Category Archives: DANCING RABBIT

The Secret Is in the Crust

Written on January 17, 2017 at 11:43 am, by

Gentle Readers, it is my glad duty to report on recent (and some near-future) happenings at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. Cob here, musing on my personal relationship with the weather. I’m feeling a heightened blend of anxiety and gleeful anticipation for the ice storm, which as I write is encroaching on northeast Missouri. Anxiety because much […]

Waiting on a Thaw

Written on January 10, 2017 at 1:32 pm, by

Howdy y’all. Ben here at Dancing Rabbit, just waiting on a thaw. While this hasn’t yet been the coldest winter I’ve experienced in northeast Missouri, it is fairly unpleasant to go about my daily necessities at times, between keeping the stock and ourselves fed and watered, and my daily visit to the draftiest functioning outhouse […]

Traditions Old and New (plus Jingles!)

Written on January 10, 2017 at 9:01 am, by

It was Sharon’s fault, really, the jingle-based song circle we had last Wednesday night. We didn’t sing catchy old commercial tunes the entire time, thankfully, just the first 20 minutes or so, by which time Aurelia was practically begging us to stop. [See further in the piece for more juicy details, but please note that […]

Connection and Cookies

Written on December 27, 2016 at 4:09 pm, by

We’re in a bit of a brief thaw here this week in northeast Missouri, between a polar vortex episode and the return of colder temperatures. Ted here to bring you the latest from our fair village. I read this week a couple articles online about theories being advanced as to why the Arctic keeps experiencing […]

Boisterous, Joyous, and Cold

Written on December 20, 2016 at 11:14 am, by

Merry (forthcoming) Christmas and Happy Holidays from Lucas, at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage!! I’m pleased to be back writing to each and every one of you after an exceptionally busy warm season, a season I now find myself missing (and anticipating) as I look outside and shiver. This cold is for the birds. Penguins, specifically. Every […]

Making Room

Written on December 13, 2016 at 3:25 pm, by

The season of snow, bitter winds, and warm crackling fires is well and truly upon us. The gardens are finally dormant, seed catalogs are piling up, and holiday decorations are coming out along with the wafting scents of baking cookies. I love the Christmas holiday! Cob here, with my musings this week from Dancing Rabbit […]

Mostly a Fun Mess

Written on December 6, 2016 at 12:04 pm, by

Howdy y’all. Ben here, shivering at you from the cold, fog-enshrouded rolling hills of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in beautiful Northeast Missouri. Technically speaking it isn’t winter, but as far as most of us are concerned, it sure feels like it. The past few mornings I have begun the day with the perennial tradition of punching […]

Stories That Carry Us

Written on November 22, 2016 at 12:16 pm, by

Is it already Thanksgiving? It is. Stephen here, in this fourth week of November, two-thousand and sixteen, anno Domini (in the year of our Lord)—as history is written. The last column was posted a lifetime ago. On November 7th, Ted talked about Halloween, bobbing for turnips, the Day of the Dead, Before the Flood, and […]

Bobbing for Turnips

Written on November 8, 2016 at 9:48 am, by

Top news of the week: bobbing for turnips is just about as fun as bobbing for apples. Ted here with this week’s update from Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. If you’re thinking I just wrote the other week, well, it’s true: we’re on a short rotation at the moment, working on recruiting new contributors to our weekly […]

Finding Calm in the Eye of the Storm

Written on November 1, 2016 at 9:55 am, by

By the time you read this it will likely be November, with less than a week remaining until Election Day, and the weather forecast suggests that I’ll be out in my garden still harvesting tomatoes, brassicas, hot peppers, and green beans, in my summer togs no less. Cob here, trying to remain calm and focus […]