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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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If you've been reading the Blind Pig for a while you know I LOVE SNOW! Last fall when I saw the inside of the Persimmon seed was showing a spoon/shovel shape and we had snow on Halloween-I just knew I... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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It's probably been 2 years since I first heard the saying "Don't put your spoon in someone else's bowl." I loved the saying the instant I heard it. Imagine: You're eating a big bowl full of your favorite dessert-maybe ice... Continue reading
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For the last several weeks I've found myself thinking about happiness. More specifically about what it takes to make me happy. Most of my studying has taken place late at night while I lie snuggled in my bed, waiting to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Knoxville, TN, vicinity. Bridge at Strawberry Plains - Library of Congress ---------------------------- July 19th 1863 Sweet Water Monroe Co. E Tenn Dear Father and Mother I now set myself to write you a few lines in answer to your letter... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Can I share a secret with you? I never knew what a chickpea was until I was an adult. I suppose the first time I tried one was when I found them on a salad bar in some restaurant. Even... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The Friday night concert was great! The Keith house was full with standing room only and the audience was wonderfully enthusiastic. A big thank you to all who made it out for the show. And for those of you who... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"I'm afraid I'm getting sick and it'll ruin it." "Why you could get over hydra-phobie before next week so quit worrying. You'll be fine." Tipper Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia Subscribe for free to Blind Pig... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Last night folks in southern Appalachia got together to learn about making natural medicines and health aides; I was there. I enjoyed learning about natural items that can keep my family healthy. I loved learning from a lady who was... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I haven't painted a folkart piece in I don't know when. Once I went back to work full time it seemed like my painting time kept getting narrower and narrower until it completely faded away. Even though most of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The Flu has played havoc here Cherokee County over the last 2 months. There were so many children sick with the flu that they let school out early before Christmas vacation in hopes the sickness would subside before the 2015... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Enjoying our Sunday afternoon pickin' and grinnin' session makes me happy as a pig in slop. Tipper p.s. This Friday-January 23, 2015 @ 7pm The Pressley Girls will be playing at the John C. Campbell Folk School-hope you can come!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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B. Let us know how the peanut butter turns out. I dont think were going to get a shut in snow! Im thinking that persimmon seed lied! Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2015 on Cracker Candy at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Back before Christmas I kept seeing saltine cracker candy popping up everywhere I went. I wanted to try my hand at making the recipe during the month of December but somehow I never found the time. Over the weekend I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The first song Pap taught Chatter and Chitter to sing with his accompaniment was The Ninety and Nine. They hadn't quite mastered harmony singing in those days but they performed the song well-both singing lead while Pap played the guitar... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Gayle-yes I have heard Great Day In The Morning. I've actually heard one of the Blind Pig readers say it : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2015 on Overheard at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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B.-yes I know what they are : ) I don't hardly ever hear buss. And when I hear sugar tit it's usually by someone making light of an adult who is acting like a baby LOL : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Portions of this post were originally published here on the Blind Pig in February of 2011. The old key hole above the door knob makes me wonder if they ever locked the door. Did they lock it when they went... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"I was going to bring you some eggs this morning but I remembered I had to ride with Randy to work. I thought well I'll have to nuss them in my lap. So I didn't bring them but I'll bring... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Wow where did 2014 go? It seems only yesterday I was telling you about the goals I had planned for the Blind Pig & the Acorn during the new year of 2014-and now it's all gone and behind us. There's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Meet my crazy squirrel. He's sitting on top of the chicken run. He looks serene sitting there eating his little acorn-but don't let that fool you. Crazy squirrel's visits to the chickens always start out very peaceful. He walks around... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Sam-LOL now that would be a neat! A mandolin you could play or cut with : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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B.-no I didn't use foil-and the crust did ok : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Every January I take a look back at what I've written during the course of the year. It helps put things in perspective for me. I'm always surprised at the various subjects I wrote about-many of which have completely fallen... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Alica-My crusts don't look that nice either-I used a store bought one for this recipe : ) Thank you for the comment!! Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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I had a few leftover sweet potatoes from the sweet potato souffle I made for Thanksgiving at Grannys. So I went looking for a new sweet potato recipe. I found Old Fashioned Sliced Yam Pie in Mountain Cooking by John... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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