Old Ways in Rappahannock

Ceramist thrives in Castleton countryside

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Oct. 4, 2012
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Most people ate the asparagus from their summer gardens; Castleton resident Libet Henze made decorative tiles with hers.
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From backyard to barn: woodworking the old-fashioned way

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June 21, 2012
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Massies Corner resident Ron Soldo is living a dream that was honed in his backyard and continues in a barn.
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Amissville woman spins 18th-century style

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May 17, 2012
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It is often difficult to find goods made in America, much less locally by hand. But in Rappahannock County, there are those who preserve techniques developed generations before industrialization.
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Stone work is in Boston carver’s blood

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Feb. 23, 2012
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Some artisans may say they were born for their craft, but Boston resident Pete Bracken has proof for his claim.
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Preserving food, preserving traditions

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Dec. 29, 2011
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There are lots of tasty foods at Sylvie Rowand’s home in Harris Hollow. Though she has to buy such items as coffee and olive oil from other regions, most of the food Rowand utilizes comes straight from her farm, from neighboring farms and orchards, and from the wild, just like in the days before...
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Local furniture maker gives trees new life

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Dec. 1, 2011
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The first in an occasional "Old Ways in Rappahannock" series focuses on Flint Hill furniture maker Peter Kramer, for whom fallen tree is an opportunity to renew old life.
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