This is Tipper's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Tipper's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
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
Recent Activity
Image
Chitter's piggies This little piggy went to market, This little piggy stayed at home, This little piggy had roast beef, This little piggy had none. And this little piggy went... "Wee wee wee" all the way home... This Little Piggy... Continue reading
Posted 20 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
Would love the black bag! I love to take photos of the scenery where I live here in Appalachia! tipper@blindpigandtheacorn.com
Dolores-thank you for the comment! I've seen tumblers on Ebay and on Amazon as well. And I'm sure there are other places too : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
1 reply
Mary Anne-I would check with your local florist or google where can I buy wild violets. Have a great day : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
1 reply
Image
A few weeks ago I invited Blind Pig readers to come along on a hike with us (if you missed the hike you can click here to see it). B. Ruth left a comment on the post-giving us a dandy... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
27
Image
"I thought Spring was here but it's so cold this morning." "No Spring ain't here yet. We still have Blackberry squall and Dogwood squall to go." --------------- I heard the conversation above a few weeks ago. This week the dogwoods... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
18
Image
Today's guestpost was written by Ethelene Dyer Jones A Story about ‘Fiddler of the Mountains’ Johnny Mull and How Both His Life Story and Some of His Music Were Preserved by Ethelene Dyer Jones First, know that Johnny Mull, born... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
15
Image
I make banana bread at least every other week. It uses up bananas that would otherwise go to waste. I grab a slice of it for a quick breakfast and the girls pack a piece in their lunch box. A... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
24
Image
The Pressley Girls on a recent college visit. Chatter has become quite the songwriter over the last year. Where the Wind Blows is one of my favorites from her list of original songs ------------ Where the Wind Blows Just because... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
23
Image
Today's guestpost was written by Garland Davis. OUTHOUSES by: Garland Davis Every house outside the city had one. You know, the outhouse, the privy, the little house away from the house, the shed house, or just the toilet. The first... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
24
Image
The rhyme Polly Put the Kettle on was first published in 1797. The history behind this nursery rhyme is my favorite so far! According to the website Nursery Rhymes Lyrics and Origins, the rhyme was written by a father who... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
13
Image
One of the things I wanted to do on the Blind Pig during 2014 was to complete the story of civil war solider W.C. Penland. I shared part of a series of letters written by W.C. but somehow never completed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
Image
A few weeks ago Don Casada sent me the email below: "I was reading through Volume XV of North Carolina Troops and ran across excerpts from letters written by a Sergeant Solomon F. Cook of the 62nd Regiment to his... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
25
Image
Appalachian Proverb: "He who on the farm would thrive; must either hold the plow or drive." Lucky for us-these days he who thrives can hold and drive the plow simultaneously. Tipper Appalachia Through My Eyes - A series of photographs... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
17
Dolores-Thanks for the comment! Those squiggly things are the links to a chain in the back of The Deer Hunters truck : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
1 reply
Ava-Thanks for the comment! I've heard jew down my whole life and never knew it had anything to do with Jewish people. I'm betting most Appalachians don't know it either. I would never want to offend anyone-so thanks for pointing the connection out : ) Im betting the original connection was lost long ago-since not even my Appalachian dictionaries have the Jewish connection. Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
1 reply
Image
It's time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test-take it and see how you do. Jaggedy Jew down Jim jams Job Josie Jaggedy: having a jagged edge. "I tried to hem my dress but I couldn't find my good scissors and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
30
Image
It's been a long time since Chatter and Chitter first learned Ola Belle Reed's song Undone In Sorrow and sung it in the historic Cataloochee Baptist Church. After they learned the song, they continued to sing it-and the song is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
14
Anastasia-I've never had clamari-but you made me want to try it : )
1 reply
Image
Sometimes I give myself pep talks. Do you ever do that? The last few weeks have been unusually busy for the Blind Pig family-oh I'm not complaining it's all good-but is has been tough to keep our full plate from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
18
Image
Who isn't familiar with the little tune Twinkle Twinkle Little Star? The ditty is known world wide and who knows how many times it's been sung while someone was looking up at the night sky. The words were taken from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
12
Image
Today's guest post was written by Jimmy Gentry. Until Our Footsteps Fall Here Again written by Jimmy Gentry Stars shine through bare limbs, but on this night, the moon takes center stage. Across the ridge, the light at the horizon... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
17
Image
Now through early May is prom season in Appalachia. Most high schools in my area have senior proms-although a few of the smaller schools may have junior/senior proms. Proms have changed since I was in high school-we had them in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
22
Image
April is here and I still don't have my sugar snap peas planted! I managed to get all the other spring garden items planted but somehow didn't manage to plant the peas Sow True Seed sent me. I hope to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
11
Barbara-I have heard that saying! But not in a long time. I think I'll start saying it LOL : ) Have a great day!! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
1 reply