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Community, Memes, and New York: Ex-Slave Who Taught Jack Daniels How to Make Whiskey Will Be Honored With New Foundation @balleralert Ex-Slave Who Taught Jack Daniels How to Make Whiskey Will Be Honored With New Foundation - blogged by: @msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nearly 143 years after the initial production of JackDaniels Whiskey, the ex-slave that taught the founder the craft of whiskey distilling is receiving a new honor in the wake of the recent news of his involvement in the Whiskey history. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last year, a NewYorkTimes article about Nathan “Nearest” Green, a slave from Lynchburg, TN who taught Daniels the trade, went viral, sparking the interest of New York Times best-selling author Fawn Weaver. After looking into Green’s story, Weaver launched a foundation in his honor. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The idea that there were positive stories out there of whites’ and blacks’ working side by side, through and beyond the Civil War, resonated with me,” Weaver said in a statement last week. “I liked the story of Jack Daniel, but Nearest Green’s story and the community at large really stayed with me.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Weaver is looking to start a museum in Lynchburg through the foundation, highlighting Green’s contribution to Tennessee Whiskey’s history, in addition to a national park, a book on his achievements and a scholarship fund to assist Green’s descendants. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The author also purchased the former home of Dan Call, who kept Green as a slave. At the 313 acre home, Green taught Call’s neighbor, Jack, how to make whiskey. Eventually, Call gave the land up to Jack, which eventually became the first Jack Daniels distillery. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Upon purchasing the land, Weaver found documents that showed Jack and Green’s families working together for decades. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In turn, the brand’s president revealed his excitement for Weaver’s efforts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Our primary ambition is to do all that should be done to honor the memory and role of Nearest Green and, therefore, we recognize any activity that supports this ultimate goal as worthy,” said Mark McCallum president of Jack Daniel’s Brand.
Community, Memes, and New York: Ex-Slave Who Taught Jack Daniels
 How to Make Whiskey Will Be
 Honored With New Foundation
 @balleralert
Ex-Slave Who Taught Jack Daniels How to Make Whiskey Will Be Honored With New Foundation - blogged by: @msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nearly 143 years after the initial production of JackDaniels Whiskey, the ex-slave that taught the founder the craft of whiskey distilling is receiving a new honor in the wake of the recent news of his involvement in the Whiskey history. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last year, a NewYorkTimes article about Nathan “Nearest” Green, a slave from Lynchburg, TN who taught Daniels the trade, went viral, sparking the interest of New York Times best-selling author Fawn Weaver. After looking into Green’s story, Weaver launched a foundation in his honor. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The idea that there were positive stories out there of whites’ and blacks’ working side by side, through and beyond the Civil War, resonated with me,” Weaver said in a statement last week. “I liked the story of Jack Daniel, but Nearest Green’s story and the community at large really stayed with me.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Weaver is looking to start a museum in Lynchburg through the foundation, highlighting Green’s contribution to Tennessee Whiskey’s history, in addition to a national park, a book on his achievements and a scholarship fund to assist Green’s descendants. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The author also purchased the former home of Dan Call, who kept Green as a slave. At the 313 acre home, Green taught Call’s neighbor, Jack, how to make whiskey. Eventually, Call gave the land up to Jack, which eventually became the first Jack Daniels distillery. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Upon purchasing the land, Weaver found documents that showed Jack and Green’s families working together for decades. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In turn, the brand’s president revealed his excitement for Weaver’s efforts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Our primary ambition is to do all that should be done to honor the memory and role of Nearest Green and, therefore, we recognize any activity that supports this ultimate goal as worthy,” said Mark McCallum president of Jack Daniel’s Brand.

Ex-Slave Who Taught Jack Daniels How to Make Whiskey Will Be Honored With New Foundation - blogged by: @msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nearly ...

Golden Retriever, Puppy, and Back: First walk for our Golden Retriever puppy, Fawn. She had to be carried the rest of the way back.
Golden Retriever, Puppy, and Back: First walk for our Golden Retriever puppy, Fawn. She had to be carried the rest of the way back.

First walk for our Golden Retriever puppy, Fawn. She had to be carried the rest of the way back.

