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The Mountain Farmgirl Goes Maritime!

“Would you rather live in the mountains or by the sea?” was an actual question the Mountain Farmgirl recently found in a fortune cookie. Now how many Chinese fortune cookies do you know that ask questions? And pertinent ones, at that?! But this question turned out to be more than rhetorical. Find out why in “The Mountain Farmgirl Goes Maritime”…

Dressed For Success

Just about every well-dressed Farmgirl has a penchant for hats, gloves and aprons, but different occasions require different types of these very necessary accoutrements. When outdoors, a carpenter’s apron, a straw hat and work gloves are vitally important tools … and it took a nasty brown spider bite to convince The Mountain Farmgirl that she needs to be as well dressed “in the field” as she is in ‘society’! Read all about it in “Dressed for Success” …
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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