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Rhythms of Nature, Buzz of Bees

An elegy to the rhythms of nature from a farmer and cello player finely tuned to that beat.


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Length: 0:30:03
Uploaded: 17 Aug, 2020

Recording Date: 14 May, 2020
Recording Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Logsheet: none
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Harrowsmith 2020

Music by David Archibald

Program Title: Rhythms of Nature, Buzz of Bees
Description: This episode takes us down on the farms - first to a sheep farm near Perth where we learn about the capricious rhythms of Mother Nature from a farmer and cello instructor. Next, to Dr. Dolittle of a farm – Caberneigh Farms – jubilant with animals and abuzz with newly hived bees lost in their own dances and rhythms. All in all, a timely podcast that gets us back to our roots.

Host(s): Wayne MacPhail
Featured Speakers/Guests: Sarah Loten - When we last spoke with Sarah Loten of Drover’s Way Farm in Lanark country, she was lamenting the love hate relationship with water that both drowned her tractor and gave life to her crops and livestock. This time out Wayne MacPhail speaks with the veteran farmer and cellist about a elegy to nature’s pace, cadence and rhythm she wrote for Harrowsmith. The poetic piece beautifully captures the close, experience-wrought relationship farmers have with the some capricious beat and syncopation of the seasons. It’s a bond, a enslavement and an understanding those of us in urban centres have all but lost. But, for farmers like Sarah, who rush to take advantage of a six hour planting window, or lament the dying of even the smallest shaving of light in the fall, the intimate dance with Mother Nature has to be minded with each and every passing measure. Nicole Robertson Nicole Robertson loves animals. Well, that’s like saying Wimpy is partial to hamburgers, really. She’s got goats and horses and, well, a whole menagerie at Caberneigh Farm in Uxbridge. A couple of years ago she added bees to her collection and they have been paying her back in spades. Here’s her conversation with Wayne MacPhail that will be sweet comfort to anyone thinking about getting hives, the good kind.

Credits: Wayne MacPhail - host, producer
Yolanda Thornton - publisher - Harrowsmith Magazine
Victoria Fenner - distribution - campus and community radio


Environment > Agriculture
Arts and Culture > Music
Type: Interview

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