Archive August 2012

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In the Blink of an Eye

Like everyone, The Mountain Farmgirl gets accustomed to certain routines in her day, and doesn’t think about the fact that life can sometimes change very abruptly, turning our whole worlds upside down. Read about how this happened to her this week, “In the Blink of an Eye” …

Go For the Gold ... But Enjoy the Ride!

The Mountain Farmgirl has been catching a few glimpses of the Olympics this week. The talent pool is enormous but from the looks on the athletes faces, so is the pressure. While most of us will never be Olympic stars, that doesnt mean we cant 'Go for the Gold' in our own lives. But we do need to be careful not to overburden ourselves with unrealistic expectations. Lets talk 'Farmgirl Olympics' in 'Go for the Gold but Enjoy the Ride!'
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