Pickled Beans & Corn

Common Folklore & Supersitions



Starting Seeds & Getting Ready for Spring Planting

My mind has been swirling with gardening plans. I’ve managed to plant my peppers earlier, which was a goal I had from last year. A couple weeks back I started peppers, cabbage, onions, and kohlrabi in the green house. Peppers: Marconi – we’ve grown the red ones before but this year I started red and yellow ones. Shishito – this is the first time we’ve grown this one, I’ve heard they are especially good roasted and wanted to give them…

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Old Habits

Today’s post was written by Chatter. I’ve always had a great love for classic country music. In the early years…

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Appalachia Overheard


“I hope he ain’t gonna hurt his back a’gin, but you can’t tell him nothing.” Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in…

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Old Bottles

Several weeks ago Blind Pig readers Joanne and Ben Nelson contacted me to see if I’d be interested in some…

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Appalachian Dialect


long-headed adjective Determined, stubborn. 1938 Hall Coll. Emerts Cove TN = stubborn, with one’s head set on something; can’t get…

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The Reverend

Today’s guest post was written by J. Wayne Fears. He wasn’t a large man; in fact he was only 5’4”…