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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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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig & the Acorn in 2010. Growing up-I was one of those picky kids-often declaring I DID NOT LIKE certain foods-even though I'd never tasted most of them. Since I wasn't... Continue reading
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Lorraine Thank you for the comment! Ive heard human hair works to keep the deer out and of course tall fences. A holler full of dogs seems to do the trick for us : ) Have a great week! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Sheryl-thank you for the comment! Yes I have heard theres a cold snap before Easter and it has sure seemed to be true in my life : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Henry Lake Gilmour (January 19, 1836 - May 20, 1920) The rough and high waves of the mighty oceans are often used as a metaphor in gospel songs. The Bible itself uses waves to highlight safety offered by the Lord,... Continue reading
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As I sit at my desk and type I can look out the window and see Old Man Winter has returned to Appalachia...at least for the next two days. The entire Appalachian Region is under a hard freeze warning for... Continue reading
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Cast Iron: In Pots, in Character Count your kitchen furnishings By cast-iron pots: Frying pans, several stacked by size; Other pans, quite a lot, In the dowry of any mountain girl: A Dutch oven with cast-iron lid; At the hearth,... Continue reading
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b. Ruth: Soon, soon, yes, the rooster met his demise and the squirrel is happier, and YES I hope its overcast too!! Thank you for the great comments!! Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Gone Like A Candle In The Wind written by Randall Hylton There’s two country graves on a hillside And a farmhouse that’s wasting away Fields that I know a man once tended with love Grow nothing but tall weeds today... Continue reading
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Jim-Great comment! LOL-nope I won't pooch my lip out because I have Michael Montgomery and a few others listed in the Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English to back up my prize spelling : ) And you're right about Chatter and Chitter they are never still-even when they're asleep they're moving...and talking : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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It's time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test. Take it and see how you do. Prize Popskull Pooch out Point blank Pick up Prize: to use a metal bar/piece of wood or other utensil to move an object. "He used... Continue reading
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The Blind Pig Family put the beautiful weekend weather to good use. We managed to get most of our garden preparation completed. The greenhouse is all cleaned up and ready for the seedlings that will soon inhabit it's sunny location.... Continue reading
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Ed-I save all the cores for ME : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Tamela-thank you for the comment! Yes they do their own arrangements as far as deciding what key to sing/play the song in, who does which parts, and who sings what. They did get their general arrangements of this song from watching The Avett Brothers perform it. Hope you have a great day!! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Granny makes her slaw with nothing more than cabbage, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. That's what I grew up eating-and that's the recipe I used myself...until the three people who live with me announced they didn't exactly love it. It seemed... Continue reading
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The song In The Garden is one of the most beloved of all hymns. It was written by C. Austin Miles. Miles, (1868-1946), was a very talented man. Along with being a successful songwriter he was a church music director,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Dolores Miss Cindy - The water tastes like water : ) Yes the grapes are edible-they make wonderful grape jelly! Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig in March of 2010. One evening last week, we helped Pap cut a few trees and scrub that had grown high enough to shade part of the big garden. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Seeing Yellow Bells (Forsythia) in bloom is such a cheery sight. Taking a nod from Granny, I let mine grow wild and allow the yellow laden limbs to spray in whatever direction they decide to take. I am beyond blessed.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Photo by Gale Oliphant A few weeks ago I was invited to a friend's birthday party. She gave every lady who attended the same instructions: Don't bring a gift, instead bring something sweet to eat or drink...and clean your closet... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Since I decided to feature Appalachian Sayings as a regular series here on the Blind Pig and The Acorn, I've kept my eyes and ears out for colorful meaningful phrases. Recently I came across a dandy one in the book... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Irish potato noun A variant forms arsh potato, arsh tater B The common white potato (with Irish added to distinguish it from a sweet potato). 1939 Hall Coll. Roaring Fork TN This was a good country for arsh potatoes...They'd take... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Diane I have seen coins on Pinterest, Etsy and Ebay that have been done like that. I think they use a hydraulic press and turn the coin wrong-side out. You would have to invest in some pretty expensive equipment in order to do it that way. The rings that I made were the traditional way. The way soldiers made them to sent home to their mothers, wives and girlfriends. I could make rings using jewelers equipment in a fraction of the time it takes to make the traditional ones but to me the value is in fact that it is completely hand made. Before the US Mint stopped putting silver into our coins, you could take readily available items and with otherwise wasted time, make a ring. I looked at some youtube videos that show how to make rings like you are wondering about. They involve punches, dies and presses, annealing and stretching, filing and sanding but it can be done. If you decide to make one, I would be interested in seeing a picture of the end result. The smaller you make the ring, the wider the band and the more of coin goes into the ring. But, you dont lose the silver you carve out. I put a piece of paper under it when I carve it and save it in a little glass jar. If I get enough I am going to melt it down and make a little figurine or maybe embed it in acrylic or epoxy and make a paperweight or something like that. It looks like metal flake. You could drill out most of what you need to remove if you arent sure of your knife skills. Better yet go to a butcher shop or meat market and ask them to sell you a cutting glove. I dont use one but if I dont tell you and you cut yourself, I would feel bad. I want to see a picture when you are done! Good Luck! Ed
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One of the first things I learned to bake was Butterscotch Pie. Granny often made cream-pies for us kids. Most of the time, she used a box of pudding and a store bought crust so that she could whip up... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Portions of this post were published here on the Blind Pig in 2008. Life is full of secrets, some important some totally trivial-think middle school crushes. I've always enjoyed being in on a secret, you know being part of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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For a brief respite you walked the paths known to your ancestors. How firm the tread, how sweet the memories. And there, amidst debris, came a promise bright: daffodils abloom shedding fragrance on the air. Like these flowers, reminders, fragile... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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