Meet Valerie and her sidekick, Chaco. Valerie is a master gardener. She can be seen delivering dahlias, cucumbers, tomatoes, tomatillos, and the occasional eggplant door to door at Coho. Valerie is one of the blessings of living at Coho.
You may have noticed the lone hawk sitting in one of the twin towers early in the mornings. Or you may have seen one circling over the cemetery and floating over the buildings of Coho. For the longest time, I could not tell what variety of hawk it could be. Early in the morning, with […]
The hornets and yellowjackets are cruising for their last snacks before the frost gets them. Yellowjackets have been particularly annoying, lately, buzzing around hair and exposed skin. If you stay calm while brushing them away, they seldom sting. They appear to be curious, more than aggressive, perhaps they want to taste the perspiration on skin, […]
This time of year Oregon buzzes with yellow jackets, paper wasps, and hornets. Yellowjackets nest in the ground in large hives with multiple openings, and they are very aggressive if a person happens to enter their space. Hornets can also be aggressive, but usually nest up high, where we are unlikely to bother them. Paper […]
Mike issued a challenge to Cohoots to try out his extra chin-controlled wheelchair on a precision track. He demonstrated his smooth, precise technique, then the rest of us took a stab at it (which pretty accurately describes the technique of many cohoots).
Corvallis has a tradition of a July 4th “anyone can participate” parade. CoHo has participated as a group in years past. Last year when a group of young cohoots missed the parade start time and felt disappointed, they organized their own parade down the path at coho. Everyone had so much fun, they decided to […]
Somewhere in the wilds of a South Corvallis neighborhood (two to three blocks from CoHo, as the heron flies) exists a cohousing community consisting of Great Blue Herons. Last summer, as Austin was walking home from downtown, he encountered a geezer who was gazing into a variety of tall evergreens in his yard and remarking […]
While playing in the sandbox, some rustling in the woods got our attention. Then this couple appeared, and we all watched each other. As unique as it was to spot some deer, they do love vegetables and we’d prefer they not eat our food! The doe eventually trotted down the path, then the young buck […]
On first glance, this cluster of snails on the path appeared to be having a meeting, convention, or a very quiet party. However, on closer look, they were connected in pairs, making it more of a snail orgy. My duty as a gardener probably should have been to destroy the enemy of plants, but some […]