Appalachia Riddles

Riddles 6


I’m sharing another riddle by way of¬†Sidney Saylor Farr’s book My “Appalachia – A Memoir” with you today.

“Round as a biscuit, busy as a bee,
Prettiest little thing you ever did see.”

More than a few of you got the answer to the last riddle in case you missed it-it was fog.



Come cook with me!

Location: John C. Campbell Folk School – Brasstown, NC
Date: Sunday, June 23 – Saturday, June 29, 2019
Instructors: Carolyn Anderson, Tipper Pressley

Experience the traditional Appalachian method of cooking, putting up, and preserving the bounty from nature’s garden. Receive hands-on training to make and process a variety of jellies, jams, and pickles for winter eating. You’ll also learn the importance of dessert in Appalachian culture and discover how to easily make the fanciest of traditional cakes. Completing this week of cultural foods, a day of bread making will produce biscuits and cornbread. All levels welcome.

Along with all that goodness Carolyn and I have planned a couple of field trips to allow students to see how local folks produce food for their families. The Folk School offers scholarships you can go here to find out more about them. For the rest of the class details go here.

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  • Reply
    Ray Davies
    February 9, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Some of the best Appalachian learning you can find is “The Foxfire” Books 1-about 11. After that it is about the current folks. The sure bring back memories for this old (70+) man. I have them and saving them for my Grandson to learn where he came from.

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    L C Barn
    February 9, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    the answer to the riddle is a watch, my mother taught me this riddle when I was no larger than a tater. LC Barn

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    February 9, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    A marble?

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    February 9, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Tipper , is it a watch? God Bless! Keep em coming . We love the Riddles.

  • Reply
    February 9, 2019 at 8:49 am

    A wristwatch?

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    Miss Cindy
    February 9, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Perhaps a top!

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