Archive August 2010

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A Defining Moment

The Mountain Farmgirl had an epiphany this week, and it hit her like a ton of bricks. (Well, maybe more like a Massey Ferguson hitting the broad side of a barn).  Anyway, she and her thoughts were moseying down the path to Simpler Living when WHAM! … it struck her, and now she’s wondering, “Have you ever had a revelation that changed the course of your life in a flash?” Come see why the Mountain Farmgirl Cathi Belcher will never be the same again!

 

Thoreau Had the Right Idea

The Mountain Farmgirl is convinced that Thoreau had the right idea after all …  He may not have lived in the mountains, but his heart was in the right place down at the ‘Pond’. Come take a ‘peak’ with Mountain Farmgirl Cathi Belcher, on how getting ‘back to the source’ and simplifying our needs can lead to a richly bountiful life … 

Cathi Belcher

Cathi Belcher,
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.”

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Mountain Bounty

“Keep close to Nature’s heart ... and break clear away once in awhile to climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods, to wash your spirit clean.”
– John Muir