January 9, 2012

Greetings gentle readers, and welcome back to October!  It's hard to grasp that sunny days in the upper 50s and night time lows above freezing have anything at all to do with January.  Cob here, not really complaining about the weather, but feeling unsure about what it will mean for the maple sugaring season!  Maple sugaring here in NEMO is a bit different from what I experienced in Upstate New York.  NY always experienced a deep freeze from mid-December through late-February, and when the weather broke the sap would flow heavily for a solid 2-3 weeks before the trees broke…read more >

December 26, 2011

Happy Boxing Day to all you email subscribers out there from Ted here at Dancing Rabbit! We've had a good week here, including everything from a dance party at La Casa, to a Solstice gathering at the Common House, to a Christmas Eve gathering with mulled cider, cookies and games hosted by Kurt and Alline at the Milkweed Mercantile. Now moving on toward the new year with expectation of another celebration at the end of the week, we seem to be taking a collective break from the intensity one often experiences here. On the 25th we took advantage of the…read more >

January 2, 2012

Hi everyone. This is Alline writing the very first Dancing Rabbit column for 2012.   I’m sitting here at my (solar & wind-powered) computer feeling sugared-out, and wondering what it would be like to have Christmas in, say, Australia, where the holiday falls right smack in the middle of the summer. Would we be eating fresh tomato and basil salads instead of eggnog and chocolate fudge?   Many of us are still smiling from our New Year’s Eve party. Planned and executed by former work exchanger Craig Duncan, the evening was filled with something for everyone, and was chock full…read more >