The Foxfire Book of Simple Living

Celebrating Fifty Years of Listenin', Laughin', and Learnin'

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 592

View: 989

First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions. Today, Foxfire's mission remains the same, and The Foxfire Book of Simple Living is both a rich look back at five decades of collected wisdom, as well as an intriguing look forward at the artists and craftsman who are working to preserve the Appalachian tradition for future generations. We hear from doll and soap makers who continue to use and adapt the time-tested methods outlined in The Foxfire Book, not to mention hunters, blacksmiths, musicians, and carpenters whose respect for those who preceded them enhances their own art. We see how the mountain community has responded to the films, books, and plays that have tried (and sometimes failed) to represent them. And, above all, by listening to the voices of those who came before, we celebrate the people who have preserved the stories, crafts, and customs that define life in the Appalachian mountain region.

Foxfire 12

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 204

For more than thirty years, Foxfire books have brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative-self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and preserving the stories and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In this twelfth volume of the series, you'll find reminiscences about learning to square dance and tales about traditional craftsmen who created useful items in the old-time ways that have since disappeared in most of the country. Here are lessons on how to make rose beads and wooden coffins, and on how to find turtles in your local pond. We hear the voices of descendants of the Cherokees who lived in the region, and we learn about what summer camp was like for generations of youngsters. We meet a rich assortment of Appalachian characters and listen to veterans recount their war experiences. Illustrated with photographs and drawings, Foxfire 12 is a rich trove of information and stories from a fascinating American culture.

Foxfire 11

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 336

View: 145

First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions. This eleventh volume celebrates the rituals and recipes of the Appalachian homeplace, including a one-hundred page section on herbal remedies, and segments about planting and growing a garden, preserving and pickling, smoking and salting, honey making, beekeeping, and fishing, as well as hundreds of the kind of spritied firsthand narrative accounts from Appalachian community members that exemplify the Foxfire style. Much more than "how-to" books, the Foxfire series is a publishing phenomenon and a way of life, teaching creative self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and other country folkways, fascinating to everyone interested in rediscovering the virtues of simple life.

Household Crafts and Tips

The Foxfire Americana Library (12)

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN:

Category: House & Home

Page: 109

View: 185

A collection of how-tos celebrating the domestic arts of Appalachia, “Household Crafts and Tips” includes traditional advice on soapmaking and quilting, as well as in-depth instructions for making baskets, hampers, cornhusk brooms, and hanging gourds for purple martins. Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In July 2016, Vintage Shorts celebrates Foxfire's 50th Anniversary.

Blowguns and Bouncing Pigs: Traditional Toymaking

The Foxfire Americana Library (6)

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 120

View: 963

The Foxfire Americana Library takes you back to the good ol’ days with a collection of simple, classic toys that can be made at home. Complete with illustrated step-by-step instructions, “Blowguns and Bouncing Pigs” includes advice on how to make: Ball and Cups Blowguns Bouncing Pigs Bows and Arrows Bubble Blowers Bull Grinders Buttons on a String Climbing Bears Corn Guns Cornstalk Animals Cornstalk Fiddle Apple-head Dolls Cucumber Dolls Fluttermills Fly Guns Hoops Jumping Jacks Kicking Mules Limberjacks Pop Guns Puzzles Rattletraps Rolling Clowns Sling Shots Smoke Grinders Squirt Guns Stick Horses Stilts Grapevine Swings Rope Swings Tops or Dancers Whimmy Diddles or Jeep Sticks Hollow Whistles Split Whistles Whittled Animals Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In July 2016, Vintage Shorts celebrates Foxfire's 50th Anniversary.

Moonshining as a Fine Art

The Foxfire Americana Library (1)

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 85

View: 138

The history of moonshining is a long one, and no one tells it better than the men who once made a living from it deep in the heart of Appalachia. Originally published in 1972, “Moonshining as a Fine Art” takes you through the their time-honored methods of making (and occasionally hiding) safe, successful stills. It also includes a glossary of moonshining terms and recipes for home-brewed mountain drinks like apple beer and blackberry wine. Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In July 2016, Vintage Shorts celebrates Foxfire's 50th Anniversary.

Pickling and Preserving

The Foxfire Americana Library (3)

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN:

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

View: 991

Out of the kitchens and cupboards of Appalachia comes a warmhearted collection of tried-and-true methods for pickling and preserving fruits and vegetables. Part history, part practical recipe book, here homegrown cooks offer advice on everything from bleaching and drying produce to harvesting your own sorghum and making homemade apple butter. Recipes include: Watermelon Pickles Cucumber Relish Sauerkraut Quince Honey Pear Preserves Mint Jelly Leather Breeches Beans Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In July 2016, Vintage Shorts celebrates Foxfire's 50th Anniversary.

The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 608

View: 625

For almost half a century, Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book continues the beloved tradition of celebrating a simpler life, this time with a focus on Appalachian music, folk legends, and a history full of outsized personalities. We hear the encouraging life stories of banjo players, gospel singers, and bluegrass musicians who reminisce about their first time playing at the Grand Ole Opry; we shiver at the spine-tingling collection of tall tales, from ghosts born of long-ago crimes to rumors of giant catfish that lurk at the bottom of lakes and quarries; we recollect the Farm Family Program that sustained and educated Appalachian families for almost fifty years, through the Depression and beyond; and we learn the time-honored skills of those who came before, from building a sled to planting azaleas and braiding a leather bull-whip. Full of spirited narrative accounts and enduring knowledge, The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book is a piece of living history from a fascinating American culture. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys & Games

Author: Linda Garland Page

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN:

Category: Games

Page: 204

View: 638

Provides instructions for playing indoor and outdoor games and making dolls, homemade board games, and other toys