Ass, Bless Up, and Cats: Let's go shopping! So one of my followers DM me saying: "Have you ever met 'Mr. I'm too Perfect'? You see Mr. P is a sexy, motivated, funny, intelligent and extremely likable guy who makes calculated moves that force unsuspecting women in2 the grey area of 'are we dating or just hooking up?' Mr. P has an estimated bajillion women ready to marry him at the drop of an 'I love you.' Time to move on or accept the challenge?" Ok lemme drop a little science on Mr. PP, because I may know a thing or two about this type 😇. First things first, keep it very G with old boy - but don't do the most. Find a balance. If u fawn over him too early on, he gon take u for granted. But don't fall into the trap of doing the other extreme and rubbing his face in his shit. Like when a girl wanna mention that she dated ball players and actors. Fuck they got to do with me? 😂 I done dated models but I don't harp on that shit. Mr. PP ain't used to girls treating him like a regular dude. Give him that gift and watch it work magic 🤗. Second, tease him. Mr. PP is used to hearing about his perfection so relentlessly bust the fuck out of his balls. If he wearing a pink tie u could be all "OK SO WE DOING PINK TIES NOW THAT'S ADORABLE. YOU GOT A PINK THONG TO MATCH THAT PINK TIE, MR. PINKYSAURUS REX? HOW BOUT A PINK ROMPER. MATTER FACT YOUR XMAS GIFT IS A PINK ROMPER AND IMMA MAKE U WEAR IT OL PINK BUTTERCUP LOOKIN ASS LOL." Last of all, starve him. Get into a nice lil texting discussion and then leave him ice cold. U feel me? Like y'all bantering on Monday and poof...ghost till Wednesday. Fuck his circuitry up. Cross his wires. Have him worrying u spent Tuesday getting that long pipe from your ex. "But smash I hate these games why do I need to play games argh! I'll just live with cats I'm done 😫." Ok Cat Lady u the one who wanted to fuck with Mr. PP, I'm just giving u the game! U don't like this game? Might I suggest Christian Mingle - find u a nice boy named Peter who gon make loving missionary sexytime to u and have u in a Honda Odyssey. But if u wanna have Mr. PP chirren and ride in that big body Audi Q7 u gotta approach shit a lil different. Ya get me! Bless up 😍😂😂😂
Ass, Bless Up, and Cats: Let's go shopping!
So one of my followers DM me saying: "Have you ever met 'Mr. I'm too Perfect'? You see Mr. P is a sexy, motivated, funny, intelligent and extremely likable guy who makes calculated moves that force unsuspecting women in2 the grey area of 'are we dating or just hooking up?' Mr. P has an estimated bajillion women ready to marry him at the drop of an 'I love you.' Time to move on or accept the challenge?" Ok lemme drop a little science on Mr. PP, because I may know a thing or two about this type 😇. First things first, keep it very G with old boy - but don't do the most. Find a balance. If u fawn over him too early on, he gon take u for granted. But don't fall into the trap of doing the other extreme and rubbing his face in his shit. Like when a girl wanna mention that she dated ball players and actors. Fuck they got to do with me? 😂 I done dated models but I don't harp on that shit. Mr. PP ain't used to girls treating him like a regular dude. Give him that gift and watch it work magic 🤗. Second, tease him. Mr. PP is used to hearing about his perfection so relentlessly bust the fuck out of his balls. If he wearing a pink tie u could be all "OK SO WE DOING PINK TIES NOW THAT'S ADORABLE. YOU GOT A PINK THONG TO MATCH THAT PINK TIE, MR. PINKYSAURUS REX? HOW BOUT A PINK ROMPER. MATTER FACT YOUR XMAS GIFT IS A PINK ROMPER AND IMMA MAKE U WEAR IT OL PINK BUTTERCUP LOOKIN ASS LOL." Last of all, starve him. Get into a nice lil texting discussion and then leave him ice cold. U feel me? Like y'all bantering on Monday and poof...ghost till Wednesday. Fuck his circuitry up. Cross his wires. Have him worrying u spent Tuesday getting that long pipe from your ex. "But smash I hate these games why do I need to play games argh! I'll just live with cats I'm done 😫." Ok Cat Lady u the one who wanted to fuck with Mr. PP, I'm just giving u the game! U don't like this game? Might I suggest Christian Mingle - find u a nice boy named Peter who gon make loving missionary sexytime to u and have u in a Honda Odyssey. But if u wanna have Mr. PP chirren and ride in that big body Audi Q7 u gotta approach shit a lil different. Ya get me! Bless up 😍😂😂😂

So one of my followers DM me saying: "Have you ever met 'Mr. I'm too Perfect'? You see Mr. P is a sexy, motivated, funny, intelligent and ex...

