Archive May 2012

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Sweet Indulgence

Pampering ourselves: … just when we need it most, it seems we can afford it least! Too little time, too many other expenses – there are always pressing reasons why Farmgirls put everybody and everything ahead of themselves and their own needs. With her son’s wedding only days away, the Mountain Farmgirl has never been busier than she is this week, but for once she has scheduled in some Sweet Indulgence! Come share in some of the delicious fun…

Boredom: Just Can't Relate!

The Mountain Farmgirl just overheard someone say “I’m so bored” … and she totally can’t relate!! Despite the long week of rainy weather up here in the Northeast, come see why real Farmgirls just plumb don’t have this phrase in their vocabularies in “Boredom: Just Can’t Relate!!!”

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