• THANK YOU FARM

    Gratefulness begins with babies! On every page of this beautiful board book, Jade Orlando's charming illustrations invite little ones to give thanks to their favorite farm friends. From thanking cows for their milk and bees for their honey to thanking sheep for a wooly sweater and the garden for yummy carrots, this sweet book teaches the youngest readers to celebrate and feel grateful for the simple gifts of the farm.

    Item: 11357

    Author: Editors of Storey Publishing

    Format: Hardcover

  • THE FOXFIRE 40TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK

    An anthology of Appalachian crafts, culture, and wisdom of simple living.

    In 1966, an English teacher and students in Northeast Georgia founded a quarterly magazine, not only as a vehicle to learn the required English curriculum, but also to teach others about the customs, crafts, traditions, and lifestyle of their Appalachian culture. Named Foxfire after a local phosphorescent lichen, the magazine became one of the most beloved publications in American culture.

    For four decades, Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency, home crafts, and the art of natural remedies, and preserving the stories of Appalachia. This anniversary edition brings us generations of voices and lessons about the three essential Appalachian values of faith, family, and the land. We listen to elders share their own memories of how things used to be, and to the new generations eager to preserve traditional values in a more complicated world. There are descriptions of old church services, of popular Appalachian games and pastimes, and of family recipes. Rich with memories and useful lessons, this is a fitting tribute to this inspiring and practical publication that has become a classic American institution.

    Item: 10923

    Author: Angie Cheek

    Format: Paperback

  • THE FOXFIRE 45TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK

    For almost half a century, Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution.

    The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book continues the beloved tradition of celebrating a simpler life, this time with a focus on Appalachian music, folk legends, and a history full of outsized personalities. We hear the encouraging life stories of banjo players, gospel singers, and bluegrass musicians who reminisce about their first time playing at the Grand Ole Opry; we shiver at the spine-tingling collection of tall tales, from ghosts born of long-ago crimes to rumors of giant catfish that lurk at the bottom of lakes and quarries; we recollect the Farm Family Program that sustained and educated Appalachian families for almost fifty years, through the Depression and beyond; and we learn the time-honored skills of those who came before, from building a sled to planting azaleas and braiding a leather bull-whip. Full of spirited narrative accounts and enduring knowledge, The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book is a piece of living history from a fascinating American culture.

    Item: 10924

    Author: Joyce Green

    Format: Paperback

  • THE FOXFIRE BOOK

    First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise best-seller that brought Appalachia’s philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions.

    This classic debut volume of what became an acclaimed series covers a diverse array of crafts and practical skills, including log cabin building, hog dressing, basketmaking, cooking, fencemaking, crop planting, hunting, and moonshining, as well as a look at the history of local traditions such as snake lore and faith healing.

    Item: 9245

    Author: Eliot Wigginton

    Format: Paperback

  • THE FOXFIRE BOOK OF SIMPLE LIVING

    First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia’s philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions.

    Today, Foxfire’s mission remains the same, and The Foxfire Book of Simple Living is both a rich look back at five decades of collected wisdom, as well as an intriguing look forward at the artists and craftsman who are working to preserve the Appalachian tradition for future generations. We hear from doll and soap makers who continue to use and adapt the time-tested methods outlined in The Foxfire Book, not to mention hunters, blacksmiths, musicians, and carpenters whose respect for those who preceded them enhances their own art. We see how the mountain community has responded to the films, books, and plays that have tried (and sometimes failed) to represent them. And, above all, by listening to the voices of those who came before, we celebrate the people who have preserved the stories, crafts, and customs that define life in the Appalachian mountain region.

    Item: 10921

    Author: Kaye Carver Collins

    Format: Paperback

  • THE SIMPLE LIFE GUIDE TO RV LIVING

    RVs are great for taking vacations, but today more and more people are discovering the advantages of living in an RV full time. Author and entrepreneur Gary Collins has found freedom and fulfillment in life on the road. His mile-by-mile guide shows how you, too, can liberate yourself and find lasting joy through simplicity.

    Practical step-by-step instructions cover all the essentials:

      • Decluttering and downsizing for a stress-free fresh start
      • Handling common obstacles for an easy transition to a carefree lifestyle
      • Selecting and outfitting an RV to become your ideal home on wheels

    With Collins at the helm, you’ll steer clear of costly and time-consuming mistakes so you can enjoy a smooth ride into your adventurous new life.

    Item: 9080

    Author: Gary Collins, MS

    Format: Paperback

  • THE TRACTOR PLOUGHING MANUAL, SECOND EDITION

    Whether you’re new to ploughing and need to know the basics for farm work, or are looking to compete in ploughing matches, this handbook is a complete and authoritative guide. This updated second edition includes the current rules for international match ploughing, the scoring system, and ploughing organizations throughout the world.

    It also gives an introduction to:

    • The types of plough and how to set them up
    • The main classes of competitive tractor ploughing: vintage mounted and trailed; world-type conventional ploughing; and reversible ploughing
    • A short history of the plough

    Among the 200 illustrations there are over 150 color photographs specially commissioned to show in detail good practices as well as faults and how to correct them. Author Brian Bell, Britain’s leading farm machinery writer, has written this manual with the help of a number of ploughing experts including Ken Chappell, David Chappell, and Peter Alderslade.

    Item: 10767

    Author: Brian Bell

    Format: Paperback

  • TRACTOR WARS: JOHN DEERE, HENRY FORD, INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER, AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN AGRICULTURE

    Discover the untold story of the “tractor wars,” the twenty-year period that introduced power farming - the most fundamental change in world agriculture in hundreds of years.

    A researcher, historian, and writer, Neil Dahlstrom has spent decades in the corporate archives at John Deere. In Tractor Wars, Dahlstrom offers an insider’s view of a story that entwines a myriad of brands and characters, stakes and plots: the Reverend Daniel Hartsough, a pastor turned tractor designer; Alexander Legge, the eventual president of International Harvester, a former cowboy who took on Henry Ford; William Butterworth and the oft-at-odds leadership team at John Deere that partnered with the enigmatic Ford but planned for his ultimate failure.

    With all the bitterness and drama of the race between Ford, Dodge, and General Motors, Tractor Wars is the untold story of industry stalwarts and disruptors, inventors, and administrators racing to invent modern agriculture—a power farming revolution that would usher in a whole new world.

    Item: 11370

    Author: Neil Dahlstrom

    Format: Hardcover

  • TRAVELS WITH FOXFIRE

    Since 1972, the Foxfire books have preserved and celebrated the culture of Southern Appalachia for hundreds of thousands of readers. In Travels with Foxfire, native son Phil Hudgins and Foxfire student Jessica Phillips travel from Georgia to the Carolinas, Tennessee to Kentucky, collecting the stories of the men and women who call the region home.

    Across more than thirty essays, we discover the secret origins of stock car racing, the story behind the formation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the vanishing art of gathering wild ginseng, and the recipes of an award-winning cookbook writer. We meet bootleggers and bear hunters, game wardens and medicine women, water dowsers, sculptors, folk singers, novelists, record collectors, and home cooks—even the world’s foremost “priviologist”—all with tales to tell.

    A rich compendium of the collected wisdom of artists, craftsmen, musicians, and moonshiners, Travels with Foxfire is a joyful tribute to the history, the geography, and the traditions that define Appalachian living.

    Item: 10922

    Author: Phil Hudgins

    Format: Paperback

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