Bae, Books, and Fucking: ERROR Trump Blocked Stephen King On Twitter, So J.K. Rowling Stepped ln HuffPost 7 hours ago She's still got access, Stephen. 017.4K 566 Comments → Share Videos <p><a href="https://deverer.tumblr.com/post/161793567084/libertarirynn-i-just-had-a-stroke-from-how-much-i" class="tumblr_blog">deverer</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/161793401279/i-just-had-a-stroke-from-how-much-i-dont-care" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote><p>I just had a stroke from how much I don’t care.</p></blockquote> <p>You know, this is just one of the reasons why I’m becoming desensitized to Trump in any sort of news. It’s because the MSM and other pathetic sites like Buzzfeed and Huffpost have to also be tabloids and focus on his SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVITY.<br/><br/>JUST REPORT THE FUCKING NEWS! OH WAIT! YOU TRY THAT BUT YOU SKEW THE DETAILS SO MANY TIMES THAT I CAN’T TRUST YOU ANYMORE!<br/><br/>/endrant. Screw the MSM, I don’t trust news anymore, I wish these people would pull their heads out of their asses. Still not a Trump supporter.</p></blockquote> <p>I went ahead and clicked the link out of morbid curiosity. It was even worse than I thought. Probably the least newsworthy thing I&rsquo;ve seen in a long time. Here&rsquo;s the &ldquo;story&rdquo;:</p><p>&gt;Trump blocked King<br/>&gt;Rowling told King she&rsquo;d DM him Trump&rsquo;s tweets</p><p>That&rsquo;s literally it. A major news website decided that that two paragraph farce of the story was enough to make an article out of just so they could fawn over their &ldquo;woke bae&rdquo; JK Rowling, who is quickly becoming one of the most annoying public figures in existence. Her books are about the only redeeming thing about her at this point.</p>
Bae, Books, and Fucking: ERROR
 Trump Blocked Stephen King
 On Twitter, So J.K. Rowling
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 HuffPost 7 hours ago
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<blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/161793401279/i-just-had-a-stroke-from-how-much-i-dont-care" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote><p>I just had a stroke from how much I don’t care.</p></blockquote>
<p>You know, this is just one of the reasons why I’m becoming desensitized to Trump in any sort of news. It’s because the MSM and other pathetic sites like Buzzfeed and Huffpost have to also be tabloids and focus on his SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVITY.<br/><br/>JUST REPORT THE FUCKING NEWS! OH WAIT! YOU TRY THAT BUT YOU SKEW THE DETAILS SO MANY TIMES THAT I CAN’T TRUST YOU ANYMORE!<br/><br/>/endrant. Screw the MSM, I don’t trust news anymore, I wish these people would pull their heads out of their asses. Still not a Trump supporter.</p></blockquote>

<p>I went ahead and clicked the link out of morbid curiosity. It was even worse than I thought. Probably the least newsworthy thing I&rsquo;ve seen in a long time. Here&rsquo;s the &ldquo;story&rdquo;:</p><p>&gt;Trump blocked King<br/>&gt;Rowling told King she&rsquo;d DM him Trump&rsquo;s tweets</p><p>That&rsquo;s literally it. A major news website decided that that two paragraph farce of the story was enough to make an article out of just so they could fawn over their &ldquo;woke bae&rdquo; JK Rowling, who is quickly becoming one of the most annoying public figures in existence. Her books are about the only redeeming thing about her at this point.</p>

deverer: libertarirynn:I just had a stroke from how much I don’t care. You know, this is just one of the reasons why I’m becoming desensiti...

