Archive November 2012

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A Thankful Heart

There’s plenty wrong in the world these days, but blessings always abound if we just open our eyes to notice and appreciate them. As we prepare our harvest tables this holiday season, let us also prepare our hearts with an attitude of gratitude for the many blessings – both large and small – that we enjoy in America, no matter what our financial circumstances or personal predicaments. Join the Mountain Farmgirl with “A Thankful Heart”…

Hard Pressed

Ever find yourself between a rock and a hard place? How ‘bout between a leaf and a flower? Come see why The Mountain Farmgirl finds herself hard pressed on one of the last glorious autumn days of the season along the coast of Maine, as she shares with you some very ‘pressing’ news…
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