When we first moved to Coho, I just couldn’t get the whole “wildlife corridor” concept, especially when I saw deer walking down the main path at Coho. When I asked about the wildlife corridor, one of the stories I heard involved newts being able to cross the fire lane from the swale behind bldgs 6 […]
Text and Photo by Betty B. Most bee species are solitary, meaning that each female cares for her own offspring. Eggs are laid one at a time in a chamber created from mud or chewed up plant leaves, provisioned with bee bread made from pollen and nectar, and then sealed up. Then she starts a […]
While clearing the valerian “forest” on the bike barn path (also known as the snake bed), I was wishing something could be made out of the plant material, such as fabric. Then the thought occurred: hollow tubes, these could be mason bee homes! Anyone can make a simple structure for native bees out of valerian […]
One of the two groups of devotees of the activity formerly known as crossfit who practice at Coho with social distancing (except for the family group featured last. Enjoy this quick view!
Covid-19 has brought marimba practice sessions out of doors this spring. There are a number of marimba classes at Coho. Most days music drifts down the path. The Coho path really does sound like the video. This particular performance was for a high school music class taking place on-line. Raine and Katie asked Coho friends […]
You might say I missed my calling in life. I should have been a water witcher. Oh, well… some creative plumbing for a tree with a non-invasive root system and we have a tree that will one day shade the circle in front of the common house and the path in that area. Only one […]
Trees! They provide oxygen, keep us cool in the summer, provide nesting places for our winged friends, and shade to play in. We finally got around to planting some trees for the path, and discovered that all of our underground utilities and coho plumbing make it difficult to find a good spot for trees. […]
April, who runs a community supported bakery during the day (Wild Yeast Bakery) celebrated her birthday with cake for her neighbors! For social distancing, it was an outdoor party, in masks, using her pastry/bread slider that she uses to serve folks at a distance at the farmer’s market. Off in the distance (on the common […]
Circles of Solidarity: when the weather permits, decorative chalk circles on the path indicate exactly where to stand to be six feet apart. The visual really helps those of us who are accustomed to a little tighter social spacing get used to the new distance. At the beginning of the shut-down, concerns about minimizing contact […]
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.