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A Big Holly Tree

On our last hike up the creek The Deer Hunter said he wanted to show us the biggest holly tree he’d ever seen. Chitter has her hand on the trunk of it in the photo above. We were all amazed by the size of the tree. The Deer Hunter said he stumbled upon it years ago on a coon hunting trip. After a quick google I was surprised to learn Holly trees can grow even larger than the one up…

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How to Make Cornmeal Mush

Pap told me his family often had cornmeal mush for breakfast, and sometimes they had it for supper too. His…

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The Streamline Cannon Ball

For today’s Pickin and Grinnin in the Kitchen Spot I’m sharing another video from our Month of the Train Series…

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Tin Foil Wrapped Star

“Course we didn’t have any electric lights, so our Christmas trees didn’t look like they do now. We were never…

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December in Pigeon Roost

The 1974 Winter Edition of the Foxfire Magazine contains a compilation of newspaper articles written by Harvey Miller. At the…

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Riddles

  I could never figure out riddles when I was little. Actually I still can’t.  I have a cousin who…

Best Black Walnut Cake EVER!

One of my favorite things to make when the holidays roll around is an Arsh Potato Cake. The word arsh…

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I Hate That Passenger Train

For today’s Pickin and Grinnin in the Kitchen Spot I’m sharing another video from our Month of the Train Series…