Category Archives: DANCING RABBIT

Pandora and Permaculture

Written on September 27, 2016 at 2:26 pm, by

We all remember the story of Pandora’s Box. In the mythology of Ancient Greece, Pandora was created as the first woman on Earth, much like Eve. She was given much beauty and abundance in her world, much like Eve. And she also was presented with something that she was commanded not to partake in, an […]

An Amazing Gift

Written on September 20, 2016 at 10:57 am, by

Good day, Rabbit friends! Katherine here, feverishly writing to you with my cup-o-coffee (thank you, local Zimmerman’s grocery store) and adrenaline-filled fingers. I don’t actually know if I “needed” the coffee this morning as I start yet another busy day here in the village and feel like I could get by on my own energetic […]


Written on September 13, 2016 at 3:36 pm, by

It’s often said that there is nothing more consistent than change. Perspectives change as we get older, or encounter new challenges. Seasons change as we plant, garden, and harvest. Society and culture changes as new technologies are developed or made obsolete and as new generations move into leadership roles. These transitions between what came before […]

Birthdays, Done Differently

Written on September 6, 2016 at 8:05 pm, by

Many things are done differently here at Dancing Rabbit, and birthdays are certainly no exception. Christina, here, writing about a pretty amazing week. I turned 42 this week, and I got to experience yet another new aspect of life here in the village. Whenever Rabbits are answering questions from the public—at tours, the annual Open […]

Brief Lull

Written on August 30, 2016 at 12:29 pm, by

Howdy y’all. Ben here, with another brief report of events and happenings here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, near Rutledge, MO. Actually, there aren’t a lot of human centered events or happenings here at the moment, which I am totally fine with. Our quaint little ecological community is experiencing a brief lull in population, as a […]

Sea of Green Leaves

Written on August 23, 2016 at 2:13 pm, by

The first hints of autumn are in the air this week, with low temps in the 50s and highs in the 70s and steady winds bringing more power… absolutely lovely! But in the context of how our June-stunted peppers and eggplants are only just starting to bear fruit… I feel anxiety about having enough time […]

Why So Happy?

Written on August 16, 2016 at 4:18 pm, by

Good day, Rabbit friends! The sun is now hiding behind the clouds giving a much needed respite from the August “heat dome” in Missouri, and the village is still dripping from this early morning’s thunderstorms. Rain always puts me in a good mood—I feel especially appreciative when it means that I don’t have to water […]

Permission to Fail

Written on August 9, 2016 at 10:06 am, by

I don’t know about you, but I have a deeply rooted dislike of failure. Whether my story is that I’m disappointing others, letting people down, or simply embarrassing myself, if my results are less than perfect I have actually failed. It’s a pretty common theme in our culture…pointing out what isn’t perfect, criticizing best efforts, […]

The Security of Sustainability

Written on August 2, 2016 at 11:34 am, by

We just got back after a three-week visit to see family and friends in New England, so it feels like we’re still playing catch up (especially with the laundry).  It was great to visit the outside world, but I do appreciate all the benefits of living here, some of which I hadn’t even realized I […]

Heat Wave, Visitors, and a Sad Farewell

Written on July 26, 2016 at 7:41 pm, by

Howdy. Ben here, bringing y’all news from the storm-swept prairies, soggy draws, and humid homes of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. It certainly has been an eventful week here, though to be honest I haven’t had an uneventful one yet in my four years of time on farm. I’ll just stick with the formula y’all have come […]