Advice, Alive, and Anaconda: Pro football player leaves behind $37 million contract to become a farmer POSTED 249 PM, NOVEMBER 17, 2014, BY FOX 4 NEWSROOM AND KASEY BABBITT, UPDATED AT 05:59PM, NOVEMBER 17 2014 fFACEBOOK 00 yTWITTER四 PPINTEREST g+ GOOGLE ǐn LINKEDIN。 EMAIL 10K+ 21 Ex-NFL star finds new passion in farming LOUISBURG, N.C. - ANFL player has left behind his $37 million contract in order to do something he has never done before: become a North Carolina farmer. According to CBS News, St. Louis Rams center Jason Brown quit football to be a full time farmer and now is on a mission to feed the state's residents who are hungry Brown purchased 1,000 acres of farm land and has started growing crops like sweet potatoes and cucumbers "My agent told me, You're making the biggest mistake of your life," Brown told CBS "And I looked right back at him and I said, 'No l'm not. No I'm not." Brown learned the tricks of the trade from none other than watching videos on YouTube, since he had never actually farmed a day in his life. He also spent time gathering advice from local farmers in Louisburg He is calling the farm, the "First Fruits Farm," and as part of his plan, Brown is donating the first fruits of every harvest to area food pantries. He just recently finished his first harvest of a five acre plot of sweet potatoes; a whopping 100,000 pounds of food, which he donated to the needy He says his plan was inspired by God, and believes a life of service is much more fulfilling than his previous line of work When you see them pop up out of the ground, man, it's the most beautiful thing you could ever see," Brown said, who says he's never felt more successful With his farm he plans to make a dent in his state's hunger population. <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://caragh.tumblr.com/post/145781500883">caragh</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://sashayed.tumblr.com/post/145780848790">sashayed</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://spacenoot.tumblr.com/post/136533657648">spacenoot</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://beldaran.tumblr.com/post/103127591014">beldaran</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://jumpingjacktrash.tumblr.com/post/103077578194">jumpingjacktrash</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>you go, you beautiful person. you fuckin <em>go</em>.</p> </blockquote> <p>YES FUCK YES</p> </blockquote> <p>No ok but I actually met him. Several of my colleagues and students were hired to do some assessments for several manmade and natural ponds on his property. He wanted to maintain them with several different fish populations so that kids nearby could fish and have a good time. </p> <p>While we were working he rode up in his four wheeler with a terrified look on his face. I never thought I would see a former football player on the verge of tears, but boy howdy he nearly was. Several of us stop what we were doing and go over to see what was up. </p> <p>“I was running the tractor through the field and almost hit a fawn.” He says.</p> <p>Now, for reference, it’s pretty common to have farmers run over and kill fawns. The defense mechanism of fawns when they are young is to lay down low and not move…which obviously isn’t great for when there’s a tractor. It happens all the time, but it can be pretty bloody. It’s not a pretty sight.</p> <p>So, thinking that maybe such a gory scene unnerved him and that we may have to dispose of the body, I say “Mr. Brown, is the fawn still alive?” </p> <p>He says “Yes, I took it to the barn…but I’m afraid the mom won’t take it back because it has human scent on it.”</p> <p>The myth about “human scent” is a common one, but it’s just that…a myth. But still, this guy was absolutely terrified that this little deer was going to live the first few weeks of its life without a parent. He was distraught. </p> <p>Luckily my professor/boss was like “Don’t worry Mr. Brown, if you return the fawn relatively close to the spot that you found it, the mother will come back. The human scent thing is just a myth. The fawn will be alright, just be sure to keep the barn quiet so that the fawn doesn’t panic.” </p> <p>Mr. Brown’s face lit up and he let out a sigh of relief. “Thank God” he said “I was so worried.”</p> <p>And that’s the story of how I met the sweetest man ever: Mr. Jason Brown.</p> </blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="616" data-orig-width="621"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9e72a48be3f1e3ae8270595ec90baed0/tumblr_inline_o8mxi9TDuk1qcq7oa_540.png" data-orig-height="616" data-orig-width="621"/></figure></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/WiseFarmerBrown/status/738375461714169856/video/1">fyi Jason Brown is still the cutest</a></p> </blockquote> <p>I can’t believe this is a real story, but it’s a real story. </p> </blockquote>
Advice, Alive, and Anaconda: Pro football player leaves behind
 $37 million contract to become
 a farmer
 POSTED 249 PM, NOVEMBER 17, 2014, BY FOX 4 NEWSROOM AND KASEY BABBITT, UPDATED AT 05:59PM, NOVEMBER 17
 2014
 fFACEBOOK 00
 yTWITTER四
 PPINTEREST
 g+ GOOGLE
 ǐn LINKEDIN。
 EMAIL
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 21
 Ex-NFL star finds new passion in farming

