The Foxfire Book

Hog Dressing; Log Cabin Building; Mountain Crafts and Foods; Planting by the Signs; Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing; Moonshining; and Other Affairs of Plain Living

Author: Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 0385073534

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 384

View: 3636

Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery

Author: Linda Garland Page,Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807843956

Category: Cooking

Page: 327

View: 7010

Recipes for soups, salads, fish, poultry, pork, beef, sauces, vegetables, breads, and desserts are accompanied by descriptions of old-time cooking techniques

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games

Author: Linda Garland Page,Hilton Smith

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469617005

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 8624

Part oral history and part rule book, The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games is a joyous collection of memories of playing indoor and outdoor games; of making dolls, homemade board games, playhouses, and other toys--each with complete instructions and the flavor of southern Appalachia. Every toy and game has been tested by the Foxfire students and is devised to make or play yourself, without major expense, complicated parts, or electricity. Originally published in 1985, the book includes familiar games like marbles, hopscotch, and horseshoes, as well as more obscure entertainments such as stealing the pines, crows and cranes, and thimble. Here, too, are instructions for constructing playhouses, noisemakers, puzzles, and whimmy diddles. The book also provides information on special games traditionally played on Sundays and holidays. For those who are tired of worn-out batteries and electronic toys and for anyone curious about the playtimes of an earlier generation, The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games is a welcome and entertaining guide.

The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307744876

Category: Music

Page: 608

View: 530

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.

Foxfire 2

Ghost Stories, Spring Wild Plant Foods, Spinning and Weaving, Midwifing, Burial Customs, Corn Shuckin's, Wagon Making and More Affairs of Plain Living

Author: Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385022670

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 410

View: 5122

Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.

Aunt Arie

A Foxfire Portrait

Author: Linda Garland Page,Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807866563

Category: History

Page: 230

View: 1377

Of all the people documented by the Foxfire students since 1966, none has been more appealing to readers than Arie Carpenter. For all those who have read and cherished the Foxfire books, here is a loving portrait of a fondly remembered friend. This book is not just about Aunt Arie; it is Aunt Arie. In her own words, she discusses everything from planting, harvesting, and cooking to her thoughts about religion and her feelings about living alone. Also included are testimonials from many who knew her and a wealth of photographs.

The Foxfire Book of Simple Living

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

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0804173117

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 592

View: 2933

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 10

Railroad Lore, Boardinghouses, Depression-era Appalachia, Chair Making, Whirligigs, Snakes Canes, and Gourd Art

Author: George P. Reynolds,Susan W. Walker

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385422768

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 486

View: 4394

An oral history of the Depression-era South presents the voices of Appalachian citizens and discusses folk arts, homespun crafts, Appalachian lore, boarding houses, railroad building, and the WPA. Simultaneous.

A Foxfire Christmas

Appalachian Memories and Traditions

Author: Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807899046

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

View: 6206

New in paperback This captivating book of recollections celebrates the holiday traditions of Appalachian families as passed from one generation to the next. Based on Foxfire students' interviews with neighbors and family members, the memories shared here are from a simpler time, when gifts were fewer but perhaps more precious, and holiday tables were laden with traditional favorites. More than just reminiscences, however, A Foxfire Christmas includes instructions for recreating many of the ornaments, toys, and recipes that make up so many family traditions, from Chicken and Dumplings to Black Walnut Cake, and from candy pulls to corn husk dolls and hand-whittled toy cars.

Sometimes a Shining Moment

The Foxfire Experience

Author: Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 438

View: 4513

The author describes his experiences as an English teacher in a high school in rural Georgia and discusses the development of Foxfire magazine

Foxfire 9

Author: Eliot Wigginton,Margie Bennett

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 0385177445

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 493

View: 8537

On t.p.: general stores, the Jud Nelson wagon, a praying rock, a Catawba Indian potter--and haint tales, quilting, home cures, (etc.).

Foxfire

Confessions Of A Girl Gang

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780606299947

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 4316

Five teenage girls from upstate New York in the 1950s form a blood sisterhood to protect one another against the world and its oppressors, until their leader's disastrous act of revenge puts all their lives in turmoil

Planting By the Signs: Mountain Gardening

The Foxfire Americana Library (10)

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307948293

Category: House & Home

Page: 119

View: 2204

An Appalachian farmer’s almanac, “Planting by the Signs” is a valuable resource for the gardener looking for time-honored tips for clearing land and growing vegetables from the people who originally pioneered the art through hard work (and a little bit of luck). In the spirit of the Foxfire Americana Library, this entry also contains a collection of gardening-related folklore, including signs to tell that winter is coming and a guide to planting successfully according to the stars. 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.

