The other day I was helping The Deer Hunter on a job. We were just getting started and he realized he’d forgot to bring a plumb-bob with him for making sure things were straight.
Before I knew what happened he’d taken a boot string out of a pair of snake boots he had in the truck, tied a wrench to one end and made his own plumb-bob.
He said “How do like that?” I said “I like it a lot and I would never have thought of making it.”
The Deer Hunter said he learned the trick from Pap way back in the day when they first started building houses together.
p.s. This weekend The Pressley Girls will be playing at:
- Saturday May 25, 2019 @ 10:15 a.m. Swain County Heritage Festival – Bryson City NC
- Saturday May 25, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m. Martins Creek Community Center – Murphy NC
Come cook with me!
MOUNTAIN FLAVORS – TRADITIONAL APPALACHIAN COOKING
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.