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Well, my guess was not right, and not, knot right. Great post Tipper, I always learn about new things in your blog! I will have to see if I can find some of these in our pines too! John Pallister www.pointlesspicks.com 
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Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2012 on Rich Pine at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Is it a bundle of white sage? Burning sage was traditionally used by the Hopi Indians for warding off "evil spirits". Probably not a bad idea to help start off the new year! John Pallister www.pointlesspicks.com 
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I never heard grasshoppers could cure warts! I guess there is always some good in every creature! I also heard that if you put the white sap from dandelion stems on the warts, it will cure them too! John Pallister www.pointlesspicks.com Twitter @PointlessPicks
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I love pickled beets, boiled beets, and boiled beet greens too! They say beets are good for you, but the beet greens are supposedly better for you than the beet root! They are probably not healthier with all the melted butter and salt that I usually use on them though! John Pallister 
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I taught a woman who was my shared my office where I worked many years ago how to whistle. She had never been taught how to whistle as most of had been taught as kids. I then had to endure listening to her trying to whistle all day! I guess that also reminds me of an old saying, "no good deed goes unpunished!". I think that saying was by Oscar Wilde. John Pallister www.pointlesspicks.com 
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We plant potatoes in long rows which are mounded one foot high by three foot wide which helps provide good drainage. After the plants are over one inch, then add compost. You don't want to grow potatoes in the same spot every year to avoid bugs. Potatoes are a good succession planting after peas. I don't know of any good way to get rid of potato bugs except physically picking them off. We always get bugs, but we spend much time picking bugs and always seem to get good potatoes. We in Michigan always heard that you need to plant the potatoes on Good Friday. This Good Friday does fall on a waning moon, but I don't know where or why that on Good Friday would be the "best" potato planting day? Has anyone else heard of that saying? John Pallister www.pointlesspicks.com Twitter @PointlessPicks
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My favorite dog was a big Alaskan Malamute mix that I had trained at 12 to pull me on a dog sled harness attached to a light red plastic sled. He was a very strong large dog and probably weighed more than I did. He pulled the sled without effort and seemed to enjoy the exercise. It was my silent snowmobile! We dogsledded all across the countryside on many winter days. John Pallister
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I like the pickup truck bed idea! If you had a chance of frost you could park your garden in the garage overnight! John Pallister www.pointlesspicks.com Twitter @PointlessPicks
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2011 on Alternative Gardening at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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We used to have a drive-in north of the farm where I grew up. It is gone now and has been for probably a decade, or maybe two decades? We used to have nothing but farmland next to the drive-in too, but that has since been developed to various housing complexes and shopping plazas. John Pallister www.pointlesspicks.com Twitter @PointlessPicks
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A couple more fire/burn sayings: She's got a fire in her eyes, so you best get out of her way! He's uglier than a burnt stump! That really burns my butt when she acts like that! Something to think about, is how something burns up as it burns down? John Pallister www.pointlesspicks.com Twitter @PointlessPicks
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I also still need to burn off the brush piles from the ten acres that I cleared and plowed last year, but it has been too wet. It rained all day yesterday and it finally quit this morning. We still have snow on the ground even after all the rain and it is supposed to rain or snow again tonight. We're not in spring planting weather yet here in Michigan! The ashes do help the garden grow! Be careful burning your garden Tipper! John Pallister www.pointlesspicks.com Twitter @PointlessPicks
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I usually make them from the box mix, but I am sure your homemade recipe would be better. I'll have to give your recipe a try. I usually eat biscuits with honey or cane syrup, as a breakfast biscuit sandwich with bacon egg and cheese, or chopped up with peppered pork sausage gravy. A favorite dinner of mine is batter fried catfish, baked beans, and biscuits! John Pallister www.pointlesspicks.com Twitter @PointlessPicks
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2011 on Biscuits at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Be yourself and you will always be in fashion! Their boots are very much in style! I prefer to wear my cowboy boots when I go out dancing too! John Pallister www.pointlesspicks.com Twitter @PointlessPicks
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Prayers to your Pap, you and your family. I hope and pray everything turns out OK!