 LOUISBURG, N.C. - ANFL player has left behind his $37 million contract in order to do
 something he has never done before: become a North Carolina farmer.
 According to CBS News, St. Louis Rams center Jason Brown quit football to be a full time
 farmer and now is on a mission to feed the state's residents who are hungry
 Brown purchased 1,000 acres of farm land and has started growing crops like sweet
 potatoes and cucumbers
 "My agent told me, You're making the biggest mistake of your life," Brown told CBS
 "And I looked right back at him and I said, 'No l'm not. No I'm not."
 Brown learned the tricks of the trade from none other than watching videos on YouTube,
 since he had never actually farmed a day in his life. He also spent time gathering advice
 from local farmers in Louisburg
 He is calling the farm, the "First Fruits Farm," and as part of his plan, Brown is donating
 the first fruits of every harvest to area food pantries. He just recently finished his first
 harvest of a five acre plot of sweet potatoes; a whopping 100,000 pounds of food, which
 he donated to the needy
 He says his plan was inspired by God, and believes a life of service is much more fulfilling
 than his previous line of work
 When you see them pop up out of the ground, man, it's the most beautiful thing you
 could ever see," Brown said, who says he's never felt more successful
 With his farm he plans to make a dent in his state's hunger population.
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://caragh.tumblr.com/post/145781500883">caragh</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://sashayed.tumblr.com/post/145780848790">sashayed</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://spacenoot.tumblr.com/post/136533657648">spacenoot</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://beldaran.tumblr.com/post/103127591014">beldaran</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://jumpingjacktrash.tumblr.com/post/103077578194">jumpingjacktrash</a>:</p>
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<p>you go, you beautiful person. you fuckin <em>go</em>.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>YES FUCK YES</p>
</blockquote>
<p>No ok but I actually met him. Several of my colleagues and students were hired to do some assessments for several manmade and natural ponds on his property. He wanted to maintain them with several different fish populations so that kids nearby could fish and have a good time. </p>
<p>While we were working he rode up in his four wheeler with a terrified look on his face. I never thought I would see a former football player on the verge of tears, but boy howdy he nearly was. Several of us stop what we were doing and go over to see what was up. </p>
<p>“I was running the tractor through the field and almost hit a fawn.” He says.</p>
<p>Now, for reference, it’s pretty common to have farmers run over and kill fawns. The defense mechanism of fawns when they are young is to lay down low and not move…which obviously isn’t great for when there’s a tractor. It happens all the time, but it can be pretty bloody. It’s not a pretty sight.</p>
<p>So, thinking that maybe such a gory scene unnerved him and that we may have to dispose of the body, I say “Mr. Brown, is the fawn still alive?” </p>
<p>He says “Yes, I took it to the barn…but I’m afraid the mom won’t take it back because it has human scent on it.”</p>
<p>The myth about “human scent” is a common one, but it’s just that…a myth. But still, this guy was absolutely terrified that this little deer was going to live the first few weeks of its life without a parent. He was distraught. </p>
<p>Luckily my professor/boss was like “Don’t worry Mr. Brown, if you return the fawn relatively close to the spot that you found it, the mother will come back. The human scent thing is just a myth. The fawn will be alright, just be sure to keep the barn quiet so that the fawn doesn’t panic.” </p>
<p>Mr. Brown’s face lit up and he let out a sigh of relief. “Thank God” he said “I was so worried.”</p>
<p>And that’s the story of how I met the sweetest man ever: Mr. Jason Brown.</p>
</blockquote>
<p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="616" data-orig-width="621"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9e72a48be3f1e3ae8270595ec90baed0/tumblr_inline_o8mxi9TDuk1qcq7oa_540.png" data-orig-height="616" data-orig-width="621"/></figure></p>
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/WiseFarmerBrown/status/738375461714169856/video/1">fyi Jason Brown is still the cutest</a></p>
</blockquote>
<p>I can’t believe this is a real story, but it’s a real story. </p>
</blockquote>

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