Category Archives: DANCING RABBIT

Becoming our Best Selves: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Written on April 17, 2018 at 12:32 pm, by

by Liz It’s official: I have lived at Dancing Rabbit for a year. I’m so glad that nature reserved this wacky weather for my second spring and not my first. This time last year there was no last-gasp snowing or freeze/thaw/muck/freeze/repeat cycles in the month of April. I think I made a handful of fires […]

April is for Fools: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Written on April 10, 2018 at 1:05 pm, by

Raised as a mainline Protestant in the Presbyterian tradition, I find Holy Week to be a deeply contemplative and yet joyous time. With a wealth of sacred music to accompany the progression from Tenebrae to Easter morning, from the encroaching darkness to the shining resurrection, it’s an emotional roller coaster for me, ending with a […]

Connection Within and Without

Written on April 3, 2018 at 11:54 am, by

  Dancing Rabbit is a very busy place. There is work and there is play, a plenitude of regular weekly events on the calendar, as well as numerous spontaneous or seasonal occasions. Then there are the people you would love to stop and chat with on the path or in the hall, the glimmers of […]

Learning to Ride It Out: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Written on March 20, 2018 at 12:34 pm, by

  Things I Can Control and Things I Can’t by Christina   One of my favorite parts of working at the Milkweed Mercantile during pizza night is when we’re closing up at the end of the night and I clean all of the counters. Life outside that kitchen might be chaotic and out of my […]

Nine New Kids! A Dancing Rabbit Update

Written on March 13, 2018 at 12:40 pm, by

by Ben Howdy y’all. Ben here, once again sending in a report from our quaint little ecovillage, where the soil conditions are soup-tastic. After experiencing five or six different types of precipitant over the past week, the ground has taken on a texture similar to a lot of the food I get at potluck here. […]

Nourishment and Energy: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Written on February 27, 2018 at 12:39 pm, by

by Liz One of the jokes that Californians often chuckle over is how much we talk about the weather even though it doesn’t change much. But here in northeastern Missouri, the weather changes pretty much hourly. Liz here, with more of the latest from Dancing Rabbit. And so many kinds of weather! I feel as […]

Seeds, Spirits, and Open Space Technology: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Written on February 20, 2018 at 2:20 pm, by

It is often said that the first step toward a solution or significant change is admitting that you have a problem. When hints of spring start interrupting February’s winter cold, I realize that I have a problem. A gardening problem. Collating the results of hours spent with seed catalogs, I realize there is absolutely no […]

Tasks, Goals, and Values: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Written on February 20, 2018 at 12:39 pm, by

This column is usually a reflective narrative of what has happened over the past week or so here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage.  So when I know that I’ll be writing, I try to be extra observant and reflective—I want to capture that nugget of philosophy in the mundane and beautiful details of everyday life. Except […]

Winter Rules

Written on February 6, 2018 at 12:12 pm, by

Howdy y’all. Ben here, with yet another field report, churned out between the sundry tasks on my list. Where did I put that list anyway? Finding it is probably going to involve a walk in the cold somewhere. That’s my thing that I do in winter. I walk around in the cold. I slept in […]

Food, Firewood, and Friendship: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Written on January 30, 2018 at 12:53 pm, by

One of the pleasures of life for me here at Dancing Rabbit is that we have long focused on preserving the fruits (and leaves, etc.) of our seasonal harvests for the leaner times of year. Despite the ever-miraculous ability of birds and mammals to eke out a living through the cold months here in the […]