The Mountain Farmgirl is updating her Bucket List, and invites you to do the same. What items have you already checked off? What no longer holds your interest? What are your current biggest goals? She’ll show you hers if you show us yours! Join Cathi in Part 2 of her latest blog, “Not Ready to Kick the Bucket” List…. (Yet!)
Like most people, The Mountain Farmgirl has a Bucket List a mile long! Some of the items on it will cost money, others just the time to do them, which – let’s face it -- is even more precious than the cash! Living life to the fullest, she looks forward to the future knowing they’ll all be checked off the list eventually … or WILL they? Read how and why Mountain Farmgirl Cathi Belcher is kicking her bucket list out the window, NOW!!! …
The Mountain Farmgirl will be heading for the hills again soon, but this week she is trekking through her old stomping grounds … taking a stroll down memory lane. Join her for some childhood nostalgia in … Stomping Grounds.
The Mountain Farmgirl woke up last week feeling like she’d been hit by a truck. Ordinarily super-healthy, she had finally succumbed to a nasty bug, but its reign was of short duration. Learn about her secrets for possessing a killer immune system in Thrown for a Loop!
Every so often you discover something that really knocks your socks off. Recently the Mountain Farmgirl got inspired by a movie she watched, and it made her wonder: what inspires you? What sends shivers down your spine and makes you want to tell the world? Come and share your sources of inspiration in … Inspired!
Officially, spring may be only weeks away, but the ‘farm’girl within us is getting impatient. The Groundhog didn’t see his shadow last month, but it’s definitely time to start seeing ours! Crawl out of hibernation with The Mountain Farmgirl, and let’s get planting in “Good Things are Growing…”
The Mountain Farmgirl is digging herself out from under mountains of snow! When it comes to the winter white stuff, there are ‘Lovers’ , “Dreaders’ and those who choose to live someplace warm to begin with, so they don’t have to deal with it at all! Which one are you?
There’s a cold snap here in the east (Yup, that's my thermometer!) … Join the Mountain Farmgirl to see what at least one New England town does for kicks when the thermometers plunge below zero. Check out some of our ‘ hot’ winter fun in … Brace Yourself for Winter!!!
Talk is cheap, but it doesn’t mean much if we don’t follow it through with our actions in real life. This year The Mountain Farmgirl had a sad, sad holiday, making it hard for her to take her own Christmas blog advice. Although being strong and ‘walking the talk’ are important, sometimes you just need A Shoulder to Cry On …
If you’re reading this, then the world didn’t end and we’re all still muddling along trying to make sense of the world as Christmas approaches … a cause for celebration indeed! But the holidays will be far from joyous for many families this year. Join The Mountain Farmgirl as she offers a tiny little antidote for doomsday thinking, holiday blues, weather woes and national tragedy in a short Message of Peace …
an old-fashioned farmgirl with a pioneer spirit, lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. As a “lifelong learner” in the “Live-Free-or-Die” state, she fiercely values self-reliance, independence, freedom, and fresh mountain air. Married to her childhood sweetheart of 40+ years (a few of them “uphill climbs”), she’s had plenty of time to reinvent herself. From museum curator, restaurant owner, homeschool mom/conference speaker, to post-and-beam house builder and entrepreneur, she’s also a multi-media artist, with an obsession for off-grid living and alternative housing. Cathi owns and operates a 32-room mountain lodge. Her specialty has evolved to include “hermit hospitality” at her rustic cabin in the mountains, where she offers weekend workshops of special interest to women.
“Mountains speak to my soul, and farming is an important part of my heritage. I want to pass on my love of these things to others through my writing. Living in the mountains has its own particular challenges, but I delight in turning them into opportunities from which we can all learn and grow.”