It's certainly been an interesting week here in Rabbitland in terms of the weather. Seems like we had every season this week. There was snow, though sadly (for some) not enough for sledding, and it melted fairly quickly leaving my least favorite kind of weather: muddy. Those soggier days felt like fall to me. Then there was sun (very welcome after the weeks of grey we've had) and almost-summer-like warmth, and then even more sun, with brisk winds that felt like spring. It is February though, right? I didn't lose track of the days and it's actually April?] Oy. Tereza…read more >
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 the author cannot be held responsible for any earworms you may experience…] Tereza here, with a turning-of-the-year weekly update from Dancing Rabbit. I guess it makes sense to start with the most momentous event of the week. Yes, it’s true, I refilled wood for my…read more >
From my perspective, life in the village of late has been a bit of a mixed bag, with some sad happenings, family and friends visiting, and our annual Land Day celebration. Tereza here, feeling a bit under the weather, but doing my best to keep y'all in the loop. The sad news is more passings. Ted's father, Keir Sterling, passed away on September 24th. Keir and his wife Anne have been stalwart supporters of Dancing Rabbit over the years, and visited frequently, most recently attending Aurelia's 10th birthday party in June. Among other roles he played in his life, Keir was…read more >
"Tereza!" Ted yelled when he saw me, "You are the last person I wanted to see here!" Not might sound warm or caring to you, dear reader, but it was. Let me set the scene... A number of Spiral Scouts and parents were camping out near the new pond on Saturday night, and while it had been announced that they'd be having a bonfire that all were welcome to, by the time it actually rolled around I'd forgotten all about it. It had been a long hot day, so I decided to take a solar shower. As I was sudsing…read more >
Tereza here... slowing down amidst the hectic-ness. Yes, I know it's spring turning to summer. That the weather has been mostly amazing, with sunny days that are warm but not too hot, and with enough rain that not too much watering needs to happen. I know that warmer days are usually busier days. And I hear the birds singing and squawking their joy and fear as their babies flop and flap their wings as they leave the nest, and that not all those babies make it out there in the big cruel world. I see the gardens bursting with new…read more >
Tereza here, recently returned and reveling in the green and flowery spring so far. I'm feeling especially grateful for the current warmth, as I just got back from a month-long trip to Texas, where Nathan and I visited family and friends in San Antonio and Austin. The temps there were far more to my liking than the soggier and chillier ones NE MO generally has in March. My gladness to be away from the cold was reinforced by the hard freeze the night we came home, when fears of a fruit-less year were in the air. Jennifer was concerned that we might miss the…read more >
Hello from a swiftly chilling Dancing Rabbit! Tereza here, with an update in the midst of retreat— as of this writing we have two and a half days to go. Weather-wise we've had a number of pleasant sunny days, but now the forecast says it won't get above freezing again until the end of the week. As someone who dislikes the cold, I'm putting my usual happy spin on things (ha!) by feeling more ready to embrace days spent sitting in circle in toasty warm rooms, talking with my friends and neighbors. But first, the biggest news in my personal…read more >
Despite the lack of sunshine, there was much warmth in our togetherness, and joy in the plenitude of cookies. From everyone at Dancing Rabbit, here's wishing you a very happy New Year!