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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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Tipper and Paul - Summer 1970 something The days have been hot here in Western North Carolina, especially for folks like The Deer Hunter who have to be out in it for most of the day working. The rest of... Continue reading
Posted 22 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I grew up singing about the all seeing eye in church and after I discovered how old it is, I'm betting Pap grew up singing about it as well. The name of the old song I'm talking about is Watching... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Photo Chitter snapped while standing on our front porch of a lightning strike We've had afternoon thunderstorms for the last several days. I have been so very grateful for the rain and our garden has been too. Thursday afternoon a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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faintified, fainty adjective Feeling suddenly weak or faint. 1952 Wilson Folk Speech NC 538 This hot, dry weather makes me feel sickly and faintified. 1967 DARE faintified = having a sudden feeling of weakness, when sometimes the person loses consciousness... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Jerry Marshall Wilson - Pap tooth drawers, tooth pullers noun A pair of pliers, often used to extract an aching tooth. 1913 Kephart Our Sthn High 34 He also owned the only "tooth pullers" in the settlement; a pair of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Norma-I don't have any information about the ghost plant being used for medicine, but if I come across any I'll send it your way : ) I hope you have a great evening!
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Sow True Seed Marketmore 76 Here's my latest update for the Blind Pig and The Acorn's Sow True Seed Cucumber Reporters @ Large project. Slicing Cucumber Muncher: We've never grown this variety before, and I'm not sure we will again.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The girls inherited my big Wilson teeth. I've known that since their first adult chompers came in. Theirs seemed even larger than mine, because instead of their top front teeth coming in together or at least within a few weeks... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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During my lunch break a few weeks ago at work, Julia let me taste her cucumber salad. It was really good. I knew I had eaten the salad before at potlucks and maybe even at a restaurant, but somehow I... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Paul and Pap's repertoire included many songs written by the The Delmore Brothers. The talented brothers were among Pap's all time favorite groups. He enjoyed their playing and thier harmony singing, but as a songwriter himself he was totally blown... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Last weekend Miss Cindy came over to visit, as she was leaving she found a snake on our front porch. We all ran out to see it and by then it had wedged itself between the stair runner and the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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onliest adjective Only. 1931 Goodrich Mt Homespun 63 She's the onliest one I ever did know that could do such as that. 1962 Dykeman Tall Woman 70 If the bullet had strayed a little closer, I might have lost the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Deer captured on a trail cam on the ridge above the house 2004 On last week's garden post, Blind Pig Reader David left the following comment: Any tips for how to handle deer helping themselves to the garden? Might make... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Debbie-thank you for the comment! So glad you both liked Katies jewelry : ) That will tickle her pink! And she is Chitter : )
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2016 on 5 Things at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Miracle Whitehorse-Thank you for the comment! It makes my day to know you've been enjoying the Blind Pig and the Acorn!! I love that song too-its still on the playlist, I just moved it down. Every once in a while I add new songs and try to mix up the rest a little : ) You can scroll down and you'll find it at number 137.
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Howland-thank you for the comments! You know if Pap asked himself that question I dont think he'd have had any answers either. Its the people around him who had them...just like its the people around you who could name off a multitude of things you'll be remembered and missed for too : )
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1.Pap coached little league baseball for years. He coached the teams Steve played on until he moved on to high school level and he coached the teams Paul played on until he too moved on to the high school level.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Drew Thank you for the comment! Wow that is a weird occurrence! I've had squirrels and birds dig up a few of my seeds but I've never had them completely disappear. Maybe one of the other readers will chime in a with an idea about what could have happened : )
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Ron-thanks for the comments! I agree with you about pickled eggs : ) But The Deer Hunter loves them! You can see how I make them for him here: http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com/blind_pig_the_acorn/2015/02/pickled-eggs.html
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Harry-thank you for the comment! I have never made hominy, but Granny does. You can see a post I wrote about it here: http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com/blind_pig_the_acorn/2009/11/hominy.html
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A few days ago Blind Pig reader David Templeton left the following comment: Tipper, when we were kids back in East Tennessee (way east, Tri-Cities) there was a very common apple tree, we called them "June apples" or "June Apple... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Do you like pickled peaches? I have never tasted them myself, but I have heard other folks say they love them. Pap and Granny have never had them either. One time I asked Pap about pickled peaches, he said "No... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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There is a time for love and laughter The days will pass like summer storms The winter wind will follow after But there is love and love is warm There is a time for us to wander When time is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"Uh-oh! Did it stove your finger up?" ---------------------- Tipper p.s. The Pressley Girls will be playing tomorrow-Sunday July 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the Festival on the Square in Hayesville NC. If you make it out to the show-PLEASE find... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Cornfield beans Cornfield bean noun A running green bean planted next to a corn plant so that it will climb the cornstalk as it grows. 1968 DARE = a type of bean that is eaten in the pod before being... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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