appalachia Newsletter


November 2 2011 Appalachia Newsletter

Greetings to all near and far. I hope your Halloween was safe and fun! Now it is getting on to Thanksgiving time -- what is your family's traditional Thanksgiving meal? Who cooks it? Does the whole family help out before and after the big meal?

Come on by my Appalachia forum and chat with me about your family traditions and memories. I would love to meet you.

Here is my latest article for you:

Museum Of Appalachia In Tennessee
The Museum of Appalachia wonderfully interprets and preserves the pioneer and early twentieth century period of the Southern Appalachian region of the United States.

I love feedback on my articles, so please come join me in my forum and chat with me about the article, or anything else related to the Appalachia regions. I look forward to meeting you.

Do you know what a corn crib is? Well...A corn crib or corncrib is a type of granary used to dry and store corn. It is also known as a cornhouse or corn house, though this term can refer to any granary.

After the harvest, corn, still on the cob, is placed in the crib either with or without the husk. The typical corn crib had slats in its walls. These slatted sides of the corn crib allow air to circulate through the corn, both allowing it to dry initially and helping it to stay dry. The slats expose the corn to pests, so corn cribs are elevated above the ground beyond the reach of rodents.

From The Old Farmer:
An old farmer knows that you just don't go and corner something that is meaner than you.

Till next time, may your home be filled with laughter and may it ring from floor to rafter.

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Phyllis Doyle Burns, Appalachia Editor

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