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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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Lynda-thank you for the comment! I'm not sure if running cedar is the same thing as turkeys foot but it could be. Maybe someone else who's heard it called that will chime in. Have a great evening!
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A few days ago Blind Pig Reader George asked about using Running Cedar at Christmas: Yes, the Holly trees really come into their own once the deciduous leaves have fallen, which seems to have happened unusually late this year. Does... Continue reading
Posted 20 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I was WRONG when I told you about the Holly Trees the other day. Actually I was only wrong about one of them-the first holly tree. This is what I said: "There are three holly trees on my road that... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I first shared this post with you back in 2012. Chatter is still loving her eggnog. Do you like eggnog? Truth be told, I never even tasted it until Chatter claimed she liked it a few Christmases ago. I don't... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I don't recall hearing the Christmas song What Child Is This? until I was nearly grown. Because of that, I had it in my mind that the song was of modern origin for years. After Pap and Paul recorded the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Holly trees and their bright red berries have long been associated with Christmas. From songs to decorations-holly is all over Christmas. The woods surrounding my mountain holler are chock full of holly trees. For years The Deer Hunter has told... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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A few weeks ago, Blind Pig Reader Charles Fletcher sent me the following email: Tipper, Question for the Blind Pigs? How many times do some people sneeze when they have a sneezing spell? I usually sneeze close to nine times... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I've read lots of books about Appalachia. One of the ones that ring the truest to me is Dorie Woman of the Mountains written by Florence Cope Bush. The book was first published in 1992 and has been published at... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Carol-yes prayers are needed! So very thankful for the rain too : )
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Barbara-thank you for the comment! We are safe from the fires. My heart goes out to those who are not. I would have never dreamed of forest fires in the mountains of NC and TN.
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2016 on I'm Giving Away a Rooster! at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This is my third post about Mike Norris and his book Mommy Goose Rhymes from the Mountains. I'm a fan of the book if you haven't figured that out by now. It is filled with 50 original rhymes written by... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Ed-she doesnt have anything like that-but Ill suggest she try to make some : )
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2016 on Apothecopie Soap Giveaway at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Dolores-thank you for the comment! Yes she made the wash/dish cloth too : )
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2016 on Apothecopie Soap Giveaway at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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SuzyJ-its a long O. Hope you have a great evening!
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2016 on Apothecopie Soap Giveaway at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Back in August I told you about Chatter opening her own Etsy Shop - Apothecopie. This is what she had to say about it: "I started making soap as a hobby, but after researching skincare products as a whole I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Candied Sweet Potatoes 4 pounds sweet potatoes (about 8 medium) peeled and sliced into 1 inch thick rounds ½ cup packed brown sugar 4 tablespoons butter ¾ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper Pinch of nutmeg ¼ cup water Place... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Silent Night is said to be the most recorded of all Christmas songs and it may very well be the most popular as well. When I hear Silent Night I'm always taken back to the church plays I was in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"I like this, but it's too tejus for me to go fast at it." "Don't you mean tedious?" "No I mean tejus." ----------------- If you're looking for a great Black Friday sale from your computer screen-go visit Chitter over at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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According to John Parris November is: Valleys drifted with leaves, crisp and rattly in the wind. It's the hills from Watauga to Cherokee berry-bright and firelight-gay. It's the friendliness of wind-tossed smoke, stealing from hearth and chimney. It's the season... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Like many of you, I'll spend today eating good food and thinking of all the things I'm thankful for. Blind Pig Readers are at the top of my thankful list. I am truly grateful for each of you who stop... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Back in September I told you about Mike Norris and his book Mommy Goose Rhymes from the Mountains. It is filled with 50 original rhymes written by Mike himself. The book uses the rich colorful Appalachian Language that I so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I'm most familiar with using pumpkins for pies, breads, rolls, roasted seeds, and decorations. I know folks used to eat pumpkin stewed as you would potatoes and that folks dried the pumpkin for using in soups and other things. While... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Thanksgiving dinner wouldn't be complete without a couple of Granny's Pumpkin Pies. She serves them with a dollop of whipped cream but I prefer mine without it. My favorite leftover snack from the big dinner is a piece of pumpkin... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The Christmas song The First Noel was never one of my favorites until Pap and Paul put it on their Songs of Christmas cd. Paul's vocals are truly outstanding-between his voice, the music, and Pap's tenor the song brings tears... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 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 Nov 19, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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