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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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A few months ago Chatter and Chitter were asked to be part of a video project a fellow college student was putting together for his senior project. I was so impressed with the end result I thought you might enjoy... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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It's July with the garden season in full swing. Most of our spring veggies are finished up. We've been getting squash and zucchini from the summer garden already and I fully expect another week will bring dozens of cucumbers and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig in November of 2011. A few months ago, Gary Powell asked me if I had ever seen a plumgranny. I said "not only have I never seen one-I've never even... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I wanted to make The Deer Hunter a quick dessert for Father's Day and couldn't think of anything. I got one of my old cookbooks out and started thumbing through it and found my recipe for Punch Bowl Cake. I... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Back before the first of the year I was stirring around the house when I heard the catchiest tune coming from Chatter's room. I knocked on her door and said "I like that where'd you learn it?" She sheepishly looked... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Cedar Mountain, Va. A Confederate field hospital - Library of Congress August 14th 1863 Camp Evenazer, Knox Co, E, Tenn Dear Father I now proceed to write you a few lines to let you know that I am still in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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My Father's Day post about Pap swarping the car over into the briars brought more than a few comments and emails about the word swarp. I could have sworn I used the word in one of my Appalachian Vocabulary Tests... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Recipes, Remedies & Rumors Volume I Cades Cove Preservation Association (photo and excerpts) The cookie recipe I shared with you on Monday was from the book above-and was the recipe used by the lady in the photo- Lydia Buchanan Ledbetter.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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A couple of weeks ago these two jaybirds decided to bury a time capsule. They did it while I was at work, so I didn't know about it until I came home to a newly dug and newly covered hole... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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RB Thank you for the great comments! Seems like I have heard the saying before-now I just need to remember where! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Tamela-Thank you for the comments! I use more self-rising flour than plain so I don't have a problem in letting it get old-lol it seems like I can never have enough. But you're right in having a little of this or that left! Sometimes if its a small amount of a specialty flour I throw it into a batch of bread made in the bread machine. If you have freezer space you can keep your flours in there to prevent them from going bad. But other than that I don't really have any ideas. Hmmm maybe I need to put your question the Blind Pig readers : ) 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 Ed Ammons. Daddy's Stetson written by Ed Ammons Daddy had a gray felt Stetson hat. It was probably was the most expensive piece of apparel he ever owned. Daddy didn’t buy it though. It... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I hardly ever make Peanut Butter Cookies. I like them I just don't make them often. After Pap's accident we had to help Granny do some major re-arranging to make it possible for Pap's wheel chair and walker to be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Tipper and Pap 9-11 Ceremony September 2012 Pap is the best father a girl or boy could have and I'm so very thankful he's the one my brothers and I were given. On Father's Day one thinks of the great... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This guest post was written by Keith Jones and was originally published here on the Blind Pig in July of 2012. Fishin’ Early with Aunt Avery written by Keith Jones My grandmother died long before I was born, but her... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"I don't hardly know what you're going to do. Sounds like you're between the devil and the deep blue sea." The saying means you're in dangerous territory or a tough situation without a clear way out. Same as the saying... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I received this email a few weeks ago: I wonder if you and/or your readers know or use any nonsense direction sayings. My Dad's was 'Over there where Angkern killed the screech owl'. It meant either that the location of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Fred O. Scroggs-photo provided by the John C. Campbell Folk School From the JCCFS Archives - Fred O. Scroggs J. Mack Whitaker (Talk with J. Mack Whitaker, June 24, 1928.) J. Mack Whitaker was born and raised on a farm... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Gary-thank you for the comment! YES we had t-s to some words. You mentioned cross, across and once also come to mind and I'm sure there are others : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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We like s'es in Appalachia. That statement sounds silly doesn't it? What I mean is we like to add an extra s on some of our words. Today we'll focus on the adverbs of place and time. anywheres "Just put... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Gayle Thank you for all the great comments! Put your tomato seeds in a glass of water for a day or so and most of that goop will drift off of them. Once you've strained them-lay them out on a paper towel to dry. And don't worry if they stick to the paper towel-I've had great luck planting the seed sticking to its little piece of paper towel : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2015 on Overheard at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Tamela-Thank you for the great comments! One of the snakes was a black snake and I believe the other was some type of water snake? I'm not sure : ) They were positioned over a chilly mountain creek but the day was very warm and I'm sure the log was even warmer there in the sunshine. They didn't seem to be bothered by each others presence either : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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N Sky -YIKES! I'm not sure what you can do for the ants! Maybe someone else will chime in with a tip or two. The only thing I can think of is seems like I've read they don't like hot sauce-but LOL I don't know if you've got enough hot sauce for that many : ) Hope you have a great week and the ants disappear soon! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2015 on Overheard at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig in November of 2011. Did you eat in the lunchroom when you were in school? As far as I can remember, Paul, Steve, and me always ate in the lunchroom.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Just a touch of the past is all I'm asking Just a feeling I'm wanting to know It's a time where my spirit is walking It's a place where I'm longing to go. How I love the old songs that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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