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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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Over the weekend the girls had the biggest time! They performed for a large crowd at the Anderson Music Hall on the Georgia Mountain Fair Grounds. There was an early 8:00 a.m. sound check-it made the girls feel like they... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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As most of you already know-the John C. Campbell Folk School plays a huge role in our lives. I consider myself very fortunate to live just down the road from the John C. Campbell Folk School. The first time I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Granny's porch: flowers so tall they've completely covered one set of steps; jars of kraut waiting to be carried to the basement; and red, blue, and white artificial flowers to brighten it all up. Her porch looks like this every... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Barb-no questions are dumb : ) They are different-but I think either would work fine with the squash. Go here to see the difference: http://grandmaspantryva.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/September-Scoop09.pdf Have a great day! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Jim Thank you for the comment! I have never eaten any squash butter but it sounds yummy! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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The Winter Squash Table Queen Blush Acorn seeds we planted from Sow True Seed produced great for us this summer. My favorite way to cook acorn squash is tasty and super easy. To prepare acorn squash for cooking-slice clean acorn... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The other day a few friends and I were talking about how fast 2014 has flown by. I said "Forget about 2014 I don't even know where 2013 went!" As we bemoaned the fact that the older you get the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Quote from Foxfire Magazine Fall 1988 "I was born here. My Pap and Mam was born and buried here, and their people before'em. We hain't moving nowhere else no matter what comes, wet or dry, good or bad, hell or... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Ruins of R.R. bridge across Tennessee River - Library of Congress -------------------------- March 23 (on envelope) 1863 Headquarters 65th N C Regt Zollicoffer Sulivan County East Tenn Dear Mother I seat myself this pleasant morning to write you a few... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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My lackluster job of capturing the sound of a jar fly reminded me of the post below which was published here on the Blind Pig in September of 2009. As summer gives way to fall-one of the things I will... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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It's time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test-take it and see how you do! Mite Mortally Mullock Make out Married off Mite: a small amount. "I was gonna make a cake of cornbread for supper until I saw there's only... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Wisdom from Foxfire: "If you don't share your blossoms, your flowers won't grow; if you don't share your bread, your dough won't rise." Chatter and me think that sounds just about right. Tipper Appalachia Through My Eyes - A series... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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B-yes I don't see why the seeds wouldn't roast up the same. I havent tried roasting them yet-but I did save some for that very purpose : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2014 on Cushaw Soup at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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B.-I'm positive the substitutions would work just fine! Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2014 on Cushaw Soup at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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One of the recipes I've been using my abundance of cushaw squash in is Mark F. Sohn's recipe for Squash and Potato Soup aka cushaw soup. Cushaw Soup 5 cups of peeled cubed cushaw or other winter squash 1 medium... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I'm going to share a Pressley Girls video with you today-The Old Gray Cat. They learned the song at the John C. Campbell Folk School. It's a tune that's often used for contra dances-but beyond that tidbit I haven't been... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Baa Baa Black Sheep Have You Any Wool? Yes, sir, yes, sir three bags full. One for the master, one for the dame, And one for the little boy who lives down the lane. ----------------- I don’t remember where I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Interior view of Rebel fort in front of Petersburg works, manned by Cowan's Independent battery, 1st N.Y., 24th June, 1864 - Library of Congress When we last checked in with W.C. Penland there was sickness in the camp and he... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Admiring your harvest is one of the greatest satisfactions of gardening-you can see some of Granny's in the photo above. Several harvesting chores have traditionally taken on a social aspect in the history of Appalachia. berry canning: a community work... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Jar Flies aka cicadas play the soundtrack to late summer in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Since I grew up hearing them-most of the time their raspy sound doesn't even register with me-but I've heard other folks say the sound is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I discovered a new favorite way to eat cushaw squash-roast it! I've roasted yellow squash and zucchini squash before but I never thought about roasting cushaw. Savory Roasted Cushaw 5-6 cups cubed cushaw 4 tablespoons of olive oil salt to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Maggie-thank you for the comments! Hope you have a great day!! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2014 on Old Timey Canned Sausage at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Chatter and Chitter have always danced to the beat of their own drum. I wish I could take credit for their strong sense of self-but truthfully I cannot. Even as small children the girls seemed to forge their own way-even... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Faye-thank you for the comment! The Faye Leatherwood mentioned in the post was apparently someone by that name interviewed in the Smoky Mountains by Joseph Hall. Hall's research was used to write the dictionary I quote in the article. Maybe she was an ancestor of yours : ) Have a great night!! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2014 on Something Smells Bad at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The song River of Jordan was made famous by The Louvin Brothers. Since Pap sung it too-it's a song I grew up hearing. Its one of those songs that take me straight back to childhood every last time I hear... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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