Foxfire 6 - Foxfire Author:Eliot Wigginton Subtitle: shoemaking, gourd banjos, and songbows, one hundred toys and games, wooden locks, a water powered sawmill, and other affairs of just plain living — Foxfire 6 offers a wealth of the kind of folk wisdom and values of simple living. — In 1966, in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Georgia, a group of teachers and thei... more »r students founded a quarterly magazine that they named Foxfire, after a phosphorescent lichen. In 1972, several articles from the magazine were published in book form and the acclaimed Foxfire series was born. Almost thirty years later, the books continue to teach a philosophy of simplicity in living that is truly enduring in its appeal. Much more than “how to” books, the Foxfire series is a publishing phenomenon and a way of life, teaching creative self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts and other country folkways, fascinating to everyone interested in rediscovering the virtues of simple life.
This sixth volume celebrates the playful and innovative heritage of Appalachia, and includes sections on making toys – from bos and arrows to merry-go-rounds, from flying jennys to puzzles, cornstalk fiddles, and cucumber dolls – as well as a variety of the kind of spirited firsthand narrative accounts from Appalachian community members that exemplify the Foxfire style.« less