Foxfire Series Books

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Boyd, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    I want to thank whoever it was in the 6 hours $100 dollar thread for recommending the Foxfire series. I had a Barnes And Noble gift card and was itching to use it so I googled the series. Not more than 20 minutes later me and the daughter were on our way to go get it. I've spent almost all day today and yesterday reading it cover to cover. I'm almost ready to get the 2nd book.
     
  2. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    Aren't they wonderful? Everything is in them!!!!!
     
  3. HennyPennies2007

    HennyPennies2007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2008
    I'm so mad...I had these books in High school and got rid of them when I got married....who knew? DUH....
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    Our public library has them or can get them through interlibrary exchange. All you gotta do is ask.

    I felt like I knew some of those people when I was growing up.
     
  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    I have Books 1-6. I got them from a library book sale. [​IMG]
     
  6. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    I'm going on Amazon and ordering book 2 [​IMG] I figure one a week otherwise I'll go totally out of control and order a whole bunch of them.
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I'm interested in these books now..
    Are they in story form? or just all about survival stuff?
     
  8. CedarRidgeChicks

    CedarRidgeChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    Adair Co.Ky
    Wonderful books!! I have several..just love to read them..if you like these, you would probably like any of the "Museum of Appalachia" books by John Rice Irwin. They are more entertaining that guides but there is a wealth of info in them too..We have Quilts and the People (Women ?) Who made them, one on gunsmithing and one on mountain instruments.
     
  9. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    Quote:They are basically a collection of articles from the old foxfire magazine condensed into book form. They also take audio take and write it out word for word (so the spelling is pretty funny sometimes) but the instructions and pictures are great. Here's the Chapters... and it's pretty good [​IMG]

    This is the way I was raised up
    Aunt Arie (a recurring person throughout the first book I'm reading)
    Wood
    Tools and Skills
    Building a Log Cabin
    Chimney Building
    White Oak Splits
    Making Hamper and Baskets out of Splits
    Old Chair Making
    Rope Straw and Feathers to sleep on
    A quilt is something human
    soap making
    cooking on a fireplace dutch oven and woodstove
    daniel manous
    mountain recipies
    preserving veggies and fruit
    churning butter
    slaughtering hogs
    curing and smoking hog
    recipies for hog
    weather signs
    Planting by the sign
    The buzzard and the dog
    Home remedies
    Hunting (ALL KINDS)
    Dressing and Cooking Wild animals
    hunting tall tales
    moonshining
    faith healing
    hillard green.


    Phew. Thats the first book and about 380 pages [​IMG]
     
  10. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2009
    Quote:They're very much a "story form" sort of a book.

    The books started out as a series of magazine articles. A lot of the information is in a narative format, colloquial English and all, with a lot of background info. Interesting reading. I've got several ... I really should get around to getting more of them!
     

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