Bittersweet Winter: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Bittersweet Winter: A Dancing Rabbit Update

I don't think I've ever checked thermometers so religiously in my life. As a native Coloradoan I'm no stranger to the cold and snow, but this is my first winter at Dancing Rabbit and staying warm is a little more complicated than cranking up the thermostat. This is Cameron, one of the newest residents here, I just arrived at the beginning of December. I'm not sure I would recommend moving here in the winter, but it's been a remarkably soft landing for me. I'm living in a cozy strawbale house with an attached greenhouse and beautiful interior woodwork. My neighbor…read more >
Joy and Snow: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Joy and Snow: A Dancing Rabbit Update

This is the time of year for reflection: How was 2017? Did I accomplish all that I hoped to this year? What goals do I have for the coming year? How can I improve in 2018? Each year, like clockwork, these questions arise from within me and help me continue to strive for more meaning, peace, and connection in my life. Melany here, writing while bundled up in many layers, very different from the last time you heard from me. The unseasonably warm 60 degree days have turned into the harsh reality of -15 degrees, or -30 when accounting for…read more >
Celebrating in New Ways: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Celebrating in New Ways: A Dancing Rabbit Update

I’ve spent a lot of the last week thinking about two things that are usually ignored or avoided or generally brushed under the rug in mainstream society: darkness and conflict. Christina here, writing about the death of the year, some tough feelings between Rabbits, and how I’ve been celebrating in new ways this week. My week started off with an email to “conres,” otherwise known as the Conflict Resolution Team (or Conflict Celebration as Hassan likes to call it). My first reaction to hearing about conflict is one that I still carry over from my previous life in the mainstream:…read more >
Claustrophobic Coziness: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Claustrophobic Coziness: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Oh hey y’all. It’s me, Ben, taking time out of the limited daylight hours to give a little update on life here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. I’ll do my best and make it briefer than usual, for in these short days of waning light, there is much to be done before the sun turns the corner and disappears for fifteen hours. It has been awful dry lately, to the point where I almost miss the sensation of having my muck boots suctioned off my feet in the mud. The relatively mild, okay, freakishly mild weather has given me opportunity to…read more >
Celebrate With Us!

Celebrate With Us!

Here at Dancing Rabbit, we love a good party. Especially when we’re celebrating two decades of paradigm-shifting educational and outreach programs that help create a vibrant, sustainable planet. That’s what this year has been about for us: celebrating our 20th anniversary and legacy! Over the years, our supporters have been vital in ensuring that we offer educational programs and reach more people with our message that a connected, liveable human habitat is possible. As the end of 2017 approaches, you may be reflecting on your year and yourimpact on the world as well. The truth is, by supporting Dancing Rabbit’s mission, you are leaving your own legacy…read more >
Return of the Cold: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Return of the Cold: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Greetings from a much chillier Dancing Rabbit! If you’ve been reading the last few weeks you’ve likely noticed regular mentions of continuing unseasonable warmth. Yeah, not this week. Tereza here, with a cold-impacted take on happenings in the village. Note that there’s a double meaning in that last sentence: I’ve been down with a nasty cold most of the week. So as sometimes happens, most of my reporting will be word-of-mouth, as I wasn’t around and about to find out what’s up, and certainly didn’t go to much myself. Even if I wasn’t able to participate this week, I’m really…read more >
Rolling into December: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Rolling into December: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Rolling into December in a warm spell here in northeast Missouri, we're working through the last of our tomatoes and peppers, picked green and slowly ripening indoors since first frost more than a month ago. They're nice to have, and Sara has put up several rounds of tasty roasted sweet peppers, but I notice that I don't have the same craving for them now as I did when they were fresh off the plants. On the other hand, the remaining fresh kale in the garden, and all the potatoes and other roots in the cellar, seem like just the thing.…read more >
Gratitude and Giving: A Recipe for Success

Gratitude and Giving: A Recipe for Success

The winter holidays are my favorite time of year. I secretly love when the Christmas music starts taking over the radio waves and the lights begin to decorate the town square. Although the Midwest has yet to deliver some of the winter wonderland that I grew up with in the Northeast, it still feels like a time of hope, gratitude, and love all wrapped up in a bow. Melany here, writing for the first time, as we stroll into the holiday season with balmy spring weather. I often feel a rush of joy when I get to experience an unseasonably…read more >