Wild Card Quilt

Wild Card Quilt Author Janisse Ray
ISBN-10 1571312781
Release 2004-08
Pages 308
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The author chronicles her return to Georgia after seventeen years of living in Montana, moving into her family's rundown 1920s farmhouse and rediscovering the forgotten pleasures of Southern country life. Reprint.



Pinhook

Pinhook Author Janisse Ray
ISBN-10 9781603581684
Release 2005-04-30
Pages 168
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Janisse Ray, award-winning author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood and Wild Card Quilt, writes an evocative paean to wildness and wilderness restoration with an extraordinary journey into southern Georgia's Pinhook Swamp. Pinhook Swamp acts as a vital watershed and wildlife corridor, a link between the great southern wildernesses of Okefenokee Swamp and Osceola National Forest. Together Okefenokee, Osceola, and Pinhook form one of the largest expanse of protected wild land east of the Mississippi River. This is one of America's last truly wild places, and Pinhook takes us into its heart. Ray comes to know Pinhook intimately as she joins the fight to protect it, spending the night in the swamp, tasting honey made from its flowers, tracking wildlife, and talking to others about their relationship with the swamp. Ray sees Pinhook through the eyes of the people who live there--naturalists, beekeepers, homesteaders, hunters, and locals at the country store. In lyrical, down-home prose, she draws together the swamp's need for restoration and the human desire for wholeness and wildness in our own lives and landscapes.



Farm Fresh Georgia

Farm Fresh Georgia Author Jodi Helmer
ISBN-10 9781469611587
Release 2014-03-15
Pages 320
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The first guidebook of its kind for the Peach State, Farm Fresh Georgia leads food lovers, families, locals, and tourists on a lively tour of almost 400 farms and farm-related attractions, all open to the public and visited by travel writer Jodi Helmer. Here are irresistible opportunities to find farmers' markets, dine at a farm-to-table restaurant known for its chicken and waffles, buzz by an apiary, stay at an Arabian horse ranch and bed and breakfast, and visit an urban farm in Atlanta where kids build entrepreneurial skills. Organized by six state regions (Atlanta Metro, Upper Coastal Plain, Lower Coastal Plain, Piedmont, Appalachian, and Blue Ridge) and nine categories of attractions, the listings connect readers with Georgia's farms and reflect agritourism trends burgeoning in the South and the nation. Highlighting establishments that are independent and active in public education and sustainability, the book taps local food initiatives and celebrates the work of local farmers. Thirteen recipes gathered directly from farmers and chefs offer the farm-fresh tastes of Georgia.



The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Author M. Thomas Inge
ISBN-10 9781469616643
Release 2014-02-01
Pages 536
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Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.



Drifting Into Darien

Drifting Into Darien Author Janisse Ray
ISBN-10 9780820341866
Release 2011-09-15
Pages 280
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Janisse Ray was a babe in arms when a boat of her father's construction cracked open and went down in the mighty Altamaha River. Tucked in a life preserver, she washed onto a sandbar as the craft sank from view. That first baptism began a lifelong relationship with a stunning and powerful river that almost nobody knows. The Altamaha rises dark and mysterious in southeast Georgia. It is deep and wide bordered by swamps. Its corridor contains an extraordinary biodiversity, including many rare and endangered species, which led the Nature Conservancy to designate it as one of the world's last great places. The Altamaha is Ray's river, and from childhood she dreamed of paddling its entire length to where it empties into the sea. Drifting into Darien begins with an account of finally making that journey, turning to meditations on the many ways we accept a world that contains both good and evil. With praise, biting satire, and hope, Ray contemplates transformation and attempts with every page to settle peacefully into the now. Though commemorating a history that includes logging, Ray celebrates "a culture that sprang from the flatwoods, which required a judicious use of nature." She looks in vain for an ivorybill woodpecker but is equally eager to see any of the imperiled species found in the river basin: spiny mussel, American oystercatcher, Radford's mint, Alabama milkvine. The book explores both the need and the possibilities for conservation of the river and the surrounding forests and wetlands. As in her groundbreaking Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, Ray writes an account of her beloved river that is both social history and natural history, understanding the two as inseparable, particularly in the rural corner of Georgia that she knows best. Ray goes looking for wisdom and finds a river.



