Archive March 2012

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Democracy in Action: The Time-Honored Tradition of New England Town Meetings

As sure as the snows melt, maple sap flows and the birds fly north to build their nests, the coming of spring in New England wouldn’t be complete without the annual Town Meeting. Join the Mountain Farmgirl for some old-fashioned Democracy in Action …

Too Close for Comfort

Do you believe in Destiny? …that things happen for a reason … and that there is a higher power controlling the events in our lives? The Mountain Farmgirl surely does … and was never more convinced that sometimes our Guardian Angels fly MIGHTY close to keep us out of harm’s way.  Read about a very close call in Too Close for Comfort …

Theres an 'App' for That!

It seems that whatever we choose to do these days, there is some sort of 'App' for it to make life easier and more informative. But whether or not we choose to go the ‘high-tech’ route, The Mountain Farmgirl knows of an ‘app’ that’s totally free, absolutely awesome and one that everyone can instantly use. Download it now in ... “There’s an App for That!”…

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

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