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I used to have a dark green 70 Chevrolet Monte Carlo back when I was sixteen. That car was probably the reason why I succeeded with getting a date with the most beautiful curly haired blonde girl that I had ever seen. I sure do miss her! I also often wonder about what ever became of that blonde girl too! John Pallister www.pointlesspicks.com Twitter @PointlessPicks
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When I moved in to my house, I had crows that would make such a racket on my roof early in the morning that it would wake me up. I went out and bought a fake plastic owl and put it up on the roof. It worked! No more crows! I was later out in my yard raking leaves when I saw my neighbor with a camera in his hands motion to me, "Shhh!", while pointing to my roof. I started laughing and he then figured something was up with the owl. I explained why I got the owl, and he then said, "I guess that explains why I have crows bothering me at my house lately!" --- true story! I never had any food called owls, but if I had a leftover hamburger, I used to make my college goulash: chop up the hamburger with a chopped onion (if I had any) and add can tomato soup, soup can of water, soup can of elbow macaroni, 2 tablespoons paprika. Boil then simmer until macaroni el dente. Nice additions were canned tomatoes, chopped green peppers, and mozzarella cheese if I had it. Maybe "owl" have two bowls of goulash? John Pallister www.pointlesspicks.com Twitter @PointlessPicks
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2011 on Ever Eat An Owl? at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Thanks for the blog! I think the world of you!
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2011 on Every Day Of The World at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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My favorite train song by Jimmie Rodgers - Waiting for a Train http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbzc77Tz6PA My favorite train impersonation is by Mark Simpson also playing Waiting For A Train http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYMF4ZVEkTA
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My Mom had a homemade soup that had to have fresh green beans, not frozen or canned. I recently made a batch with lima and green beans that I had picked this year. Green Bean Soup: 1 lb lima beans, 6 cups fresh green beans, 1 pint sour cream, 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp white pepper. Cook lima beans in 8 cups water, bring to boil and simmer for 3 hours. Blend with blender. Add green beans, bring back to boil and simmer 40 minutes. Add sour cream, whisk to blend. Heat for 5 minutes then serve.
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Wild blueberries are sweeter and have more flavor than domestic blueberries if you can get them. They are much smaller too, so you have to pick more! I was recently on vacation up in the UP of Michigan picking many wild blueberries along an old abandoned railroad track with my friends. There were small bushes everywhere along the train tracks in the sandy soil.
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2010 on Blueberry Pie at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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It is so hot that the dog was chasing the cat and they were both walking. It's so hot that two trees fighting over a dog. It is so hot that the hens were laying hard-boiled eggs. It is so hot that when you dig up potatoes, they're already baked. It's hotter than an ol' settin' hen, settin' eggs in a wool basket in the summertime. It's so hot that birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground. It's so hot that cows are giving evaporated milk. It's so hot that squirrels are fanning their nuts. It's hotter than whoopee in woolens. It's hotter than a June bride in a feather bed. It's hotter than seven hells out there. It's hotter than the devil's armpit. It's hotter than Satan's sauna. It’s been hotter than a goat’s butt in a pepper patch. It's hotter than butter on a biscuit. It's hotter than a pot of neck bones.
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My Grandpa was a coal miner in Pennsylvania who died of black lung disease when my mom was 8, so I never did get the chance to meet him. The coal mining songs are so very sad to me as I think of what my Grandpa and family must have had endured. I appreciate Shirley Burns music in helping document the history and struggles that coal miners and their families had experienced.
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The blog mentioned Slim Bryant's song, “Mother the Queen of My Heart,” that was recorded by Jimmie Rodgers is performed by my friend Mark Simpson on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxDuehUWD-c&feature=related I hope you liked it! Mark was the first person to Introduce me to the music of Jimmie Rodgers. He DJs WCXI Radio 1160 AM in Fenton Michigan which plays the old time country music. According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slim_Bryant), Slim Bryant wrote nine of Jimmie Rodgers' songs. Thanks Tipper for telling us about Slim, I had never heard about him until your blog!
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2010 on Slim Bryant at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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We (my dad and me when I was a kid) used to use a plastic bag on top of the cabbage in the crock and fill it with water so the weight of water would push it down (rather than using a plate) and displace the air. We did the same with crock pickles too. Does anyone else do this? We also made my dad's "pepper cabbage" which was cabbage to green bell peppers in about 2 to 1 ratio. Does anyone ever make "pepper cabbage" in this similar ratio?
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