Dew Poisoning

Ground Cherries

Dog Days & Weather Signs

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Breakfast Cake

In the fall issue of “North Carolina Field & Family” magazine there’s a recipe for Pumpkin Cream Cheese Breakfast Cake. The recipe sounded tasty so I decided to give it a try and I’m glad I did. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Breakfast Cake Cake 1 box yellow cake mix 15 ozs pumpkin puree (or fresh) 2 eggs ½ cup canola oil 1 cup milk or almond milk ½ cup white chocolate chips ½ cup dried cherries or cherry-flavored dried cranberries (I used…

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Following the Signs

“My grandmother Cora did everything by the signs. Plant, harvesting, canning and preserving of course but also hog killing, fishing…


Snakes and Brothers

Pap and his family – Pap is the boy in the overalls The oldest child in the family is often…


September in Pigeon Roost 2

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


Have You Ever Been Qualmish?

Qualmish, adj. Sick at the stomach; inclined to vomit; affected with nausea. ~Virginia Folk-Speech 1899 —- Several years ago I…

worn glass in lake

Worn Memories

“There’s a backwoods ole town that’s often remembered, so many times that my memories are worn.” “Paradise” – John Prine…


Jelly Bags

“Although you can buy jelly bags, they are easy things to improvise. I always use the washed and bleached out…


You Are My Sunshine

The girls learned the old standard “You Are My Sunshine” a couple years back for a Little Middle Folk School…



“Sounds like they’ve made you the ramrod up there.” —- Tipper p.s. The Pressley Girls will be playing on the…