions of it were originally published here on the Blind Pig in February of 2012. ------------------------------------------ Pearl Cable: a sweet young filly, from way up on Pilkey Creek written by Don... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"Although snows seemed to come more frequently to our mountain area "back then" than now, snow could cause some hardships in taking care of farm animals, having enough wood at the woodpile ready to bring in to burn in fireplaces... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Thanks for heading it my way Ed-Ive got a good skiff of snow today! Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2015 on Stogging Around at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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stog around, stug around verb phrase To move or go around in a heavy or clumsy manner. 1925 Dargan Highland Annals 247 But they's all skeered to marry Nathe, an' no wonder when he kept stuggin' round the country lookin'... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Dolores-I never saw one flake of snow! Although I wish I had gotten my snow-I am thankful we didnt get any ice here. And I'm very sorry for the folks who got ice and for the folks who have had too much snow! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Granny's been on a purse making kick since Christmas. We're all walking around with one on our shoulder...well all except the men folk. I just added one to the Blind Pig & the Acorn Etsy shop you can see it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Madison-thank you for the comment! My eggs peel easier if they've been in the frig for a while-when they are old. A friend recently sent me the link to a website that had this tip on boiling eggs: Lower your eggs straight from the fridge into already-boiling water, or place them in a steamer insert in a covered pot steaming at full blast on the stovetop. If boiling, lower the heat to the barest simmer. Cook the eggs for 11 minutes for hard or 6 minutes for soft. Serve. Or, if serving cold, shock them in ice water immediately. Let them chill in that water for at least 15 minutes, or better yet, in the fridge overnight. Peel under cool running water. I tried it for my pickled eggs and it worked like a charm. But some of my eggs were old. I can't wait to try the trick on fresh eggs and see if it works for them. Have a great evening : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2015 on Pickled Eggs at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Vickie-thank you for the recipe! I'm going to give it a try as soon as I can : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2015 on Pickled Eggs at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The mild winter we've had so far has kept our hens laying eggs all winter. Just after Christmas we found ourselves with a surplus of eggs and The Deer Hunter asked me to make him some pickled eggs. Easy Pickled... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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George-thank you for the comment! Galax grows from Massachusetts to Alabama and yes its an evergreen plant. Glad you liked the photo! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2015 on Appalachia's Own Valentine at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Henry-it is normal for some of the galax leaves to turn a redish purple as they age. Thanks for the comment! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2015 on Appalachia's Own Valentine at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Pamela-thank you for the comment! I love Ron Rash-let me know how you like the book! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2015 on Overheard at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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