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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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The other day I ran into an old friend. After catching up with each other a bit he said "Well where in the world have my girls been? I haven't seen them around this year. They're still mean as striped... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Did you ever play with a button on a string? My mamaw made one for me when I was just a child. I swear I can remember exactly where I was standing when she showed me how to make the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English Look transitive verb To examine (food), inspect for dirt or foreign objects. 1982 Slone How We Talked 62 Some of the greens we used were not cooked, but eaten raw. They were "looked" (checked for... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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A few days ago Blind Pig reader Liz left the following comment: Tipper, will you put something on your blog regarding longstanding campgrounds that are safe for an old lady (70+) and a 6 inch tall, 3 pound dog? My... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Myra-thank you for the comments! Pap said the word like terry-pin. But I've sure heard a lot of folks say tarpin too : ) Have a great evening!
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Barbara-Thank you!!!! Wow that makes my day : ) I'm working on writing a book from my posts so there'll be that if I ever get it completed.
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Barbara-thanks for the comment! Go here for my cornbread recipe: http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com/blind_pig_the_acorn/2010/01/making-cornbread.html
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Jar Flies play the soundtrack to late summer in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Since I grew up hearing their raspy sound, most of the time the noise doesn't even register with me, but I've heard other folks say the sound... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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We eat a lot of cornbread around the Blind Pig house, but sometimes we don't eat the entire cake of cornbread before it gets a little stale. When that happens I either feed it to my chickens or make cornbread... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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James Rowe James Rowe was born in Ireland and worked for the Irish Government before emigrating to the USA at the age of 24. Rowe was the son of a copper miner. Once he arrived in the states he worked... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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More than a few of you have commented or emailed wondering if something is wrong with the comments on the blog. I wish there was some internet glitch causing an issue with the comments, but it's me. I've been under... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I took the photo of the metal fence in Cataloochee several years ago. It surrounds one of the remote graveyards in the area. Every time I come across the photo on my computer I'm amazed by the simple beauty of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Every time it rains Granny's phone gets filled with static. It's been doing that for years. Pap called and complained about it way back and was told their phone line was one of the oldest in the county and there... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I've been around pocket knives my entire life. Pap always said he felt naked without his knife in his pocket. The Deer Hunter says he feels the same way. Both the girls carry knives and even I carry a pocket... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Our home has been invaded by fruit flies. I have set traps for the little boogers in almost every room of the house. The girls and I have tried to get rid of every piece of produce that's been sitting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I'm up to my ears in zucchini-but I'm not complaining one bit! I love it about any way you can cook it and I swear raw zucchini isn't bad either. I shared this chocolate zucchini cake recipe with you a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The hymn Pass Me Not was written by Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915). I've read two different stories detailing how Crosby was inspired to write the song. The first: Crosby was visiting a prison as part of a missionary group when... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"You better put your shoes on, I heard some thunder back in yonder." ------------------- Tipper Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia Subscribe for free to Blind Pig And The Acorn by Email Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Janet: I like hanging out clothes, it gives me a time to relax and enjoy the gentle breezes outside. I have a silly habit of attaching the clothes pins to the hem of my shorts so I don't have to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Sweeping Folklore You'll never marry if someone sweeps under your feet. (I heard this one all the time when I was a teenager.) Never sweep twice in the same place. (You'd have to be a much better sweeper than me... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Library of Congress - c1907 PENNSYLVANIA--CONNEAUT LAKE Gov. Carringer describes event that happened in Graham County NC late 1800s - written and documented by Fred O. Scroggs - Brasstown 1925 "Two men, staunch members of a Baptist Church on Yellow... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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1. The girls finished up another amazing week at John C. Campbell Folk School's annual Dance Musicians Week. They were able to take the class because of the generosity of an anonymous person or persons. This is the fourth year... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Tamela-most folks season leather britches with ham or fat back. I have used white half runners and greasy backs for making leather britches. Some folks use cornfield beans. To string the beans on, I use a heavier sewing thread. And I always go ahead and string the bean by pulling down both sides as you mentioned before threading it on the string to dry. As for the livelier spell LOL I don't really know what he meant. Fresh greenbeans certainly taste livelier and fresher than beans that have been dried in my opinion! Thank you for the comment : )
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leather britches, leather britches beans noun Green beans put on a thread or string (as at a bean stringing), dried in the pod by hanging on the porch or by the fireplace or by laying in trays or on scaffolds... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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It's summertime in Southern Appalachia. The sun is beating down like the oven door has been left open or someone thinks its still cold weather and keeps chunking wood in the heater. No matter which way you look the landscape... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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