Archive February 2013

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The Lovers, The Dreaders and Warm Weather Fetish-ers Which One are You?

The Mountain Farmgirl is digging herself out from under mountains of snow! When it comes to the winter white stuff, there are ‘Lovers’ , “Dreaders’ and those who choose to live someplace warm to begin with, so they don’t have to deal with it at all! Which one are you?

Brace Yourself for Winter!

There’s a cold snap here in the east (Yup, that's my thermometer!) … Join the Mountain Farmgirl to see what at least one New England town does for kicks when the thermometers plunge below zero. Check out some of our ‘ hot’ winter fun in … Brace Yourself for Winter!!!
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