Dancing Rabbit is an ecovillage, sustainability demonstration project, and intentional community of about 70 people in rural northeast Missouri.
The last tours took place on Sunday, 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 to feel useful and help people get the information that they need, but I really love questions that help me clarify my own views on tricky topics. At last week’s visitor Q and A, there were two questions that stuck with me. One, about areas…read more >
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 send some of us for a mid-October pond dip. I’ve seen geese headed both ways, and similarly, I’ve been caught somewhere half between my shorts and my coveralls. A strangely summery breeze blows through my open windows and creaking door tonight, the whine of windmills…read more >
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 paths lined with flowers and jumping in the pond after ultimate—all of this is bonus. And maybe a little compensation for the brutal June weather that delayed things in our garden. Ted here, writing for the first time since I lost my Dad. I was there…read more >