Archive December 2012

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A Short Message of Peace

If you’re reading this, then the world didn’t end and we’re all still muddling along trying to make sense of the world as Christmas approaches … a cause for celebration indeed! But the holidays will be far from joyous for many families this year. Join The Mountain Farmgirl as she offers a tiny little antidote for doomsday thinking, holiday blues, weather woes and national tragedy in a short  Message of Peace

Loose Ends

Santa may be making his list and checking it twice, but The Mountain Farmgirl is juggling LOTS of lists these days. How ‘bout you … anyone else feeling a little bit
S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-D as the holidays approach? Check out some great coping mechanisms to get you through the hectic season while you tie up all those …. Loose Ends…
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