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  • Backyard Bountyby Linda Gilkeson

    New Society Publishers 2011; US$ 24.99

    Grow more food with less work in any yard more...

  • Blowguns and Bouncing Pigs: Traditional Toymakingby Inc. Foxfire Fund

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 3.99

    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... more...

  • Mountain Folk Remediesby Inc. Foxfire Fund

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 3.99

    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). more...

  • Planting By the Signs: Mountain Gardeningby Inc. Foxfire Fund

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 2.99

    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... more...

  • Mountain Music Fills the Air: Banjos and Dulcimersby Inc. Foxfire Fund

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 2.99

    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. more...

  • Household Crafts and Tipsby Inc. Foxfire Fund

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 2.99

    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. more...

  • Moonshining as a Fine Artby Inc. Foxfire Fund

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 3.99

    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... more...

  • Traditional Bakingby Inc. Foxfire Fund

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 2.99

    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... more...

  • Pickling and Preservingby Inc. Foxfire Fund

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 3.99

    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... more...

  • Meats and Small Gameby Inc. Foxfire Fund

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 2.99

    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. more...