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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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One of my favorite cold sayings is cold enough to kill hogs or the variation cold enough to hang meat. Few of us actually kill hogs these days, but the meaning behind the saying is still fresh enough in our... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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For today's Pickin and Grinnin in the Kitchen Spot I'm sharing the second video from our Month of the Train Series over on our Youtube Channel. I'll let Paul give you the details about this one. -------------- Life's Railway to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Christmas is hands down my favorite time of the year. I love everything about it. Granny is crazy over Christmas and I guess that's why I'm plumb foolish about it. I've been listening to Christmas music for over a week.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Photo courtesy of Sow True Seed turkey bean noun 1980 Smokies Heritage 297 Settlers hearabouts tell a tale of how the "turkey bean" came to the mountains. It seems a flock of wild turkeys once wandered into the Jones Cove... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Fred O. Scroggs - Brasstown NC Excerpt from Fred O. Scroggs' writings about the community of Brasstown I marketed a lot of sun dried apples. I think the price usually ran about .05¢ per pound, and my customers furnished rather... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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One of my favorite books about living in Appalachia back in the day is Dorie Woman of the Mountains written by Florence Cope Bush. The book was first published in 1992 and has been published at least 7 times since... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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pea turkey noun A call for turkeys to eat; also in fig phr not say pea turkey = not say anything, the term expressing displeasure with another's lack of manners or breach of etiquette; somewhat milder than never say dog.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Paula-thank you for the comment! If I was short on brine I would add water.
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Instead of sharing one recipe with you today, I'm going to share a whole book full! I first met Janet Smart way back when I first started the Blind Pig and The Acorn. She lives in West Virginia and she... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today's post was written by Paul. ------------------------ We are declaring November to be Train Month on our Blind Pig and The Acorn Youtube Channel. There is no national train month that we could ascertain. Once upon a time, Amtrack designated... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The good doctors at the VA Hospital in Oteen took good care of Pap's medical needs over the years. Whether you're going for a doctor's appointment in the outpatient area or visiting the inpatient floors going to a large VA... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Appalachia is famous for its beautiful mountains. I can assure you we have some beautiful graveyards too. Tipper Appalachia Through My Eyes - A series of photographs from my life in Southern Appalachia. Subscribe for free to Blind Pig And... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Excerpt from Fred O. Scroggs' writings about the community of Brasstown After the threshing season was over we baled lots of the wheat and rye straw. This we sold to lumber camps in Graham County and elsewhere where it was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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cross a letter - to write over and at right angles (136) I notice you have acquired the very annoying habit of crossing your letters, which in these days of cheap postage and paper is very abominable. If you cross... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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It's that time of the year again...the time to host a variety of giveaways as a way of saying THANK YOU to Blind Pig and The Acorn readers. If you didn't know it, you're the best blog readers in the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Holly-thank you for the comment! Im so glad you liked the applepeel pie post! Yes you may use the text on your facebook page-giving her credit and if you could give me a shout out that would be even better! I have a facebook page so you can tag the Blind Pig and The Acorn. Have a great day : )
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2017 on Applepeel Pie at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"Apples was scarce one year. Real scarce. My grandmother had a half bushel of apples. She canned the apples, and then she taken the peelings and canned those. Washed 'em real clean and canned 'em. My mother said, at the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Pap holding Tipper, Ray, and Henry A few weeks back I told you about the John C. Campbell Folk School's newest cd Nighthoots and Morningsongs Volume 2. The two part anthology features live music from various artists at the Keith... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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"You'd be ill too if you carried all your stuff down the mountain in the cold and then your ride didn't show up!" Ill adjective Of a person or an animal: Angry, vicious, harsh (esp in phr ill as a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Houses don't have lives of their own. They have an accumulation of parts and pieces of the lives of all who lived within them! Anybody who's never read "The House With Nobody In It" by Joyce Kilmer should, anybody who's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Can you believe this lush green tomato bed? Our tomatoes always look like this in July, but in October-NEVER! By fall of the year our tomatoes are usually only a memory leaving us waiting for next summer's bounty. As I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This year Sow True Seed graciously donated extra lettuce seed so that I could deputize @ Large Lettuce Reporters during the fall gardening period. There are 12 folks taking part in the lettuce reporting including me. Here's a short update... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today's guest post was written by Keith Jones. The Devil went BACK to Georgia written by Keith Jones - Mountain Storyteller Most folks have heard the song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” by the Charlie Daniels Band. You may... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Our recent spell of freezing temperatures forced me to pick all the tomatoes and peppers before they froze. While the peppers were ripe, the tomatoes...every last one was still green. Usually by this time of the year our tomatoes are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The Pressley Girls - When it Ends in a Walk cd cover We got a lot of material to choose from at the photo shoot we did at the JCCFS in preparation for the girls' debut cd cover. I've shared... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2017 at Blind Pig & The Acorn