The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Sig ns, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining
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.
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Tools and Skills
Building a Log Cabin
White Oak Splits
Making a Basket out of White Oak Splits
Rope Straw and Feathers are to Sleep on
Curing and Smoking Hog
Planting by the Signs
The Buzzard and the Dog
Dressing and Cooking Wild Animal Foods
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