Spreading The April Love

Time to Spread the Love for April. I’m sending a great big THANK YOU to all the Acorns who took the time to comment during the month of April-you truly helped make the Blind Pig & the Acorn a better place to visit:

Sandy Carlson, Janet, PaulaKathleenJust JackieThe TexicanJulie at Elisharose, Miss Cindy, Brenda Kay LedfordSheila B., Osagebluff Quilter, Terry, GrannyPamWarren, LannyThe Fishing Guy, Mary Traveling HammerPetra Michelle, David Templeton, Nancy M., GlendaNancy SimpsonFencepostRick’s Whitetail WoodsTrisha Too, Mary Life In A Cordwood Cabin, My Carolina Kitchen, Farmchick, Paul Saltcreek, Patty Hall, JoLyn, B. Ruth, CheE, Sallie Covolo, Barbara Gantt, Vicki Lane, Jay Henderson, Ethel, Janet Pressley, Eva Nell Mull Wike, Ph.D., Sarah, Wanda, Apple, Stacey South Western PA, Dee from Tennessee, Lynn, Pat in East TN, Charles Fletcher, Shirley, Teresa,  Clint, Jen,  Sandra, Betsy from Tenn, JennyJenny, Donna W, JoyceAnn, Granny SueJennifer in OR, Marion, Sheryl Paul, Frances, Kelli, Amy, Miss FiFi, Elizabeth Westmark, Sandi, Kenneth M. Roper, Malcolm, Kenneth O Hoffman, Jeanna M, Diving Boracay, Melanie Graham Pieri, Fred Deegen, Carol, Jane, Nancy, Jen, Branson Bob, Lauren, GaFarmWomanPam, Baking Barb, Marj, Erin D, Nancy, EBet, Kathleen Gonna Want Seconds, Rhonda Haslam, Solstice Dreamer, Hopey Whisperwind, Quilter Bear, WKF, Shawn, Debbie, Ana Fesmire, Shane Moad, Kate In MT, Janera, Elizabeth, Tiffany, Trixie Goforth, Stephanie, Anastasia, Marilyn, June, Mike McLain, and Mary.

April’s winner is…

Jenny Jenny! As soon as I get her address I’ll be sending Jenny a jar of violet jelly-hope she likes it.

The month of May holds some excitement for the Blind Pig & the Acorn and it’s readers. First up-the 2nd Annual Blind Pig & the Acorn Planting by the Signs Test gets started on the 17th.

Second-I’ll be hosting a Spotlight on music and it’s relationship to Appalachia. The music features will be sprinkled in with the usual posts over the coming weeks. A few highlights of the Spotlight:

  • Interviews-David Grier, Kathy Chiavola, and Bob Dalsemer to name a few
  • CD giveaways
  • Guest posts by notable writers from the music world as well as a few who write about Appalachia
  • Go along with me as I visit local jam sessions
  • Giveaway Sponsored by The Old-Time Herald-a year’s subscription to their wonderful magazine
  • Vintage Classical Ibanez Guitar Giveaway-sponsored by Paul Wilson
  • Spotlight Sponsored by World Wide Bluegrass

Hope you stick around for the sign test-and for the Spotlight on Music in Appalachia-both should be a lot of fun-and who knows you might just win a guitar.


p.s. Don’t forget to click on a commenter’s name and go for a visit I know you’ll be glad you did!


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    Chef E
    May 8, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Oh how I could create something wonderful with that violet jelly!
    Peace, blessings, hugs and love to you my friend- Happy Mothers Day
    May your family and God’s love ring out through your acorn fields, and all be blessed and touched by your words and wisdom we find here…

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    May 7, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Congratulations, Jenny Jenny!!!
    Wow, Tipper, you have an action packed few weeks coming up.
    Can’t wait!!

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    Fishing Guy
    May 5, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Tipper: The love is spread with a wonderful gift. This should be an exciting month.

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    May 4, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Hi Tipper, I’m trying to catch up a little today. It’s raining at the beach –so this gives me an opportunity to catch up with some blogging, some reading and some SLEEPING.. ha ha (What a life!)
    I don’t know if WordPress is having problems today–but it took me FOREVER to get your blog to load… BUT–I was patient and it loaded finally.
    I’m looking forward to your upcoming music posts.
    Someday, I would love to have some Violet Jelly. Bet it’s wonderful. My mother used to make Crabapple Jelly.

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    Miss Cindy
    May 4, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Congratulations to Jenny Jenny. Lucky girl, I KNOW that jelly is Top of the Line!
    Look forward to the music month!!

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    May 4, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Congratulations to Jenny Jenny. That jelly looks delicious – the perfect summer dessert. Looking forward to your Spotlight on music.

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    May 3, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Yay ME!!! I can hardly wait to try your violet jelly!!!

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    trisha too
    May 3, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    well, duh, click the violet jelly link, right??? way to answer my own question!
    But here’s another for you–what is the flower you have pictured? Is it a big bushy thing? ‘Cause we have one, and I do NOT know the name of it–is it a kind of hydrangea?

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    trisha too
    May 3, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    as a former spread the love winner, congratulations, Jenny Jenny!!
    hey, Tipper, did you post the recipe for the violet jelly, and I missed it? once I start making jelly, it’s hard to stop . . . the violet looks a lot like my wild plum!

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    Brian P.T. Blake
    May 3, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    We’re writing a family history book that includes great-great grandfather Thomas Kincaid Blake, Jr. (1813-1892), who grew up in his father Thomas Early Blake’s cabin on King’s Creek, Roane County, Tennessee. The Blakes came from South Carolina in 1801. To help make their old-time Appalachian world come alive, anyone willing to add local color for publication, with attribution, is invited to correspond.

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    Vicki Lane
    May 3, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Oh, that jelly is beautiful!

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    May 3, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    tipper…. i so enjoy learning about heritage and folklore.
    thanks so much for sharing with us all. and what a bonus to hear the music, it truly touches my soul.
    i look forward to learning more.
    big ladybug hugs

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    May 3, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    That jelly looks delicious!
    Stacey SWPA

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    May 3, 2010 at 11:23 am

    we are feeling that love flowing out to us, thanks a bunch and i know Jenny Jenny will love her jelly jelly

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