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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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Pap and Paul playing in Gainesville GA Paul's still working through old music recordings and videos of Pap. He's been uploading some of them to our Youtube channel. Thanks to the great folks at Ridgeline TV we have several complete... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"Even if you have lived most of your life "off", there is something that draws you back here if you were born here. If it's those generations of ancestors buried in its rocky soil or not, something has you hanging... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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1940s era Nehi soda bottle found up the creek Back when I first started writing here on the Blind Pig and the Acorn I followed Terry Thornton's blog. Terry has since passed away, but his writing strengthened my belief that... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The old saying Christmas in July means something happened smack dab in the middle of the summer that rates right up there with Christmas. Why do I feel like its Christmas in July? I got a new car! Not brand... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Betty-We like to make kraut when the signs are in the head-they will be back in the head August 11-12. My husbands aunt swears by the making kraut in the heart. The signs will be in the heart July 23-24. Hope this helps!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on The Zombie Apocalypse at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Have you ever watched a tv show or movie about the zombie apocalypse? I don't watch much tv so I can't really say I'm up on the whole zombie phenomenon, but it is a subject I've had fun discussing with... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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On Mountain Water by David Templeton One of Life's greatest pleasures for me is wading and swimming in some sweet water stream that has come down out of an East Tennessee or Southwest Virginia mountain. I allow that I will... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Pickling's More'n Cucumbers - Murphy (Mountain Cooking by John Parris) "To many a mountain woman who grew up at a time when the kitchen stove occupied most of her 16-hour-long day, pickling is a heap sight more than just preparing... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today's guest post was written by Paul Wilson. Paul - Murphy, NC - July 2017 In one of our Youtube uploads a few weeks ago, I sang an original song about how Pap sang songs for me when I was... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"Yep, dinner at noon and supper late in the day. My Grandma W. Cooked dinner everyday on the wood-burning cook stove. In summer she cooked by burning corncobs left from shelling corn for the livestock. Corncobs make a quick heat... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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If you're around a camping area or attend an evening cookout after dark in Appalachia (and in other places) you're likely to see citronella candles sitting around in an effort to ward off the bugs. Instead of using store bought... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Cassandra-thank you for the comment! If you're new to canning I would suggest you use the recipe at the link below instead. It is much easier to make : ) http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com/blind_pig_the_acorn/2017/07/poor-year-for-blackberries.html
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Debbie-thank you for the comment and for supporting the girls!! Hopefully Corie will have her shop back up and running before long!
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2017 on Chasing Dreams at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Charline-maybe it was last year's drought instead of this years rain : )
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2017 on Poor Year for Blackberries at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Lay by verb phrase To leave a crop to mature after hoeing it for a final time late in the summer. When a farmer has the crop "laid by," the labors of plowing, planting, and cultivating are over, and he... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I was plumb happy that our friend David played our gig with us on Sunday In Appalachia we have many ways to express completely or all the way. clean through: The bullet went clean through his hand and into his... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Sometimes The Deer Hunter uses a ferro rod to start fires when he's out and about in the woods. I'd never even heard of a ferro rod until he showed me how they work. You can find ferro rods at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The one thing I must put up every summer is blackberry jelly. There's no other jelly for me. There are other jellies that I like, but my favorite must have jelly is blackberry. It's a taste that goes back to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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A few years back I shared one of Chitter's original songs Where the Wind Blows with you. Its still one of my favorite songs from their ever growing list of original songs. Since the girls graduated from college they sometimes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Back to the Mountains Most of 'em come back. They go away in their younger days, but then, when they get older, most of 'em want to come back tot he mountains. Ralph Crouse, 1922 Alleghany County (Snowbird Gravy and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This time of the year folks are worrying about bug bites and the dreaded case of poison oak or poison ivy. I know they're different plants, but we always called the itchy stuff poison oak no matter which plant it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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During the summer it's hard to walk through the yard without flushing out grasshoppers. I found this little guy in a 5 gallon bucket that was sitting on the back porch. He was missing a leg, but other than that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The Deer Hunter and I wanted to get a late planting of beans, cucumbers, and squash in the ground, but between the rain and work we've only managed to get another row of Yonce Beans planted. Not sure if we'll... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today's Guest Post was written by David Anderson ----------------------- Parallel Lives of Two American Patriots James Anderson, Sr. & Martin Maney It would seem an improbable scenario to consider how two Irish immigrants, both most likely being strangers in their... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
Maggie-the zucchini are the bush type and so far I haven't had any issue with the bugs bothering them. Thank you for the comments!!
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2017 on Zucchini Pie = YUM at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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