This last weekend was one of Darcy Williamson bigger events at Maven’s Haven in Lucile Idaho. This is Darcy’s vacation home where she was raised as a child. It has the same outdoors nature loving atmosphere as her home in McCall. Darcy is vary open and giving of herself and her home to fellow herbal and nature enthusiasts.
I arrived on Saturday afternoon and enjoyed a brief stay where I participated in a barter fair and purchased some lavender sweet bread. The fair sported many arts, crafts, foods, and herbal products.
I came back the next day and attended a Thai Massage class. Such a DEAL! Only $20 for a full massage and instruction!
Then I attended a class on making home vinegar. We got to sample a wide variety of vinegars from the instructor’s stash. Vinegars become the basis of pickling and that process lets you store foods without refrigeration. The medicinal effects of fermented foods are also of very high value.
Later on I went fish for steel head in the river. I did not know it but this event was not part of Darcy’s program. We didn’t catch anything but still had a good time.
After that we spent the evening at todds house located across the river from Maven’s Haven.
Todd is the epitome of Idaho independence. He served us Elk roadkill – now legal in Idaho. Todd built this incredible house – all by himself – which I took many pictures of:
Note that Todd has written several books. One I saw had him on the cover skiing down a rock slide buck naked – a ski maniac as well.
Oh yes, and this is Darcy at her home known as Maven’s Haven in Lucile Idaho, working through the logistics of the day.
I just got my Ruralite magazine in the mail today. Check this out!