Category Archives: DANCING RABBIT

Winter Wisdom

Written on January 16, 2018 at 12:23 pm, by

I was going to write about my Christmas week spent back in my hometown in California, but California gets enough attention. In the meantime, I’ve weathered record cold temps here at Dancing Rabbit, and lived to tell the tale. Liz here, with the latest from my ecovillage home. I returned from California to find my […]

Bittersweet Winter

Written on January 9, 2018 at 12:16 pm, by

I don’t think I’ve ever checked thermometers so religiously in my life. As a native Coloradoan I’m no stranger to the cold and snow, but this is my first winter at Dancing Rabbit and staying warm is a little more complicated than cranking up the thermostat. This is Cameron, one of the newest residents here, […]

Celebrating in New Ways

Written on December 26, 2017 at 12:52 pm, by

I’ve spent a lot of the last week thinking about two things that are usually ignored or avoided or generally brushed under the rug in mainstream society: darkness and conflict. Christina here, writing about the death of the year, some tough feelings between Rabbits, and how I’ve been celebrating in new ways this week. My […]

Claustrophobic Coziness

Written on December 19, 2017 at 1:36 pm, by

Oh hey y’all. It’s me, Ben, taking time out of the limited daylight hours to give a little update on life here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. I’ll do my best and make it briefer than usual, for in these short days of waning light, there is much to be done before the sun turns the […]

Return of the Cold

Written on December 12, 2017 at 11:13 am, by

Greetings from a much chillier Dancing Rabbit! If you’ve been reading the last few weeks you’ve likely noticed regular mentions of continuing unseasonable warmth. Yeah, not this week. Tereza here, with a cold-impacted take on happenings in the village. Note that there’s a double meaning in that last sentence: I’ve been down with a nasty […]

Rolling into December

Written on December 5, 2017 at 12:32 pm, by

Rolling into December in a warm spell here in northeast Missouri, we’re working through the last of our tomatoes and peppers, picked green and slowly ripening indoors since first frost more than a month ago. They’re nice to have, and Sara has put up several rounds of tasty roasted sweet peppers, but I notice that […]

Gratitude and Giving: A Recipe for Success

Written on November 28, 2017 at 11:03 am, by

The winter holidays are my favorite time of year. I secretly love when the Christmas music starts taking over the radio waves and the lights begin to decorate the town square. Although the Midwest has yet to deliver some of the winter wonderland that I grew up with in the Northeast, it still feels like […]

The Silence that Listens

Written on November 21, 2017 at 12:16 pm, by

This is my first winter in the Midwest. Liz here, watching the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, and reviewing the bits of advice and commentary people have been giving me about winter since I moved here from California seven short months ago. I was actually disappointed that my time outside was about to […]

Leaves Return to the Earth

Written on November 14, 2017 at 11:33 am, by

The autumn air is crisp and cold, fingers freeze and thaw, noses run and jump. Gardens are put to bed for the season yet the collards continue to nourish through soups and stews made on the woodstoves of tiny houses. Piles around the neighborhoods are stacking higher with fallen trees that were once alive, growing, […]

Family

Written on November 7, 2017 at 1:34 pm, by

I’ve been reflecting on what makes a person “family”. Certainly there are the legal connections by marriage and birth or adoption. There are folks who, like it or not, are family. But what about my mother’s best childhood friend, whom I grew up calling my aunt? Or my friends who my young children knew as […]