Basic Needs

If y’all come visit, y’all damn well better come a-callin’.

[Image found here.]

Wilder Mann – Pagan Christmastime monsters

“In 2010 the French photographer began traveling to rural farming villages in over a dozen European countries to document people, pictured mostly alone, out in the wilderness, wearing homemade costumes used in celebratory events marking the solstices, the harvest and coming of winter—calendar dates that, after millennia and the ‘civilizing’ of Pagan populations, eventually mutated into Christmas and Easter. The costumes referencing human/animal hybrids are cobbled-together, yet visually astounding.”
Traditional European Christmastime monsters photographed by Charles Fréger. Other images found here, caption from here.

A different time. A different place.

1964 Big Rock, Kentucky. Boy is holding a tin of Prince Albert and pretends to smoke. Looks like he’s got stitches, too.

[Found here, via here.]

Best Cookbook Ever.

Mickler compiled these rural recipes of great artery clogging goodness. Be sure to check with your doctor first before trying them, and no, there aren’t any possum or squirrel recipes. For those you need a copy of The Foxfire Appalachian Cookbook.


[Found in our kitchen, reminded of it by Amy Oops.]

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