Becketwood Cooperative
An Active, Independent 55+ Community of Owners in Minneapolis


Grazing Goats Gobble Up Weeds

by Carol Masters, Becketwood Member On our way downhill for the last riverfront Tai Chih practice of the season, we spotted a newly fenced area at the base of the bluff. What’s that about? I wondered—landslide protection? I craned my neck to read the signs: Goats at Work, and Munching in Progress. After practice I […] Read More

MAC Committees…Not!

by Bob Kirk, Becketwood Member, Member Activities Council chair The typical Becketwood Member starts their day with serious Exercise at 8, Tai Chi at 8:30, Chair Exercise at 9, finishing with Pilates or Yoga at 9:30. As an alternative, some go biking together at 9AM. By 10 the members cool down with coffee and conversations […] Read More

Tai Chi on the Mississippi

by Joy DeHarpporte, Becketwood Member This special practice was our last session of the summer at Hidden Falls. During the summer, many members of the larger community join us outside in the park.  –ed When the van with a dozen mentally handicapped folks arrived on the shore of the Mississippi to join the Becketwood Tai […] Read More

From Garage Sale to Open House

by Tracy Gulliver, Becketwood Member In June of 2016, Todd and I asked Maura to put us on the “Ready to Buy” list, since we planned to sell our house the following year. We had no idea that we’d be ready to buy within weeks. We met with Amy—a realtor and good friend of my […] Read More

Painted Lady

by Carol Masters, Becketwood Member When you step on the shadow, her wings’ flutter beneath your foot startles. Raise your eyes to reality, Painted Lady pasted to zinnia’s core, watch as if for the first time a web-thin filament fill with life, proboscis dip and rise dip and rise. Remember when they fed from you, […] Read More