“We’re building Dancing Rabbit because we love the Earth, and to help all people recognize it’s worth… and you know that this is true, we couldn’t do it without you!” For 20 years we have been in construction of cob dwellings and alternative culture, and this weekend we are celebrating all that hard work with new and old friends alike! Katherine here with a look back on where we’ve been. In 1997, a group of California college students decided to take a more firm grip on their realities and leave the mainstream society which we all know heavily subsists in…read more >
Greetings friends! Katherine here to regale you with our ecovillage antics of the week. The weather has been absolutely amazing, with cool nights and windy days. The August tempers are a bit cooler than in recent years and people are often heard during group check-ins to be enjoying the sun-showers and frequent rainbows. The rain could not have come soon enough as our gardens have been thirsty and the cisterns running low. Last Sunday saw the end of the Milkweed Mercantile’s Preserving the Harvest workshop. About 9 folks came from all over the country to learn about canning, fermenting, and…read more >
Greetings, friends! It feels good to be writing again to y'all after so long. Katherine here, with a few musings for your reading pleasure. This week has seen a lot of high energy around the village with workshops, visitors, and tractors! After a successful Milkweed Mercantile Natural Building workshop last week, followed by the CSCC Natural Building workshop (both of which I cooked for), we launched immediately into the second visitor program of the season and a yoga retreat (for which I am also cooking). With all these people in town, I can tell you that mounds of kale and…read more >
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 anticipation. I had been travelling for the past few weeks and have now dropped back into the thick of it with pure style. The meetings, the garden, the paid work; all still here for me to pick back up! My trip out west was wonderful,…read more >
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 the garden! Katherine here this week, to give you the goings-on and appreciations from one Happy Rabbit’s perspective. Why am I so gosh-darn happy? Well, here’s only a few of the reasons: As I write this, I am sitting in the Great Room of the Common House eating a…read more >
"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 look at the world and see rapidly depleted resources, my mind says, “Use less water, make less waste, all around, just plain less.” When I look at the world and see war after war tearing apart nations and families, when I see that it is the…read more >
Brrr! The temperature has dropped again and ol’ Jack Frost is nipping at my rapidly typing fingertips. I have just lit the first fire of the day in my house, which has yet to take hold and warm the tiny space. Luckily my furry heater Henry is cozying up under the covers and keeping our paws warm during a mid-day dog nap. Howdy folks, Katherine here to give you the local weather report and then some in this week’s article. The “ick“ has been making the rounds in the community passing from child to parent to friend in the form…read more >
Rain for days eventually led to the sun emerging again in blue skies and the solar panels getting back to business. My power system is certainly happy to be full again, as are many others around town.