Appalachia

Spreading The Love For March

Time to Spread the Love for the month of March. I’m sending a great big THANK YOU to all the Acorns who took the time to comment during the month-your words and thoughts truly do make the Blind Pig a better place to visit.

JanetJust JackieJulie at Elisharose, Miss Cindy, Brenda Kay LedfordOsagebluff Quilter, Terry, Warren, LannyThe Fishing GuyPetra Michelle, David Templeton, Nancy M., GlendaFencepostRick’s Whitetail Woods, Mary Life In A Cordwood Cabin, Farmchick, Paul Saltcreek, B. Ruth, Vicki Lane, Eva Nell Mull Wike, Ph.D., Sarah, Wanda, Stacey South Western PA, Lynn Legge, Pat in East TN, Jen,  Sandra, Granny Sue, Sheryl Paul, Kenneth M. Roper, Anastasia, Mike McLain, Rachelle, Greta Koehel , Nancy Wigmore, Nancy Simpson, Kenneth O Hoffman, Mamabug, Kat, Lonnie Dockery, Canned Quilter, Kathryn Magendie, Jim Casada, Rhonda Haslam, Don Casada, Charline, Vera Guthrie, Garland Davis, Dilli, Larry Proffitt, Granny Pam , Bradley, Elizabeth K, Uncle Al, Dee from TN, Misty, Trisha Too, Kay, SharonD, Uncle Dave, Rooney Floyd, Martina, Paul Certo, Teresa, Susan, Cheryl Soehl, Patty Hall, Tom, Rachel Sliding Through Life, Luann Sewell Waters, Ethel, Em, Sheila Bergeron, J.E., My Carolina Kitchen, Clint, Audrey, D, Anne, BasketsbyRose, Dolores Barton, Jennifer In OR, Nancy, Melissa P Misplaced Southerner, Wanda, Judy, Barbara Gantt, Grannis Little Corner, Amy Jo Phillips, KGL, Bill Dotson, Donna W, Shane Moad, Jerry McKelvy, Sandy Carlson, Sallie C, Janet Pressley, Elithea, PinnacleCreek, Phyllis Salmons, Gary, Vickie, Nancy A Rural Journal , Ron Corley, Judith, Suzi Phillips, Kim Campbell , Debby Brown, RB, Pointless Picks, Dale Anderson, Susan L, Jo, Sandra Sarafian, Nina Chastain, PeggyP, Helen G, Lise, Colleen, John Dilbeck, Yvonne-The Mashburn Collection , Farmchick Paula , Sharon , Janice MacDaniels Debora Kerr, Angela Peevy , Gary, Hummer , Judith Alef, Joe Mode, Brandi Nabors, Mary Shipman, Leon, tea4too, Wayne Newton, Shirla, Boyd Guthrie, Joey At Big Teeth And Clouds, Douglas, downthelanegirl, Kay Baldwin, Penny McGee, Teri, Brian Blake, Glynda, Joji, Wanda Devers, Sue Crane, Marta Winters, Lisa At 2 Bears Farm, Catray44, Carol Harrison, Sara, D’Veda D’Ajostini, Sherry Whitaker, Debra Elliott, Mary Jane Plemmons, Bette, Mark Selby, Robert Loftis, Gary Powell, Charles, T.H. Merritt, Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski, Emily Goff, Mel H., Matt, Ed Myers, Inger, E.B., Ferne Kellow, DpBluSea, Katie, Jeanna M., Gary, Gary Boyd, Shirley Cooper, Chef E, Ebet, Roger Hartley, Tulsa Jack, Mountain Momma, Nancy The Wife Of A Diary Man, Alice At Happily Married To The Cows, Amy At Verde Farm, Gary Greene, Teresa, Eva Kroells, Sandy Barnett, Charles W. Bechtel, Dolores, Debra Kerr, Sara Jones Middlebrook, Deborah Scott Spencer, Bob Aufdemberge, Sandra Lemonade and Gingerbread, Susan Kinkki, Mary Rutherford, Veronica Gantley, CKnutter, Ethelene Dyer Jones, Sue Proud to be a Mema to 2 Generations, Tanya, Dean, Apple, Jagette, Debbie, Valerie Preist, and Jack A Baker.

Since my brain is on Gardening overload-I thought the prize for March should be a few of my heirloom tomato seeds from last year, a few of Hubert’s Heirloom Cantaloupe Seeds, and a few of the best ever Heirloom Yellow Watermelon Seeds.

And the winner is…. Granny Sue!

Don’t forget to click on a name above and go for a visit-I know you’ll be glad you did!

Tipper

 

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Becky
    April 6, 2011 at 6:49 am

    What a great gift! Granny Sue will love those seeds. Congratulations, Susanna!

