Mumbly Peg

Best Way to Cook a Deer Ham

Conniption Fit

drawing of an angel in the sky

Oh Beautiful Star of Bethlehem

“Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem” is one of my favorite Christmas songs. If you’re a believer it has an awesome comparison…

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Christmas Pap

A Gift from Long Ago

Schrade old timer fixed blade belt knife The other day The Deer Hunter showed me a knife he’s really proud…

girl asking about pummy dirt
Appalachian Dialect


Several folks found Lyndall “Granny” Toothman’s use of the word pummy interesting in my Dandelion Salad at Christmas post. I…

handmade christmas train

Favorite Christmas Ornaments

Granny and Pap’s Christmas Train The girls have been sharing their favorite Christmas decorations in a series of posts on…



“He’s got to go down there and stay all day a Saturday. They’re making up money for them. He said…

house in the darkness of night
Appalachia Christmas

December Feels

December feels fresh greenery on the porch and in the house the smell of woodsmoke every time I go outside…