Moments of Beauty: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Moments of Beauty: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Since I’ve moved here to Dancing Rabbit, I have definitely had more time to stop and smell the roses. Except, since we don’t really grow roses around here, the smells that I have enjoyed here are more of the woodsmoke, prairie grass, sawdust, manure-pile-for-my-garden variety. I think one of the fears people often have about moving to an intentional community is the giving up of “nice things.” But I’ve seen a lot of beauty in the past days, as I have since we moved here. Christina here, writing about all of the ways that I have stopped to smell the…read more >
PDC Registration Closes Midnight Saturday – Only Two Spots Left!

PDC Registration Closes Midnight Saturday – Only Two Spots Left!

If you want to take the Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at Dancing Rabbit, this year, now is your last chance. Registration closes at midnight this Saturday, and there are only two spots left! Wondering what you might expect? Here’s what long-time Dancing Rabbit member Bear had to say about his experience taking last year’s course: “Ever since I began paying attention, I have been deeply concerned about the state of the Earth and the direction we seem to be heading as a civilization. That was in part what led me to Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in 2005. Over the last decade living here,…read more >
An Intentional Thicket: A Dancing Rabbit Update

An Intentional Thicket: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Howdy y’all. It’s me, Ben, writing to you from amidst the evening cricketsong here in the rolling hills and brambly hollers of Dancing Rabbit, Northeast Missouri. I don’t usually write at night, because I’m asleep then, but as the days shorten and I struggle to keep up with the demands of my so-called “simple life”, I am without the daylight hours to spend on writing these communiqués to you, dear reader. As I age, somewhat gracelessly, I’ve become a lousy night owl. I cannot see very well in the dark, which can be difficult at times in our rustic ecovillage…read more >
Eclipse Adventures (Pt. 2): A Dancing Rabbit Update

Eclipse Adventures (Pt. 2): A Dancing Rabbit Update

I'm sitting outdoors just under the tall overhang outside our kitchen's west door. Thunder rumbles in the west, suggesting perhaps a third round of thunderstorms for the day. Tall, rangy sunflowers in bloom and the surrounding oak trees all drip quietly with the remainder of the most recent deluge. Lest I forget, my rooster Rodrigo just came to stand five feet away in the chicken yard and start crowing the presence of his flock just to one side. Boy, can he project. Ted here with this week's news from Dancing Rabbit. I'm still landing back at home here, having just…read more >
Come to Dancing Rabbit’s Open House!

Come to Dancing Rabbit’s Open House!

Come celebrate and experience Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage's Annual Open House Saturday, September 9, 2017 FREE tours begin every half hour between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Dancing Rabbit was founded in 1997 to find out how people can live rich, vibrant lives while leaving an ecological footprint that our planet can sustain.  Come learn about sustainable living and see all that we have created. There will be loads of friendly Dancing Rabbit members to answer your questions, a Village Fair selling unique crafts and goods and some complimentary refreshments. What's not to like? This is your opportunity to: See alternative building methods such…read more >
Happenings & Eclipse adventures (Pt. 1): A Dancing Rabbit Update

Happenings & Eclipse adventures (Pt. 1): A Dancing Rabbit Update

Howdy folks, Tereza here, wanting to quickly note our switched-up email schedule: this update is coming to you today, rather than earlier in the week as usual. A number of the folks who work on bringing the weekly update to you (including yours truly) were traveling to see the eclipse, so this is coming to your inbox on a different day. Have no fear, we’ll be back to our usual schedule of mailings next week. Of course you’re wondering about the weather (ha!), so I’ll get that out of the way first: it continued very dry, then a few light-but-refreshing…read more >
5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Dancing Rabbit This September!

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Dancing Rabbit This September!

Editor’s Note: We’re changing our posting schedule a bit this week, due to many Rabbits being away eclipsing. We hope you enjoy this post today, and the regular Weekly Update in a few days. We’ll be back on our regular schedule next week. This September, Dancing Rabbit is hosting a rare opportunity for women to experience life in our ecovillage in a special women-only visitor session. (If you’re not a woman, consider joining our October visitor session, and/or please forward this to a woman who might be interested.)   If you’re ready to jump right in, click here to find…read more >
My New Favorite Word: Sustainability

My New Favorite Word: Sustainability

by Deena Dawn Larsen Editor’s Note: Deena wrote the following just after leaving her Dancing Rabbit visitor session last month. Since then she has applied to become a resident, and returned for a weekend writing workshop at the Milkweed Mercantile. Six days have passed since I left Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage (DR). I continue to struggle with trying to explain my experience to people. What usually emanates from my mouth is a semi-coherent rambling of all of the intriguing things I experienced while there as a visitor. I have been told that there is a gleam in my eye and I am more animated…read more >