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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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This time of the year, I start checking on the blackberries that grow wild around my house. The berries are just now beginning to ripen. A recent email from a Blind Pig reader got me to thinking about the other... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"Now, there's blacksnakes around here. One morning I went into the kitchen and opened a door to come into the room there. And when I opened that door, there was a big old blacksnake a-layin' right on top of the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"Grandma even baked cakes on the fireplace. She baked them in this oven I've got here. It came down to her from her grandmother. And when Grandma was married in 1888, her wedding cake was baked in it. It was... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Ragtime Annie is a fairly common fiddle tune-its catchy beat makes it easy to see why the tune has stood the test of time. Not to mention the fact that it's rhythm is perfect for the feet on the dance... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"What you going to eat for supper?" "Cornbread and milk." ------------------- Tipper Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia Subscribe for free to Blind Pig And The Acorn by Email Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Charline-I took the photo of the door knob in the historic church at Smokemont-or Ocona Lufty whichever! Hope you are well-thank you for all the comments!
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Our garden is lush and beautiful. Everything is thriving and things are beginning to produce. Fresh veggies = the best eating of the year if you ask me. Our Yonce Beans have been picked once and are almost ready for... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago 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 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This year I have made a conscious effort to try and be in the woods more. I wish that meant I had been on long hikes to the top of the mountain and beyond, but mostly what I've managed to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"It's got to where a body can't even leave the house without locking the door behind him." ---------------- body noun Someone, a person (often with reference to oneself), a term in common use among older speakers observed by Joseph Hall... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Eldonna-Thank you for the comment! There wasn't any difference in the recipe : ) And I found it right where I looked the first time LOL in my cookbook. I guess if it had been a snake it would have bit me!
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We've add two more laying hens to our small flock of backyard chickens and the extra eggs have me trying to come up with recipes to use them in. I got to thinking a pound cake would be good and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The Deer Hunter, Chatter, and Chitter Last Sunday I jumped the gun and published my Father's Day post, not realizing it wasn't Father's Day till after the post was live. My sentiments are still the same-you can go here to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Gov. Carringer written and documented by Fred O. Scroggs 1925 Uncle "Gov" (J.B. Carringer) one of our oldest residents. Born in the '60s, lived some time on Yellow Creek in Graham, Co., N.C. (yaller creek). Uncle Gov and his brother-in-law,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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A few days ago I received the following email from Blind Pig and The Acorn reader Sue Simmons: Tipper maybe you can solve this mystery for me we had beautiful green beans in bloom, staked, and they were six feet... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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June is one of the most popular months for weddings. Appalachia has many interesting customs and sayings surrounding matrimony one of which is a shivaree. A shivaree is a loud greeting given to newlyweds on their wedding night and includes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Do you dream at night? I've met folks who say they rarely dream and folks who say they never dream. I'm a dreamer born from a family of dreamers. Pap and Granny both had and have vivid dreams. The sort... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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We've had a whippoorwill hanging around our house since about mid May. It sends out its call just after dusky dark each night and just before dawn every morning like clockwork. The bird seems to start on one side of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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When I go to a homecoming or dinner on the grounds I always keep an eye out for Three Bean Salad, but I've never made it myself until this past weekend. I was taking a look through one of my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Steve and Pap - 1970 Father's Day in Appalachia is special dinners with Daddy's favorite cake or pie. It's fathers young, middle aged, and old feeling backward and uncomfortable from the extra attention. Father's Day in Appalachia is gifts of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Chitter, Morgan, and Chatter - 4th Grade Martins Creek Elementary help my time interjection A mild exclamation of surprise. 1924 Spring Lydia Whaley 2 Well help my time. 1993 Ison and Ison Whole Nuther Lg 29 = an expression used... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Ron-yes you're right about Ill Fly Away go here to read about it: https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/history-of-hymns-fly-away-anticipates-escape-to-joy-of-heaven
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Ron-I don't know what the cornmeal does-maybe it thickens it?
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Sherry-yes I've thought about a cookbook but haven't gotten it accomplished : ) Hope you have a great weekend!
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Ron-yes sometimes I get lost in the music and that is when it sounds the best : ) But its hard to lose all the distractions that around you and forget about them in order to lose yourself.
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