Archive July 2013

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Summertime Spa, Farmgirl Style

The dog-days of summer are here.  Say “Spa-aaaaaah” with the Mountain Farmgirl and her surefire recipe for pampering yourself and staying cool, in “Summertime Spa, Farmgirl Style” …

What in the Moon is Going on Here?

Was it just the Mountain Farmgirl, or was there something in the air last week that made everybody just a little bit, ‘over-the-top’ CRANKY?! Did you notice it, too? Do you think that the moon had anything to do with normally nice people becoming stark, raving lunatics? Join the Mountain Farmgirl as she waxes poetic (pun intended) in “What in the Moon is Going on Here?” …
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