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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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It's time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test. I'm sharing a few videos to let you hear some of the words. To start the videos click on them and then to stop them click on them again. 1. Jack up:... Continue reading
Posted 19 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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A few weeks ago I received the following comment: Hello, I came across your blog while trying to find information on a saying that a friend and I were discussing. His family is Scottish and lived in Eastern Tennessee. The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I discovered a wildflower I've never seen, or at least never noticed, in my backyard last week. At first glance I thought it was Fleabane, but a closer inspection showed the petals were a lovely lavender color instead of white.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Jaybird noun A blue jay, used in various similes. 1913 Kephart Our Sthn High 107 He’s as antic as a jay bird when he takes the notion. 1940 Hauns Hawk’s Done 7 There’s always the jay birds trying to take... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Bob-thank you for the comment! Glad you've been enjoying the Blind Pig and the Acorn. We have not heard from the Chamber. Maybe they want to know more about us? They can check the girls website out at http://www.thepressleygirls.com
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Kathy-thank you for the comment! We call pinto beans soup beans : )
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killed salad, kilt salad noun A salad made by pouring boiling grease over lettuce or other greens. Same as wilted salad. ~Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English ---------------- Each Spring The Deer Hunter and I look forward to the first kill... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Photo by Trevis Hicks We learned a new song for Easter, but didn't get it put up on youtube in time for me to share it with you last Sunday. Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper had a super hit with... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"I didn't know you liked pretzels." "Yeah I like them. How could you not they're salty sticks." -------------------------- Tipper Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia Subscribe for free to Blind Pig And The Acorn by Email Related... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"There were several old house sites above our old home on Wiggins Creek. My mother could remember when an Indian family lived in one of them. I can remember stacks of stones used as foundations and rotting log sills and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Tamela-thank you for the great comments! Yes the re-bar is perpendicular to the ground. I'm sure you could make it more secure for the wind issue by using more along the length.
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Tamela-the floor doesn't get mucky or wet at all it stays very dry. We put the greenhouse in a very sunny spot so it has almost a full day of soon. It does get hot hot hot-sometimes over a hundred degrees! The fan helps with the heat but during hot weather you wouldn't be able to stand being inside the greenhouse for long.
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Ron-Thank you for all the great comments! I haven't gotten around to using the greenhouse to extend my growing season but I sure want too!
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Tamela-we have a rain barrel about twenty foot from the greenhouse so I generally use that to water my plants with. I have seen those disposable cups-but haven't tried them. For a few years I made planting cups out of newspapers and planted the whole thing : )
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Maggie-thank you for the comment! Only rarely do we get large snows-I wish we did though LOL : )
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The Deer Hunter built our greenhouse back in 2011 and we're still loving it. It's so handy to have it in our backyard. Prior to having our own greenhouse I used one down the road a ways. It was nice... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Rainbow over Pap's house after his funeral It was a little before 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday April 19, 2016 when Granny called and told me I better come Pap was in a bad way. I told her I'd be right... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Pap - April 2016 I've been studying about this day last year-April 18, 2016-the day before Pap died. It was a Monday like most any other Monday with the only difference being I left work after lunch to take Granny... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today's guest post was written by Jim Casada. Ruminations on Ramps by Jim Casada - Copyright 2016 The humble ramp, a traditional wild mountain vegetable of early spring which is fairly widely dispersed in the forest understory at higher elevations,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I've known the legend of the Dogwood since I was a small child, whether I learned it in Sunday school or from Pap and Granny I couldn't tell you. But I can tell you, I never look at a Dogwood... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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bloodroot noun A perennial wild plant (Sanguinaria canadensis); the red juice from its root is used to make a medicinal tea and a dye. The plant is often grown for sale. Same as coon root, puccoon, red Indian paint. 1901... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I have several stories about wart removal for you today. If you missed the first post What to do for Warts go here. -------------------- The ability to remove warts was on both sides of my family. My people were mostly... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Music. The mountain people love it. All of it. And most of 'em love all kinds. They do a lot of dancing. Lorene Dickson, 1908 Ashe County - Snowbird Gravy and Dishpan Pie ----------------------------- Tipper Subscribe for free to Blind... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today's guest post was written by Ethelene Dyer Jones. I just now accessed Charles Fletcher's delightful "New Ground," and it brought back memories of my Daddy, Jewel Marion Dyer, of Choestoe, GA, Union County, clearing "new grounds" in our 200... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Ed-I actually bought that photo for a dime in an antique store in Canton NC. I just loved the ladies and their hats : )
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