Category Archives: DANCING RABBIT

Alternative Solutions

Written on May 3, 2016 at 1:34 pm, by

It has been a rainy week here, with some crazy thunderstorms and a tornado warning on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough to dampen the singing or the weeding or the outreach-ing. It takes some pretty rough weather to keep us inside. Christina here, new resident of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, bringing you news of the green, […]

Greening Up

Written on April 26, 2016 at 11:11 am, by

Howdy y’all. Ben here, with another communiqué from Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, Rutledge, MO. Right now, having been awake four hours, I sit in my humble home of earth and straw, appreciative of the westerly breeze ventilating across me, sweeping the last vestiges of winter stank from my dwelling, quite pleased now that the goats are […]

Green and Merry

Written on April 19, 2016 at 2:05 pm, by

Tereza here, recently returned and reveling in the green and flowery spring so far. I’m feeling especially grateful for the current warmth, as I just got back from a month-long trip to Texas, where Nathan and I visited family and friends in San Antonio and Austin. The temps there were far more to my liking than the soggier and […]

Land Clean

Written on April 12, 2016 at 4:29 pm, by

April isn’t the most picturesque time of year in Northeast Missouri… True, a few daffodils are smattered near houses and tasty carpets of chickweed and henbit sit like green islands in the otherwise muddy landscape. The trees are still anxiously holding on to their blossoms, not sure if they are ready for another late frost. […]

Blooms Abuzz

Written on April 5, 2016 at 12:16 pm, by

Time travels strangely here in the village at times. From one perspective, months often fly by me in a blink and I wonder where they’ve gone. From another, I can spend a week watching and anticipating the opening of the season’s first peach flowers, time slowing to a crawl. Sometimes, like this week, I can […]


Written on March 29, 2016 at 11:20 am, by

Happy Spring, Everybunny! Welcome to the abundance of rain, chickweed, and shiitake mushrooms! The peepers are chorusing and the dandelions are flowering. Around town, outdoor work is picking up momentum as the gardens and warrens are tended to in between showers. It was lovely to walk through the village this week and see all of […]

Wait Five Minutes

Written on March 22, 2016 at 4:32 pm, by

Howdy y’all. Ben here, among the rolling hills of Northeast Missouri, where Spring sprang official. I’m here somewhere between the freak flurries of pebbly sleet and the slow unfolding blossoms of plum. You know what they say about the weather here in our neck of the woods? If ya don’t like it, wait five minutes. […]

Tree Frog’s Song

Written on March 15, 2016 at 8:19 pm, by

All the windows of all the houses open on a certain evening every Spring. I know it’s not technically Spring, but the tree frogs’ song that flooded my tiny house told me Spring is definitively here. Nik here. I stepped out into the last of the sunset and the frog chorus enveloped me. It’s a […]

Waking up to Spring

Written on March 8, 2016 at 11:38 am, by

Ted here bringing you this week’s update from an outdoor picnic table late on an early March afternoon when it ought by rights to be colder than it is… but spring weather keeps returning persistently. Among other things I can see from here are some 2-3″ tall tulip sprouts, the sprouting tips of some elderberries, […]

Common Sense

Written on March 1, 2016 at 9:47 am, by

“Success is more a function of consistent common sense than of genius.” — An Wang, Boston Magazine, 1986 Everyday life at Dancing Rabbit seems reminiscent of these words. Katherine here this week, giving you less of a rundown of happenings here and more of a personal editorial on the state of common sense. When I […]