Category Archives: DANCING RABBIT

Winding Down the Season

Written on October 25, 2016 at 9:55 am, by

The last tours took place over the weekend, and the last visitors left on Monday. At Dancing Rabbit, it’s a season of winding down, but not one of giving up. Christina here, bringing news of good questions, swapped clothes, tomato sauce, and new possibilities. One of my favorite parts of the visitor sessions is answering questions. Yes, I like […]

Let’s All Eat Turnips

Written on October 18, 2016 at 10:37 am, by

Howdy again, y’all. Ben here, bringing you an update from the rolling hills of Northeast Missouri. The weather is transitioning here, but I’m not ultimately sure towards what. Within a week we’ve had patchy frost of the sort that makes the sweet potato greens die back, and a few days that’ve been hot enough to […]

Autumn is Here

Written on October 11, 2016 at 10:10 am, by

Forty-two degrees as a low the other night brought me clearly to awareness, and even an embrace of, autumn. I must admit I’m not ready for a frost yet, but we have had them as early as Sept. 15 in my years here, so all of this time– still-ripening tomatoes and peppers and having our […]

Sad News, Guests, and Land Day

Written on October 4, 2016 at 12:08 pm, by

From my perspective, life in the village of late has been a bit of a mixed bag, with some sad happenings, family and friends visiting, and our annual Land Day celebration. Tereza here, feeling a bit under the weather, but doing my best to keep y’all in the loop. The sad news is more passings. Ted’s […]

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 […]