Celebrating Appalachia Videos Seasons

My Life in Appalachia 12

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Other than the storms we had earlier this week, our weather has been beyond beautiful for the last two weeks. We’ve had cooler temperatures which have turned the sky into that startling color of blue that can only be seen in fall and spring of the year.

As the earth comes back from its winter slumber the landscape of Appalachia is a sight to behold. There’s blooms everywhere you look and the trees are gaining their summer leaves seemingly overnight.

I tried to capture some of the spring glory in my latest video.

I hope you enjoyed the splendor of spring at the Blind Pig house!

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    Ed Ammons
    May 7, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    If yours is like mine that beautiful Carolina blue sky is caused by low humidity. We have had winds to accompany the low moisture so everything was parched for a while. We did get some good rain earlier in the week but the dry windy conditions are back today. We had some lightening and thunder with that rain but it wasn’t as bad as yours. The ground is still damp but if the wind persists it will dry out again. I managed to get 18 tomatoes in the ground yesterday but I have more to plant. I guess I’ll wait til Monday so the signs will be right. Sunday is supposed to be good too but I was taught not to work on Sunday.

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    Dennis M Morgan
    May 7, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    I sure enjoyed watching this video; it is very relaxing and informative. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Dennis Morgan

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    Wanda Devers
    May 7, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    I enjoyed this so much! I love the little stream–always wanted to live near one. Spring is a wonderful time. Also your breakfast looked yummy. My husband likes the egg sandwich too but he puts a slice of cheese on his.

    I just got in from visiting the garden. Thought I finally saw a tater popping up but it’s so wet I couldn’t get close. They were just some I kept too long to cook and didn’t want to put in the compost bucket. I love this time before it gets too hot to enjoy being outside.

    Thanks for all the enjoyment I get from your posts! I want to eat breakfast at your house!!

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    Liz Hart
    May 7, 2021 at 11:44 am

    I like the little brown bits in the bacon grease when I use it to make gravy.

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    aw griff
    May 7, 2021 at 11:18 am

    I really enjoyed your video and made me want to go to the farm to see all the beauty. It’s very similar to your place.

    Your azalea reminded me of the pinxter azaleas that grow on the farm. Dad called them wild honeysuckle.

    The root of the valerian smells like a dirty old sock. I’ve never chewed on a dirty sock but have tasted valerian root and my guess is they would be the same. Anyone that has heart flops (palpitations) will have lots more by using valerian root.

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    May 7, 2021 at 10:59 am

    Thanks Tipper for all in one. Loved your video. I can relate to the running streams, the woods and trees. And to top it off , thanks for cooking for us. You do everything so good and right.

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    Rebecca Freeman
    May 7, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Good morning Tipper!
    I also love your posts and videos of Spring. I just love this season when all of nature around us is coming back to life.
    I was wondering if you have the beautiful presence of the Wood Thrush where you live. I don’t know their whole range, but I live in south eastern York County, PA. We enjoy their amazing song from late April until late August. I was thrilled to hear them in Red Hill, NC when we rented a cabin for vacation several years ago, so they may be in Brasstown too.
    A friend told me recently that there’s a Bluegrass song about them: “Laurie Lewis – The Wood Thrush’s Song”. You can find it on YouTube. It’s very sad, because it speaks of over development, but it is beautifully done. See what you think.
    If anyone has never heard their amazing song, a quick Google search will bring it to life.
    Have a blessed Spring!

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      May 7, 2021 at 11:00 am

      Rebecca-I’m terrible at knowing birds-I’ll find one to hear and then I’ll know if I hear it here 🙂 I love Laurie Lewis-that’s a great song!

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        Rebecca Freeman
        May 8, 2021 at 8:06 am

        Try a Google search for the Wood Thrush song. They sound very flute-like!

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    May 7, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Your videos are always so informative and I really enjoyed seeing the stream. Crazy as it may seem, I had to rewind to that stream again. I could have just sat down on that cement corner and enjoyed the water cascading by. Absolutely beautiful!! And that crocheting Granny was showing sure looked interesting. I love to crochet too.

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    Gayle Larson
    May 7, 2021 at 9:33 am

    Great food, beautiful scenery and toe tappin music. What else could anyone need for a joyous llife??

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    Rick Shepherd
    May 7, 2021 at 9:10 am

    Most marvelous spring glory video!…..Thank you, Tipper and family!

    It brings to me the glory and blessings of a life well lived.

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    Ray Presley
    May 7, 2021 at 9:01 am

    Tipper, your postings of cooking, gardening and music entertain and educate in wonderful fashion. Enjoyed seeing Matt use those canned ramps and frying up that meat. Chitter or Chatter working in the herb garden was also very enjoyable, learned a lot in a short amount of time. That mattock-like tool that you were using is something that I want to buy to use here. The others I have always seem to get bent out of shape (heavier work than they were designed for probably.) Your segments of nature, including the azaleas. bumble bees and rippling water should indeed be on a patent, because many others are likely as impressed as I am. Nothing I’ve seen on TV comes close to capturing nature in this way. It must be difficult for anyone who hasn’t grown up with nature all around them to fully appreciate and see the things that you and your family do. Please keep up the good work. It is much appreciated.

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    Margie G
    May 7, 2021 at 8:59 am

    I just adore your Appalachian Life series! The views you show are simply beautiful! You’ve got a wonderful family and the girls are not only beautiful- they’re smart, friendly and have talent! You’re just a wonderful bunch of people there!!! A few nights ago I was watching a gospel hour where the talent is all Appalachian ( Georgia and NC mostly.) The group of fellers singing and playing were at Brasstown Baptist Church. They showed a picture of the big and nice church. I thought to myself, I know of Brasstown!!! Wonder if my friends attend that church? Lol it was exciting for me to see that. My bedding plants are hanging in there but a few more cold and rainy days is going to kill them period. Btw the pink flowers in the woods were absolutely gorgeous!!!

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    Miss Cindy
    May 7, 2021 at 7:11 am

    You’ve out done yourself on this one Tipper! This is one of the mist soothing videos I’ve ever seen, just stunning! Spring in the mountains is a miraculous thing to see and you’ve captured it!
    Love these mountains!

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