Archive July 2011

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Planting a Legacy

The Mountain Farmgirl is thinking about ‘legacies’ today …  the kind that you leave behind that tells others that you were here and tried to make the world a better place. Join her as she introduces you to a very special couple who has planted a beautiful legacy in YOUR state … and in every Farmgirl state from from sea to shining sea!

Mountain HOUSEpitality

Welcome to my little cabin in the woods! I don’t get much company here … it’s my haven against ‘hectic-ness’ … my sanctuary from storms (both inside and out!) -- But today I’d like to share my little piece of mountain heaven with my old and newfound Farmgirl friends. I can’t keep it ALL to myself, and besides … I’ve got some big decisions to make regarding its future.  Won’t you please join me in the 25-cent tour of my ‘little lodge’?

What's the Buzz?

Every morning in Farmgirl kitchens all across America, tea kettles and coffee pots get fired up to start us on our way through the busy lives we lead. What IS this strange addiction we have to caffeine, and could there be something even better than the high-volt java-jolt that most of us have come to crave?  The Mountain Farmgirl thinks there IS, and …  she’s  found it!

Mother of the Groom

The Mountain Farmgirl recently got all gussied up in her Farmgirl Finest  for a red-letter milestone day in her life! The reason? Her oldest son’s wedding! You are invited to join her as she shares this very special event and all its exciting details, in “Mother of the Groom” …
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