Monday, June 14, 2010

Musica Universalis

Musica Universalis - The Music of the Spheres. The idea that the proportions in the movements of the heavenly bodies, the Earth, Moon, and Planets, create a kind of musica. (Latin for music) Pythagoras originated the idea that there was a sacred connection between the movement of the planets.

I have been meditating on the sacred rhythm here on the farm. As the seasons change, plants sprout and grow, animals are born and die, there is a rhythm to it all.

Not only do the seasons have a circular rhythm, days on the farm do too. I wake up at four and sterilize the milking pails. I go out, talk to the goats, feed and milk them. I let them out of the barn and head back to the house. Carissima and the kids bleat and cry, begging me not to leave.

Back in the house, I get some coffee in me and get ready to take Luna for a walk. We get a nice long walk to the end of the nine acres and back. Chasing birds, flushing partridge and bunnies. Maybe a pheasant if we're lucky. Luna usually find some dead thing to pick up and carry home with her.

Then it's off to check, feed, and water the chickens. The chickens come running for treats. Greeting me in a frantic cacophony.

The critters cared for it's time to feed myself. Usually a several course breakfast.

The rest of the day it's weeding, and planting, and hauling, and cleaning, and all sorts of chores. At the end of the day we close with a home cooked meal and some rest.

It is labor, but it is labor in the sense that it is a calling. I feel blessed to be able to do this sort of work. It is a prayer. It has a sacred rhythm to it.

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree.

    The goats I just got will be producing about 1/2 gallon of milk each once the babies are taken off. That will be a whole gallon a day sence we have two goats. But that will be a little bit later in time. lol