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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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We've got cucumbers, squash, and tomatoes coming in every day and we're about a week away from picking the first mess of beans. We had a stretch of dry weather that was tough on the garden, but we finally got... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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In Appalachia we use the word all in...well in all sorts of ways! We often add the word all to pronouns: "I don't know who all will be there, but I'm going down to that meeting they're having." or "After... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Papaw Wade blowing his fox horn course verb To trace or follow (esp bees to their hive). 1926 Hunnicutt Twenty Years 73 I told him I was going to course the bees. 1950 Woody Cataloochee Homecoming 13 He could "course"... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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From house to house he goes A messenger small and slight, And whether it rains or snows, He sleeps outside at night. ~Riddle from The Frank C. Brown Collection Of North Carolina Folklore ------------------------------------------- The answer to the riddle is... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Larry was a friend of Miss Cindy's. He gave me the name for the Blind Pig and The Acorn and he gave me the recipe for this fruit salad. It's basically a recipe for Ambrosia, a recipe many folks associate... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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As I spent time outside over the last few days I was reminded of this post I wrote back in 2013. With summer's bright green coat shining brightly this time of the year always makes me feel like I'm living... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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dinner noun The midday meal, traditionally the main one of the day. 1924 Spring Lydia Whaley 1 Pap let the county build a school house free on his land which was nigh enuf for 'em to go home to dinner.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"Son don’t worry about the mule just load the wagon." ------------------------- Don't forget to enter the giveaway for the book about Grandma Gatewood-it ends today! Tipper Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia Subscribe for free to Blind... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Tamela-thank you for the comment! Why 5 things? Well I saw where someone did 10 random things on a blog, but I figured Id never come up with 10 so I gave 5 at try and seemed perfect for me : )
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2016 on 5 Things at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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1. Pap was better at running the tv than Granny. They both love to watch the western channel and they love the Andy Griffith Show too. Pap had the tv programmed where it would switch over to Andy every evening.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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All my life an old homeplace up the creek has been called The Pear Trees. No pears there in my lifetime, however there were pears there when Pap was a boy. Pap The settlement that was once up the creek... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Mike Thank you for the comment and for sharing your mothers method of pickling! I have never heard anyone describe it before-but you know it makes good sense to me : ) I hope you have a great evening and I hope you drop back by the Blind Pig often!
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Pam-thank you for the comments! Yes mulberries do taste similar to blackberries : )
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Judy-thank you for the comment! YUM all your suggestions sound good : )
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Debbie-thank you for the comments! Unfortunately I don't know the answers to your questions. All the information I discovered was shared in the blog posts. Hopefully someone with more info than me will answer you back. Have a great day!!
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Several weeks ago Chicago Review Press sent me a copy of the book Grandma Gatewood's Walk written by Ben Montgomery. When I was first contacted about the book, I thought I had heard of it a long time ago and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Last summer I tasted a mulberry for the very first time, actually that was the first time I ever even seen a mulberry other than in a book or on tv. Unbeknownst to me, I had driven by a huge... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Pap, The Deer Hunter, Chatter and Chitter All week I've been afraid of today because its Father's Day. I've been scared of the sadness I knew would rise up around my feet and make its way to my eyes as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig and The Acorn in 2011. The Summer Daddy Found the Spring (A True Story Remembered) written by Ethelene Dyer Jones It was a hot dry summer, much like this one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I met several fascinating folks when I attended Wilderness Wildlife Week back in May. Over the coming weeks I will introduce you to all of them. Pigeon Forge has hosted Wilderness Wildlife Week for the last 25 years as a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig and the Acorn in 2012. -------------------------- Fishing with Our Daddy written by David Templeton I don’t think I ever thought about it from what would have been Dad’s memory. We... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Brasstown - May 2016 foolish about, foolish over adjective phrase Fond of, infatuated with to the point of lacking judgment. 1925 Dargan Highland Annals 202 But he's foolish about Ben. 1956 Hall Coll. Del Rio TN She is plumb foolish... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig and The Acorn in 2011. Yesterday The Deer Hunter cut wood out on the ridge. The girls took him a big drink of water-then sat and listened as he told... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Tom-follow the link below to see the hush puppy recipe. I need to do an updated version-Ill add that to my list : ) http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com/blind_pig_the_acorn/2012/08/mountain-beans-hush-puppies-fish-tarter-sauce.html
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2016 on Papaw's Mountain Beans at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Mountain beans is one of my favorite things to eat when we visit Papaw and Nana. Papaw usually fixes mountain beans when he has a fish fry. His hush puppies are so good! The recipe couldn't be easier. Cook 3/4... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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