Tag Archives: sorghum molasses

B’ar in the Syrup Bar’l

Back in the days when this was new ground you had to cotch a b’ar ef you wanted to keep warm. Yessuh, my pappy knew this country when she was somep’n. He come over the mountains from South Ca’liny with his pappy, my gran’pappy, and gran’maw, when he was jus’ a boy. When they decided […]

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You really had to work to keep them molasses

“[My grandparents] had a molasses mill; they made molasses. I used to help make them, too. [They made molasses to sell.] And they made for people. They’d make molasses for six weeks or longer at a time, every day except Sunday. Sometimes they didn’t make them on Saturday. It was usually five days a week. […]

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The sorghum season is on!

Kentucky and Tennessee are today the leading sorghum syrup-producing states, and neither are shy about the fact. Gray, TN hosted the Appalachian Sorghum Festival last weekend, and over in Morgan County, KY the locals of that district celebrated their own Sorghum Festival September 23-25. And North Georgia’s Sorghum Festival, in Blairsville, GA comes up this […]

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