Category Archives: DANCING RABBIT

Reap what you sow

Written on November 11, 2019 at 9:08 am, by

by Avi Maistri As fall turns frigid here at Dancing Rabbit, I’ve been thinking a lot about the phrase, “You reap what you sow.” Avi here. I’m a fall kind of guy. I like the slowing down; the coziness; and the harvesting of and reflecting on what was from the current year, while bringing into […]

Hints of Winter

Written on October 15, 2019 at 9:53 am, by

Hi friends! Prairie here from the newly frost-strewn planes of northeast Missouri. Our 22nd annual Land Day took place (thankfully) the Saturday before our first freeze of the season, though I have been feeling hints of winter’s nip in the grey skies, crisp winds, and clear atmosphere, not to mention the changing colors in scenery […]

Healing Ingratitude

Written on September 24, 2019 at 10:14 am, by

by Avraham Maistri Four and a half years ago, I was gearing up for my favorite kind of adventure — a long distance hike across Israel with my buddy Keith and our mentor Oshik, a man roughly 20 years our senior, who once lived alone in the Carmel forest for six months and made fire […]

Busy Season

Written on September 17, 2019 at 1:52 pm, by

Wow! What a busy time of year. We’ve had events or programs of various sorts every weekend for the past three weeks, and there are at least two more weekend programs upcoming. Our tours are still going twice monthly through October, harvests are continual and abundant, and all I can do is keep getting up […]

Singing Rabbit

Written on September 10, 2019 at 9:39 am, by

Hi friends, it’s been a long week! Like Christina mentioned in a previous article, Sundays at Dancing Rabbit are frequently filled with a plethora of community tasks like cleaning our common spaces, Village Council meetings, and (if you’re me this week) writing this article, but last Sunday took a special turn for this village, as […]

Cool Weather

Written on September 3, 2019 at 11:36 am, by

Cool weather has arrived. Parmesan (Farmer John) here, at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. I am not sure how long it will last, but it is a busy time and we are glad to have a reprieve from the heat.  I have been putting finish plaster on my home this week, and I am new to the […]

Not Always Knowing What You’re Doing

Written on August 27, 2019 at 8:54 am, by

One of my mottos for the past few years has been: “just show up and you’ll figure it out when you get there”. Christina here, writing about some of the ways that I have muddled through the past week, and how life at Dancing Rabbit has helped me to be okay with not always knowing […]

Silent Auction

Written on August 20, 2019 at 12:05 pm, by

We’ve been having busy late summer days here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. As I head from a conflict resolution meeting back to the office in the common house, I stop to close the downspouts on the rainwater catchment system, so that this afternoon’s burst of rain will flow into one of our building’s underground cistern […]

Valuing Things That Have No Value

Written on August 13, 2019 at 10:56 am, by

Howdy y’all. Ben here, with another update from the dusty, dry, wasp-ridden savannahs of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in northeast Missouri. Wasps are in the forefront of my mind, as I’ve allowed the buildup of several large nests around our homestead (peaceful creature that I am) and I am feeling a few stings related to that […]

The Simple Life

Written on July 23, 2019 at 9:11 am, by

Hello friends and neighbors! As I write this column, we are waiting for a cool front to roll in and give us relief from this hot, humid July weather. We live simple lives here at Dancing Rabbit and most folks do not have air conditioning. There are, however, three gathering places with air conditioning, so […]