Card Sketches for Paper Crafters

Card Sketches for Paper Crafters Author Paper Crafts Magazine
ISBN-10 9781609003852
Release 2012
Pages 288
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Sketches are a card maker's best friend because they take the guesswork out of the design process. In this must-have edition revealing the secrets of creative card design, the editors of Paper Crafts Magazine® have gathered over 125 sketches and more than 500 projects to show how to use sketches for card designs. All the paper crafter has to do is decide on a sketch, gather the supplies, and create the card in no time flat! From fun and cute birthday cards to holiday gift card holders, this very special book will become a go-to resource every time the card maker digs into her paper crafting stash.



Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians

Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians Author Patricia Kyritsi Howell
ISBN-10 0977490505
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 276
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This concise guide to medicinal plants of the Southern Appalachians includes botanical descriptions of 45 native plants, their historical and current uses in herbal practice, detailed, easy-to-follow medicine making instructions and unique recipes for syrups, liniments, digestive bitters and more. The book invites the reader to explore native plants in their wild habitats and offers step-by-step ethical harvesting guidelines while emphasizing conservation issues. The author is a well-respected medical herbalist and teacher who lives in the mountains of north Georgia. Praise for Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians. "This is one volume that I want to own as we enter the post-corporate age: a priceless guide to Southern plant alchemy. This practical yet enchanting botanical brings an ancient art to modernity. These pages are as rich as the cove forests they honor. Even to peruse Howell's manual is healing, and exhilarating, not only because of the book's inherent beauty, but because it contains vital knowledge all of us will need as fossil fuels dwindle and we return to the local. One day this book may save your life." Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, Wild Card Quilt and Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land "An elegant introduction presented in a clear-as-a-bell style that educates as well as entertains." Peter Loewer, author of The Wild Gardener and Jefferson's Garden "There are many comprehensive volumes about medicinal plants in other regions of North America but none for the botanically rich southeast. Now, a widely experienced and knowledgeable herbalist has written a thorough guide to the virtues of Yellow Root, Rabbit Tobacco, Dogwood Bark, Sweet Fern and other better known herbs of the region. From Howell's book, readers can learn to use local plants safely and consciously to improve the health of their families or patients." David Winston, RH (AHG), Dean, Herbal Therapeutics School of Herbal Medicine "An excellent, much needed resource on Southeastern herbs. Well thought out and easy to follow." Tim Blakely, co-author of The Bootstrap Guide to Medicinal Herbs in the Garden, Field and Marketplace "I often remind veterinarians that the foundation of botanical medicine lies in the experience of learning all aspects of medicinal plants thoroughly. This book guides the reader out of the classroom and into the fields and forest where plants become, to the student, more tangible sources of healing. Recommended for any practitioner who wants to deepen their understanding of our native apothecary." Susan Wynn, DVM, RH (AHG), Executive Director, Veterinary Botanical Medical Assoc.



Lilly s Wedding Quilt

Lilly s Wedding Quilt Author Kelly Long
ISBN-10 9781401685607
Release 2011-03-28
Pages 320
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Handsome, headstrong Jacob offers Lilly his hand in marriage, but his heart belongs to someone else. While Lilly Lapp has loved Jacob for years, she wouldn't compete with Sarah King, the woman Jacob was determined to marry. But when Sarah marries another, Jacob spontaneously agrees to wed Lilly. Lilly divides her time between teaching the local Amish children and caring for her widowed mother who suffers from depression. Lilly's faith comforts her, but her heart still longs to be the sole object of Jacob's affection. As the days slip by, Lilly decides that hoping is too risky and vows to protect her heart. But God is subtly as work, and as winter turns to spring, their hearts awaken. The furthest thing from Lilly's mind is her Amish wedding quilt, a traditional gift for new brides. And the person she'd least suspect is the one making it. Like stray pieces of fabric quilted into a new design, Jacob and Lilly's marriage begins to bind them together in ways neither expected.



