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

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 17, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 384 pages
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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."


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Contents

this is the way I was raised up
15
Wood
31
Tools and Skills
38
Building a Log Cabin
53
Chimney Building
108
White Oak Splits
115
Making a Basket out of White Oak Splits
123
Rope Straw and Feathers are to Sleep on
139
Slaughtering Hogs
189
Curing and Smoking Hog
199
Weather Signs
208
Planting by the Signs
212
The Buzzard and the Dog
228
Hunting
249
Dressing and Cooking Wild Animal Foods
264
Snake Lore
289

Soapmaking
151
Cooking on a Fireplace Dutch Oven
159
Daniel Manous
165
Preserving Vegetables
174
Preserving Fruit
181
Faith Healing
346
Hillard Green 269
369
Index of People
382
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