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How to Make Butter the Old Time Way

A few weeks back I got my good friend Carolyn Anderson to demonstrate how her mother made butter when she was a child—well almost. When Carolyn was a child her family had a milk cow so they made butter from that wonderful fresh cream. Since neither Carolyn nor I have access to fresh milk today she used whipping cream. The other variation is she uses a food processor instead of a churn. I hope you enjoyed Carolyn’s demonstration. The butter…

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Guitar Riffs in My Head

I’m a good sleeper. The Deer Hunter has always joked I’m the thirty second till snore type of sleeper. Sometimes…

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Riddle 28

I’m sharing another riddle from “Way Down Yonder on Troublesome Creek Appalachian Riddles & Rusties” by James Still. “Riddle, riddle,…

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Another Beloved Hymn

Yesterday the girls did a zoom interview about Gospel music for the North Carolina Folklife Institute. We’d just finished up…

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Appalachia Overheard


“He was taking him out to Asheville and I wanted to go and he wouldn’t let me. Thought I’d beg…