22nd out of 33 books — 7 voters
Foxfire 4 (The Foxfire Series #4)
Fiddle making, spring houses, horse trading, sassafras tea, berry buckets, gardening, and other affairs of plain living are the topics covered in this volume.
Paperback, 496 pages
Published November 1st 1977 by Anchor
(first published January 1st 1977)
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This is a great series of education books. I admit sometimes the material isn't always my "cup of tea", but I love knowledge. I also love to see people preserving the knowledge of older folk that think that what they have to share is no longer important in the modern world. Because they are wrong. The old ways are just as important as the new... Often, more so... just because when the new ways don't pan out, as they are sometimes prone to do. The old ways are tried and true.
Jan 04, 2012 Carrie rated it 5 of 5 stars
I love this series and am collecting them one-by-one. While I don't hail from Appalachia, I come from nearby and hail from stocky, rural, holler kin. Eliot Wigginton did us all a favor with this pervasive collection of knowledge from Appalachian mountain folk.[return][return]One day I hope to cozy up with this series and learn something new. I love reading the stories from the community elders. They are so great!
A Great Series on how on people use to do thing when they were mostly self sufficient, and not store dependent different volumes cover everything from snake handling. to log cabin building to planting by the seasons, a must for DIY'ers and survivalists. Check out amazon.com for individual contents.
Not something I've read cover-to-cover. It's simply something I have that is worth picking up now and again. Remedies, guides, folklore of the eastern mountains. The original The Firefox Book is also a good find should you come across it.
Feb 25, 2008 James rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Everyone
The series continues. Again, another volume full of fascinating and practical living history, a collection of glimpses into how people lived in Appalachia for hundreds of years, folkways that are now in danger of being lost. A great project.
Eliot Wigginton (born Brooks Eliot Wigginton) is an American oral historian, folklorist, writer and former educator. He was most widely known for developing the Foxfire Project, a writing project that led to a magazine and the series of best-selling Foxfire books, twelve volumes in all. These were based on articles by high school students from Rabun County, Georgia. In 1986 he was named "Georgia T...moreMore about Eliot Wigginton...