way back when we began talking about this Happening, when Jenny and Alyssia had just bought the Hill, I found 3 SunFlower pendants on Margaret's jewelry table at our Farmer's Market. Margaret loves buying all manner of inexpensive bits of jewelry and beads. Some are sold as they are when she ordered them, some she does the stringing of the beads. She is the one who also had the dragonfly refrigerator magnets that i have gotten for all the kids, California and Colorado. Most of her things are only a couple or a few dollars. So, people can get Something, every time. And she likes that, because then she gets to buy more. I really like Margaret, we always talk and are happy to see each other. There will be stories about Margaret to be told on into the forever. What her friendship felt like, even tho never more than the exchanges at the Market.
so i got these SunFlowers. The two i sent to Jenny and Alyssia were Full face. This one that i kept feels like an eye to me, a sideways glance. They were for our rear view mirrors....dangling there, like a certain kind of Compass that would lead us forward to where we hoped to go. SunFlowers being long standing over the years and passed down without knowing to Julian who loves them. SunFlowers are maybe the first things we might Plant on the Hill.
This one had been hanging in Sunny, the 1983 Toyota Pickup Truck. As it has transpired, Sunny will set out for California tomorrow. Travis wanted to do that right away. He has Camille's truck and will haul Sunny on a flatbed. He and Everett. He wants to go NOW because he wants to return via Nevada where his brother lives. Stop there for a day. And to do that, he needs to go over a mountain pass of the Sierra Nevadas. Snow, maybe. Each day makes it more likely. So...he wants to go Now and will return in time to help me with the UHaul rental and loading on Thursday of next week.
Today i unloaded the 4 2 string bales of Alfalfa i got at the feed store. I have not gotten the BIG Half Ton Bale. and we finished the last of the last one this morning. No need for a half ton. This evening i went to Bill's and got 9 bales of grass hay. I consulted google re: bringing livestock feed into California and they say if it is all readily visible and contains no weed or evidence of insects it is OK. This is Beauty FULL grass hay. The best. okey dokey. should be good. It's important to not radically change feed for Goats....horses, etc, but Goats in particular. It needs to be done slowly. Their diet will change immediately with all the browse on the Hill, so of further importance, the grass hay. That will be first order of business...to find a local supplier/farmer.
Tomorrow morning, Travis and Everett will come and load Sunny on the flatbed. They will also load whatever else makes sense, like the wheel barrows, the ladders, milkstand, wood splitter, some T posts and cattle panel...maybe more...all things that can be OutSide. Maybe even the Janet chairs... and go. Drive. California. Find the little driveway into the HILL. Meeting Jenny and/or Alyssia there and leaving my most trusty and beloved truck Sunny....who goes first. a Commitment. Sunny is there. We need to go where he is.
the pendants came on silver chains. For years now i can no longer wear necklaces. Even the most delicate is too much. Even string, which was ok for a long time is too much. So today i strung that Eye of a SunFlower on a strip of the toad egg cloth. It's long. Needed to go to Solar Plexis, but i wanted it even longer, extending down to lower chakras. so i can move it....that SunFlower Eye. and the strip of the Toad Egg Cloth feels Good and very OK. So, i'll wear it. Starting now and when i feel ify, i will reach under my shirt and find it, that Eye, and press it against my skin, reminding self of what all this is FOR. 7 Generations.