Category Archives: DANCING RABBIT

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 […]

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? […]