Feelin’ the Heat…..

Of Foxfire books, that is.

When you are out and about, and spot one of these Foxfire books for a good price….pick it up. The Foxfire series, originally written in the 70’s and early 80’s, is one of the most comprehensive sources of homesteading information.

I found one recently, and because I’m trying to free up some much needed inventory space, decided to sell the books I did have.  “Lots” of Foxfire books have a GREAT sell-through rate..and as you can see from my lot….they don’t even have to be a complete set….or even in great condition.  This group sold for $58.00 this past weekend.  If you have a complete set…you can expect well over $100.00 for them.

I have only found one complete “set” of these books.  So now I just pick them up one at a time until I have a lot. And they are pretty easy to find.

Like reading about other people’s finds? Check out Apron Thrift Girl’s blog for “Thrift Share Monday”….great way to see what’s out there!

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7 Responses to Feelin’ the Heat…..

  1. Cindy says:

    How many books make up a set?? Thanks for the tip!

  2. I believe there are twelve of them. The earlier ones seem easier to find.There are also a couple of books out there about the author (Eliot Wigginton) that would be great to supplement any lot.

  3. oldnndway says:

    There’s also a Foxfire Cookbook that does well.

  4. Nancy says:

    I remember owning a Foxfire book as a teen and imagining myself as a total ‘live off the land kind of person’…..This post brought back a few memories. I wonder if I still have that book?

  5. annabel52 says:

    Thanks for that tip. I remember in high school American History I used those as reference for a writing project I was assigned. I really enjoyed the books.Another to add to my list.

  6. DogsMom says:

    Interesting tip. I am sure I must have most of them tucked away in my stash (junk) room upstairs. I could use some cash this month.

  7. A Fish and Wildlife botanist told me that shortly after 9/11, every copy of Foxfire was removed from the college library and destroyed. Too much information in them. One of the absurdities that fear creates. I think anybody intent on destruction would find the information online rather than go into a library.

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