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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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Cynthia-thank you for the comment! Our dog, Ruby Sue, is a rat terrier : ) You can read about her here: http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com/blind_pig_the_acorn/2008/04/ruby-sue.html
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B-thank you for all the comments! That is actually a rabbit statue under the swing : ) Man you have good eyes!
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When I saw this photo I took of Chatter and The Deer Hunter I really liked it, but couldn't figure out what I wanted to say about it. Chatter was walking by the computer so I asked her to take... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Pap at the Coleman Reunion 2015 1. The second Sunday in August was the Coleman Reunion. It's always good to see the family who attend and there's plenty of good food to go along with all the fellowship. Although I've... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Geneaieve, Louzine (Granny), and Mary - Culberson NC County Schools are gearing up to start a new school year. Most of the colleges in the area have already started their fall semester. Even though I no longer have children in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Gina-thank you for the comment! Go here for the apple version of the recipe: http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com/blind_pig_the_acorn/2010/10/mary-jos-apple-pie.html Hope you have a great evening!
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Ron-thank you for the comments! I plan to try the recipe with other fruit-I'll let you know how it turns out : )
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Mary Jo is my great aunt. She was Pap’s mother, Marie’s, sister. Mary Jo was one of the younger siblings and Marie was one of the oldest. That family logistic meant that Mary Jo was more Pap’s age than his... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I published this post back in 2013. I've been enjoying Pap and Paul's lovely harmony on the song Kentucky over the last few weeks and thought I'd share it with you again. They make it sound like a lullaby. Paul... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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While people in Louisiana have had way too much rain, we've barely had any over the last month. The weather folks have forecast rain for the last 2 weeks but this summer's wet weather has been choosy about where it... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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How much is a right smart? About half enough. --------------------- Tipper Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia Subscribe for free to Blind Pig And The Acorn by Email Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today's guest post was written by Susie Swanson. A foggy August morning in Brasstown Dog Days And Weather Signs written by Susie Swanson The forty dog days of summer begins in the United States on July 3rd and end August... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Barbara-thank you for the comment! Yes you can buy seed. Sow True Seed has them-go here to see: https://sowtrueseed.com/product/cossacks-pineapple-organic/
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2016 on Ever Ate a Ground Cherry? at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Sheila-Thank you for the comments! I wrote about Pawpaws a few years back-go here to see the post: http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com/blind_pig_the_acorn/2011/09/pawpaws.html
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Paul-Thanks for the comment! I think some folks do call ground cherries gooseberries. But the gooseberries I'm familiar with grow on a bush like blueberries. Hope you have a great day!
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2016 on Ever Ate a Ground Cherry? at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The tradition of raising chickens for eggs and meat is continuing to be passed down to the next generation in Appalachia. Tipper Appalachia Through My Eyes - A series of photographs from my life in Southern Appalachia. Subscribe for free... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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All my life I heard Pap talk about ground cherries. He told me they grew wild alongside most everyone's garden and that they made a tasty snack for children who were working in the garden or playing close by. There... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I love blueberries! My favorite way to eat them is by the handful, but a close second would be in a slice of pie. Years ago Miss Cindy taught me to make the best blueberry pie ever. Miss Cindy's Blueberry... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Just before Pap died, I videoed the girls doing a song made famous by Merle Haggard- The Way I Am written by Sonny Throckmorton. I never got to show Pap the video but I know he would have liked it.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I recently received the photos in this post and the email below from Blind Pig reader DS. -------------- Tipper - Great blog I enjoy reading! But I have a question you or your readers may be able to answer. Attached... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The tree is growing inside an old silo on farm land along the banks of the Hiwassee River. If left alone, nature will eventually take back what it once owned. Tipper p.s. Christmas is just around the corner-check out the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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In my opinion a toothache is one of the most aggravating and painful problems to have. Lucky for folks today relief is usually just a phone call away. Back in the day things were a little different. Dentists weren't plentiful,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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pack saddle noun A large caterpillar (Sibine stimulea) having a poisonous sting. 1999 Montgomery Coll. (Cardwell). ~Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English -------------------- A few weeks ago Bill Burnett mentioned packsaddles in a comment he left. In another comment, Quinn said... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I wrote this post back in 2011 about making a trip to the cornfield with Pap. Yesterday morning I went to the cornfield with Pap. Funny how you wait for that first fresh corn and then before you know it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Last week Kim, a Blind Pig reader and a friend, posted about making peach jelly from peelings on Instagram. I asked her to share the recipe with me and she did. Granny taught me to make apple jelly from apple... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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