Category Archives: DANCING RABBIT

Caring for Each Other

Written on July 12, 2016 at 4:38 pm, by

“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 […]

Rain, a Big Birthday, and Friends Return

Written on July 5, 2016 at 6:12 pm, by

There is always something to write about here at Dancing Rabbit each week, but it seems there is more than usual to cover this time around. Ted here to bring you the update from our corner of northeast Missouri. After something like five weeks of days in the 90s with every predicted rain missing us […]

Silly Hats, Murals, and Empowerment

Written on June 28, 2016 at 9:35 am, by

I can only imagine what the guests must have thought, walking into the Mercantile for pizza, to be greeted by a man whose long golden hair was braided with garlic bulbs. Next to him stood a woman with a pile of flowers on her head and a man with a crown made out of flip-flops. […]

Compassion, Connection, and Building Bridges

Written on June 21, 2016 at 9:52 am, by

Hopefully by the time you read this we will have had some rain. Meanwhile it’s mostly hot and dry, with a fine layer of dust and pollen on every surface indoors and out. To be sure, we’ve had a few welcome cool nights, and even dropped below the dew point once or twice, but that’s […]

Benefits and Compromises

Written on June 14, 2016 at 1:45 pm, by

It is hot outside. The pond feels like a bathtub, the sun is hazy, the tomatoes are wilting, and I have spotted Thomas on more than one occasion lying on the Common House floor to cool off. Did I mention that I am from New England? Did I mention that I am terrified of the heat? […]

Natural Cycles of Change

Written on June 7, 2016 at 9:53 am, by

Howdy y’all. Ben here, spending more of my waking time in the house than feels reasonable on a beautiful June day, amidst the thick oak canopies and breast-high stands of parsnip and bergamot of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. I feel like there’s a good three or four months in our current climate when a person can […]

Feels like Summer

Written on May 31, 2016 at 4:17 pm, by

Ted here to bring you the latest from Dancing Rabbit, after what felt like the first week of summer, complete with steady warmth, mild nights, and some good thunderstorms. I had a second week off from my current day job last week, and managed to slowly tick off some long-awaited to-dos from my list. Moving […]

Slowing Down the Busy

Written on May 24, 2016 at 2:40 pm, by

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 […]

Incredible Summer to Come

Written on May 17, 2016 at 6:10 pm, by

People come and go. It’s always been a transient state of being here for most in the ecovillage. It’s not everyone’s cuppa tea to carve out a life of one’s own in the wilds of Missouri. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. When people go, they can be profoundly changed, taking a piece of […]


Written on May 10, 2016 at 2:16 pm, by

I feel like I’m finally starting to understand my parents. It’s taken 50 years to get to this point, but maybe that’s normal. I’ve made enough orbits now that I’m beginning to be aware of larger patterns, the deeper periodicity of human social systems (a.k.a. politics), and the different perspectives on life across generations. Cob […]