• FOXFIRE 12

    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.

    Item: 10741
  • FOXFIRE 2

    This second Foxfire volume celebrates the rites and customs of Appalachia, including topics such as ghost stories, spinning and weaving, wagon making, midwifing, corn shuckin’, and more. Also included are a variety of the kind of spirited firsthand narrative accounts from Appalachian community members that exemplify the Foxfire style.

    Item: 10731
  • FOXFIRE 3

    Volume three of this series celebrates the lively and homespun heritage of Appalachia covering animal care, banjos and dulcimers, wild plant foods, butter churns, ginseng and more. Also included are a variety of the kind of spirited firsthand narrative accounts from Appalachian community members that exemplify the Foxfire style.

    Item: 10732
  • FOXFIRE 4

    This fourth volume celebrates the home life and creative heritage of Appalachia, including sections on knife making, wood carving, logging, and cheese making, as well as a variety of the kind of spirited firsthand narrative accounts from the Appalachian community members that exemplify the Foxfire lifestyle.

    Item: 10733
  • FOXFIRE 5

    The fifth Foxfire volume celebrates the survival techniques and resourceful heritage of Appalachia including topics such as rain-making, blacksmithing, bear hunting, flintlock rifles, and more. Also included are a variety of the kind of spirited firsthand narrative accounts from Appalachian community members that exemplify the Foxfire style.

    Item: 10734
  • FOXFIRE 6

    Volume six of the Foxfire series celebrates the playful and innovative heritage of Appalachia, covering shoemaking, crafting toys and games, carving gourd banjos, song bows and wooden locks, creating a water-powered sawmill, and other fascinating topics. Also included are a variety of the kind of spirited firsthand narrative accounts from Appalachian community members that exemplify the Foxfire style.

    Item: 10735
  • FOXFIRE 7

    The seventh Foxfire volume celebrates the spiritual heritage of Appalachia by exploring the traditions of mountain religious heritage–including ministers, revivals, baptisms, gospel-singing, faith healing, camp meetings, snake handling–and more. Also included are a variety of the kind of spirited firsthand narrative accounts from Appalachian community members that exemplify the Foxfire style.

    Item: 10736
  • FOXFIRE 8

    In the eighth volume of the series celebrates the artistic and skillful heritage of Appalachia by exploring southern folk pottery from pug mills, ash glazes, and groundhog kilns to face jugs, churns and roosters, as well as mule swapping, chicken fighting, and more. Also included are a variety of the kind of spirited firsthand narrative accounts from Appalachian community members that exemplify the Foxfire style.

    Item: 10737
  • FOXFIRE 9

    The ninth volume of the series celebrates the crafts and heritage of Appalachia and includes information about general stores, the Jud Nelson wagon, a praying rock, a Catawban Indian potter, “haint” tales, quilting, home cures, and more on the log cabin. Also included are a variety of the kind of spirited firsthand narrative accounts from Appalachian community members that exemplify the Foxfire style.

    Item: 10738
  • FOXFIRE VOLUME 10-12 SET

    First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise best-seller 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 set includes:

    • Foxfire 10
    • Foxfire 11
    • Foxfire 12

    Item: 10772
  • FOXFIRE VOLUME 1-3 SET

    First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise best-seller 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 set includes:

    • The Foxfire Book
    • Foxfire 2
    • Foxfire 3

    Item: 10769
  • FOXFIRE VOLUME 4-6 SET

    First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise best-seller 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 set includes:

    • Foxfire 4
    • Foxfire 5
    • Foxfire 6

    Item: 10770
  • FOXFIRE VOLUME 7-9 SET

    First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise best-seller 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 set includes:

    • Foxfire 7
    • Foxfire 8
    • Foxfire 9

    Item: 10771
  • FRUITFUL LABOR

    p>As the average age of America’s farmers continues to rise, we face serious questions about what farming will look like in the near future, and who will be growing our food. Many younger people are interested in going into agriculture, especially organic farming, but cannot find affordable land, or lack the conceptual framework and practical information they need to succeed in a job that can be both difficult and deeply fulfilling.

    In Fruitful Labor, Mike Madison meticulously describes the ecology of his own small family farm in the Sacramento Valley of California. He covers issues of crop ecology such as soil fertility, irrigation needs, and species interactions, as well as the broader agroecological issues of the social, economic, regulatory, and technological environments in which the farm operates. The final section includes an extensive analysis of sustainability on every level.

    Item: 8950
  • GET YOUR PITCHFORK ON! THE REAL DIRT ON COUNTRY LIVING

    For hard-working urban professionals Kristy Athens and her husband, Michael, living in the country was a romantic dream. After purchasing 7 acres in Washington's beautiful Columbia River Gorge, Athens and her husband were surprised to learn just how challenging rural life could be.