Poemcrazy

Freeing Your Life with Words

Author: Susan G. Wooldridge

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307559122

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 2828

Following the success of several recent inspirational and practical books for would-be writers, Poemcrazy is a perfect guide for everyone who ever wanted to write a poem but was afraid to try. Writing workshop leader Susan Wooldridge shows how to think, use one's senses, and practice exercises that will make poems more likely to happen.

This Book Will Change Your Life

365 Daily Instructions for Hysterical Living

Author: Ben Carey,Benrik,Henrik Delehag

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780452284890

Category: Humor

Page: 379

View: 5425

Presents a humorous collection of 365 suggestions for changing an otherwise mediocre life.

The Knitting Book

Author: Frederica Patmore,Vikki Haffenden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756689430

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 400

View: 8234

Something needling you? Take up the relaxation technique that's sweeping the globe! Whether you're new to knitting or a wonder with wool, The Knitting Book is for you. Here the traditional, artistic, and practical craft has a modern makeover, in a sumptuous, fully-illustrated book that clearly explains the key tools and techniques you need to knit beautiful accessories for your home and wardrobe. With advice on contemporary styles and new materials, gone are the days of seventies-style jumpers for dad and back in vogue are knitted bags, cushion covers, drinks coasters, not to mention gorgeous and glamorous hats, scarves, and other fashion accessories. Packed with essential advice, inspiring ideas, and beautiful projects, The Knitting Book is the bible no knitter can be without. Hugely satisfying and easy on the pocket and the environment, knitting is the hobby for our times.

Foxfire 12

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307485064

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 2510

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.

The Foxfire Book

Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Sig ns, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307757388

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 384

View: 6197

In the late 1960s, Eliot Wigginton and his students created the magazine Foxfire in an effort to record and preserve the traditional folk culture of the Southern Appalachians. This is the original book compilation of Foxfire material which introduces Aunt Arie and her contemporaries and includes log cabin building, hog dressing, snake lore, mountain crafts and food, and "other affairs of plain living." From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Foxfire 40th Anniversary Book

Faith, Family, and the Land

Author: Inc. Foxfire Fund

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781435281301

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 514

View: 7592

Presents a collection of stories, customs, crafts, and wisdom from Appalachia, covering the traditional values of the region, personal reminiscences, descriptions of old church services, and forty years of lessons.

The Robot Scientist's Daughter

Author: Jeannine Hall Gailey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936419425

Category: Poetry

Page: 82

View: 3738

Poetry. Dazzling in its descriptions of a natural world imperiled by the hidden dangers of our nuclear past, this book presents a girl in search of the secrets of survival. In THE ROBOT SCIENTIST'S DAUGHTER, Jeannine Hall Gailey creates for us a world of radioactive wasps, cesium in the sunflowers, and robotic daughters. She conjures the intricate menace of the nuclear family and nuclear history, juxtaposing surreal cyborgs, mad scientists from fifties horror flicks and languid scenes of rural childhood. Mining her experience growing up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the writer allows the stories of the creation of the first atomic bomb, the unintended consequences of scientific discovery, and building nests for birds in the crooks of maple trees to weave together a reality at once terrifying and beautiful. THE ROBOT SCIENTIST'S DAUGHTER reveals the underside of the Manhattan Project from a personal angle, and charts a woman's—and America's—journey towards reinvention. "In THE ROBOT SCIENTIST'S DAUGHTER, Jeannine Hall Gailey charts the dangerous secrets in a nuclear family as well as a nuclear research facility. Her ecofeminist approach to the making of bombs, celebrates our fragile natural world. Full of flowers and computers, this riveting poetry captures the undeniable compromises and complexities of our times."—Denise Duhamel "What is her story? 'In this story,' Jeannine Gailey tells us, 'a girl grows up in a field of nuclear reactors. She gives us lessons in poison. And as we watch this heroine appear from various angles, in multiple lights we realize that just like this girl who 'made birds' nests / with mud and twigs, hoping that birds would / come live in them.' Gailey makes an archetype for a contemporary American woman whom she sees as beautiful—and damaged—and proud—and unafraid. And the Scientist? He 'lives alone in a house made of snow. / If he makes music, no one hears it.' America? It builds barbed wire 'to keep enemies out of its dream'—but we all are surrounded by these barbed wires of a country whose 'towns melt into sunsets, into dust clouds, into faces.' In subtle, playful, courageous poems, we are witnessing a brilliant performance."—Ilya Kaminsky "THE ROBOT SCIENTIST'S DAUGHTER gives us a magnificent voice who is at turns 'happy with the apple blossoms,' and yet whip-smart enough to know 'the beauties of voltmeter and oscilloscope.' But underneath the beautifully measured sheen and spark of these bright stanzas, is a human who opens up thrilling new worlds by also fearlessly inhabiting poems of sorrow, survival, and identity—one whose 'tongue is alive with lasers and [whose] song attracts thousands.'"—Aimee Nezhukumatathil