Lisa is a nationally recognized Fiber artist and a fanatic writer. She loves the outdoors, photography and the pleasures of quiet country living. Her animals (including a lively flock of goats), a passion for creativity and the beauty of nature delight her, as does being able to share these joys with others. Living largely unplugged from technology and the frenetic pacing of modern life in the "black-hole" resort setting of Quail Meadows is rejuvenating.
Life out in the wilderness is eclectic. People from all walks of life find themselves in Hyampom, rubbing shoulders. International poets, hippie drifters, creative people of all types, and retired loggers all come together for potlucks and community events, and to pitch in and help community members. At Quail Meadows, there are many seasonal activities to be done. From fruit tree pruning and gardening, to beer making, goat milking, and canning seasonal veggies, there are interesting activities to get involved in. You just never know.
With many houses and lots of room there is a constant stream of interesting visitors here long-term living, or just dropping by to say Hi! Lisa's son and daughter love to come home for extended visits, both to enjoy the magical Quail Meadows and to help out around the property (their friends also love a chance to come and relax). Family members make time for long vacations to Hyampom, and Lisa's nieces and nephews often spend weeks at a time, sans parents, living the country dream.
Hyampomers live life according to the seasons. Spring time brings new growth, and people delight in wildflower identification, new baby animals, and longer, warmer days. In the summer we regularly float down the river through rapids and still water on our boogie boards, trying to stay cool on hot summer days. Fall harvest of fruits and vegetables offers sensory delight, and the local farmers market, though small, will satisfy your cravings for farm fresh food! WInter is a time for introspection, creative projects, and baking of warm comfort foods.
We like to eat fresh healthy foods....But I also love to bake fancy pies for our annual Hyampom Pie Auction in March (and for my own personal delight). Last year I made an orange violet chiffon. YUM!
Lisa likes to travel, and is enjoys hearing more about the world and making international friends. Her daughter loves to travel as well, and a visit to her is a great excuse for a getaway! So far, she has explored China, Japan, Spain, England, and Costa Rica. Who knows what will be next!
Lisa doesn't watch too much television, since there is no cable TV! She does get NetFlixs, and enjoys comedies, the occasional documentary, and HBO dramas.
Lisa is currently learning Blacksmithing through a journeyman program in Weaverville. She worked with a team of people to interview local elders and instigated the creation of The Hyampom Oral History Project, part of the California Council for Humanities program.
Lisa is excited about Airbnb and the opportunity to share this special place with new people!
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