Blind Pig Gang Holidays in Appalachia

Happy New Year

Women standing on pig

The whole Blind Pig Gang sincerely hopes the new year is exactly what you want it to be for you and yours.

Don’t forget to eat a big helping of black-eyed peas, greens, and hog jowls to ensure you’re healthy, wealthy, and wise for 2020.


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    Barbara Parker
    January 3, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Happy New Year! Please keep on posting your good memories, recipes, jokes, musical talent, and all the other fun things you share with us.

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    Yecedrah Beth Higman
    January 1, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Happy New Year to the blindpigandtheacorn family!!

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    January 1, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Happy New Year to all the Blind Pig Gang. I hope 2020 brings many blessings for you and your family.

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    Patricia Small
    January 1, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Happy New Year to all!!

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    Wanda Devers
    January 1, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Happy New Year to everyone at the Blind Pig! I hope it brings yall joy!

    Got my peas ready to cook & we’ll probably have cabbage & cornbread.

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    January 1, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Happy New Year Tipper, to yiu and your family. God Bless You!

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    Ken Roper
    January 1, 2020 at 11:32 am

    Happy New Year to the Blind Pig Family and it’s many Readers. I Love each one of You. …Ken

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    Paula Rhodarmer
    January 1, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Happy New Year to Tipper and my favorite blog readers. May the Lord bless you in the coming months!

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    January 1, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Happy New Year to you too! We will have stewed tomatoes along with our black-eyed peas, kale salad, and pork barbecue. My husband likes smoked jowl meat to season collards, kale, and string beans.

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    Ron Stephens
    January 1, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Will any kind of field pea do as well? I have knuckle hull purple hull. And if any kind of greens are OK I have lots of mustard greens and my wife can have curly kale. Btw, there is a little compound-leafed cress that comes up in the winter that is in the garden now. It tastes like watercress, kinda peppery. It is the first thing to bloom in the spring on little short spikes about 3-4 inches high and will have teeny-tiny white flowers. Then it will disappear until the next winter.

    Wishing all the BP&A folks and all the readers a richly blessed 2020. May we each feel, as I read once about someone saying, ‘We are already rich. Maybe someday we will even have money.’

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    Allison B
    January 1, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Happy New Year !!!

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    aw griff
    January 1, 2020 at 9:41 am

    I was in bed before midnight and heard fireworks going off in the distance at 12 o’clock. Normally there is some shotgun blast but didn’t hear any last night. Use to be our church or one of the sister churches would have a watch service where the old year was preached out and the new year preached in. None of our association did that this year.
    Happy new year to all.

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    January 1, 2020 at 8:59 am

    Happy New Year! I think I will pass on the pork jowls, but the black eyed peas and greens sure sound good.

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    January 1, 2020 at 8:54 am

    Wishing the Blind Pig Family a happy and blessed new year!

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    Jim Casada
    January 1, 2020 at 8:41 am

    Tipper–Happy 2020 to you and yours along with all the extended Blind Pig gang.

    Jim Casada

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    Ed Ammons
    January 1, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Happy New Year too to all of you!

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    Bill Burnett
    January 1, 2020 at 8:34 am

    Happy New Year to all the “Blind Pig Gang and all their fans.

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    Jose luis
    January 1, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Happy New Year , my friends of Apalaĺachia!!!, from the most southern country of our common house,…AMÉRICA!!!, GOD BLESS ALL, José Luis in Argentina.

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    Wanda Robertson
    January 1, 2020 at 7:45 am

    Happy New Year to y’all. It is going to be a good one!

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    sheryl paul
    January 1, 2020 at 7:12 am

    Happy New Year to all the Blind Pig Gang

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    Gayle Larson
    January 1, 2020 at 7:03 am

    Being from Pennsylvania we do Sour Kraut with pork and applesauce. The older German folks do apple snitz but I am using apple sauce instead. My pork is in the slow cooker now and the house smells so good. Hope everyone has a great 2020.

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    Don Byers
    January 1, 2020 at 6:17 am

    Happy New Year!!!!

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