Archive January 2012

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The Queen of Winter Sports

The Mountain Farmgirl loves the change of seasons, even (inexplicably!) the New Hampshire-style winters that bring the mercury down to -20o. Join her as she partakes in the Queen of Winter Sports … even though it can sometimes be a Royal Pain …

From Democracy to Idiocracy

It has been said that ‘Three generations away from the family farm leads to the end of common sense as we know it’. The Mountain Farmgirl fears this is all too true. Take a peek at some modern day examples of our national decline in rational thinking, and why the Farmgirl sisterhood is such a refreshing antidote to contemporary incompetence in ‘From Democracy to Idiocracy’ …

WARNING: Reading this blog may cause serious doubts as to the intelligence and the future of   the human race.

Ask and Ye Shall Receive ... Eventually!

So many questions, so many answers left unsaid … The Mountain Farmgirl delights in reading all the responses to her blogs from kindred spirits throughout the land. However, there never seemed to be enough time to answer the questions sometimes asked of her. She has habitually set them on the backburner to answer “later” when she can address them properly … (and we all know what can happen to even the best of intentions). Join her as she fires up that back burner, puts some closure to those old and probably long-forgotten questions, and promises more timely responses in the future… in Ask and Ye Shall ReceiveEventually!

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