Written by Ted Sterling
When I first came to Dancing Rabbit as an intern in 2001, there was a poster chart in one of the old double-wide trailer’s back hallways showing a more-or-less exponential projected growth rate, with a fairly linear actual growth rate plotted year-by-year beneath it.
At our Land Day rituals, I have heard stories about how the original group of six founding members dwindled in the first couple years to as few as three people. Having come to Dancing Rabbit interested in starting my own community but concerned that I might not have what it would take to do it, I could easily put myself in those shoes, with 280 acres, a lot of loans, lots of ideas, and not a lot of people settling down to help. Makes me sweat a little now just to think about it, even though I wasn’t here.