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Quantity 6 of the Foxfire series covers shoemaking, a hundred toys and video games, gourd banjos and tune bows, wood locks, a water-powered sawmill, and different attention-grabbing themes.
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I’d squirrel hunt; coon hunt, and everything like that. kiN. Grhdy, my brother, and In’ told. my daddy that-we wanted to go down to McKenzie Cve and Swap,Branch and possum hunt. “Well,” Daddy- Z. ” We come d,owri there t6 what we called the Spruce Pine Branchyand we heard our dogs, old Rock and Con, strike. They went to trailing right up that branch way up tqward the head’ of it, and they treed [a coon]. We went up theie $nd he was treed up a small, grubby oak. The JJOOIJ was a’shining, land ,we, could tell that there was a hple, I i in that tree.
They’d go ihere and spend a night or two w,hi,le they rounded up their sheep; hogs, and cattle, and salte’d and looked after them, i, , ” ,/ *, FOXFIRE 6 7 ~ -> That was virgin timber (that we cut] then, and~they woul$nL~f~~L~~ ;,;_ ,‘with anything under twenty-four inches; they’d. want it to~%@e two foot or. better. He wouldn’t fool with it back then ,if it was ‘t very _ line timber. He’d have som? logs that would have as much aI seven ore eight hundred feet to the ,log. ;i”he cattle would j&t drag them out to the mill.
Back then ~when I was i; , i. _ 51’ young and my mother and me would “sang,” we’d get about three to four or five’dollars a pound for it dried and about ‘a doliar a pound gl-een. D When I sold sang for other people I paid, them ten cents an ounce for green sang. Let them wash it and dry the water off. lc wol-d that I wa> a’buying ginseng again and, a’paying c+h for it, and rhey would come and lots of Friday and SatuI-day evenings they would bake up rations and go back in these mountains and camp out a whole week at a time and tramp and huqt ginseng.