Archive April 2013

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Kick the Bucket (List) ... Why Wait?!

Like most people, The Mountain Farmgirl has a Bucket List a mile long! Some of the items on it will cost money, others just the time to do them, which – let’s face it -- is even more precious than the cash! Living life to the fullest, she looks forward to the future knowing they’ll all be checked off the list eventually … or WILL they? Read how and why Mountain Farmgirl Cathi Belcher is kicking her bucket list out the window, NOW!!! …

Stomping Grounds

The Mountain Farmgirl will be heading for the hills again soon, but this week she is trekking through her old stomping grounds … taking a stroll down memory lane. Join her for some childhood nostalgia in … Stomping Grounds.
 

Thrown for a Loop

The Mountain Farmgirl woke up last week feeling like she’d been hit by a truck. Ordinarily super-healthy, she had finally succumbed to a nasty bug, but its reign was of short duration. Learn about her secrets for possessing a killer immune system in Thrown for a Loop!
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