Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

We’re in that part of the world where about the only natural disaster we have to deal with is wildfire. Although we’re close to downtown Prescott, in the other direction we’re only a half mile away from Ponderosa pine forest. So we’re a Firewise community and keep our property neat and clean. We’ve once again been awarded funding for a Wildfire Community Preparedness Day event. Yay!


November Newsletter

Our newsletter has been resurrected and this first issue features an article on our gardens.



Fannie Mae Recognizes Cohousing

Fannie Mae has included specific language in its online FAQ’s to clarify that they will do loans on cohousing homes.


Cohousing Retreat at Arcosanti

The Cohousing Association of the US is sponsoring an event in our area:

Dealing with Diverse Personalities in Community: Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2016

This is only 37 miles from Manzanita Village. Our own Jeff Zucker and Mike Havercamp are facilitators of this event.


The Summer Monsoon

If you’re not familiar with the Southwest, we have two distinct summer seasons here. Before July conditions are very dry with low humidity and infrequent rain. Temperatures get to the highest of the year in late June but still drop into the 60’s at night. Around the first of July there is a seasonal change in the wind direction known as the monsoon. This results in higher humidity (but still dry by most standards), somewhat lower daytime temperatures, and much more frequent rain and thundershowers. A rain event can drop the temperature by 20 degrees! Here’s a frequent sight near sunset during the monsoon:


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