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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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kraut A noun Sauerkraut, widely made in the mountains, stored in barrels and kept for winter consumption. The food is the most significant German contribution to mountain cuisine, and the term is one of the very few from German in... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Linda-thank you for the comment! So glad you enjoy the vocab tests : ) The usage of horny head or knotty head is used to describe a kind of fish. Watch this video and you can get a good view of the horns or knots on its head. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZcuT3K5ycM
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The Pressley Girls - Fall 2016 Marble, NC We've been learning the Steeldrivers song If it hadn't been for Love for the last two years. It's an awesome song and man did the Steeldrivers do an amazing job on it.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Chitter snapped this picture out her bedroom window. Mr. Cottontail pranced back and forth so long that we decided he must have been posing for her or laughing at us because he just ate the tops off all of my... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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ivy noun (also ivy bush, ivy tree) The mountain laurel tree (Kalmia latifolia). Same as calico bush, mountain ivy. 1883 Zeigler and Grosscup Heart of Alleghanies 196 The arborescent kalmia and rhododendron, which grow along almost every mountain stream, have... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The Deer Hunter and Pap talking over the garden - 2012 It's time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test. I'm sharing a few videos to let you hear some of the words. To start the videos click on them and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Over the past week, the Ivy around my house has started to bloom. If Ivy makes you think of the green vine that often overtakes everything in it's path then you may be wondering why in the world I think... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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1. The Deer Hunter got to take a blacksmithing class at the John C. Campbell Folk School and boy did he enjoy himself! He made hooks and fire pokers to get the hang of things and then he got to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Yesterday we cooked a Mother's Day supper for Granny and Miss Cindy. As I was cooking, I wondered if there was anything that I could snap a few photos of and share the recipe with you. While I was wondering... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Tipper and Chitter In Appalachia Mother's Day is bouquets of flowers for the kitchen table and hanging baskets and potted plants for the porch and yard. It's mothers crying tender tears as they ponder on the love being showered on... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today's guest post was written by Susanna Holstein. Mom, always the English lady. "Marigolds are pretty, but they have a terrible smell." "That Lucy and Desi, they're so common. I don't want you girls watching that show." "Tea must always... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Over 1200 elementary students recently watched a professional theatre show at a college in Appalachia. Tipper Appalachia Through My Eyes - A series of photographs from my life in Southern Appalachia. Subscribe for free to Blind Pig And The Acorn... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Jacob’s onion noun A green onion. 1975 Purkey Madison Co 53-54 A variety of vegetables grew in long neat rows; tender green onions (called Jacob’s onions), peas, beets, carrots, radishes, lettuce, beans, parsnips, tomatoes, cucumbers, and sweet and Irish potatoes.... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Last weekend the girls graduated from college. They can barely believe they made it through...I can barely believe I have children who graduated from college! Chatter We were lucky and ended up sitting right where the 2017 YHC Graduates processed... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Chuck Childers - Miller of The Old Mill Last year was my first time attending Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge TN. The Deer Hunter and I had a fantastic time. I wish I could attend again this year-it starts... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
Ron-thank you for the great comments! Yep I took the picture : ) Glad you liked it!
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Jack-yes we have chickens. You can read more about them at the link-but we don't have any roosters now. I need to do another chicken update post : ) http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com/blind_pig_the_acorn/2012/10/easter-eggers.html
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Like most everyone else in Appalachia potatoes, or more commonly called taters, make up a large part of our diet at the Blind Pig house. It would be hard for me to say which way I like taters cooked the... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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With the blackberries blooming behind the chicken house and Blackberry Winter making me wish I hadn't put up all my winter clothes I was reminded of the old tune Blackberry Blossom. The tune is upbeat and does indeed make you... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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1962 Dykeman Tall Woman 14 And after the cold spell, when dogwoods bloomed, there would be whippoorwill winter and blackberry winter. "Dogwood winter" happens in April, but it is soon followed by another spell of cold called "blackberry winter," which... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I planted my trial set of Sow True Seed Lettuce Seed on April 2. In a little over a week the seeds had all sprouted. Currently they are up and growing. Let me give you the run down on how... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Pap is the boy on the right of the photo in overalls - he's standing with his parents and his siblings I've been thinking about a story Pap told me. It was during the month of May and his mother... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Photo courtesy of The Shook Museum - Clyde, Haywood County NC A few weeks back the girls and I attended the Quay Smathers Memorial Singing School which was held in the Shook Museum in Clyde, NC. This is the second... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Our spring garden is coming right along. The green onions, radishes, and lettuce are starting to come in and the beets are doing nicely too. Over the past weekend we got a lot of planting done. We now have beans,... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Paula-thank you for the great comments! Yes I know about puny : ) Isnt that the best word for when youre feeling...well puny LOL! I hope you have a great week!
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