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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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Today's guest post was written by B.Ruth Here is Roy on hands and knees, putting in for me, the small row of Specialty cucumber "Richmond Green Apple", we are thinking of putting a little arch chicken wire for them to... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Maureen You can find our music here: http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com/blind_pig_the_acorn/pickin-grinnin-in-the-kitchen-music-from-the-blind-pig-gang.html I also sell it in my Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlindPigAndTheAcorn?ref=hdr_shop_menusection_id=16313762
Toggle Commented yesterday on 47 Years Young Today at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Lots of planting to be done in the month of May. We typically plant most of the things we grow during this month. I'm anxious to use the new gardening areas we built earlier this year. My Sow True Seed... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig in 2011. A few months ago I posted about going down to Pap's for a piece of his sweet bread. More than a few of you wanted his recipe. Today,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today is The Deer Hunter's birthday. He's 47 years young. We were in our early 20s when we met, set up on a blind date by one of my cousins and her husband. As with all marriages there have been... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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These tiny Iris grow prolifically around my mountain holler. Their shades vary from pale blue to a deeper purple. Wild Dwarf Crested Iris can be found growing from New York to Florida and as far west as Arkansas. Their leaves... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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When a song moved Daddy he'd say "Now that'll make you go down the road talking to yourself." (Liz Smathers Shaw - April 2016) Tipper Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia Subscribe for free to Blind Pig... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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1. A light in the darkness always speaks of comfort and home...even when you're only walking up the driveway from just down the road. 2. The blueberries are blooming. If you stand beside them you can hear the hum and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"Have you noticed? It's greening up!" That was a common expression among my Scots-Irish folks in the mountains of Choestoe Community, Union County, Georgia. I like the time of early spring, even maybe seeing some green-up happen when frosts and/or... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Our garden is coming right along. The tomatoes and peppers in the greenhouse seem to be growing an inch every night. It always seems to take forever for them to germinate and get their first real leaves but from then... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Carl Thank you for the great comment about leather britches and for sharing how you fix them!
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2016 on Cooking Leather Britches at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Scott-thank you for the comment! Youve got a good eye : ) My brother Paul gave my husband a cd he had of Merle for Christmas one year. Paul had lost the insert so he made one from a picture he found of Merle online.
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2016 on Who Will Sing For Me? at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Oh the thoughts that have been running through my mind since last Tuesday when Pap died. We've all been on a roller-coaster of highs and lows. I've cried till Granny told me I was going to ruin my face. Actually... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Granny and Pap Thanksgiving 2015 Pap and Granny's 52 Wedding Anniversary would have been tomorrow. That's a whole lot of years. The Deer Hunter and I passed our 20 year mark a few years ago. He teases me that it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig in 2013. Benjamin (Bird) Wilson and John Mule The other day Pap and I made a trip over to Blairsville GA. On the way back he told me about visiting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Photo of Pap courtesy of Ed M. Just Going Home written by Jerry Wilson I may be bowed down with sorrow Trouble where ever I go Yet in my heart I'll be singing I'm traveling the road that leads home... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Jerry Marshall Wilson, 78, of Brasstown passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at his residence. He was a native and lifetime resident of Cherokee County. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of New Martins... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Quit hemming and hawing and play something! ----------------- If you look in the dictionary for hem and haw you'll find Chatter and Chitter's photograph as the example. Those girls hem and haw before they do anything and their hemming and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Marshall-whoops! I left out the most important ingredient : ) Thank you for catching my omission. I fixed the post and the printable recipe. Have a great day!
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2016 on Granny's Quick Coconut Pie at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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When Granny wanted to whip up something sweet to go with supper but didn't have much time, she'd make a no crust coconut pie. The recipe is very common in my area of Appalachia so Granny could have learned it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Who Will Sing For Me? Oft I sing for my friends When death's cold hand they see But when I am gone Who will sing one song for me? I wonder who will sing for me When I'm called to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Photo from the NCGenWeb Project All my life I've heard the legend that Abraham Lincoln was not the son of Thomas Lincoln but actually the illegitimate son Abram Enloe, a man who is buried in Murphy. I've read accounts that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"It was dark and we were standing on the top edge of a walled bank. He clambered off down the wall while he was talking. Just went plain out of sight right in the middle of a sentence." Tipper Overheard:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Jan Sullivan left the following comment on yesterday's April in Pigeon Roost Post: "I love the Foxfire books, and I got them for my mother as presents as she got very old. She enjoyed them also. Sassafras had to be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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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
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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