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My Life in Appalachia 9

scrambled eggs

Today I’m sharing another peek at the great life we’ve been blessed with in the mountains of North Carolina.

You can see we’ve been getting started on the spring garden, eating some good food, enjoying Granny’s 81st birthday and even listening to some good fiddle music.

Hope you enjoyed the video!!

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    Gina Smith
    March 12, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Thanks for inviting us over!

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    Sanford McKinney Jr
    March 12, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    Tipper that sure is a good looking egg sandwich. Mine usually has mayo and tomato slices. Probably would put one or two slices of the bacon on it, also.
    Granny a belated Happy Birthday to you and wishes for many more!

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    March 12, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Another great video! I so enjoy them and hope all continues to be well with you and your family in these crazy times. Your Mom is just so precious. She reminds me of Mom each time I see her on your videos. I trust the Lord will grant her many more happy birthday celebrations! God bless all of you!

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    Ed Ammons
    March 12, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    My yellow bells are blooming and I had 5 deer in the yard this morning.

    I do bacon in the oven but I put mine on a stainless steel rack and cook it low and slow. I try to render out the grease and evaporate out the water. I don’t cook it for the meat part, it’s the grease I want. Sometimes it gets so hard that I can’t eat it so I crumble it and put it in salad or in cornbread. Or sprinkle it in scrambled eggs.

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    Garland Davis
    March 12, 2021 at 11:54 am

    I hate to criticize, but I would have used that bacon fat to cook those eggs instead of butter. Enjoyed your video. Usually, my ADD (used to be ADHD, but since I got so old, there is nothing Hyperactive about me) won’t permit me to watch anything longer than a couple of minutes. Have a great day!

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    March 12, 2021 at 11:09 am

    As I was watching the video, I was going back to when my husband tilled the garden and then he bought me a little tiller called the Green Machine. I used it in my flower bed because you could go right around the plant and not disturb the plant. There was a digging prong on each side and they were about 5 inches long which was just great to really loosen the dirt. Then when you got in the kitchen I got hungry. You have pans and pots just like me:} I thought you was going to make chocolate (peanut butter} frosting until you put in the oatmeal and then I was puzzled. I bet those were goooood cookies. Like others have commented on Granny, her smile when she looked up at ya all was just precious. You could see the “Love” in her face. And I sure enjoyed the girls music and the cute way the fiddle player had to pick up the horse and gallop it over to her sister. It shows the fun side in the fiddle player, LOL, although the guitar player was focused on business.

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    Ray Presley
    March 12, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Thanks for sharing this video with us. Enjoyed the tilling, planting, cooking as well as the music. The best part was, of course, Granny and the sheer joy she radiated during her birthday dinner. You’ve captured these memories forever.

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    March 12, 2021 at 9:34 am

    Enjoyed the video. Those front tine tillers can beat you to death. Granny sure is precious. When watching her I am reminded of my mother in law, she was just like having another mother. Now for you Tipper, is it really necessary to show all of that good food? Like Jerry Clower would say, you done flung a craving on me. Just remember if I’m not teasing you, I don’t like you.

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    Ron Stephens
    March 12, 2021 at 8:19 am

    Busy time, as usual I’m sure. The Deer Hunter is getting a workout with that tiller. Have to fight those kind I know. I have never used one of those counter-rotating kind but suspect they don’t have to be held back all the time.

    I have started my garden planting with cool weather things; carrot, radishes, onions and – Lord willing – will plant potatoes here in a bit.

    do you cover your beds with leaves from the yard each fall? I keep thinking every year I will do that but never have. Where I do get leaves drifted against the fence they hold down the weeds. I have lots and lots of leaves and have thought about mulching with them through the summer but haven’t tried that either. By the way, do you spread your wood ash on your garden beds? As long as we had a wood stove I did that but I never matched what I planted to where I had spread it. I read somewhere once that was a good way to get trace elements.

    Your Lenten roses are doing well. We have one plant that usually blooms but last I looked showed no signs of it this year.

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      March 12, 2021 at 8:52 am

      Ron-we have so many trees around that they sort of cover the gardens with leaves 🙂 But like you I’ve always wanted to make a real effort to add a thick layer in the fall of the year. We do put the ashes on the garden.

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    Margie G
    March 12, 2021 at 8:08 am

    I enjoyed the entire video, but the sweet look in your mother’s eyes and her beautiful face was by far the very best part!!! You’re all so very lucky to have such a loving mother in your lives!!!! No signs of daffodils here just yet.

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    Miss Cindy
    March 12, 2021 at 7:57 am

    Tip, I’m loving these (mostly) silent videos. They are so soothing, just watching life happen and…at your house there is always a lot happening. You all are the busiest people I know, but watching the video slows life down to a manageable pace!
    Thanks for the moment of silence!

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    Dona DiBernardo Silver
    March 12, 2021 at 7:04 am

    Tipper I watched this post on YouTube last night. I fell in love with Granny. She is so beautiful. God Bless her and wish her a blessed Belated Birthday from one of your fans.
    Her expression when you started singing Happy Birthday is priceless.
    I can tell she is cherished.
    Thank you for sharing

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