DR's newest member, Julie, here with this week's column. As I live my life, I often find that there are themes and lessons that are undeniably pronounced when I have the energy to think creatively about how interestingly life unfolds. For this week's themes, I feel that both cycles and balance have been recurrent in my thoughts. We are but a few days away from our first visitor session of the season. Now that I have been here living at DR for a full year, experiencing the seasonal shift of swinging from a quiet and private fall and winter to…read more >
If you have lived, worked, played or stayed at Dancing Rabbit before for any length of time, please save the date for our 15th Land Day Reunion! We'll be celebrating 15 years of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage history with storytelling, music, dance, food, fun, and reconnection with Rabbits new and old. Join us October 5-7, 2012 as we enjoy potlucks, photos, dance parties, campfires, talent (or no-talent) shows, and much more, including burning the last two of our original mortgages! Our 10th Land Day Reunion in 2007 was a smash, with over 100 people attending, and we hope to have even more people…read more >
After an early summer, it is with a mixture of regret and relief that I'm settling back into spring. Cob here with the weekly update about what's been going on at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. The cooler weather has been a relief for the early spring plantings of brassicas, peas, early lettuces, and other plants which don't fair so well in baking heat. Presumably there will be enough of that in the coming months to keep us supplied in eggplant and peppers. The biggest adjustment for me personally has been to remember that the pond got COLD again! The beautiful weather…read more >
Hi everyone! This is Alline writing this week for Dancing Rabbit. As always, it feels next to impossible to encapsulate a week in the life at DR in a few short columns. However, I am your dedicated reporter and, like the Girl Scout I once was, vow to do my best. The big news, which really isn’t news at all, is the weather. The old axiom “everyone talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it” doesn’t hold true here. I’ve never been in a more weather-aware environment than Dancing Rabbit, where everything from our electricity and our food…read more >
Greetings! Tereza here, writing her first ever column in the 11+ years she's lived at Dancing Rabbit! Of course the top story continues to be the weather. The unseasonably warm temperatures mean folks are outdoors a lot, playing, hanging out--why, some of them are even working! (For those who may not know, this is a joke. Most Rabbits work their fluffy little tails off most of the time.) We're prepping and planting and pruning, getting ready for another year of growing food for ourselves and our community-mates. Rumors in this area involve Cob pruning the raspberry bushes near the Community…read more >
There was no putting off the fruit tree pruning any longer this week. It seemed to me that the peach tree in our courtyard, a two-trunked specimen that grew from the pit of a peach we ate while working on the kitchen foundation in 2004, went from bud break to bloom inside of a week. As I feverishly worked to finish the pruning of the ten trees we manage near our house, I was prodded constantly by the buds surrounding me, which seemed to pop open in the moments between glances. Sara put several sprays of peach and plum blossoms…read more >
I had to open the windows to get to sleep comfortably. It was a welcome treat to snuggle and read with my son and hear the spring frogs singing to us from Cattail Pond.
I have heard many cries in the distance this week, ranging from “Bent Raising” to “Ultimate Frisbee”. These warmer days have afforded an opportunity for not only more work, but play as well. After the responsibility of retreat (intense meetings for 2 weeks), it seemed that people wanted to subsequently rejoice in the benefits of living in community. Julie here for this week's column. The biggest event this week (and definitely the most fun in my humble opinion) was the grand opening of the Casa de Cultura. Bear has been working tirelessly on completing this beautiful structure, with an eye…read more >