Blowguns and Bouncing Pigs Traditional Toymaking

Blowguns and Bouncing Pigs  Traditional Toymaking
Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN: 0307948250
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blowguns and Bouncing Pigs Traditional Toymaking Book Excerpt:

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.

Traditional Baking

Traditional Baking
Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 75
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN: 0307948218
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traditional Baking Book Excerpt:

The Foxfire Americana Library brings you back-to-basics recipes for breads, cornbreads, puddings, cakes, and pies that are just as easily baked on a modern oven as the traditional Appalachian woodstoves where they began. For adventurous cooks, this volume also includes instructions and diagrams on how to build a churn and make your own butter. Recipes include: Corn Pone Hush Puppies Rye Bread Cracklin’ Bread Molasses Sweet Bread Syrup Bread Dried Apple Cake Tame Gooseberry Pie Aunt Arie’s Recipe for Egg Custard 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.

Mountain Folk Remedies

Mountain Folk Remedies
Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN: 0307948285
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mountain Folk Remedies Book Excerpt:

Beginning with an illustrated guide to the herbs and roots used in traditional Appalachian healing, “Mountain Folk Remedies” is a fascinating collection of historic remedies ranging from the practical (burdock tea will help aching feet) to the magical (carrying a buckeye in your pocket will help lessen arthritis). 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.

Household Crafts and Tips

Household Crafts and Tips
Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 109
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN: 0307948315
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Household Crafts and Tips Book Excerpt:

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.

Pickling and Preserving

Pickling and Preserving
Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN: 0307948226
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pickling and Preserving Book Excerpt:

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.

Wild Spring Plant Foods

Wild Spring Plant Foods
Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN: 0307948269
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Spring Plant Foods Book Excerpt:

A handy illustrated guide to the edible plant life available in Appalachia and other temperate areas during the spring. From sassafras to rhubarb, each entry includes instructions on where to find the plant, how to spot it, and the ways it is best eaten, often with recipes. Plants include: Morel Asparagus Wild onion Wild garlic Nettles Wild radish White mustard Water cress Horseradish Chicory Wild lettuce Dandelion 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.

Meats and Small Game

Meats and Small Game
Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN: 0307948234
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meats and Small Game Book Excerpt:

Great for hunters, fishermen, and adventurous cooks, this illustrated entry in the Foxfire Americana Library shares a wealth of information from Appalachian experts on how to dress and cook meats and small game, including fish, hog, raccoon, rabbit, squirrel, turtle, and deer. 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.

Planting By the Signs Mountain Gardening

Planting By the Signs  Mountain Gardening
Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 119
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN: 0307948293
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planting By the Signs Mountain Gardening Book Excerpt:

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.

Wild Summer and Fall Plant Foods

Wild Summer and Fall Plant Foods
Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN: 0307948277
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Summer and Fall Plant Foods Book Excerpt:

A handy illustrated guide to the edible plant life available in Appalachia and surrounding areas during the summer and fall seasons. From berries to herbs perfect for teas and tonics, each entry includes information on where to find the plant, how to spot it, and the best ways to eat it, often with recipes. Plants include: Gooseberries Raspberries Blueberries Figs Pawpaws Cattails Nutgrass Thistle Catnip Spearmint Peppermint Blue-mountain tea Yarrow Chamomile Dills Black Walnuts Pecans Hazelnuts 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.

Boogers Witches and Haints Appalachian Ghost Stories

Boogers  Witches  and Haints  Appalachian Ghost Stories
Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN: 0307948242
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boogers Witches and Haints Appalachian Ghost Stories Book Excerpt:

A collection of spine-tingling Appalachian ghost stories and tall tales passed down from generation to generation. Whether they tell of faucets that drip blood, monster catfish that lurk at the bottom of quarries, or strange lights on the mountaintop, these stories will make you--like the people who are sharing them--question what you believe. 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.

Mountain Music Fills the Air Banjos and Dulcimers

Mountain Music Fills the Air  Banjos and Dulcimers
Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN: 0307948307
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mountain Music Fills the Air Banjos and Dulcimers Book Excerpt:

Banjos and dulcimers have always been an essential part of Appalachian music, shared and enjoyed throughout the generations. Here, musicians share the history of the instruments and show how they are constructed, piece by piece, with photos and diagrams. 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

Moonshining as a Fine Art
Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 85
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN: 030794820X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moonshining as a Fine Art Book Excerpt:

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.