    Get Your Pitchfork On! provides the hard-learned nuts-and-bolts of rural living, from city folk who were in over their heads. Practical and often hilarious.

    Get Your Pitchfork On! gives urbanites the practical tools they need to realize their own dreams of getting away from it all, with the basics of home, farm and hearth. The book enters territory that others avoid-straightforward advice about the social aspects of country living, from health care to schools to small-town politics. Athens doesn't shy away from controversial subjects, such as owning firearms and hiring migrant workers.

    Kristy Athens' nonfiction and short fiction have been published in a number of magazines, newspapers and literary journals, most recently Jackson Hole Review, High Desert Journal, Barely South Review and the anthology Mamas and Papas. Athens currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where she works for Oregon Humanities and is also an artist and novice fiddle player. She and her husband are plotting their next attempt at rural living.

    Item: 6621
  • GOOD MORNING, BEAUTIFUL BUSINESS

    It's not often that someone stumbles into entrepreneurship and ends up reviving a community and starting a national economic-reform movement. But that’s what happened when, in 1983, Judy Wicks founded the White Dog Café on the first floor of her house on a row of Victorian brownstones in West Philadelphia. After helping to save her block from demolition, Judy grew what began as a tiny muffin shop into a 200-seat restaurant—one of the first to feature local, organic, and humane food. The restaurant blossomed into a regional hub for community, and a national powerhouse for modeling socially responsible business.

    Good Morning, Beautiful Business is a memoir about the evolution of an entrepreneur who would not only change her neighborhood, but would also change her world—helping communities far and wide create local living economies that value people and place as much as commerce and that make communities not just interesting and diverse and prosperous, but also resilient.

    Wicks recounts a girlhood coming of age in the sixties, a stint working in an Alaska Eskimo village in the seventies, her experience cofounding the first Free People's store (now well known as Urban Outfitters), her accidental entry into the world of restauranteering, the emergence of the celebrated White Dog Café, and her eventual role as an international leader and speaker in the local-living-economies movement.

    Her memoir traces the roots of her career—exploring what it takes to marry social change and commerce, and do business differently. Passionate, fun, and inspirational, Good Morning, Beautiful Business explores the way women, and men, can follow both mind and heart, do what’s right, and do well by doing good.

    Item: 7633
  • GRIT COUNTRY SKILLS SERIES GUIDE TO HUNTING

    Read about basic surviving skills, turkey hunting, whitetails, and more in the GRIT Country Skills Series Guide to Hunting. Whether you’re a beginner or have been out hunting hundreds of times, this guide has helpful tips for a successful hunting season.

    Item: 8877
  • GRIT GUIDE TO FIELD AND LAWN CARE

    Want the best-looking yard in your neighborhood? Or a sprawling green lawn that welcomes visitors as they make their way up your driveway? With the help of the Grit Guide to Field and Lawn Care you'll discover how to grow and maintain the sharpest lawn, as well as tips for safe mowing, advice for rejuvenating your lawn, and so much more.

    Packed from cover to cover with expertise on field and lawn care, this helpful guide can assist you as you decide which mower will work best for your yard. And whether you need an economical pushmower or a time-saving zero turn machine, you'll find advice on routine maintenance that will keep your mower or garden tractor on track all summer long. Read 10 ways to sustainably manage the unwanted weeds that sprout up every year. Master the ins and outs of lawn maintenance and keep your yard looking its best all summer. Plus, learn how to lawn stripe your yard: Not only will it look professionally mowed, but fertilizing and overseeding will be that much easier!

    Other articles include:

    • Rules of Engagement: Before operating any mower, it's imperative to wrap your mind around basic mowing safety.
    • (Electric) Wave of the Future: Mowers and bots that will cut your grass, without gas.
    • Mowing the Old-Fashioned Way: Use a scythe to make hay and trim your lawn.
    • Mowing and More with your ATV: Save money by turning your all-terrain vehicle into a top hand.
    • All the Trimmings: From string trimmers and edgers to the old reliable ax, here are all the tools you'll need to keep your landscape neat and tidy.
    Item: 6751
  • GRIT PREMIUM COUNTRY RESOURCE SET

    Live self-sufficiently with this GRIT Premium Country Resource Set! Get all the know-how and the best advice for country living from GRIT, including how to raise chickens, how to live frugally in the country, and how to make money from farmers markets. This set includes: GRIT Premium: Guide to Chickens, 2nd Edition GRIT PREMIUM: GUIDE TO FRUGAL COUNTRY LIVING, WINTER 2016 GRIT PREMIUM FARMERS MARKET SPRING 2018

    Item: 8555

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