Archive March 2013

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Every so often you discover something that really knocks your socks off. Recently the Mountain Farmgirl got inspired by a movie she watched, and it made her wonder: what inspires you? What sends shivers down your spine and makes you want to tell the world? Come and share your sources of inspiration in … Inspired!

Good Things Are Growing!

Officially, spring may be only weeks away, but the ‘farm’girl within us is getting impatient. The Groundhog didn’t see his shadow last month, but it’s definitely time to start seeing ours! Crawl out of hibernation with The Mountain Farmgirl, and let’s get planting in “Good Things are Growing…”
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

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