Keep coyote mobile in modern world
Finisia Medrano, aka "Tranny Granny," needs our help with a life transition.
For the past few decades, Finisia lived on "the Hoop," a nomadic lifestyle traditionally practiced by Native Americans and now known to only a few. She moved seasonally by horse and taught her skills and shared her knowledge with many interested students.
The Hoop is a relic yet it represents what might be the only truly sustainable way for humans to live on the earth. In the spring is fresh grass for horses, greens and first roots for people. Summer brings stonefruits in the valleys and berries up in the hills. Later summer into autum seeds ripen and are collected for planting back along the life giving hoop. Winter sets the tone for creating, mending and dreaming. At the heart of a Hoop-centered lifestyle is giving back, planting with active intention for an abundant future and -- in these modern times -- to subvert the decaying technological society. During the past decade, Finisia has opened the bundle that is herself: her intimate knowledge and experience with the indigenous first foods and the practical awarness of how to walk a life based aroud their succsess. She has been sharing this with all those she connects with.
Now, however, after years of physical toil, Finisia's body is demanding a retirement from the saddle. The back aches too much, knees scream too loud and the weight of loading gear onto horses is too great. The spirit, however, still sings with strength to be out spinning hoops: digging roots, gathering seeds, planting wild gardens, and turning on others to do the same.
Since passing on care of her five horses last summer, Finisia has begun the process of mending health concerns and transitioning to a different way of getting around. A small truck was recently given to her so she might still be able to roam the Hoop. The truck, a 1987 Mazda 4x4 complete with a canopy, will be her modern day "stink bug" of a covered wagon.
Help is needed in getting the truck road-ready, which includes paying her way into DMV legitimacy and the costs associated with an "old free truck." Expenses include license renewal, registration, title-transfer and insurance as well as any mechanical work and bribes needed to pass California's smog regulations. Other minor repairs may also need attention.
All things considered, expenses should be adequately covered for just $2500. This includes a small gas fund to make the stink bug go.
Finisia has given a lot during her life and this is a chance to give back, and to empower her to continue her vital work on the Hoop. This is not an easy transition for coyote. Please consider contributing what you can. Thank you very much.
Tunisia,. This is sandy from Winston. Just checking in , hope you will call me at 541-670-6529. Sandy belived that you have forgotten who we might be, so I am ask to remind you of a time in 2014 that you stopped at a small farm just outside of Elgin, or. Looking forward to hearing from you.