Sunday, July 1, 2012

Primitive Skills - MAPS

Years ago when The Clan of the Cave Bear books came out I read them with great interest, with all the mention of the herbs used and the developments of the peoples.   
For years I remember The Rosemary House sold (and I own) the complete set of The Foxfire Book series.  The Foxfire books cover everything from faith healing to fire starting to log cabin building to moon shining.    Fast forward . . .two and a half decades . . . . . .   Over Memorial day weekend this year, our dear friends invited us on a weekend adventure to the Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Gathering were we learned pottery, beer brewing, cordage making, bark basketry, finger weaving, atlatl making and much more.   Activities of interest for everyone in our "clan".


Carol said...

That sounds like a very fun event to attend!!! I've always wanted to learn primitive pottery.

Angela McRae said...

How fun--I think you can never have too many old-fashioned skills!

Marilyn Miller said...

I would love this gathering. Have all of the books mentioned here. Once thought it would be great to live in a historic reproduction village and demonstrate so many of these skills. You remind me of the dreams I had as a much younger adult.