South Atlantic Review

South Atlantic Review Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066156145
Release 2005
Pages
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South Atlantic Review has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from South Atlantic Review also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full South Atlantic Review book for free.



Yaban

Yaban Author Cheryl Strayed
ISBN-10 6053434264
Release 2015-02-01
Pages 416
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Yaban has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Yaban also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Yaban book for free.



Transactions of the California State Agricultural Society

Transactions of the California State Agricultural Society Author
ISBN-10 UCD:31175020997824
Release 1876
Pages
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Report

Report Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3028941
Release 1876
Pages
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Transactions

Transactions Author
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112033634673
Release 1876
Pages
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Statistical Report

Statistical Report    Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105117666706
Release 1876
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Report of the California State Agricultural Society

Report of the California State Agricultural Society Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924065425237
Release 1876
Pages
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Curves in Motion

Curves in Motion Author Judy Dales
ISBN-10 9781571207715
Release 1998-10-08
Pages 160
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Working with curves in quilts opens the door to a world of immense beauty, excitement, and grace. Quiltmaker Judy B. Dales teaches you her methods for creating free-form curved designs. Step-by-step instructions take you from the design stage through making the master pattern and templates, demonstrating that curves need not be complex or difficult to be effective. Special techniques showyou how to use registration and intersection marks to ensure perfectly flat pieced tops. Learn to create contrasts using the color, value, and texture of your fabrics. Includes 5 projects ranging from intermediate skill level to advanced. Photographs of over 50 finished quilts provide creative inspiration.



Keeping the House

Keeping the House Author Ellen Baker
ISBN-10 1588366294
Release 2007-07-10
Pages 544
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Set in the conformist 1950s and reaching back to span two world wars, Ellen Baker’ s superb novel is the story of a newlywed who falls in love with a grand abandoned house and begins to unravel dark secrets woven through the generations of a family. Like Whitney Otto’s How to Make an American Quilt in its intimate portrayal of women’ s lives, and reminiscent of novels by Elizabeth Berg and Anne Tyler, Keeping the House is a rich tapestry of a novel that introduces a wonderful new fiction writer. When Dolly Magnuson moves to Pine Rapids, Wisconsin, in 1950, she discovers all too soon that making marriage work is harder than it looks in the pages of the Ladies’ Home Journal. Dolly tries to adapt to her new life by keeping the house, supporting her husband’s career, and fretting about dinner menus. She even gives up her dream of flying an airplane, trying instead to fit in at the stuffy Ladies Aid quilting circle. Soon, though, her loneliness and restless imagination are seized by the vacant house on the hill. As Dolly’s life and marriage become increasingly difficult, she begins to lose herself in piecing together the story of three generations of Mickelson men and women: Wilma Mickelson, who came to Pine Rapids as a new bride in 1896 and fell in love with a man who was not her husband; her oldest son, Jack, who fought as a Marine in the trenches of World War I; and Jack’s son, JJ, a troubled veteran of World War II, who returns home to discover Dolly in his grandparents’ house. As the crisis in Dolly’s marriage escalates, she not only escapes into JJ’s stories of his family’s past but finds in them parallels to her own life. As Keeping the House moves back and forth in time, it eloquently explores themes of wartime heroism and passionate love, of the struggles of men’s struggles with fatherhood and war and of women’s conflicts with issues of conformity, identity, forbidden dreams, and love. Beautifully written and atmospheric, Keeping the House illuminates the courage it takes to shape and reshape a life, and the difficulty of ever knowing the truth about another person’s desires. Keeping the House is an unforgettable novel about small-town life and big matters of the heart.