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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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The 1974 Winter Edition of the Foxfire Magazine contains a compilation of newspaper articles written by Harvey Miller. At the time of the magazine's publication Miller's weekly column had been around for sixty years and was till being published in... Continue reading
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On my 5 Things post earlier this week Cheryl Soehl asked about starting roses in her comment: Now, I have a question. When you "start" a rose, I am guessing this is a cutting. How do you encourage the roots... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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It's hay cutting time in Southern Appalachia. Over the last two weeks I've watched the hay mature and ripen in the field and thought how beautiful it was as I drove to and fro about my day. Folks here usually... Continue reading
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dornick noun A rock or stone small enough to be thrown. 1975 Gainer Speech Mtneer 9 = a stone small enough to b thrown. "He hit him with a dornick." 1997 Montgomery Coll. = pronounced donnick, usually thrown at livestock... Continue reading
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Sherry-thank you for the great comment and YES my kids have exasperated me like that many many times : )
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Mike-thank you for the comment! The bean is cooked in the pod like other greenbeans. I'll let you know how ours turn out.
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Sheila-thank you for the comment! Yes there is an outhouse behind the church : ) I bet it is the one you remember! Hope you have a good week.
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Cheryl-thank you for the comment! Since the old pink rose grows so wide its pretty easy to dig a rooted piece from around the edge. Granny taught me to root things in water-and it really does work for lots of things. Hope you have a great evening!
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1. These 4 men recently received a well deserved Award of Excellence for the work they do. Knowing the people they provide service for on a daily basis nominated them for the award makes it that much sweeter. Knowing every... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The pickled beet recipe I prefer to use can be found in the Ball Blue Book of Preserving. I've tried pickled beet recipes that called for onions and other things, but they all seemed too complicated for my bunch. I've... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This post was originally published right here on the Blind Pig and The Acorn in 2013. A few months back, we visited the Lufty Baptist church in the Smoky Mountain National Park. If you've been reading the Blind Pig for... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"I'll beat you like a dusty rug." Tipper p.s. The Pressley Girls will be playing today Saturday May 21 at 3:00 p.m. at the Stecoah Valley Center. Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia Subscribe for free to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Miss Cindy-great question!! The Yonce Bean is strung and broke like white half runners. So you eat the hull and the bean.
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A few years ago Brian, one of The Deer Hunter's friends told him about a greenbean variety that had been passed down through his family for generations. The family lives in the Junaluska area of Cherokee County. Brian's family call... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig in 2013. The other evening I was walking up the hill from Granny and Pap's when I noticed a Blackberry briar growing in an unlikely place. I probably would have... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I finally manged to get my Sow True Seed Reporting @ Large Cucumber varieties planted. At the end of a long tiring day Chitter helped me plant: Slicing Cucumber Muncher: I've never grown this variety before. I typically grow cucumbers... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Jeanne-thank you for the comment! A few other commenters have answered your questions, but I wanted to point you to these posts as well: http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com/blind_pig_the_acorn/2011/04/ramps.html and http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com/blind_pig_the_acorn/2014/07/grabbling-new-taters.html Have a great day!
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LOL I guess it is an illusion : ) One is slightly taller but its not the one that appears to be in the photo. Chatter is actually slightly taller than Chitter.
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Ed-Ive never heard it said that way before but I like it! I think another commenter mentioned it too.
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Chitter, Pap, and Chatter spitting image = looks just like someone There are lots of folks who can't tell the girls apart, don't feel bad if you're one of them. Most of the time folks who are around them often... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This time of the year is the best for eating green onions. I swear a green onion straight from the garden makes anything taste better. My favorite way to eat them is to shake out an ample supply of salt... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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B.Ruth-thank you for the comments! Yes that is Steve in the photo. I liked the photo of him being in the frame of the photo-I'm sure he was at school but it was like he was there with us too : )
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Fredda-thank you for the tip about baking soda-I will try that one! And yes I say knock on wood too : ) Have a great week!
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Jack-thank you for the great comments! Yep Paul loves tennis-you have a good eye : ) He plays as much as he can.
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Pap picking on Granny Gazzie's front porch - Ranger, NC Pap has written tons of songs over the years. I always liked the songs he wrote, but as I got older the songs took on a brighter meaning for me... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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