Category Archives: DANCING RABBIT

Cat Karma: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Written on September 18, 2018 at 2:58 pm, by

The other night, Highway MM from Rutledge to Memphis and back was two very different experiences. On my way, in the partial light and drizzle, it was a beautiful country drive: hills and curves and cows. I love these kinds of drives. I used to have to leave the city to take a country detour like this. […]

Seven Plump Piglets and Bioluminescent Fungi

Written on September 11, 2018 at 12:16 pm, by

September rolled in quietly last week while my attention was elsewhere. Now I find myself halfway through the remaining few weeks of summer, finally enjoying as many tomatoes and dropping peaches as I care to eat. I’m appreciating these cooler days and nights, as well, even though they portend the waning of the season when […]

Bringing the Festival to My Own Backyard: A Dancing Rabbit Update 

Written on September 4, 2018 at 11:41 am, by

I’m sure that plenty of exciting things happened here at Dancing Rabbit during the past week—not the least of which is that we finally got some much-needed rain! But I’m having a hard time remembering it all over the songs in my head. I’m not the first to say it, but one of the really […]

Written on August 28, 2018 at 12:30 pm, by

What does it mean to live an authentic life? Liz here, observing the effects of passing the one-year mark of living in alignment with my values, intentions, and purpose. What I remember of my former, urban life (as it fades into the mists of time), is that I experienced considerable tension when thinking about the […]

Abundance and Adaptation: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Written on August 21, 2018 at 11:36 am, by

Howdy y’all. Ben here, checking in from the slightly moist dust bowl of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, northeast Missouri. We got about a half inch of rain overnight, just enough to make the step outside my outhouse slippery and keep my sweet potatoes from quitting for one more day, not to mention get some mildew brewing and […]

A Life Full of Joy, Hope, and Duty: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Written on August 14, 2018 at 1:35 pm, by

Greetings! I don’t know about y’all out there but for me this week was full! Tereza here, with news of duties, food changes, theater, sky-watching, and birthdays, as well as the usual connection, laughter, and warm season busy-ness. My first (of two) civic duties this week was voting in the state primaries on Tuesday. It’s always fun […]

Ultimate Summertime

Written on August 7, 2018 at 9:31 pm, by

Summertime, and the livin’ is … hmm, not usually easy, only sometimes hard, but definitely full. Surprising, too, despite the ongoing droughty weather, the recent cool spell and nip of rain were enough to trigger the first, real flush of shiitakes on my mushroom logs this year, though I had to water them for a […]

Staying Present and Looking Forward: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Written on July 31, 2018 at 4:07 pm, by

This week, I’ve been enjoying the moment but also looking forward to things coming–some exciting and some less so. Benji here, struggling to stay present while also planning, excitedly or worriedly, about things coming up for me and our little village. Another group of participants arrived this week for the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage Visitor Program. […]

Collaboration Is the Key

Written on July 24, 2018 at 1:41 pm, by

This week brought the sweet relief of cooler temperatures and less humidity, although still not enough rain to keep my cucumbers happy without supplemental watering. In truth, I don’t really mind watering the garden, as it gives me some precious moments to contemplate the progress of the plants and to think about where and how […]

Facing Life Head-On

Written on July 17, 2018 at 5:07 pm, by

Graham and I have tried to implement as many permaculture concepts in Cob’s vegetable garden this year as time has allowed. One concept that really caught my fancy was to plant perennial flowers and certain veggies in amongst the veggie beds to attract pollinator insects (e.g., cosmos, nasturtiums, zinnias, daisies, borage, and dandelions) and to […]