Category Archives: DANCING RABBIT

So Much Growing!

Written on May 16, 2017 at 11:37 am, by

One of the main reasons I wanted to move to Dancing Rabbit was to be more in touch with the rhythms of the seasons and of day-to-day life. To watch things grow and change and develop and to be there for each step of the way. Well, I have been very in touch with that […]

Sure Signs of Spring

Written on May 9, 2017 at 12:53 pm, by

Howdy y’all, Ben here, again. It is a pleasant morning in early May here at Dancing Rabbit. I have been awake for quite some time, prompted mostly by the pre-dawn scolding song of house wrens about my warren, the occasional crow of roosters, and the ever present hum of trains a mile and a half […]

The Return of Spring… and Things

Written on April 25, 2017 at 9:04 am, by

Yes, indeedy, spring is here, a time of growth, rebirth, and lots of activity. Recently returned from a month in Texas with Nathan visiting family and friends, I made my first batch of asparagus and shiitake mushrooms last week, sauteed up with plenty of Ironweed garlic, and that right there was the taste of spring […]

Season of Flowers

Written on April 18, 2017 at 10:12 am, by

Hello all, and happy flowering season to you! Ted here to bring you the news from Dancing Rabbit. Everything seems to be in bloom this week, all-in on spring’s arrival. Green is the new gray/brown, and our honey bees are often a good clue for me, as I roam about our gardens and orchards and […]

Moving at the Speed of Life

Written on April 11, 2017 at 10:07 am, by

Saturday’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast was a performance of Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. You know, the one with the famous wedding march that virtually all brides use to make their grand entrance. While listening I was observing the frantic activity of at least 14 different species of insects visiting my blossoming plum tree. Cob here, […]

This Week’s Reasons Why

Written on April 4, 2017 at 9:33 am, by

Every once in a while, I wonder why we decided to move our little family halfway across the country—why we decided to leave behind our house, extended family, jobs, schools, and a giant patch of black raspberries in our back yard. Christina, here, writing about this week’s reasons why. My week started off with a […]

Muck and Marshmallows

Written on March 28, 2017 at 11:55 am, by

Howdy y’all. Ben here, finally upland of the soggy pig waller I’ve been slogging about in for the last week. One week and about a dozen neighbors, plus some sheet metal and some marshmallows, is all it took for me to get our sow loaded onto the trailer, but as the old joke goes, “What’s […]

Happy Spring!

Written on March 21, 2017 at 9:54 am, by

The cat lockdown began this week, initiating four months (through mid-July) of our annual attempt to shelter ground-nesting birds in the village area from the depredations of our vicious feline friends in the most sensitive period of raising their young. Ted here—a little weary from multiple nighttime wake-ups by my cat Gromit to let him […]

The Work of Life, with Laughter and Tears

Written on March 14, 2017 at 10:26 am, by

After weeks of record-breaking warmth and associated wild weather, the return to more seasonal temperatures has been a relief. While the maples have all bloomed, and the maple sugar season was over before it really started, the colder days have slowed the budding of the fruit trees. Hopefully the delay will hold them long enough […]

Sometimes the Grass Really is Greener

Written on March 7, 2017 at 1:19 pm, by

I love the month of March. Every year, as winter cold dissolves into spring, I find myself amazed at the sheer heartiness and determination it must take for plants and animals to survive a climate that turns against them for months on end. I’m reminded of the creativity and strength of will our ancestors must […]