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    kay
    April 2, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Tipper,I want to thank you for your wonderful blog. I love the mountains and the old time ways. Thanks again. Kay

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    Jim Casada
    April 2, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Tipper–I think I have the answer to Bradley’s popcorn question. He actually pretty much was on track. It is known as strawberry popcorn (from the shape of the cobs, as he noted), and it will pop just like regular popcorn. It is also used for decorative purposes much like Indian corn. I haven’t checked, but I’m sure a bit of web searching would turn up seeds for sale. I grew it years ago, and it’s easy enough.
    Jim Casada
    http://www.jimcasadaoutdoors.com

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    B. Ruth
    April 1, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Tipper,
    Bradley..I hadn’t thought of this popcorn in years…since it was used as a craft I suppose!…But I looked up on the Google and found Strawberry Popcorn seed being sold at Millington Seeds…They are treated…so if you do not want treated seeds you need to go to an heirloom maybe seed company…Hope this helps…I am still looking for the tiny Indian Corn of my parents era of gardening!
    Thanks Tipper,

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    B. Ruth
    April 1, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Tipper,
    Bradley, Yes I have seen this corn many years ago at craft festivals…used as craft decorations…I don’t know the name of it but was told it was old timey popcorn!…I would love to have some to plant, too…Not just for the popcorn but for display..with the shucks pulled back, tied and dried…I remember the people saying that the corn did not grow very tall…Hope we find out something about it..There is also a very small straight ear of purplish red corn that I remember my Dad and Mother calling it Indian corn. I doubt that was the real name! My Dad told me they grew it in Madison county and it was the only one that would pop and they grew it to eat as popcorn…never for crafts! ha
    Thanks Tipper,

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    Tipper
    April 1, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Bradley-I havent heard of them-but maybe someone has and will let us know.
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Music, Giveaways, Mountain Folk
    All at http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com

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    sarah
    April 1, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Pssssst …. go over to the quilting gallery blog and vote for the quilt i entered in the weekly theme quilt contest, please??? 🙂 there’s a link on my blog for the voting!

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    sarah
    April 1, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    happy april to my favorite appalachian! 🙂

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    Bradley
    April 1, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Oh yeah, I forgot to say congratulations to Granny Sue for winning!
    Bradley

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    Bradley
    April 1, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Tipper – This is slightly off the subject I guess but, seeing the post about the seeds, I wonder if you or any of your readers know or have heard about this. I once saw a guy come into the gas station with a bag of dark purple objects in a small brown bag. They looked like very large, dried, purple, strawberries (heart shaped). He said, “O.k. fellas, bet you can’t guess what these are?” You would not believe the ideas everyone came up with for an answer. Finally, when no one could guess what they were, he said, “These are an old variety of pop corn that an “old timer” gave me today and I’m gonna plant them to see if they will grow.”
    Wonder if any of your readers have seen this old variety of pop corn? I assume that popcorn was an old variety but, I really don’t know but, It was definitely pop corn; He even let us shell one. Ever seen or heard of this type of pop corn?
    They were about the size of large plum ( approx. 2 3/4″ diameter). Large strawberry or heart shaped.
    Bradley

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    Jim Casada
    April 1, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Tipper–Your gift of seeds suggests to me that you need to do a blog on saving seeds (maybe with some “how to” included). It’s a splendid example of the “make do” mindset, and we wouldn’t have a lot of our heirloom vegetables, especially tomatoes, had it not been for seed savers. There’s been a renaissance in heirloom vegetables and fruits, but I wonder how many of the folks raising them are saving their own seeds, doing their own grafting, etc.
    Just a thought, and happy All Fools’ Day (another name for April 1, and since I’m on trivia, I wonder how many of your readers knew that the date was purportedly the birthday of Judas Iscariot.
    Yep, I know, I got a singularly disordered mind.
    Jim Casada
    http://www.jimcasadaoutdoors.com

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    Sandra
    April 1, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    hubby has not tried watermelon seed yet, we don’t have any where to plant them, yard is to small, dogs are to big

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    Anastasia
    April 1, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Thank YOU, Tipper. It’s always a pleasure to stop by, whenever I can. Sending your way all my love. Have a great weekend!

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    Suzi Phillips
    April 1, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Thank you, Tipper! My father’s last illness took me to the city in March & reading Blind Pig brought me home for a little while every night. It was a bright spot during a very difficult time.

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    Jen
    April 1, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Hoping you are able to get to planting this weekend. Happy Friday!

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    Ken
    April 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Tipper,
    Congradulations to Granny Sue and
    hope you have good luck with those
    seeds: they’re probably among her
    best gardening gifts.
    Its almost full sunshine today at
    my place but that northeast wind
    is sure cold. A warming trend is
    a coming…Ken

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    Janet
    April 1, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Congratulations to Granny Sue. She’ll love the prizes.

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    teresa atkinson
    April 1, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I love how you do this every month. BISCUITS —- I MADE EDIBLE BISCUITS.
    Happy Spring my friend.

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    Brandi Nabors
    April 1, 2011 at 10:32 am

    congrats granny sue!!!

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    Mamabug
    April 1, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Way to go Granny Sue! Some more wonderful seeds for your garden.

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    Don Casada
    April 1, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Do the rest of you’uns get the idea that Tipper is calling us a bunch of nuts?
    😉

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    Granny Sue
    April 1, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Yay! I won! Thank you.
    Or is this an April Fool’s joke? 🙂
    Seriously, I can’t wait for the seeds. I will be thinking of you as I plant, Tipper.

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    Miss Cindy
    April 1, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Congratulations to Granny Sue! Those seeds are guaranteed to bring much gastronomical enjoyment.

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    B. Ruth
    April 1, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Tipper,
    Congratulations to Granny Sue….
    My, my what an impressive bunch of folks commenting on the Blind Pig…I enjoy reading all the comments.
    Thanks Tipper for keeping it going!

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    Barb Johnson
    April 1, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Love Heirloom seeds. We just purchased some when we were visiting Cherokee North Carolina. I know some of them may
    not do well way up here in Michigan, but my 13yr old son was excited to try! Happy Gardening~Barb

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    Catray44
    April 1, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Love this blog! I miss the mountains so!

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